We are proud participants in Early Achievers--Washington's voluntary quality rating and improvement system designed to help childcare programs offer high quality early learning experiences to all children!
The Early Childhood Education program at Faith Lutheran School is a community-based program whose mission is to partner with families of many faiths toward an exceptional, challenging, and reflective Christian environment.
The teachers at Faith Lutheran School believe that children are capable and competent individuals who are initially curious and fully prepared to learn. Our role as teachers is to listen to the children and create an environment that nurtures their interests and create a place where children can feel they are heard, validated, and loved. Children have many ways of expressing themselves and the creative process is among the most fundamental forms of development. We research along with the children and document their experience to provide tools for reflection.
The classrooms use a varied curriculum that incorporates emergent learning, traditional theme-based processes, and the Creative Curriculum. Some other items important to our program include:
Nurturing teachers, who partner with parents
Love and Logic school culture
Zoo Phonics language arts program
Freedom with limits
Exploration and emphasis on pre-academic skills to prepare them for elementary school
Second Step and Kelso’s Choice social/emotional curriculum
The highly qualified, professional teachers at FLS intentionally observe the children as they play and engage in center/activity time to gather student work for progress portfolios. When children have some control of what they are learning they are able to explore that by touching, moving, listening, and seeing. Structure is provided within each classroom to encourage children to develop socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually.
Incorporating these elements to our Early Childhood program ensures a positive and trusting environment for both the child and the family.