Beautiful Savior Preschool is a Christ centered academic program where children can grow in faith as they prepare for kindergarten. Students who attend will be better able to listen, focus attention, and accept a schedule. They will also learn social skills and better understand their own feelings and the feelings of their friends. Students will be acquainted with numbers and counting skills and learn phonemic awareness to help them be ready to learn to read. Our program has been serving families in southeast Boise for over 25 years, and we would be happy to have an opportunity to serve yours.
Schedule a Visit
Please contact us to schedule a time for you and your child to MEET THE TEACHERS, see the classroom and playground, and spend a little time with us during one of our classes.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
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BASIC CHRISTIAN TEACHING
We are a Christian preschool that is open to anyone who wishes their child to be strongly prepared for Kindergarten. Our students learn that God, in His Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), loves each one of us, that Jesus is our Savior and that God desires us to be good and love one another as He does. We have daily Bible lessons including monthly memory verses. Although we will always teach the Christian faith, we welcome students from all different faiths and belief systems.
Using the Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum for early childhood, students will practice listening and focusing skills. They will practice empathy, identifying feelings and handling strong emotion. They will learn about fair ways to play with friends and problem solving.
Children are better prepared for reading instruction when they can hear individual sounds in speech. Using the Zoo-phonics® curriculum and a variety of other methods, children learn to hear letter sounds, syllables and rhyming words.
A variety of science and social studies themes are explored though the year. For example, we may spend time learning all that we can about trees! Holidays also influence theme teaching.
SHAPES, NUMBERS & COUNTING
Children will count and see numbers every session during lessons and with learning toys and games.
LARGE & FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY
In addition to outdoor active play, we have a variety of physical activities which include bean bags, rhythm sticks, parachute and streamers. Music with movement is key!
STRUCTURE & FOLLOWING A SCHEDULE
Beautiful Savior Preschool will help students feel safe and secure by using a set schedule each day. This will help them transition to kindergarten.
3 to 4 Years Old
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4 to 5 Years Old
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
After graduating with a teaching degree from Concordia University, Chris taught elementary school in St. Louis and then Pocatello for four years. When she came to Beautiful Savior, she was on the preschool committee for the first year of the program. In this capacity, she was able to help define the curriculum from the beginning. When the only preschool teacher had to leave, Chris happily took the job, and more than twenty years later, has personally shaped every aspect of the classes into the wonderful program it is today. Teacher Chris has a great love of early childhood. Now a Grandmother, she has a renewed interest in all aspects of helping young children grow and learn. Chris is current on her City of Boise Child Care Worker License and CPR certification requirements, which are posted inside the classroom.
Kate Gordon joined our preschool in November 2021 and has proved to be a terrific asset to our program. She enjoys the children and is interested in learning more about the education of young children. She says “I love the how the simple academics are applicable to all areas of life: physical, emotional and spiritual.” Kate is married and holds a bachelor’s degree in education which she used primarily to homeschool her two children, who are now collage age. She enjoys Idaho’s opportunities to be outside enjoying God’s creation.