Sonrise Christian Preschool continues LUMC's ministry to provide Christian education to children. Teachers, Angie Bailey and Cindy Kentner possess many years of childhood education experience. They provide a loving Christian environment while continuing the goal of preparing their students for kindergarten. Students participate in daily letter and number recognition activities along with beginning writing skills. Daily Bible stories and songs are included in the curriculum. The daily routine encourages listening skills and improved social skills. Educational theme-based centers are introduced each week which includes dramatic play and sensory activities that focus on developing fine and gross motor skills. The preschool strives to provide quality education by maintaining a small class size.
Ms. Angie brings a love and passion for teaching young children. Her education experience began when she developed curriculum and taught in the classroom at Lamar's TLC Preschool. Angie has continued experience in early childhood education as she completed training in The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, tutored special education children at David's Place and her willingness to take an active role in serving in children's ministry at LUMC for many years. Angie also holds a Bachelor's degree and is involved with the family business, Isenhower Lumber Co. Ms. Angie contributes great organizational skills and creative ideas to the preschool program. Her focus is to provide a loving learning environment that all children, no matter their learning style, will be successful and kindergarten ready.
Ms. Cindy is a recently retired elementary educator from Lamar R-1. She has continued to remain active in education even after retiring. If she isn't tutoring children in the community, she is found at the school substituting. Cindy served in education for 26 years. The last 17 years of her career she was the Title 1 Reading educator, K-5th grade, where she helped students develop successful reading skills through phonic based strategies. Cindy holds a Master's in Reading Education with an additional education in Reading Recovery. Cindy adds great energy, a servant's heart and many years of education experience to the preschool program. She has a great love for all children and especially enjoys teaching them reading skills.