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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will classes begin?

Reformation's Preschool is scheduled to open the first week in September.  We follow the Hillsboro school District schedule.

 

How do I register my child?

You may register by calling the church/preschool office at (503) 648-1393
or by printing out the enrollment form on this site and mailing it to the address on the top of the form along with a $50.00 registration fee.  This will secure a position for your child in the desired class. 

 

What if I need more information?

Please contact the church at the numbers/addresses listed on the contact us page for more information or to make application for you child. 

 

How much does it cost?

Payment of the $50 registration fee secures a position for your child in the desired class.

3 yr old class    -  $90.00 a month -  (September - June)

4 yr old class     - $140.00 a month - (September - June) 

** Tuition paid in full for the year receives a 5% discount**

 

How many children will be in each class?

Class sizes are restricted to 8 students for 3 yrs olds and 10 students for 4 yr olds to provide the best learning experience for your child.

How old must my child be in order to enroll?
Children 3 years old by September 1st, and potty trained may enroll.  

Current Program:

 3 year-olds: Tuesday and Thursday
 4 year-olds: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
 
Do you plan to expand the school and offer more grades?
We plan to have kindergarten available in the near future.  It is our intention to add at least one grade/year.  We will most likely follow a multiage classroom approach because of the many advantages this gives.  For more information on the multiage approach,   please explore this site: http://www.stgregs.net/multiage_information.htm

What are the goals of Reformation's preschool?

That all our interactions with children and their parents would meet their needs as our Savior, Jesus, would. To ensure children will feel welcome and learn the joy of knowing Jesus as their Savior That children will develop their God-given potential through meaningful play and conversation with teachers and other children.
To keep rigorous and frequent assessments of each child’s progress, ensuring individualized guidance in intra-and inter-personal relationship skills (emotional development), fine and gross-motor skills (physical development), and understanding and comprehension skills (spiritual/cognitive development).

Philosophy of Education:

Compassion is shown in the classroom through mutual respect and understanding of the child’s need to be nurtured and the teacher’s need to have a safe environment for all the children.

Learning is fun.  All children can learn.  Children need to believe that they are life-long learners and welcome as a member of our learning community.

Reformation Preschool creates a positive environment for preschool age children in which they can express their natural curiosity and creativity while establishing a warm and caring transition between home and school.

Activities are designed for individual learning styles. Parents and teachers work together to support the children each step of the way; learning social, academic and behavioral skills.

As a ministry of Reformation Lutheran Church, we help parents in their God-given responsibility to share God’s Word with their children. In Deuteronomy 6:6&7, we read, “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”

Our Gospel message is based on John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

Reformation Preschool exists to provide a Christ-centered education in preparation for kindergarten.

Our curriculum includes:

Autonomy and Social Skill
Sense of Self and Personal Responsibility
Working in a Group Setting

Work Habits:
Memory Skills


Following Directions
Task Persistence and Completion

Language:
Oral Language
Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Finger plays and songs

Children's Literature:
Emerging Literacy Skills


Movement and Coordination:

Physical Attention and Relaxation
Gross Motor Skills
Eye-Hand and Eye-Foot Coordination
Group Games
Creative Movement and Expression Mathematics:
Patterns and Classification
Geometry
Measurement


Numbers and Number Sense
Addition and Subtraction with Concrete Objects
Money


Orientation in Time:

Vocabulary
Actual and Represented Space
Simple Maps
Basic Geographical Concepts

 

God's Creation (Science):
Human Characteristics, Needs and Development
Animal Characteristics, Needs and Development
Plant Characteristics, Needs and Growth
Physical Elements (Water, Air, Light)
Tools

Music:
Attention to Differences in Sound
Imitate and produce Sounds
Listen and Sing
Listen and Move

Visual Arts:

Attention to Detail
Creating Art: Printing, Painting, Drawing, Collage, Sculpture
Looking at and Talking about Art
God's Word:
Old Testament and New Testament
Interactive Lessons
Memory Treasures