618-377-5507 schooloffice@zionbethalto.org 625 Church Drive, Bethalto IL, 62010

Why Zion?

At Zion Lutheran School, we have been blessed with a thriving Preschool program for many years. Today at Zion, we are building on the excellent foundation of our past as we strive to grow into the future.

Zion Preschool supports parents in providing a child’s first formal school experience by assisting and nurturing the child in his or her spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth.

We believe that each child is a unique creation and gift of God. Because of this uniqueness, each child develops at his or her own pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of each child in our program by providing instruction that is developmentally appropriate. For a well-rounded program, we help the children meet their needs in the
following ways:

Spiritually: Provide opportunities to grow in knowing Christ as their Savior and friend, to see God in the world around them, to pray daily, and to grow in Christian example.

Physically: Provide appropriate activities to help develop gross and fine motor skills.

Intellectually:  Provide opportunities to learn about God’s world and to learn how to ask and answer questions. 

Emotionally: Provide opportunities to develop a sense of competence and worth by experiencing Christian love, receiving steady and consistent guidance, and achieving successes.

Socially: Provide opportunities to enjoy the companionship of others, to learn to be comfortable away from home, to learn to share, and to develop respect for the rights of others as well as one’s own rights.