Understanding that every child can learn and has individual needs and skills, Peace provides a wide range of positive learning opportunities to foster the healthy development of the whole child – social, intellectual, physical, emotional, moral and spiritual. Our curriculum is based on child-centered teaching practices that encourage cooperative and play-based learning experiences that are designed toward academic readiness. Our multi-cultural enrollment enables children to learn, accept, and appreciate the differences among people. We recognize that parents are an integral part of every child’s development, and parent involvement is actively sought, encouraged, and welcomed to enhance each child’s positive self-image and love of learning. Our programs will daily incorporate and exemplify Christian perspectives. Since children learn as much by observing others as they do by direct instruction, staff members recognize the importance of appropriate role modeling.


The goals established by the purposes and philosophy of the center are to:

  • Accept children as individuals created in the image of God and to nurture their individuality and creativity

  • Promote critical thinking so that children can verify and validate information for themselves

  • Expose children to a variety of experiences to increase their mastery of a variety of skills

  • Encourage children to be active and resourceful in discovering for themselves the world around them

  • Help children learn to trust in themselves and feel confident in their ability to make choices

  • Increase children’s capacity to confront new discoveries and integrate them into their world

  • Foster the ability to be sensitive and supportive of one another’s feelings

  • Teach children to approach learning with confidence and joy, and be willing to take risks

  • Nurture children’s capacity to make commitments and become involved

  • Help children learn self-control and accountability for their actions

  • Enhance the child’s mental processes by building confidence and self-esteem

  • Provide children with an environment devoid of sexual, racial, religious or economic bias

  • Maintain the lowest possible staff to child ratios

  • Encourage parent visitation, input, and participation


Peace follows the fundamental principles of The Creative Curriculum which is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. The Creative Curriculum®  is designed specifically to provide in-depth support for all children and for the unique demands of each day in a preschool classroom. We also utilize a developmentally-appropriate and Christian based approach to instruction, focused on thematic units selected by the teacher and developmental goals for each age group. 

Peace Lutheran Preschool & Learning Center
595 Belvidere St., El Paso, TX 79912
Phone: (915) 581-5525
Fax: (915) 587-6046
Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Exceptional education & care for children 6 weeks - Pre-K as well as engaging summer camp, before & after-school care for elementary-age learners.
Peace Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA).