We love our little friends
Our Early Education staff can’t wait to welcome your family back to Trinity this fall! Come and experience the Trinity difference!
We are currently enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year, and we are filling up fast! You can find all the information and forms you will need on our admissions page.
We seek to create a developmentally appropriate environment, looking at the characteristics of young children first and developing activities and experiences in tune with these characteristics.
We have five full-day options for our 2-year-old friends through our PreK friends. We also have 2-3 day full-day options and 1/2 day options as well. We would love to connect with you and see how we can best partner with your family.
Trinity Lutheran’s Early Education program is based on the philosophy that children age 3-6 learn best through play, exploration, and multi-sensory experiences. Based on that knowledge, our program is designed to fit the learning characteristics of the young child. Our classrooms are filled with activity and noise. Children talking, playing, exploring, and LEARNING!
Come Visit Us
One of the best ways to get to know someone is when you are invited into their home. We hope that the video above gives you a sense of what our school is like on a daily basis, but the best way to get to know us is to come to visit our home and experience the Trinity difference. We are currently conducting live and virtual tours, please consider scheduling a visit.
Faith, Family, Future.
These three words encompass our entire ministry, but especially our preschool. Faith is central to everything that we do all day long. We feel very passionately that we want to support every family that comes through our doors, and even if you make a different choice at some point, you will always be a part of our Trinity Family. Your child’s academic future is important to us, and a solid early foundation has been shown to be transformational. We feel, however, that the greatest importance is their eternal future, and fostering a relationship with their Creator, and Savior Jesus Christ.
Our students understand that Jesus is their best friend. They learn that Jesus is God’s Son and that He died and rose again to forgive their sins. The children worship and pray and sing songs of praise to Jesus in the classroom and in a weekly chapel service. The children begin to memorize short Bible passages and the Lord’s Prayer. We use materials from Concordia Publishing House.
Using a hands-on explorative approach our students learn about the wonders of God’s creation, including their own bodies, and learn the skills to classify, group, and sort the world around them. They learn compare and contrast concepts in conjunction with natural phenomena like the seasons, daytime/nighttime, etc.
Students experience a variety of art activities including drawing, coloring, and painting. They experiment with color, shapes, and objects as they use their imaginations to develop their own creations. Working with other media, such as clay and various marking tools, allows their creativity to develop individually.
Language Arts & Social Studies
Children begin to understand that they are created by God and in His image and how they relate to the world around them. Along with this understanding, students are learning to connect letters, sounds, words, and language to express themselves. Students learn what it means to relate to God’s world, and that it is important to become responsible for their own actions, and to express their needs and wants in an appropriate manner.
You can read through all of our curricula and guiding documentation at the link below.
What will my child's day be like?
The day includes a balance—individual, small, and large group activities, quiet/active experiences, indoor/outdoor, child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, focused investigative work, physical care, and routines. Routines such as lunch and snack times, clean-up, rest time, and transitions indoors and outdoors are considered opportunities for learning. We are a play-based program, infusing Jesus in all that we do throughout the day.
What is the curriculum like?
We are based on the philosophy that children age 2-6 learn best through play, exploration, thematic units, and multi-sensory experiences. Our program is designed to fit the learning characteristics of the young child. We seek to create a developmentally appropriate environment, looking at the characteristics of young children first and then developing activities and experiences in tune with these characteristics. Our curriculum guides our teachers to provide experiences and activities that promote cognitive, emotional, creative, social and physical growth and development of children. Classrooms are filled with activity and noise. Children are talking, playing, exploring and learning. We incorporate thematic units, as well as letter reviews, color reviews, and number/math skills each week. We follow the Indiana Foundations to meet the learning needs of each child.
What are the average class sizes?
We follow the Indiana recommendations for class sizes. Our small classes allow us to meet each child’s individual needs and enable the children to develop close friends. We strive to have two adults in each classroom.
How do you teach appropriate behavior?
In preschool, the goal is to help each child develop their God-given gifts in a non-threatening atmosphere. Through an ongoing process of teaching, training, and learning that promotes self-control, character development, and morally responsible behavior, your child will learn problem-solving skills, sharing, taking turns, communicating appropriately, expressing emotions appropriately, following directions, and showing respect for others. Our teachers and staff will provide a safe environment that is free from negative verbal interaction or threats as a form of discipline. Your child will be treated with dignity and respect. We teach and encourage the children to talk through their feelings and apologize/forgive as Jesus has taught us. Your child will come to know, love, and follow Jesus as she/he begins to develop a set of Biblical virtues and values.
What Our Families are Saying
“We knew the minute we toured Trinity Pre-K programs that God had answered our prayers! Not only did our daughter grow leaps and bounds academically with their faith-based curriculum, she also grew exponentially emotionally and spiritually!”
“Parents were always welcomed in the classroom, teachers turned into family and the Christian values were lived out daily.”
“I have no doubt Miss Neumeyer has more than prepared Emmaline for Kindergarten this fall!”
How To Enroll Your Student at TLS
We are currently accepting students for all of our classes, Trinity Twos through 8th Grade. If you would like to get more information or to schedule an educational consultation contact us at the information below.
Call For Inquiry
(574) 674 - 8800
Call the office or fill out the schedule a tour form to connect with our admissions counselor, Lori Cronmiller.
Fill out our new student enrollment form available on our Admissions Page ahead of your appointment.
Collect all relevant student records for your admissions appointment.
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Get In Touch
Location: 30888 Country Road 6, Elkhart IN 46514
Telephone: (574) 674-8800
School Hours: M-F: 8am - 3pm
Before & After Care : M-F: 6:45am-7:45am & 3:10pm-5:30pm
Trinity Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, or national ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Trinity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic and other administered programs.