Bethel Preschool is a developmentally-based kindergarten preparatory school that has a distinctive Christian spirituality. Our school was established in 1951 by Bethel Lutheran Church to serve the congregation and as an outreach into our local community.
We recognize that education is a life-long process of formal and informal experiences within the home, school, and church. Bethel seeks to collaborate with parents and children to fully develop each child’s potential in a loving and nurturing environment. We believe that maximum learning occurs when home and school work together to mutually support and reinforce education and values.
Quality education occurs when a professional staff of dynamic, well-qualified, loving, relational teachers maintain appropriate credentials and certifications in their field. The staff at Bethel lead their classes and the school in a spirit of love and discipline, while striving to set a Christ-like example.
We believe that through the school’s mission and philosophy, the community is enhanced and served, and the family is strengthened.
Our curriculum areas include:
Social and Emotional
Physical Health and Safety
Bethel Preschool follows a play based, developmentally-appropriate curriculum that is geared toward the whole child. We focus on a cognitively-oriented curriculum that emphasizes experiences that lead the child to the construction of logical knowledge through science, math, and problem solving activities. We focus on literacy which seeks to help a child grow in their understanding of reading and writing.
Special opportunities include:
Hot, “nutritionist-approved” Lunch
Nutritionist-approved healthy snacks in the morning and afternoon
Our anti-bias school helps the child grow in their own understanding of fairness, human rights and human differences. You can see more details on our curriculum page.
The Teachers at Bethel preschool provide two assessments each school year for every student. These assessments allows our teachers to help you as parents better understand where your child is developmentally, and what are some areas you can work on with your children.
To further the usefulness of the assessments, each class will provide you with daily sheets. These daily correspondences will point to developmental areas of the curriculum the children are engaging. This creates great opportunities to discuss what your child did each day while at school.