WHAT IS THE WRAP AROUND PROGRAM?
Trinity Lutheran School’s Wrap Around program is ranked one of the highest quality preschool programs in Cedar Rapids. The program’s main focus is to create meaningful interactions within the child’s environment through carefully planned hands-on experiences.
It’s not just a place to be supervised, it’s a place to learn and socialize, too.
Benefits of our program include:
- Pre kindergarten academics & readiness
- Self-regulation skills.
- Social development and ability to work in a group.
- Independence – including self-help skills, confidence, and self-esteem.
The program has a low staff-to-child ratio; our teachers are able to work with each child one-on-one or in small groups. Children get the opportunity to practice new skills and work on areas of difficulty. In addition to teacher led instruction, the Wrap Around program utilizes research-based approaches linked to higher achievement outcomes. Carefully selected materials encourage interest-led exploration, leading children to naturally build and expand language, problem solve, and link academic learning with real-life use.
IS FULL TIME PRESCHOOL TOO MUCH? SHOULDN’T MY CHILD BE PLAYING?
By no means will children be “studying” their math facts or writing and reading all day long with no breaks. The Wrap Around program will provide a fluid, consistent environment for children to develop and thrive at their own pace.
WHO USES THE WRAP AROUND PROGRAM?
This high quality program is offered to any preschool age child enrolled in Trinity Lutheran School’s preschool programs.
Part time preschool is not always conducive for working families. The Wrap Around program serves families who need care when preschool is not in session. There are many pricing options to fit all schedules such as hourly, part time, and full time rate. However, children who use the program daily have the greatest benefits.
I have other care options (in-home, grandparent, etc). Is there a reason I should consider using the Wrap Around program?
Research continues to determine full time preschool has better academic and social outcomes than part time programs. The five-day-a-week schedule enables students to feel safe and relaxed in the classroom, aids them in forming strong bonds with their teachers and friends, and gives them the consistency and community needed to flourish.
Part-time students, who attend for three consecutive days, then take four days off, often struggle at the beginning of each week—almost like being new to school again. Ultimately, this leads to harder drop offs, less independence, and increased difficulty establishing peer relationships.
Children thrive on consistency and routine. Part time programs fail to offer this opportunity; children in these programs struggle to acclimate to a classroom routine.