preschool

St. Paul Lutheran School's Preschool (Barnabas House) is a private Christian preschool that has been caring for children in Roseburg since 1980. We strive to create an environment of loving, learning, and fun for each child. Our teachers engage in continuing education and work to stay current on early learning practices and teaching techniques. At St. Paul we offer an interactive learning environment and a warm and loving place where each child is cared for and nurtured.


St. Paul's Barnabas House is a center-based preschool with 12 distinct, thematic learning centers. Class sizes of ten children or less are tailored to be developmentally appropriate for every child.


Our preschool curriculum is on a two year cycle and we offer different monthly themes each year. We teach chronologically through the Bible each year and Music and Movement is also a part of our curriculum.  

  • Two and a Half and Three Year-Old Preschool is for children who are 30 months or older and are potty trained.
  • Four Year-Old Preschool is for children who are four and are getting ready for Kindergarten.

St. Paul is participating in the pilot QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System), and has its fourth-star rating, which means we exceed essential evaluation standards that support quality early learning for all children (Click here to learn more).

Our preschool uses developmentally appropriate practices and an intentionally designed center based curriculum. This includes a combination of play-based experiences with teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Theory and research shows there is a direct relationship between active social play and early language and literacy development which is what drives the content of the curriculum in our language arts and creative arts classrooms.


Language Arts & Math:

Manipulatives

Unit Blocks

Dramatic Play

Library

Letter Center

Puzzles, Listening, or Writing


Creative Arts & Science:

Painting

Playdough

Coloring

Discovery

Touch Table

Light Table

Class times

Class Times: 8:30 - 11:30 am

2, 3, or 5 days/week


Before School Care - 7:00 - 8:30 am

After School Care - 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Extended Day Preschool - 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Lunch Bunch - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  


Class schedule includes circle times, center times, outside play, and a snack.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

At St. Paul Lutheran School, we believe that a meaningful education includes an understanding and appreciation of God, His purpose, His character, and His abundant love. Children grow in their faith and knowledge of God as they learn of His love through Bible stories. Children learn to build friendships based on Christ-like kindness, respect, and forgiveness.

  • Weekly chapel
  • Daily Bible time and prayer
  • Mission and service projects
  • Children's Church for ages 4-10 and nursery care for ages 0-3 are offered at our 10:30 am Sunday church service.

3 Year-old preschoolers are introduced to:

  • Bible stories
  • Facts about people
  • Facts about animals
  • Capital letter names
  • Number names
  • Shape names
  • Color names
  • Days of the week
  • Counting
  • Print awareness

ALL PRESCHOOLERS PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING LEARNING SKILLS:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Following directions
  • Writing and cutting

PARENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Parent Teacher Organization is active and supportive
  • Parent helpers for special days and activities

4 year-old preschoolers are introduced to:

  • Bible stories and applications
  • Recognizing and writing upper- and lower-case letters
  • Counting accuracy
  • Creative arts
  • Rhyming words
  • Observing patterns
  • Shape and color names
  • Calendar days and months
  • Recognizing letter sounds
  • Writing and reading from the top down and left across
  • Beginning word sounds

ALL PRESCHOOLERS PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL SKILLS:

  • Self-help skills
  • Self-control Group participation
  • Conflict resolution

scope & sequence

Click on the link below to open the Scope and Sequence for our preschool classrooms. A Scope and Sequence lists the concepts that will be taught, the goals and objectives, and the projected order of concepts for a school year in that particular classroom. Please contact us if you have any questions!

St. Paul Kindergarten

St. Paul's preschool program prepares children for Kindergarten.  Please visit our Kindergarten page to see how St. Paul elementary can be a great fit for your family!  We offer both half- and full-day Kindergarten.  Both programs more than prepare students for first grade and our full-day program comes with lots of extras like Spanish, P.E., Art, and Music. Our kindergarten has an average size of 14 students, has highly qualified teachers, and follows a complete and certified curriculum, all in a safe and loving Christian environment.