Setting the Standard in Early Education at TLS
TLS has embraced the Reggio Approach for the last 16 years, resulting in an exemplary Pre-Kindergarten (serving 4-5 year olds) with a world class reputation in the right here in Flathead Valley.
TLS Pre-K has an exceptional reputation in the Flathead Valley. Our lead teacher is an expert in early learning. TLS Pre-K staff inspire a love for Jesus and through daily devotions, Bible stories and songs. Young children love nature and are given many exciting opportunities to appreciate the natural world God has created. The needs of the whole child are served as the class balances the development and refinement of Spiritual, social, emotional, physical, language, and early reading needs through developmentally appropriate practices.
Reggio-inspired classrooms are renowned worldwide as the best Pre-Kindergartens in the world. We empower early learners in a Christ based environment to think, question, investigate as curious & capable learners through project based learning. We help early learners navigate the journey of joyful learning through purposeful projects, communication, documentation inspiring developmentally appropriate literacy, language and math skills.
What is a Reggio Inspired Approach?
Children are seen as competent, curious, inventive and learn from interaction with the environment, peers, and adults in a joyful classroom.
Curriculum is developmentally appropriate and viewed as “emergent “ – where literacy, math, science are purposefully integrated.
Project based, interest based learning through design, art, engineering, nature, and more are evident.
Documentation and parent communication are paramount, through the technology of Kaymbu which brings the classroom alive to parents in real-time assessment
TLS Reggio Pre-K students are well prepared for Kindergarten. Many explode into reading, writing, and math by the end of the year – naturally. Students are individualized- our faculty meet each child where they are at – if reading- they will offer books and materials at the right level for each child.
Hands On / Read World Field Trips as well as Community Based Guest Speakers are a regular feature inspiring higher level questions and curiosity about the world.
[A Reggio-Inspired Approach is not a certification. It is a philosophy, an art & science that comes from careful observation, listening, and practice]