Play & Learn Christian Child Care Center is a non-profit Christian child care center provided by Gethsemane Lutheran Church
committed to providing quality child care and early childhood education to infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.

Younger Preschool – Big Birds

Our younger preschool program provides care and early childhood education for children ages 2 ½ years to 3 ½ years who are fully toilet-trained or are in the process of being toilet trained. At Play & Learn young preschoolers participate in a hands-on program that keeps the children actively involved while exploring a weekly theme. Preschoolers can choose from a variety of developmentally appropriate learning centers as they begin to make choices and gain independence. Cognitive skills are encouraged through letter, number, and shape recognition. Classroom activities are designed to encourage and build positive social interactions, sharing, and taking turns; problem solving; language development; creativity; and self-esteem. Parents/Guardians are kept informed of their child’s progress with Progress Reports and periodic parent conferences. A daily schedule, weekly lesson plan, and monthly calendar are posted on the Big Birds’ parent board.