Early Childhood

Pilgrim offers play-based Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs that are designed to help children feel safe and loved. We do not set arbitrary universal goals, but rather, we support children as they achieve their individual goals. Our 1:10 teacher to student ratio in Pre-K and our 1:16 teacher to student ratio in Kindergarten, allow students to receive the attention they need to grow and learn.

Pilgrim Lutheran pre-kindergarten students sitting on a bench
Pre-Kindergarten Morning Program

Pilgrim offers Pre-Kindergarten of 5 three hour days, 8:45 a.m. till 11:45 a.m. Morning Pre-K families have the option for extended learning through lunch and into the afternoon till 2:45 p.m.

Pre-Kindergarten Afternoon Program

Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten options include 3 two-hour sessions or 5 two-hour sessions. Sessions start at 12:30 p.m. and run till 2:45 p.m.

Kindergarten Morning Program

Pilgrim offers Kindergarten of 5 three hour days, 8:40 a.m. till 11:40 a.m. Morning Kindergarten families have the option for extended learning through lunch and into the afternoon till 2:45 p.m. Pilgrim also offers flexibility in choosing between one to five full days in Kindergarten.

Engaging Each Child in Early Childhood

  • Spanish language instruction in both Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • 1:1 iPads for students in Kindergarten
  • Music and art lessons
  • Educational field trips that include visits to CSO concerts, zoos, museums, and nature centers
  • Before and after school care
  • Community service projects
  • Kindergarten program that incorporates math, literature, and social studies
  • “Reading Buddies” between upper grades and Kindergarten students

What Are Parents Saying?

Pilgrim is a caring, nurturing and safe environment for our two kids. The classes are small, the teachers are dedicated, experienced and they genuinely care for our children. From the play-based learning approach in early childhood to the upper grades academic challenges, the school educates the whole child and I feel strongly that our children will be well prepared for high school when the time comes.—Tricia K.

Early Childhood Teachers