St. Mark Lutheran Preschool and Bridge Program balances education and play, giving students a positive outlook toward school and a foundation for academic achievement. Each day, preschool students “Explore God’s Word and God’s World” as they learn about our great God and His Son, Jesus, our Savior. Meanwhile, they develop the skills that they will need for a lifetime of learning. A rich and varied learning envirnoment gives children the opportunity to explore colors, shapes, numbers and letters, as well as, science and sensory experiences.
A typical day includes an opening, circle time, Bible time, playtime, snack, large and small motor skill time, art, music, storytime and a closing. Specific times for each class’ activities are posted at the beginning of the school year.
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Our youngest students begin by learning basic social skills and how to follow directions. Singing and moving to music as well as fingerplays and “Brain Breaks” actively engage the children. We also work on their small motor skills with the help of scissors, crayons, puzzles and lacing. Students are introduced to letters, shapes, colors and counting. In addition, 3-year-olds are encouraged to use their imaginations through dramatic play and creative activities.
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Our 4-year-olds expand their social skills through sharing, taking turns, and respecting one another. Teachers encourage students to take more responsibility for themselves and their environment by assigning small classroom jobs like picking up toys, helping with snacks, and feeding class pets. Students also gain experience with pre-academic skills through exposure to patterns, shapes, counting and letter/sound recognition. Children are also given opportunities for scientific and sensory exploration and are encouraged to engage in dramatic play. Monthly library visits and Chapel services are included in the curriculum. Additional activities include gym, playground time, and a variety of field trips.
The 4 year old morning and full day class students have a flexible drop-off time. They may be dropped off anytime between 8:15-8:45am. Class begins at 8:45am.
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Christian education is a vital aspect of God’s mission. For more information about our Preschool, or to tour our facilities, please contact the Office (616) 455-5320.
Saint Mark Preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan and it follows the rules and regulations set forth by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Community and Health Systems. All licensing records are available in the church/preschool office.
The handbook outlines the procedures of Saint Mark Preschool. We reserve the right to amend the handbook when necessary, and will give enrolled families written notice of any changes in procedures. Click on the button below to read the handbook.