Light of Christ is proud to offer the very best preschool in Irvine. Our Director, Teachers and Aides create a caring and supportive environment in which we nurture every childs development in:
As you compare various pre-school programs their costs, facilities, staff, hours, location and the like please keep in mind these advantages your child will enjoy at Light of Christ:
TEACHER QUALITY: The State of California requires pre-school teachers to have a minimum of 12 units (4 classes) in Early Childhood Development, ALL of our teachers have University (Bachelors) Degrees in Early Childhood Development.
STAFF-TO-STUDENT RATIO: The State of California requires a maximum ratio of 12-to-1. Our ratio is 6-to-1 AND every Light of Christ pre-school class ALSO has a dedicated Teachers Aide.
Preschool Licensing & Affiliations:
Light of Christ Lutheran Preschool is a School Ministry Partner in the Pacific Southwest District LCMS, affiliated with the Lutheran Education Association, and a member of the Church Related Early Childhood Fellowship. Our program is licensed by the California State Department of Social Services; License number 300603211.
If you have any question or would like a tour of our facilities, please call our director, Betty Bordeaux.
Light of Christ Lutheran Preschool radiates the love of Christ Jesus to everyone we touch. Through a carefully planned curriculum and a dedicated staff and congregation, the Preschool serves as a center for service to God. We all grow and flourish in response to God’s welcoming call.
The philosophy of our Preschool centers in Christ Jesus’ welcoming call to families: “Bring the children to me!” We believe that our Christ-centered faith and the teachings of our church provide the strongest foundation for preschool education. Confident in that strong foundation, we assist parents by offering developmentally appropriate religious and early childhood learning that best prepares our youngest citizens for productive futures. Our curriculum is structured, yet flexible to accommodate the many hands-on learning activities and spontaneous teaching opportunities.
Christian education in our Preschool begins with the acknowledgement that all our strengths and abilities come as a gift from God’s love. Despite our sinful nature, God chooses each person individually as “numbered in His kingdom.” In response to God’s love, we create a non-competitive environment for play-based early childhood learning. Our staff daily models Jesus’ love and forgiveness to the children. We teach appropriate behavior through modeling and redirection.
Young children—and the parents and teachers who guide and teach them—will find opportunities in our school for social, intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional and creative growth.
Our school offers part time preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds. The morning classes are held from 9am to 12 noon on MWF and T/Th. An afternoon class for 3 year olds meets on T/Th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. An afternoon class for 4 year olds meets MWF from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Children who are 5 years old may attend our PreK classes which meet in the morning from 9am to 12 noon. These children may attend 2, 3 or 5 days per week.
This program meets from 12 noon to 12:45 each day and provides additional time for lunch and play. The children bring a sack lunch and eat with their friends. Preschool staff members supervise lunch time and the playground time which follows. The cost is $5.00 per day. Sign-up is available each morning before preschool.
This extended-day program meets from 12 noon to 3pm each day and includes Lunch Box, rest time, a curriculum of enrichment activities that coordinate with our morning thematic units, and an afternoon snack. Advance sign-up and payment is required.