With a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 11, sessions run from 8:30am to 11:30am, Monday through Friday. Wrap-around care is offered for children until 6:00 pm.
- Children learning to know Jesus.
- Preparing children socially and emotionally for kindergarten
- Setting a solid foundation for self-discipline
- Laying groundwork for a life-long interest in academic learning and problem solving
Our VPK teachers provide a wide variety of activities such as sensory materials, art projects, manipulatives, books, and writing materials to promote academic learning. These activities promote standard areas of learning such as letter, shape and color recognition, story telling, pre-reading skills, and early math skills. This time also offers children the opportunity to develop socially and emotionally through interaction with other children.
Circle time is offers children the opportunity to develop further concepts in the current topic of study. Circle time also provides a special opportunity for children to learn about Jesus. Our teachers use this time for reading, singing, questioning, and skits. This time is also used to review classroom rules and expectations, especially at the beginning of the school year.
Our teachers provide for their student’s physical development through nutritious snacks, gross motor activities, and rest time. Children must bring their own lunch, but daily snacks are provided. During meal times, children learn table manners and other social interaction skills. During play time, children learn to use their quickly developing bodies through free play and guided activities on the playground. Children who stay in wrap-around care are provided with a cot for rest time, which is much needed after such a busy morning!
The Lord has truly blessed us with this wonderful opportunity to serve families with our VPK program. If you have any questions about our VPK Program, or would like information on enrolling your child, please do not hesitate to stop by or contact the ECC office at (239) 481-4040 ex 208.
The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida certifies that Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center has met the State requirements to provide a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program during the 2017-2018 program” – Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, 2017