Since the early 2000s, Growing with Grace Preschool, a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, has served the families of Libertyville and the surrounding communities with programs for two, three and four-year-olds. Our programs provide a nurturing, stimulating and safe learning environment.
Our teaching approach includes a combination of child-centered and teacher-directed activities. We focus on developing the whole child through a variety of hands-on individual and group activities. We believe play is the center of a preschool experience and through it we teach a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on monthly and/or seasonal themes.
Children in our program have the chance to grow intellectually, socially, physically, spiritually and creatively all the while ensuring that when they leave our program and head to elementary school, they are well prepared to handle Kindergarten and beyond.
Our Guiding Principles
At Growing With Grace Preschool, we uphold a specific way of learning represented on our GWG Compass. Our four guiding principles are shown as the cardinal directions: Love of Learning, Nurturing Environment, Spiritual Development, and Family Involvement.
Our four practices we use in programming are shown as the ordinal directions: Exploration, Whole Child, Service and Play-Based. We use our GWC Compass to guide us in meeting the needs of every child.
Our goal is to embed the love for learning from the very first experience in our classrooms.
We hope you can join us for this journey.