How we teach

We believe that children learn best when they are fascinated in what they are learning. Our goal is to respond and build upon the interest of the children. By observing children's play and by listening and interacting in conversations, teachers can get an understanding of what children are naturally curious and excited about.  

 

Our staff creates weekly curriculum plans that are flexible and open-ended. This allows them to follow the child's lead, introducing new and exciting activities to further their interest and discovery.  

 

Along with building social skills, problem solving skills and fostering independence, we believe this approach builds motivation and a foundation for life long learning.  

Our campus

Trinity Lutheran Church graciously shares all areas of the building with the preschool. Children get to experience:

  • Chapel time in the Nave

  • Weekly music enrichment classes with Cantor Mark in the music room

  • Family events and other special events in Jeppson Hall

  • Playtime in a full size gymnasium 

  • Outdoor play and learning in the spacious grounds and private playground

Faith

Our goal is to provide our children with a Christian environment while nurturing their capacity to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. 

 

We reinforce concepts such as respect, compassion, community outreach and cooperation. We recognize the individual needs and differences in each child: "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139). We work side by side with parents offering support and encouragement during these important child rearing years.  

 

Growing in faith is part of our weekly curriculum:

  • Chapel services are offered once a week in which the Pastor teaches songs, read stories from the children's Bible and shares the love of Christ.  

  • In the classroom, connections are made between faith and daily life.

  • A spirit of service is cultivated as the preschoolers regularly engage in community outreach projects. 

Activity
Our time together includes a variety of experiences. Here are some of the activities we offer:
  • Open-ended art projects with a wide range of mediums
  • Hands-on sensory exploration
  • Large-motor outdoor and gym time
  • Cooking projects
  • Free play with dramatics, blocks, and a wide range of manipulative items
  • Science and math activities
  • Weekly chapel time
  • Music enrichment classes

"When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit. It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives." 

-Fred Rogers

A Typical Daily Schedule
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.       Student arrival, outdoor or gym time
9:00 a.m.                 Morning snack
9:30 a.m.                 Group time (Stories, finger-plays, rhymes etc.)
10:00 a.m.               Choice time (Art projects, table activities, exploration, hands-on activities)
11:15 a.m.               Songs and movement
11:30 a.m.               Outdoor or gym time 
12:00 p.m.               Lunch 
1:00 p.m.                 Quiet rest time
2:30 p.m.                 Afternoon snack
3:00 p.m.                 Planned classroom activities/Free choice
4:15 p.m.                 Outdoor or gym time
5:30 p.m.                 School Closes
 
 
Schedule a tour
We would love to show you our school in action. To schedule a tour, call or email director Patti McAuliffe
508-753-2989 x17
pmcauliffe@trinityworc.org

Patti McAuliffe, Director 

508-753-2989 x 17

pmcauliffe@trinityworc.org

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TLC Christian Preschool

73 Lancaster Street 

Worcester, Massachusetts 01609