Classroom Information and Descriptions
Early Explorers

This classroom is offered to children ages 2 to 3. Through play, story time, art, music and other classroom activities the children will develop skills that will prepare them for preschool. The main focus on this class will be social development; how to sit and listen, following directions, play with others, and sharing.

Preschool

This classroom is offered to children age 2 ½ to school age. It will benefit those two year olds who need a larger challenge and yet prepare four year olds for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Readiness

This classroom is offered to children age 3 to school age. For the child in preschool who needs a challenge, this classroom focus’ on those children who are just a bit beyond preschool, but not quite ready yet for Kindergarten.

Additional Programs
Story Grannie

One of the children’s favorites. Story Grannie is a former preschool teacher, now retired, who loves children and children’s books. She is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church who volunteers on Fridays to read a favorite book for the week and Bible story to each classroom. The children’s excitement grow as they take weekly turns to pull the story prop out of her big pocket apron to see what it is.

TSCPL Story Readers

Employees from Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library come to the center once a month to visit each classroom. With them they bring story books to read, music to sing and dance to and finger play props to engage the children.

Lunch Helpers

We have a wonderful set of young at heart retired helpers from the church who donate their time to serving our children lunch. The children love to see them and look forward to their smiles.

Chapel time

Set once a week and presented by our Pastor or Director, chapel consists of Bible stories, young children’s Bible songs, object lessons and prayers. A field trip to the sanctuary of Calvary Lutheran Church sets the stage for this time in spiritual development.