Preschool Curriculum

Our Preschool program is designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages 2 to 5 years old. We offer full-time and part-time program options, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are licensed with the Maryland State Department of Education. At St. Paul we provide daily experiences that enrich and foster each child’s spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Each day children have opportunities to explore their creative side, develop problem solving skills, and strengthen personal interaction skills through hands-on experiences. We know each child is a special creation of God. Our programs help the child to develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities. Daily opportunities for solitary play as well as group activities are offered.

Our goal at St. Paul Lutheran School is to provide families of the community, church, and school with a safe, educational, Christ–centered Early Childhood experience. We strive to work in partnership with parents who have the primary and most critical role in the nurturing of their child. It is also our intent to help parents strengthen the family unit according to God’s plan and purpose. Our caring and well-trained staff members serve as positive role models and provide care that is supportive, nurturing, and responsive to each child’s individual needs. All staff exceed the MSDE training standards and are certified in CPR and First Aid. Many of our staff members are Certified Teachers.

Preschool 2

Our Preschool 2 Program has been designed to meet the needs of children who are two years of age on or before September 1. Our teachers provide fun, educational activities that will further your child’s development. The social skills learned in the toddler class are fostered through teacher led activities and free play in centers. Independence is encouraged as students begin doing things for themselves, such as putting away sleeping mats, putting on shoes, and following directions. Potty training is a big part of this class and must be mastered before a child can move to the next class. Monthly theme units provide a variety of learning opportunities. Our two-year-olds are learning all about the world around them as they begin their journey through Preschool and towards Kindergarten.

Preschool 3

Our Preschool 3 Program has been designed to meet the needs of children who are three years of age on or before September 1. The program is designed to ignite a love of learning in your child. In this class, structure is gradually increased through a balance of table activities, learning centers, and large-group lessons. As children's attention spans increase, they are able to pursue activities for longer periods of time and concentrate more fully. Students are introduced to the alphabet and beginning sounds. Social interactions are also a big part of our day. Students have plenty of time to interact and learn in a variety of learning centers.

Pre-Kindergarten

Our Pre-Kindergarten 4 Program has been designed to meet the needs of children who are four years of age on or before September 1. The goal of the program is to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Throughout our day, students explore the print-rich environment around them. The daily schedule includes a balance of teacher-directed instruction, large- and small-group activities, and learning centers. Our Pre-Kindergarteners also enjoy a variety of enrichment activities including choir, library, and physical education.

Transitional Kindergarten

Our Transitional Kindergarten class has been created for children who will be turning 5 during the fall and are prepared to be challenged with enriching activities designed to engage their minds. Students will enjoy a more structured environment where they are introduced to letters and the sounds they make. The Transitional Kindergarten students will also explore patterns that make up our mathematical world. Our Transitional Kindergarteners will enjoy a variety of enrichment activities including choir, library, and physical education. Parents desiring to enroll their child in this program need to arrange for testing. Students will be placed according to the recommendation of our Early Childhood Director.