Preschool

Mission Statement: Our mission is to nourish the children and provide them with a warm and loving Christ-centered environment where children can develop to their fullest potential spiritually, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

GRACE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL is accepting registrations for fall 2014 classes. We will operate a three-day program for children between the ages of 3 and 5. The children will experience the benefits of weekly chapel, learn the Christian faith, and study the curriculum to help prepare them for entry into Kindergarten. If you know of anyone that would like to send their child to a Christian preschool, please have them contact the church office.

734446_439831112762213_1003059233_nAbout Our School

Grace Lutheran Preschool, a mission of Grace Lutheran Church, has been committed to teaching preschool children for over 10 years. Our experienced and friendly staff is ready to assist you in teaching your children during the early childhood years.

The purpose of our school is to nurture your child in skill, virtue, and faith for earthly and heavenly citizenship. The course of study will prepare your child for entry into Kindergarten and also for a life of faith. We are committed to a Lutheran, Christian worldview that is Christ-centered and cross-focused.

Our religious instruction and worship is firmly rooted in the Holy Scriptures and confessed faithfully according to Luther’s Small Catechism. Click here to learn more about the Lutheran confession. In addition to weekly chapel, the children will learn to hear and apply the Holy Scriptures, to say daily prayers, and to sing the Christian faith.

A complete schedule of prayers and memorization for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is found here.

Overview

Grace Lutheran Preschool assists and supports parents in the education of their children, even in the earliest years. It’s a school, but peek inside the classroom and it might look like play.

The centers are intentional, developmentally appropriate activities, designed to teach subject areas-reading, writing, and arithmetic; history and geography; science, art and music-in the ways kids learn: hands-on. Daily group lessons highlight monthly thematic units; concepts are taught through discovery and direct instruction. Activities encourage maturation of fine and gross motor skill.

Growing bodies need snack-time, movement, and rest. Growing minds need speaking and listening; imagination and discipline. Growing souls need catechesis, integrated throughout the day in Bible lessons, Scripture memory, and hymn singing.

Our programs will nurture your child with the following:

  • Basic language skills to pursue what is true, good, and beautiful.
  • A classroom atmosphere that encourages your child interact with others.
  • A basic knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and Luther’s Small Catechism.
  • A vibrant worship life of hymnody and prayer.
  • A virtuous, educated identity for heavenly and earthly citizenship.

Our facility offers:

  • A bright and cheerful classroom
  • A quiet and more personable atmosphere
  • A building that is secured during class time
  • A large area for gross motor skill activitiesIMG_2005
  • A large outdoor area for outside recreation, including a playground.

Our Teacher

Mrs. Sandy Skorupa has joined our staff with nearly a decade professional preschool teaching experience and as a volunteer has taught preschool Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She also served for eight years as chairman of the Board of Christian education at St. Paul’s in Whiting. Mrs. Skorupa matches cheerful spirit and loving care of children with strong creative skills and active faith. Your children will be actively engaged and learn with both ease and joy.

Classes & Fees

A typical school day includes opening devotion with hymn and prayer, group activity or project, snack, clean up, free- choice period, and story time. Schedules for each class are available from the teacher.

Three Year Old (by Sep 1st):
Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11:30 am

Four Year Old (by Sep 1):
Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9-11:30 am

2012-2013 Tuition
Three Year Old Program $810/yr
Four Year Old Program $1,080/yr

Multiple child / family discount: each additional child receives 10% reduction.

Payment plans are established at time of registration.

Registration fee (non-refundable):
$85 per student

Registrations for Grace Lutheran Preschool classes are being taken now! We teach children from the Tri-town (Dyer, Schererville, St. John) area and beyond. Space is limited. Please contact us for current tuition and fees.
Grace Lutheran Church
8303 Sheffield Ave.
Dyer, Indiana
219-865-1137
Email: [email protected]

Directions:  From US 30 and Hart: Follow Hart St. south for about 2 miles to the first stop light which is 81st St. (BP on corner).  Hart becomes Sheffield.  Keep heading south for 2 blocks.  The church is on the left.

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Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool is a member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.