Pre-Kindergarten Program

Mrs. Shawnee McKinnon is the lead early childhood teacher here at Hope Lutheran. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and has been working with young children for several years. She is very passionate about the education of young children and she works hard to provide the children she serves with the best start to their academic career that she possibly can. Her curriculum is very hands-on, play-based, and centered around children gaining the social and emotional skills necessary to be successful throughout their life.

In her spare time she loves to be outside, especially in the warmer months. She loves camping, kayaking, hiking and fishing, especially with her family. 

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is open to children aged 4 by September 1.  Our program is designed to prepare your child for our rigorous Full-Day Kindergarten program.

This school year, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes will be combined.

Enrollment Is Open!

Apply today, space is limited.

Pre-Kindergarten Program Details

  • 4 years old by September 1
  • Milk is provided.  Snacks are provided by parents on a rotating schedule


Readiness Skills Developed in Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • Bible stories showing God’s love for us
  • Daily prayer
  • Show forgiveness to others
  • Shows kindness and caring for others
  • Recalls basic bible stories
  • Plays well with others
  • Follows rules
  • Shows respect for people and objects
  • Willing to help with cleanup and other chores
  • Participates in activities
  • Takes turns
  • Can be independent
  • Adjusts to small changes given advance warning
  • Can sit and listen for short times
  • Can express feelings
  • Shows confidence
  • Listens attentively
  • Follows directions
  • Uses materials correctly
  • Completes activities and values his/her work
  • Likes to look at books and pictures
  • Can put pictures into sequence
  • Recognizes basic words
  • Recognizes upper and lower case ABCs
  • Recognizes letter sounds
  • Recognizes his/her name as well as others in the class
  • Can work with puzzle pieces
  • Can throw and catch
  • Can hop/skip/jump
  • Can balance on one foot
  • Can move creatively
  • Can use toys/equipment safely
  • Holds crayons and markers correctly
  • Recognizes their numbers
  • Counting
  • Sorting sizes, shapes, colors
  • Stacking blocks
  • Uses position words correctly
  • Claps, sings, and can move to rhythm
  • Participates in our Early Childhood Christmas program

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