Classes Offered

Our discovery-based curriculum  focuses on the seven essential life skills - focus and self-control, perspective taking, critical thinking, self-directed, engaged learning, taking on challenges, persistence, and communication. Using Bible stories and classic children's literature, we also incorporate the Arizona Early Learning Standards into developmentally appropriate lessons strengthening all the domains of learning: math, science, social studies, language and literacy, physical, health and safety, social emotional, and approaches to learning. Embedded in the academic subjects is the reflection on the life and work of Jesus, spiritual growth, and our responsibility to our neighbors.The basic curriculum involves learning through the discoveries of play. During each session, a variety of interesting, creative and stimulating activities are provided for the children. Project work is foundational to deeper learning, using the children's interests as project topics.

Early Learners
Ages 2 – 3
Early Learners are typically new to the classroom experience.  Through loving guidance and role modeling, children learn how to interact in a group setting, develop social skills, gain independence, and are introduced to basic academic concepts.  Each lesson reinforces that Jesus loves them.
T/TH 8:30 – 11:30:   $185 per month

M/W 8:30 – 11:30:   $185 per month

Ages 3 as of August 31, 2018 – 4 years old (independent toileting required)
Preschoolers are curious learners, and the classroom environment provides many opportunities for exploration.   Children are encouraged in critical thinking skills, allowed to strengthen their physical development, guided in social interactions, and provided with discovery-based academic learning.  Bible stories provide the foundation for each lesson.
T/TH 8:30 – 11:30:  $185 per month
T/TH 8:00 – 12:00 (extended day):  $235 per month

Age 4 as of August 31, 2018 – 5 years old
Pre-K children have the opportunity to practice skills critical for academic success, such as focus and self-control, social competency, and emergent literacy and writing.    Learning centers also focus on math, social studies, and science.  Each lesson explores Bible stories, God’s work in their lives, and how they can respond to His Love.
M/W/F 8:30 – 11:30:  $275 per month

T/W/TH 8:30 – 11:30:  $285 per month

M/T/W/TH 8:30 – 11:30:  $335 per month

Age 5 as of August 31, 2018 – 6 years old
Kindergarten is an exciting time of development where children are crossing the bridge into early elementary school.  To support their learning and growth, the teachers use Zoophonics, and One in Christ (faith based, research supported) curriculums, as well as project-based learning and the Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (piloted by the Arizona Department of Education).  
M-TH 8:00 – 12:00  $400 per month (tax credits or other tuition discounts may reduce tuition by 40%)
Stay and Play
In partnership with First Things First Arizona Children's Association, Stay and Play is held every Tuesday from 9:30 - 11:00.  Parents and young children are free to explore the early childhood classrooms, playing together, and connecting with other families with young children. At this free program, no pre-registration is required.  Drop in participation is welcome!

Arizona Children's Association Calendar

Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS is an awesome program for any and all mothers with preschool children, infant through kindergarten. MOPS believes that mothering matters and YOU, as a mother, have value and what you do is important! Mothers with young children need encouragement, friendship and insight, and to know that they're not alone as they nurture and tend to the growth of their families!
MOPS provides a caring and safe atmosphere for today's mothers of preschoolers by allowing them to share concerns and creativity, and to build lasting relationships while receiving encouragement from a Christian perspective.
MOPs typically meets the second or third Friday of each month from 8:00-10:30 at the Christ Lutheran Vail Ministry Center, 14600 E. Colossal Cave Road, Vail, AZ 85641.