Early Childhood Education
We offer a safe playful environment where all curricular areas are uniquely woven throughout the day to ensure maximum learning potential.
Our teachers engage our youngest learners in high-quality play that invites learning and exploring skills that will stay with them as they continue their learning adventures.
Concordia Preschool is a safe and nurturing environment that enhances the development of the whole-child. Our program provides educational experiences that are appropriate for the age and stage of young children’s development. Through teacher-directed and child-initiated learning experiences, we promote the development of a child’s self-regulation and executive-function skills and enhance language, cognition, and social competences. Concordia’s Early Childhood Division supports the development of knowledge and fosters positive, life-long learning habits. Our school division is filled with adventure, creativity, investigation and friendship. We provide an excellent, research-based learning environment where children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them – all in an atmosphere of love, care, and acceptance.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children states, “Play is an important vehicle for developing self-regulation as well as for promoting language, cognition, and social competence”. At Concordia, you’ll definitely see how we engage children in play that invites learning!
The Early Childhood Program invites learning and exploration of skills through high-quality play. Curricular areas typically found in an American-style education are approached with greater focus as students progress through the program.
The Early Childhood Handbook for students and parents provides a comprehensive look at the early years program, from daily schedules to communication methods and child protection policies.
The Early Childhood counseling program is concerned with the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of each student so that he/she may reach his/her full potential.
With the aim of cultivating literacy among our young students, we have made our library facilities wholesome and inviting environments that promote a love for books and reading.
Parents and family members play a contributing role in each child’s learning and growth. Reciprocal learning exists when teachers and families communicate regularly and keep student success in mind.
All EC new families are invited to attend the Parent Coffee titled, New Families Transitioning Successfully, on Wednesday, August 29 at 8:30AM in the High School building on the third floor, Wittenburg Hall.
Concordia’s Early Childhood SEL curriculum, for grades preschool through kindergarten is titled Second Step. It is a popular curriculum in the United States and at prominent international schools worldwide.
The first full school year for Concordia’s Early Childhood Division (EC) is about to begin! We are thankful for the dedication Concordia has given to its youngest learners.
While the Early Childhood Division prepares for the start the of the school year, it also is looking ahead at upcoming Back-to-School events.
One of the unique features of Concordia’s Early Childhood Division is the Successful Start program. Now in its second year, Successful Start provides our youngest learners with an opportunity to gradually begin their time at Concordia.
Concordia teachers have a mission to “educate students holistically in a nurturing environment.” As we work together to unpack the terms “holistic” and “nurturing,” we have to consider the importance of creating meaningful learning opportunities that are fueled by student inquiry, especially those that take place outside the walls of the classroom.
This parents-only event, hosted by Concordia Early Childhood Division Principal, Mr. Drew Gerdes, highlighted information on self-regulation, executive functions, and social-emotional learning and how these three pillars serve as a foundational component for a young child's development and growth.
Ensuring that students have a safe environment in which to learn is a top priority at Concordia. We know that accidents and emergencies can arise in spite of careful supervision of activities, therefore we encourage the entire school community to help us maintain the health and safety of the school.
Our youngest learners at Concordia began the school year with an easy, low-stress transition into the classroom thanks to the elementary school's Successful Start program. Because young children can easily be overwhelmed by new situations, the Successful Start program allows them to ease into their new environment in small groups,