Preschool FAQ's

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Preschool FAQ's

Q: Your school is called “Bethany Lutheran.” What is a “Lutheran” anyway? 

A: “Lutherans” are Christians who respond to the love of the Triune God...Father, Son and Holy Spirit...who has revealed Himself through the Bible. ;“Lutherans” accept and teach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone. We are affiliated with the Pacific Southwest District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

 

  1. I am not Lutheran.  May my child attend your school?

A: You do not have to be Lutheran to attend our school. Bethany Lutheran School has students from many faith backgrounds, although approximately half of our students are also members of Bethany Lutheran Church. If you do not have a church home and are seeking one, we encourage you to consider Bethany.

 

Q:  How many students attend the preschool?
A:  We are licensed for 75 children per day.  We have six classrooms.

 

Q:  What are the pre-school’s hours?  

A:  Children enrolled for part-day arrive at 8:30 am and leave at 12:00 noon.  We open at 6:30 am and close at 6:00 pm for full-day students.

 

Q:  What is the teacher/student ratio?
A:  Our younger classrooms typically have a ratio of 1:4-1:6 during the instructional portion of the day.  TK and our older 3's have a 1:7.5 ratio and Pre-K has a 1:9 ratio.  We also have floating assistants who are in the classrooms when needed.

 

Q:  Which classroom or age group will my child be in?
A:  Students are placed in the classroom that is appropriate for their age.  Typically, it is based on the child’s chronological age (on September 1st) and developmental needs.

 

Q:  Do the children wear uniforms?
A:  No.  We encourage the children to wear comfortable clothing that can be easily laundered because we engage in lots of messy play. 

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