PRESCHOOL

WELCOME TO TRINITY PRESCHOOL!

We are proud of the wonderful traditions, education and care we have been providing children and their families for over 60 years. We are located at 14088 Clayton Road in Chesterfield at the intersection of Hwy 141 & Clayton Road. 

Thank you for joining us for a virtual tour of our preschool. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 636-227-5720.

PROGRAM PURPOSE:
Trinity Lutheran Preschool is an outreach ministry of the church. The purpose

of the preschool is to make Christ known to preschoolers and to provide a

developmentally appropriate educational experience that recognizes the spiritual,

mental, emotional, social and physical needs of each child. Our program includes

a Christian curriculum as well as a play based approach to learning.  We believe

that preschool children learn best through exploration, play, and hands-on experiences.

 

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY:
Trinity Preschools curriculum is a play based curriculum. Children learn best when they are actively

involved with hands-on materials. The classrooms have learning centers that include art, music and

movement, science, math and manipulatives, dramatic play, blocks and building toys, books and

writing. The teachers engage the children with activities which will help the children learn social skills,

literacy concepts, motor skills and creativity along with the science, technology, engineering and

mathematics concepts.

THE PROJECT APPROACH:
Children have a strong disposition to explore and discover. The Project Approach builds on natural

curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate, reflect and more. Projects are determined by the children's interest and the teachers guide the children through in-depth studies of these topics. The project work takes place alongside the other activities of the classroom with some projects lasting only a couple days and other projects lasting for weeks or even months.

STREAM:
STREAM is an acronym for the integration of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math. Emphasizing STREAM in education encourages children to think logically, problem solve, and apply skills to equip students with the skills they need to compete in the 21st Century. STREAM concepts will be taught throughout the day integrated with the other activities going on in the classroom.

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS:
Trinity incorporates the Handwriting Without Tears program into our curriculum. It is a very hands-on program with lots of music and movement activities to allow the children to have fun while writing and learn to write the letters the proper way for success later in school. You can check the program out at www.hwtears.com.

CHAPEL:

Once a month we join together as a school for Chapel to sing, hear a short devotional and pray. Parents and families are always welcome to join us for this monthly event.​

OUR PHILOSOPHY:
The training children receive in the early years of their lives is some of the most significant they will ever receive.  At Trinity Lutheran Preschool, we provide:

1.  A Christ-centered curriculum where children will experience and hear daily of Jesus' love for them.

2.  A safe, secure, and clean environment in which to explore.

3.  A caring and nurturing atmosphere which fosters each child's creativity and positive self-image in order to develop an interest and joy in learning as well as a feeling of security and independence.

4.  A balance of activities which include outdoor and indoor play, teacher-directed and child-initiated learning experiences within the context of a developmentally appropriate curriculum.  

 

HISTORY:
In 1957, Trinity Lutheran School was opened with one preschool class and a Kindergarten class. Trinity was the first church in the area to open a preschool.  In the following years, grades one through six were added. With the growth of the Parkway school system, the grade school was closed, and the preschool was expanded. Presently we have classes for children ages one through five.

 

TRINITY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION 2021-2022:
Currently Enrolled - Jan. 7 beginning at 9:30 AM
Public - Jan. 14 beginning at 9:30 AM

**There is a REGISTRATION FEE of $90 per-child. You will be billed on the Brightwheel app for the Registration Fee and May 2022 tuition. Upon receipt of this form, you will receive an invoice via Brightwheel. Please note once the invoice is received, you will have 24 hours to make payment and secure your child's spot. 


CLASSES OFFERED 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR:

2-YEAR OLD CLASSES (must be 2 by September 30, 2021):

T/TH (9-11:30) $200
M/W/F (9-11:30)
$250
M-F (9-11:30) $450

3-YEAR-OLD CLASSES (must be 3 by September 30, 2021):
T/TH/AM (9-11:30)
$200
M/W/F/AM (9-11:30) $250
M/W/F/PM (12-2:30) $250
M/W/F/AM&PM (9-2:30) $500
M-F/AM (9-11:30) $450

4-YEAR-OLD CLASSES (children must be 4 by September 30, 2021):
M/W/F/AM (9-11:30)
$250
M/W/TH/F/AM (9-11:30) $310
M/W/F/PM (12-2:30) $250
M/W/F/AM & PM (9-2:30) $500
M/W/TH/F/AM & M/W/F/PM $560

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN (children must be 5 by September 30, 2021):
M-F (9-11:30) $370
JK & M/W/F/PM $620

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
Enrichment- (Science and Math based program)
    4 year olds - Tuesday (9-11:30) $80 per month

 

Lunch Bunch (extends child's day 1.5 hours) - Offered daily - Children bring a sack lunch
    11:30-1:00 - $10 per day & $15 for drop-ins (as available)
   

Son Rise Club

     Before-school program open to ALL currently enrolled students

     8-9AM daily - $10 per day & $15 for drop-ins (as available)

 

Cherubs Music Class

     Trinity Lutheran Church choir for currently enrolled 4 & 5 year olds - Fridays (11:30-12) - $50 per session

     (Session 1: September-December / Session 2: January-May)

     *kids can go to lunch bunch afterward

 

OUR STAFF:
Director: Christy L. Cole, M.Ed.

Teachers:      Kim Dolson
                       Stacey Drake
                       Meghan Green

                       Beth Henderson

                       Bree Phillips

                       Jessica Schellman

       

Support Staff: Teacher Aide, Lunch Bunch, Office Support
                      

                       Anne Durfee

                       Joanna Lester

                       Jenny Lindahl

                       Kelly McKittrick

                       Lindsay O'Connell

                       Christine Schumm                                                                             

            
+The programs of the preschool are open to students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.

CONTACT: 

Christy L. Cole 636-227-5720 or preschool@tlc-stl.org  

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