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608-372-4542
505 Superior Ave
Tomah, WI  54660
Welcome to St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Preschool
  • What makes our preschool unique?

     

    At St. Paul Preschool, we provide children a place to grow spiritually, physically, cognitively, and socially. Most importantly, children grow spiritually as they hear of their Savior’s love daily and learn the truths found in the Bible. Children grow physically and cognitively as they develop both large and small motor skills, visual and auditory skills, and as they discover the elements necessary for a successful school experience. Students grow emotionally as they develop self-awareness and a sense of self-worth, and as they learn to relate to other children and adults.
     

     

    Our Mission:

     

    Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" (Matthew 19:14).
     

    Our Vision:

     

    The central purpose of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Preschool is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with young children and their families.
     

    Our Learning Goals:

     

         Nurture a love of life-long learning

         Develop children’s social and emotional skills through interactions with others

         Develop physical skills through gross and fine motor experiences

         Develop cognitive skills through age-appropriate and hands-on activities

         Prepare children for future school experiences

     

    St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Preschool is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
     

     

     

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  • St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Preschool Curriculum

     

    It is not too early to teach your child about their Savior’s love for them! At St. Paul Preschool, your child will be taught about God’s great love for them every day. All aspects of the curriculum reflect the teachings of the Bible.
     

    Though the Preschool schedule is flexible, each session includes God’s Word in the form of a Bible story, songs, finger plays, and prayers. Additional activities include Concept Learning Time, Story Time, Large Motor Skills Time, Art, Calendar Time, Snack Time, and Music Time.
     

    The most important part of each day is the Bible lesson. The children will hear each day that God loves them, and that Jesus died for their sins. He not only died, but he rose again, and because he rose, we will have the free gift of Heaven some day with him! We do acts of kindness to each other to show how much we love Jesus. Showing love to each other is a way of saying “Thank you” to Jesus for dying for us. We will also talk a lot about letting our light shine for Jesus.
     

    The program is a very academic based preschool. The goal is to have the children academically and emotionally ready for 5K when the time comes.
     

    Typically, by the end of 3K the children know all their colors, shapes, numbers, and most of their letters and letter sounds. In 4K the children know 100% of the letters and sounds by mid-year so they can begin sounding out short words.
     

    3K does not emphasize a lot of writing, as their fine motor skills are just developing. Correct crayon/pencil hold and scissors hold is strongly enforced from day one so they learn to do it correctly. In 4K they do work on correctly forming letters and numbers as they learn to write their name, numbers, and other letters.
     

    We also do one planned art project most days. We do have a calendar that will tell you the theme of the day. The project will go along with the theme. Doing art projects helps children learn how to color, paint, cut, & glue correctly. It also helps children learn to be expressive in the different mediums that we use. They also have “open ended” projects where they can create whatever they want.
     

    Beginning math skills is also a very important part of our day. We will do counting, patterning, & comparing during our calendar time as well as documenting the daily weather. We also do other mathematical- type skills during learning center time. Learning Centers are documented each day, so parents can see what their child is learning and what they need work on.
     

    We will also go outside or in the gym each day. During this time, we will work on gross motor skills, such as ball skills, hopping, galloping, skipping, spatial orientation, as well as playing games and doing group musical activities with bean bags, the parachute and rhythm sticks.
     

    We also do fun music activities in which child can express themselves through dance, use of instruments, and singing.
     

     
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  • Daily Schedule (times may vary)

     
    8:00-8:50 Craft Time / Free Play (Wednesday/Chapel & then Free Play)
    8:50-9:00 Bathroom Break
    9:00-9:15 Bible Lesson
    9:15-10:30 2 Groups Alternate:
      * Math Enrichment Activities/Learning Centers/Puzzles
      * Snack/Show & Tell/Coloring Bible Lesson Sheet/Theme Time Stories/Free Play/Bathroom Break
    10:30-10:45 Calendar/Theme Activities
    10:45-11:15 Large Motor Skills in Gym or Outside
    11:15-11:25 Story Time
    11:25-12:00 Lunch Time
    12:00-12:15 Music & Movement
    12:15-12:30 Mimeo Games & Free Play
    12:30-12:40 Bathroom Break
    12:40-12:50 Story Time
    12:50-2:15 Nap/Rest Time
    2:15-2:30 Bathroom Break/Wake Up Time
    2:30-3:00 Enrichment Activities/Free Play/Outside Time
    3:00-3:05 Closing Prayer

     
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  • Program Options

     

    St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Preschool offers a Christ centered 3K and 4K school year program for families with young children. Our preschool is open to the public – all are welcome! For program costs, to set up a tour, or for more information, please contact the preschool director at 608-372-4542.



    School Year - Combined 3K and 4K Program

    5 Days: Half Day (8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon) or Full Day (8:00 AM - 3:05 PM)
    4 Days: Half Day (8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon) or Full Day (8:00 AM - 3:05 PM)
    3 Days: Half Day (8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon) or Full Day (8:00 AM - 3:05 PM)
     

    * Early Drop-Off option beginning at 7:10 AM  

    * After Care offered from 3:05 PM - 5:30 PM  

    * All program options include lunch, with a hot lunch program offered at St. Paul's  

    * Mid-year enrollment option for children who turn 3 years of age between September 1 and December 15  

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  • The staff of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Preschool strives to provide a high-quality learning environment for preschool-aged children. It is our goal that families feel welcomed, supported, and engaged in their child’s learning!
     
    Director/Lead Teacher – Mrs. June Waege

    Mrs. Waege was born and raised in Manitowoc. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School in Manitowoc, WI and graduated from Manitowoc Lutheran High School in 1990. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1994. After marrying Lance in 1994 she taught Kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran School in Marshfield, WI for four years. Following this she became the first director and teacher of East Twin Tiny Treasures 4-Year Old Kindergarten in Mishicot. She taught there for 9 years before taking over as preschool director at St. John’s in Maribel, WI where she also served as the 3K & 4K teacher for 11 years before coming to Tomah in 2018.

     
    Teacher Assistant – Mrs. Dani Franks

    Mrs. Franks has served as a Teacher Assistant at St. Paul’s since 2013 and has enjoyed guiding young children’s learning with this program!
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