The value of early training is indicated in Proverbs 22:6; “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Likewise in Ephesians 6:4; “Bring them (your children) up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
A Christian home gives a child his first Christian instruction and training. The preschool shares in this responsibility and it strengthens and supports the parents in their efforts.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Preschool Early Childhood classes provide an opportunity for 2 ½ to 6 year old children to learn God’s law, love of their Savior, Jesus Christ, and other essentials of the Christian religion in terms that a child can understand. Working and playing together in the Christ-centered atmosphere under the guidance of a Christian teacher provides an excellent opportunity to apply Bible truths to Christian living. A Christian atmosphere permeates the entire day.
Our Early Childhood Program is planned to give the child many kinds of experiences; for physical activities to develop coordination of the large and small muscles; for thinking, planning, making decisions, questioning, talking, and listening; and for becoming comfortable and emotionally stable with his or her peer group. But most important, the activities in the class show God’s love and guidance in all areas of living. The program is flexible, permitting the teacher to plan activities for the needs and abilities of each child in the class.