Classes Offered

  • Mommy & Me
    10:00-11:00 AM on Thursdays.

  • Minis Class (2.5-3 Year Old)
    9:00-11:30 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Ask us about our optional one-day offering!

  • 3 Year-Old Classes
    9:00-11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New in Fall ’22: Optional Third Day on Mondays

  • 4 Year-Old Classes
    9:00-11:30 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Pre-K Classes
    9:15-11:45 AM Monday through Friday.

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About Our Preschool

Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool was established in 1988. It is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The mission of the preschool is to help children develop spiritually, intellectually and physically in a Christian environment.

 

LOCATION 

Our school is inside Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 2113 Ravenna Street in Hudson, Ohio. Click here for directions.

Preschool Purpose

  • To provide young children with a supportive program of early learning experiences in a supportive Chirstian environment.
  • To allow young children to grow in faith, confidence and
    self-esteem.
  • To aid parents in the development of the child as he/she makes a gradual adjustment from home to school.

3-Year Old Classes

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Spiritual Goals

  • Participates in worship activities

  • Recognizes the Bible as God’s Word

  • Understands Jesus as friend and Savior

  • Recites short prayers

Social / Emotional Goals

  • Develops positive self-concept

  • Shows concern for family and friends

  • Respects rights and feelings of others

  • Shows increasing ability to work in a group, share and take turns

  • Develops self-control and coping skills

  • Shows enthusiasm

Readiness Goals

  • Demonstrates growth in communication skills

  • Develops attention span

  • Develops visual discrimination

  • Recognizes numeral 1 through 9

  • Recognizes basic colors and shapes

  • Develops small motor coordination

  • Develops gross motor coordination

  • Appreciates rhythm, musical sounds and instruments

  • Appreciates art forms and experiments with a variety of media

Tuition

2 DAYS: $1,440 per year

3 DAYS: $1,855 per year

Additional Costs: $70 nonrefundable registration fee (due at registration) and $20 supply fee (due Aug. 15).

Three installments of $480 (2 Day) or $618.33 (3 Day) each due August 15, November 15 and February 15.

Monthly payment plans available. Family discounts available. Call for details.

4-Year Old Classes

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Spiritual Goals

  • Describes Jesus as friend, helper, forgiving

  • Retells short stories and recites short prayers

Social / Emotional Goals

  • Develops positive self-image

  • Expresses self verbally, identifies other children by name

  • Demonstrates willingness to share

  • Show independence in caring for personal needs

Readiness Goals

  • Recognizes and identifies body parts

  • Prints own first name and identifies classmates names

  • Develops and demonstrates pre-reading skills

  • Answers questions about a short story

  • Identifies age and birthday

  • Retells a simple story in sequence

  • Follows multiple step directions

  • Identifies and names shapes

  • Develops more complex fine motor skills

  • Develops more complex gross motor skills

  • Understand directions and positions

  • Counts objects and sequences

  • Recognizes musical sounds and instruments

  • Recognizes art forms and experiments with a variety of media

Tuition

$1,855 per year
Additional Costs: $70 nonrefundable registration fee (due at registration) and $30 supply fee (due Aug. 15).

Three installments of $618.33 each due August 15, November 15 and February 15.

Monthly payment plans available. Family discounts available. Call for details.

Pre-K Classes

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Spiritual Goals

  • Describes Jesus as friend, helper, forgiving

  • Retells short stories and recites short prayers

Social / Emotional Goals

  • Develops positive self-image

  • Expresses self verbally, identifies other children by name

  • Demonstrates willingness to share

  • Show independence in caring for personal needs

Readiness Goals

  • Identifies uppercase and lowercase letters and sounds

  • Compares sets of numbers

  • Identifies coins

  • Demonstrates an understanding of rhythm, musical sounds and instruments

  • Recognizes art forms and experiments with a variety of media

  • Participates in scientific studies

Tuition

$3,085 per year
Additional Costs: $70 nonrefundable registration fee (due at registration) and $40 supply fee (due Aug. 15).

Three installments of $1,028.33 each due August 15, November 15 and February 15.

Monthly payment plans available. Family discounts available. Call for details.

Minis Class for Children 2.5-3

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Wednesdays & Fridays 9-11:30 a.m.

NEW! We are excited to now offer classes for your 2.5-3 year old(s)! Our Minis Classes are perfectly designed for your early learner ready for a bit of independence. Ask us about our optional one-day offering too!

Email preschool@gloriadeihudson.org to register or for more information!

Mommy and Me

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Thursdays 10-11 a.m.

Socializing the littlest members of our family has never been more important after these recent years. Email us to find out more about our fun Mommy & Me class that is designed for Mom (or Grandma!) and her 2 year old(s). Sessions occurring in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Email preschool@gloriadeihudson.org to register or for more information!

What a Typical Day Looks Like

  • Arrival – meet and greet children from the carpool line

  • Circle time – welcome, story, Pledge of Allegiance, “helper” job assignments, calendar, weather, daily concepts, prayer

  • Academic Time/Centers – art, science, dramatic play, manipulative, computer time, writing, math and library

  • Clean up – put toys away, toileting, and hand washing

  • Snack time – parent provided We are peanut and tree nut restricted!

  • Large Motor – dancing, parachute, kids in action, playground

  • Closing circle time – Story and dismissal

  • Departure – help children back into cars in carpool line

Enrichment Programs

Gloria Dei Preschool offers enrichment programs throughout the year.

Devotions

Once a week the Pastor and the Director of Christian Education shares devotions with each class. These devotions are a special time to share God’s Word with the preschoolers and help develop their faith.

Library

Twice a month, preschoolers visit the Preschool Library to borrow a book and listen to a Hudson Librarian or a guest reader share stories.

2020-2021 Tuition Rates

Tuition is payable in 3 installments which are due Aug. 15, Nov. 15 and Feb. 15. Monthly payment plans may be arranged by request.

Families enrolling more than one child will receive a 10% reduction on the second child’s tuition and a 15% reduction on the third child’s tuition.

All students are invited to stay for “Lunch Bunch” for an additional $5 per day. We also offer “Enrichment Friday” which runs from 11:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Fridays for an additional $10 per session. Enrichment Friday is open to students and prospective students.

Meet the Teachers

We have a dedicated staff of Christian women who are here to nurture and teach your children. Collectively they have over 90 years of teaching experience. Please click on the links to the left to read a bio for each teacher.

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