Philosophy And Mission
We respect and nurture the rights of all children to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually and cognitively. We create a positive learning environment that best supports all children’s development of trust, individual learning styles, and personalities, appropriate for their stages of development. We strive for the ability to teach children respect for one another, love of neighbor, self and God. We believe that parents are a child’s first and foremost teachers, and work in partnership with the families we serve to care for, nurture, and educate the child.
Our program follows the Creative Curriculum for Toddlers and Preschoolers. We are committed to providing developmentally appropriate lessons and interactions with children that promote multicultural, gender-fair opportunities for all children. These lessons will teach children kindness, compassion, friendship, and understanding for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, or abilities. Included in our curriculum are activities designed to teach children in the developmental areas: language, science, math, cognitive, creative dynamics, art, music appreciation, fine and gross motor skills.
Faith and Learning
Trinity Preschool is a Christian setting. We offer opportunities for spiritual development through Bible stories, art, and songs. We give Thanks to our many Blessings through blessings said at meals, devotional prayers, and we encourage children to love each other as God has taught us to. We participate in weekly Chapel with the pastors and religious education staff at Trinity Church. We realize and understand that not all of us follow the same religion, and respect the rights of all to worship in their own way. Our spiritual goal is to teach children of God’s love for all the world, and to grow in a way that respects that love.
We provide our students with many opportunities for learning, within and outside of the classroom. Activities include developing listening skills during group time each day, exposing the children to several types of music, cooking experiences, improving fine and gross motor skills, and playing outdoors. We also like to make each child feel special on their birthday. The children also take several field trips with the school bus or by foot!
Food Program Information
We believe in helping children to develop good nutritional habits for life. We provide whole grains, fresh fruits, and veggies whenever possible. 100% juice is served once daily, and we encourage and teach children to make good food choices. We serve food family style, and encourage children to take a small amount of each food item. We will encourage children to try new foods, but will not make children clean their plates. For more information about our Food Program, please read the Parent Handbook.
Trinity Preschool participates in the MN Dept of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program. Parents will be asked to fill out a family income data sheet each year to document reimbursements to this program. All meals served meet the nutritional guidelines set forth by the USDA Child Nutrition Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/