Morningside Lutheran Preschool serves children ages 3-5, providing a nurturing, high quality preschool education in a caring, Christian atmosphere. We support the ideal that Christian-based education is best realized by creating opportunities for children to explore, play, learn and socialize in a Christian atmosphere, with teachers who motivate them to grow and develop not only socially and academically, but also spiritually. We accept students regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity or physical ability.
Morningside Lutheran Preschool is a fully licensed preschool through the Iowa Department of Human Services and is a proud member of the Sioux City Preschool Initiative program. We follow the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (QPPS), as well as Iowa Early Learning Standards.
Our preschool program uses Teaching Strategies' The Creative Curriculum for Preschool as our curriculum base to address areas of learning such as social-emotional, literacy and math, science, social studies and the arts, and incorporates these subjects throughout every part of every day. Using play, exploration and discovery as a way of learning, children develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
All Morningside Lutheran Preschool staff members meet or exceed the requirements established by the Iowa Department of Human Services, as well as the requirements of the Sioux City Preschool Initiative. All staff members are certified in CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen/Emergency Precautions Procedures, Mandatory Reporting and Preschool GOLD Assessment.
Parents and volunteers are a welcome, valued addition to our classroom! Parents are welcome to come and observe at any time. Volunteers are needed to chaperone field trips, assist in the classroom, and more! All staff members and volunteers are required to complete state and federal criminal background checks before working with our children.
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