As an important ministry of the Grace Lutheran Church congregation, Grace Christian Children’s Center believes that children need a solid foundation on which they can build. Childhood is a time like no other. It’s a time for exploring, creating, discovering about one’s self, for learning about our identity in Christ, for meeting the world, for learning how to learn and for being accepted just the way they are.
Our curriculum is based on providing your child with experiences that will enrich and enhance each child’s spiritual life, their cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development.
Our experienced teaching staff understands that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of social, physical, and intellectual development. We embrace the belief that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Parents are welcome visitors in the classroom at all times and we value their input in our program.
Our program does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, life style, or disability in program admittance, activities or employment. We do not tolerate discriminatory behavior.
Our program is welcoming, respectful and accepting of all families. Our program is open to all age-eligible children; including children with special needs, if reasonable accommodations can be made. Each child’s needs are addressed with parents on a one-to-one basis.
Young children enjoy a structured schedule that allows for flexibility. A schedule helps the day to flow more smoothly, allows the children to anticipate coming events, and aids in achieving a variety of goals. We will adhere to our written schedule to the best of our ability, keeping in mind that anything can happen when children are involved. There will be times when we have to make adjustments to the schedule.
Typical Activity Schedule & Hours of Operation
|6:00 AM||-||Open for business|
|6:00 AM||-||9:00 AM||Supervised free play as children arrive for childcare|
|6:30 AM||-||8:00 AM||Breakfast served|
|9:00 AM||-||9:30 AM||Circle Time (calendar, songs, story)|
|9:30 AM||-||9:45 AM||Morning Snack|
|9:45 AM||-||10:00 AM||Music & Movement|
|10:00 AM||-||10:30 AM||Preschool lesson & Creative time|
|10:30 AM||-||11:00 AM||Outdoor Play (weather permitting)|
|11:00 AM||-||11:30 AM||Clean up time, get ready for lunch and hand washing|
|11:15 AM||-||11:45 AM||Lunch time|
|11:45 AM||-||12:00 PM||Hand washing, clean up from lunch|
|12:00 PM||-||1:00 PM||Outdoor or Indoor free play|
|1:00 PM||-||3:00 PM||Quiet time or rest time (movie, reading, puzzles & coloring)|
|3:00 PM||-||3:30 PM||Afternoon Snack|
|3:30 PM||-||4:30 PM||Outdoor Play (weather permitting)|
|4:30 PM||-||4:45 PM||Clean up outside toys|
|4:45 PM||-||5:00 PM||Clean up inside toys|
|5:00 PM||-||6:00 PM||Table games or do homework as children are leaving for home|