PRESCHOOL STARTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Desert Foothills Lutheran PRESCHOOL
LEARNING MODELS 2020-2021
We are excited to welcome our young students back to campus. It is our desire to be ON CAMPUS as soon as possible and for as often as possible. We continue to be humbled by the opportunity to serve our community and as always will actively be taking precautions to keep our students and teachers safe and healthy. There might be a time during the school year when we may pivot to REMOTE learning.
Here is a brief summary of what those two learning models may look like for our Preschoolers & Kindergarteners:
When Campus is OPEN
(2 day, 3 day, 4 day, or 5 day)
Parents are expected to keep children home when illness is suspected or confirmed – Will be required to sign daily log they took child’s temperature at home and was below 100.4º
On campus per enrolled class schedule - Traditional Preschool Hours (9am – 12pm)
Kindergarten (9am – 1pm)
Drop off // Pick up will take place outside the Preschool Building (details will follow)
Feasible physical distancing encouraged
Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols
Face coverings may be required for staff only, per city and county mandates
Classes stay together at recess
Students will attend Chapel either in classroom or in the Worship Center
Sharing of materials is minimized (each student will have their own class supplies)
All students must bring their snack from home along with a personal water bottle
“Drop in” Lunch Bunch will not be offered at beginning of school year & re-evaluated as year goes on.
Handwashing will be encouraged & prioritized // Hand sanitizing stations located in all classrooms
When Campus is CLOSED
At home learning when the campus is closed to students and staff.
Most similar to what was offered to preschool students from March 18-May 20, 2020. It includes developmentally appropriate learning packets, video lessons, and social emotional experiences with teachers.
For 2020-21, this model is enhanced based on best practices, including more synchronous learning opportunities and greater accountability for staff and students.
DESERT FOOTHILLS LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL
Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool is a warm, caring Christian environment where children observe and inquire, in order to make sense of their world. Our school uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum to promote intellectual and emotional growth. The staff provides a team approach which ensures that children finish our preschool ready for kindergarten.
Pay your tuition or registration fees online.
Read more about the Core Knowledge Curriculum that we use here at DFLC Preschool.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact us to schedule a meeting.
The Core Knowledge Curriculum has an explicit set of skills that provide the stepping stones children need to achieve developmental goals. This curriculum allows our teachers to identify the abilities of individual children and develop experiences and activities that will meet each child’s needs in the following areas:
Movement and Coordination
Autonomy and Social Skills
Language and Literacy Development
Orientation in Time and Space
LUNCH BUNCH & EXTENDED DAY
Each child will receive an individualized assessment of the core knowledge skills developed throughout the year. We recognize the need to provide classes tailored to the age of the students.
In addition to the normal class time of 9 am to Noon, we also make available options for lunch, extended days.
Sign-ups are available in the Preschool Office during normal class periods
CALENDAR & EVENTS
Educate the 48th!
Tax Credits for Preschools
Arizona offers several different tax credit opportunities that allow taxpayers to make important decisions regarding how their tax dollars are spent here in the state. One of those tax credits is the Qualified Charitable Organization tax credit. And now, there is an organization assisting preschools!
By donating your tax dollars you can help families right here at Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool. 100% of this contribution can be taken as a TAX CREDIT against your Arizona state taxes.
$800 for married filing jointly
$400 for filing single
Click on the link below to learn more:
Arizona Tuition Connection
Tax Credit Scholarships
You can help our families realize the dream of a Christian education. By making a tax credit donation, you can create scholarship for Kindergarten students at Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool.
Here's how it works:
Make a donation
Recommend your donation go to a fund specifically for Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool Families, or you can recommend a specific student in our DFLP Kindergarten.
$2,365 for married filing jointly
$1,183 for filing single
To learn more and apply for scholarships, click on the link below:
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, please contact us to schedule a meeting.