Time for Tots was developed by Mrs. Kari Hahm, our music teacher, and Mrs. Beth Gross, our preschool teacher, to facilitate families as they raise their children to be ready for their walk of life with Jesus. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
We love programs that involve BOTH the grown-ups and the child. We want to strengthen your relationship with Jesus AND your child. We want to give you experiences you can share together whether you are mom, dad, grandparent, nanny - all caregivers!
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. is spent as free play in our preschool classroom. Adults enjoy coffee and conversation as we watch our kiddos play. The intent is to give you support with other adults who are going through the same situations you are. The children then have opportunities to socialize with kids their own age. Babies and Toddlers have not reached the developmental stage of cooperative play. They still play alongside (parallel play) other children. But they are fascinated to watch any child around them. Children aged 2 ½ - 5 are eager for friends to interact with.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. is our structured time of the morning. The adults and children snuggle up together for our Circle Time which includes songs and stories centered around the Bible. We love kids! We know that sitting still is not often on their agenda. We plan for that. We then share a snack that we often try to match the theme of the lesson. Think adorable food. If your child has food sensitivities, certainly feel free to bring your own snack. Finally we create art that the kids can bring home to reflect on what they learned as well as share with every single person they know.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. we get to RUN! Zion is blessed with a playground specifically designed for early childhood. We also have a gleaming gym filled with a variety of age appropriate toys. We’d love nothing more than to send you home with a child who cannot wait for their nap.
We ask for $30 per family for each session to help cover materials. Please register for EITHER Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Session 1 runs September through December. Session 2 runs January - April. Contact Zion to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-367-3617. Click here to read the latest edition of the Tots Tattler!