Preschool Programs

Ages of our Preschoolers

Grace Lutheran Preschool is an academic preschool program for the following ages:

Walkers (13 - 24 months) – One classroom

Two’s (2 and 3 year olds) – Two classrooms

Three’s (3 and 4 year olds) – Two classrooms

Pre-K (4 & 5 year olds) – Two classrooms

For children with their 5 year-old birthdays from June-August, they may stay an extra year if recommended by the Pre-K staff and requested by parents. There are two Pre-K classrooms that have different teachers that teach the same material but in their own manner so that each year is fresh and different. This allows the children to be in classes with some of the children that stay back an extra year and have the familiarity with the staff and building.

Extras to our Program

  • Earlybirds, 8-8:30 a.m. available every day, helps families extend their child’s day to fit their needs. Cost: $1/day.
  • Aftercare, Monday through Thursday until 1:30 p.m. for Walkers through Pre-K.
  • $8 per child, per day, with an annual registration fee of $15 (paid in the Fall). This program extends your child’s day and allows them to play and each lunch with friends. Aftercare provides a longer work day for parents and flexibility in scheduling appointments.  Students may attend as few or as many days as needed. A sibling discount is not available.
  • Summer Camp is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, late May through August, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for children registered at our preschool.
  • $20 registration fee and $18 per day for 3s through Pre-K; $21 for Walkers and 2s. This program consists of a variety of activities that include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, water and sand play, creative expression, group games and quiet times. Students may attend as few or as many days as needed. Earlybirds drop-off at 8 a.m. is available for $1 per day.

Walkers & Two Year Olds

For our walkers and two-year-old learners, the focus is to develop social skills. Curriculum is based on the principles of playful learning to develop attention span, follow simple directions and increase independence and self esteem.

  • Social skill development, i.e., taking turns, sharing toys, being kind to our friends
  • Dedicated time for music, singing, reading, child-created art and nursery rhymes to learn pre-reading and expand vocabulary
  • Colors and numbers taught in English & Spanish
  • Sign language introduced for self-care needs
  • Increase their awareness of God

Educational Programs

We are very proud of the variety of educational programs that will stimulate your child and prepare them socially and intellectually for Kindergarten.

From the Walking program to the Pre-K program, Grace offers a creative and loving Christian-based environment for your child.  An exciting educational curriculum follows the seasons and events of the year, plus pre-math, pre-reading, refinement of fine and gross motor skills development, cooking projects, social skills with their peers and staff, and Spanish/Sign Language.  Our curriculum for three’s and Pre-K children includes the above, as well as, an introduction to Music & Movement that incorporates sign language and yoga, and weekly Bible Storytime with the church religious education team.  Pre-K classes also enjoy enrichment in Geography and Mindfulness every week beginning in October of each year.  Additionally, the Two’s, Three’s and Pre-K children receive phonics instruction to help facilitate early reading skills.  All children are assessed in the spring of each year and 3s & Pre-K twice a year in fall and spring to determine their readiness for Kindergarten.  Pre-K results are shared with parents during scheduled conferences to discuss their progress in our program and readiness for Kindergarten.

Preschool Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Earlybirds: Large Activity Room from 8-8:25 a.m., located at the Preschool East entrance door
  • Drop-in basis, there is no sign-up sheet. The purchase of a fob is suggested for quick entrance, $10 cash only user fee.
  • Normal Arrival:  8:30 a.m. Doors close at 8:45 a.m., located at the Preschool Main entrance doors.
  • Dismissal: 11:30-11:45 a.m., Doors close at 11:45 a.m., located at the Preschool Main entrance doors
  • Aftercare: Monday-Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Dismissal: Begins at 1:20 p.m., Ends at 1:30 p.m., located at the Preschool Main entrance doors
  • Summer Camp: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays, May through August, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For children who are registered at our Preschool.
  • Fobs: If you need a fob, please bring $10 in cash for your fob deposit to the Preschool Office. We will return the $10 deposit to you when you turn-in your fob.

On bad weather days, you and your child’s safety is our utmost concern at our preschool, so please exercise good judgment on whether or not to bring your child.

Additional Programs Offered:

EARLYBIRDS is available in the Large Activity Room from 8:00-8:25 AM for children on a drop-in basis, there is no sign-up sheet. Your child will be escorted to their classroom at 8:25 AM. The charge is $1.00 per day.

Earlybird Payment: Please pay for the maximum amount of days you expect to use for the month.  Any credit balances will carry forward. EARLYBIRDS WILL NOT BE HELD ON DELAY DAYS.

Grace Special Classes

At Grace Preschool, special classes are included in the curriculum such as Phonics for 3’s and Pre-K that teaches basic sounds. It is taught in a way that children enjoy, so that some of our children are reading before they leave our Preschool.  Spanish/Sign Language is taught from the Walkers to Pre-K and integrated into the curriculum throughout the day. All students attend Bible Storytime which is taught by the church religious education team.  We use the Frolic Christian curriculum character development themes that cover a variety of topics, including how to be a kind friend, patience, sharing, calming yourself, asking for help, and using your gifts to help our world.  Music is an integral part of the curriculum in all classes with weekly Music and Movement/Yoga stretching classes for all ages.  Our Pre-K has three special classes to enhance their personal knowledge with Geography/Diversity, STEAM Science, and Mindfulness.

A dynamic staff, church support, parent and community participation create a family atmosphere that makes for a unique learning experience for all involved.  Parents, Grandparents, and Care Providers are always welcome to volunteer at the Preschool. Opportunities include the Weekly Reader program, monthly “In-House” Field Trip presenters, the Preschool Playgroup, and the March Book Swap.
Updated on a daily and weekly basis:Facebook: gracepreschoolhendersonville   Instagram: gracelutheranpreschoolhendoWebsite: www.gracehendersonville.com (Click on the Preschool link)Please contact me at: (828) 693-4972   balehr@gracehendersonville.com

AFTERCARE:

Monday through Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

$8.00 per day, with an annual registration fee of $15 (paid in the Fall).

Walkers through Pre-K.

This program is an opportunity for students to play with other children and make friends.  Play is outside for most of the time and children eat their lunch provided by their care provider. Intentional activities are provided to enhance Preschool themes. Students may attend as few or as many days as needed. A sibling discount is not available.

To sign-up for Aftercare, please sign-up in advance on a clipboard located on the bookcase outside the Preschool office. If your child is not signed-up in advance, they may not be able to stay because we need to stay in teacher to child ratios for this program. Payment is due at the beginning of the month for the entire month.

Grace Special Classes

At Grace Preschool, special classes are included in the curriculum such as Phonics for 3’s and Pre-K that teaches basic sounds. It is taught in a way that children enjoy, so that some of our children are reading before they leave our Preschool.  Spanish/Sign Language is taught from the Walkers to Pre-K and integrated into the curriculum throughout the day. All students attend Bible Storytime which is taught by the church religious education team.  We use the Frolic Christian curriculum character development themes that cover a variety of topics, including how to be a kind friend, patience, sharing, calming yourself, asking for help, and using your gifts to help our world.  Music is an integral part of the curriculum in all classes with weekly Music and Movement/Yoga stretching classes for all ages.  Our Pre-K has three special classes to enhance their personal knowledge with Geography/Diversity, STEAM Science, and Mindfulness.

A dynamic staff, church support, parent and community participation create a family atmosphere that makes for a unique learning experience for all involved.  Parents, Grandparents, and Care Providers are always welcome to volunteer at the Preschool. Opportunities include the Weekly Reader program, monthly “In-House” Field Trip presenters, the Preschool Playgroup, and the March Book Swap.
Updated on a daily and weekly basis:Facebook: gracepreschoolhendersonville   Instagram: gracelutheranpreschoolhendoWebsite: www.gracehendersonville.com (Click on the Preschool link)Please contact me at: (828) 693-4972   balehr@gracehendersonville.com

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is an optional program Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  It runs from the end of May to the middle of August.  Your child must sign-up in advance to attend the program. Earlybirds is not offered. All Summer Camp fees must be paid by the last day of Summer Camp for your child to attend our school in the Fall.

$20 registration fee and $18 per day for 3s through Pre-K; $21 for Walkers and 2s. This program consists of a variety of activities that include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, water and sand play, creative expression, group games and quiet times. Students may attend as few or as many days as needed. Earlybirds drop-off at 8 a.m. is available for $1 per day.

Grace Special Classes

At Grace Preschool, special classes are included in the curriculum such as Phonics for 3’s and Pre-K that teaches basic sounds. It is taught in a way that children enjoy, so that some of our children are reading before they leave our Preschool.  Spanish/Sign Language is taught from the Walkers to Pre-K and integrated into the curriculum throughout the day. All students attend Bible Storytime which is taught by the church religious education team.  We use the Frolic Christian curriculum character development themes that cover a variety of topics, including how to be a kind friend, patience, sharing, calming yourself, asking for help, and using your gifts to help our world.  Music is an integral part of the curriculum in all classes with weekly Music and Movement/Yoga stretching classes for all ages.  Our Pre-K has three special classes to enhance their personal knowledge with Geography/Diversity, STEAM Science, and Mindfulness.

A dynamic staff, church support, parent and community participation create a family atmosphere that makes for a unique learning experience for all involved.  Parents, Grandparents, and Care Providers are always welcome to volunteer at the Preschool. Opportunities include the Weekly Reader program, monthly “In-House” Field Trip presenters, the Preschool Playgroup, and the March Book Swap.
Updated on a daily and weekly basis:Facebook: gracepreschoolhendersonville   Instagram: gracelutheranpreschoolhendoWebsite: www.gracehendersonville.com (Click on the Preschool link)Please contact me at: (828) 693-4972   balehr@gracehendersonville.com

Grace Special Classes

At Grace Preschool, special classes are included in the curriculum such as Phonics for 3’s and Pre-K that teaches basic sounds. It is taught in a way that children enjoy, so that some of our children are reading before they leave our Preschool.  Spanish/Sign Language is taught from the Walkers to Pre-K and integrated into the curriculum throughout the day. All students attend Bible Storytime which is taught by the church religious education team.  We use the Frolic Christian curriculum character development themes that cover a variety of topics, including how to be a kind friend, patience, sharing, calming yourself, asking for help, and using your gifts to help our world.  Music is an integral part of the curriculum in all classes with weekly Music and Movement/Yoga stretching classes for all ages.  Our Pre-K has three special classes to enhance their personal knowledge with Geography/Diversity, STEAM Science, and Mindfulness.

A dynamic staff, church support, parent and community participation create a family atmosphere that makes for a unique learning experience for all involved.  Parents, Grandparents, and Care Providers are always welcome to volunteer at the Preschool. Opportunities include the Weekly Reader program, monthly “In-House” Field Trip presenters, the Preschool Playgroup, and the March Book Swap.
Updated on a daily and weekly basis:Facebook: gracepreschoolhendersonville   Instagram: gracelutheranpreschoolhendoWebsite: www.gracehendersonville.com (Click on the Preschool link)Please contact me at: (828) 693-4972   balehr@gracehendersonville.com

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