Lamb of God views children and families as a special gift, given by God. The purpose of the Early Childhood Ministry is to provide an exceptional Christian education in an early childhood setting in which toddlers, two, three, four and five year-olds can grow, learn and develop as God’s children, spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively.
Children learn best by actively participating in meaningful hands-on activities that take into account their existing knowledge. Children develop and achieve different levels of readiness in different content area, based on their particular experiences. An important component of these learning experiences is regular interaction with knowledgeable adults who can bridge the gap between the child’s existing knowledge and skill level and those toward which they are striving to achieve.
A specific sequence of skills and knowledge, allows teachers, parents, and other caregivers to guide a young child’s development. By using the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence as a tool, we are able to offer those experiences that take into account each child’s individual competencies, while providing the stepping stones to higher levels of learning. The child’s current knowledge and skill level becomes the starting point in planning new experiences and instruction.
Our Toddlers classes are center based, allowing for active exploration and hands-on learning. Children are immersed in age appropriate activities which allow for thinking skills, language and sensory development, worship, and opportunities for social and emotional development. To enroll, a child must be 18 months of age by September 1.
Our Two year old classes are center based, allowing hands-on learning as children are introduced to colors, shapes and the alphabet. Quiet activities alternate with active activities. There are individual, small and large group times, as well as, worship time. To enroll, a child must be 2 years of age by September 1.
Our Three year old classes are center based and incorporate activities in the areas of movement, language, math, science, worship and Spanish. Art activities are open-ended, allowing children to learn through the process of creating. There are individual, small and large group times. To enroll, a child must be 3 years of age by September 1st and potty-trained.
Our Pre-Kindergarten classes introduce activities in the areas of movement, language, math, science, worship and Spanish to provide a solid foundation for Kindergarten. Math centers allow children hands on activities in counting, comparing, sorting and measuring. Daily activities to develop language and literacy include stories and classroom charts. There are individual, small and large group times. To enroll, a child must be 4 years of age by September 1.
Our Junior Kindergarten classes are offered for older Pre-Kindergarten students, as well as, those seeking additional skills development prior to enrolling in Kindergarten. An advanced approach will reinforce knowledge in the areas of movement, language, math, science, worship, and Spanish. There are individual, small and large group teaching times. To enroll, a child must be 4½ years of age by September 1st or have Director approval.
Our Kindergarten classes incorporate the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and CORE Knowledge skills lists to help provide teacher guided learning opportunities in the areas of History, Geography, Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Religion, and Fine Arts. To enroll, a child must be 5 years of age by September 1.
At all levels, curriculum from Concordia Publishing House is used to extend Bible story learning throughout the school day using art, music and hands-on activities. Chapel worship is held every week for all students and parents are invited to join us.
At all levels, curriculum from Super Moves-Play with a Purpose, is used to provide instruction and practice for children to master foundational movement skills.
Spanish (3 Years & Older)
Spanish is offered weekly, for all classes ages 3 & older. Students are exposed to a wide variety of age appropriate vocabulary through the use of hands on activities, story-telling, music, movement, and games.
The general goals of Christian education at Lamb of God Early Childhood Ministry are:
To help children experience and learn about God’s love through Jesus Christ.
To provide an environment that supports the growth of the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways.
To encourage children to acquire self-esteem, concern for others, a sense of community and a spirit of sharing.
To foster creativity, exploration, self-discipline and a love of learning.
To encourage and assist parents in guiding the development of their children.
To encourage the spiritual development of the entire family in this or other local congregations.
To establish strong foundations of knowledge.
To encourage cooperative play and social development.