Grace Preschool has a wonderful reputation in Henderson County because of our academic curriculum. Our program provides a foundation for life-long learning and solid preparation for the educational and social demands of the structured Kindergarten and elementary school day.
Grace Lutheran Preschool was rated the prestigious awards of “Best Preschool”, “Best Childcare” and “Best Parent/Child Program” and “Best Aftercare” in Western North Carolina by WNC Parent magazine. We were also recently awarded the “Best Preschool in Hendersonville” by the Times News.
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
Our main emphasis for the three-year-old child is a positive self-image developed through caring and sharing. Through a variety of activities, we help them learn many skills.
Enhance social skills
Learn to follow simple directions
Recognize basic shapes & colors
Identify their written name
Refine motor skills
Participate in “in-house” field trips, music & movement/yoga
Learn basic Spanish
Increase their communication skills
Increase their awareness of God
The primary goal of the Pre-K class (4- and 5-year olds) is to develop skills through a variety of activities.
Science and social studies
Music and art
Fine motor skills (pencil grip, using scissors)
Gross motor skills
Opportunities for group interaction
Increase their awareness of God
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.
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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.
Monday through Friday, 8-8:25 a.m. in the Large Activity Room located at the Preschool east entrance door for children on a drop-in basis, there is no sign-up sheet. Your child will be escorted to their classroom at 8:25 a.m.. The charge is $1 per day.
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.
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.
Monday through Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for 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.
Sign up in advance on a clipboard located on the bookcase outside the Preschool office. Payment is due at the beginning of the month for the entire month. $8 per child, per day, with an annual registration fee of $15 (paid in the fall). Students may attend as few or as many days as needed. A sibling discount is not available.
Dismissal begins at 1:20 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m., located at the main entrance.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. , the end of May to the middle of August. Your child must sign up in advance to attend the program. (Earlybirds is not offered.
This program consists of a variety of activities – arts and crafts, water and sand play, creative expression, group games and quiet times. Students may attend as many days as needed.
Earlybirds drop-off at 8 a.m. is available for $1 per day. Doors open at 1:20 p.m. $20 registration fee and $18 per day for 3s through Pre-K; $21 for Walkers and 2s. Summer Camp fees must be paid by the last day of Summer Camp for your child to attend our school in the Fall.
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.