Woodbury Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten is a place where each child is treasured, scriptural truths and values are taught, and the love of Christ is shared. We are passionate about partnering with parents in nurturing the growth and development of their child while providing each one with the tools necessary for future learning success.
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As a nonprofit outreach of WLC, Woodbury Lutheran Preschool has been loved and respected in our community and the surrounding areas for over 45 years. We believe Christian early education is not just a profession - it is a privilege. We strive to provide an outstanding early learning experience in a welcoming, engaging, child-centered, and family-supportive environment. WLP is a Four Star Parent Aware rated program, excelling in practices that best prepare a child for kindergarten.
Our mission is to share the love and Good News of Jesus Christ, while providing children and families with excellence in early education.
We believe young children learn best by doing. They are active learners who touch, feel, experiment, and create. Our classroom environments are intentionally planned with active learners in mind and to encourage their involvement. Here they can experiment to find out how things work, try out many ideas, rearrange happenings to fit their level of understanding and learn firsthand about God's wonderful world around them. Play provides the foundation for academic learning. It is the preparation children need in order to attain academic success. It is in this kind of environment that young children build their self confidence and begin to believe they are capable learners. Play nurtures children's development in all areas and allows us to achieve the goals of our early education curriculum. Play is the work of young children.
WLP exists to partner with parents in each child's early education, while instilling faith and Christian values, nurturing self-confidence, encouraging all areas of development and providing the readiness skills needed for future learning success. We are devoted to teaching and reaching the whole child - spirit, heart, mind, and body.
One of the most important curriculum goals is to help children become enthusiastic learners. We strive to provide a balance of child-directed play/exploration with appropriate teacher-directed activities to provide a well-rounded experience. Preschool at Woodbury Lutheran instills a strong foundation for future learning success.
Social: Children develop the ability to interact with peers and adults respectfully, form positive peer relationships, and gain increasing awareness of belonging to a family, community, culture, and program.
Emotional: Children learn to feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, grow in self-esteem, independence, self-control, and develop a positive attitude toward life.
Cognitive: Children become confident learners by acquiring learning skills such as the ability to apply and adapt strategies to solve problems, listen attentively, ask questions, use words to describe thoughts and feelings, and also by engaging in early reading, writing, and math experiences.
Physical: Children develop their large and small muscle skills and develop understanding about healthy and safe living practices.
Spiritual: Bible stories, verses, songs, prayer, and discussion of scriptural truths and values help support children's spiritual development and are an integral part of each child's learning experience.
Small class sizes are intentionally provided to ensure your child has the individual attention he/she needs and deserves on a daily basis.
Woodbury Lutheran Preschool is licensed by the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services. All teaching staff members are degreed in Early Childhood or Elementary Education and licensed and/or certified by the State of Minnesota. Ongoing training and continuing education is provided for members of our staff. All staff members have current training in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR.
We receive special needs support when indicated from School District 833, provide education and support services references for parents when requested, and are committed to open communication with parents in supporting the individual needs of children.
This checklist has been designed to assist you as you go through the enrollment process.
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Come visit to learn more about our program and have the opportunity to meet staff, see classrooms and indoor/outdoor play areas.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions or concerns. We are always glad to help! We are thrilled you have chosen our school for your child. We look forward to partnering with you.
Woodbury Lutheran Preschool (WLP) offers a variety of classes for 3, 4, and 5-year-old children in order to best meet their needs. 3 year-olds must be 34 months by September 1 and must be toilet trained. 4-year-olds must be 4 by September 1. 5-year-olds must be 5 by October 31 and have previous preschool classroom experience.
The world around us shifted in March 2020, when we needed to change what we were doing as families, communities and a nation to be safe and healthy. Despite these changes, preschool children are learning and growing and in need of opportunities to move them down the developmental path to Kindergarten. Woodbury Lutheran Preschool has carefully crafted a foundation for virtual preschool to support children and families during this time. Choose from a variety of packages, which can include craft and learning kits, video lessons and virtual classroom time with Miss Shannon.
For over 50 years, Woodbury Lutheran Preschool has served families in our congregation and our community through excellence in early education alongside the opportunity to share the love and good news of Jesus Christ with their children. For a number of years, Kindergarten was an integral part of this work however as the needs and expectations of this grade evolved into a full day program for the school district we decided to focus on preparing children for this important year in their life. The opportunity has once again presented itself for us to provide Kindergarten and we are excited to welcome children back for a kindergarten experience at Woodbury Lutheran during the 2020-2021 academic year.
WLP also offers the following services:
WLP offers Christian before/after care for enrolled preschool students that takes place 5 days a week Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Children play with friends, take part in creative activities and exploration in a nurturing, safe, well-planned environment that extends preschool themes. Woodbury Lutheran Extended Learning is staffed with experienced teachers that lovingly care for children in a place that feels like home!
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Physical activity and other extra-curricular classes offered throughout the school year.|
Help your soon-to-be kindergartener experience early success during our Kickstart Kindergarten Camp! Taught by our experienced teaching staff, your child will enjoy both hands-on learning as well as teacher-directed and individual child work!