Our program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood development. We provide a safe, playful environment where our children are free to discover, explore, question, and express their own experiences, predictions, and evaluations in a myriad of “languages”. Offering a variety of materials, tools, concepts, and equipment, we help them to see alternatives, problem solve and make their own decisions. We are committed to observe and listen, and then to react to and validate their ideas with respect, imagination, and tenderness.
We welcome children of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Enrollment Dates for 2018-2019
Open House Dates: December 14, 2017, 10 am and January 18, 2018, 10 am
Application Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Lottery: February 2018
Families will be notified after the lottery.
About Our Program
Our preschool program runs from mid-September through June
|Class||Days per Week||Tuition|
|2-year olds||2 (M F), 9:15 - 11:45||$257/month|
|3-year olds||3 (T W Th)||$405/month|
|4-year olds||4 (T - F)||$490/month|
Developmentally appropriate: Every child has a different pattern of growth in the areas of cognitive, spiritual, social, emotional, and fine and large motor physical development. Our emergent curriculum offers activities in all these areas designed for participation at various levels. Your child can participate successfully and grow, whatever his or her strengths and challenges.
Play based: Spontaneous, voluntary play is a child's natural mode of learning. Whether alone, with other children, or with adults who respond to or expand upon his or her own ideas, your child has endless opportunities to develop and express. Child-initiated play allows us to take advantage of natural curiosity and self-motivation in the learning experience.
Process oriented: The process of doing is more valuable than the end result. Your child is encouraged to get involved directly in hands-on learning with broad exposure to sensory experiences. Children are empowered with the feeling of "I can…" We encourage, value and applaud your child's efforts to try new ways to explore the world and practice new-found independence.
Child Empowering: Children are best equipped for life if they discover that there can be many ideas or answers to a specific problem or question. In group discussions and activities, we encourage your child to develop attitudes that support creative thinking and problem solving. Teachers model and encourage a willingness to ask questions, to experiment, to listen to the others' ideas, and to explore different ways of doing things. Having alternatives and making choices gives your child a feeling of control over aspects of his or her life.
Well supported: FLP is blessed with a wide array of teaching materials and venues which are used fully by dedicated and caring faculty members. Class size ranges from 12 to 19 students, with a teacher and an assistant teacher in each classroom. Faculty members continue their professional growth through professional workshops, conferences, readings, and regular staff meeting discussions. Special teachers in music, art and STEM are a regular part of the program as well as weekly chapel led by the Faith Lutheran Church Pastor. Our community welcomes parents and care-givers to become as involved as they are able in all aspects of school life from classroom visits to fund-raising efforts, to school-wide events to attendance at monthly coffees.
We invite you to join us this Sunday.