Securing each child's future - for eternity.
In light of recent changes to this very fluid situation with COVID-19, and after lengthy discussions with St. John administrative staff, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our children, families and staff for St. John Lutheran Preschool & Childcare to close effective Friday, March 27th, 2020. The length of closure will be closely monitored and revisited. Please contact the church office to come into the center to collect any of your child’s supplies that you may need.
Please know that we understand the inconvenience that this causes to you and your family. However, we need to keep the health and safety of everyone top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. We pray God’s continued care over all of you in the days and weeks ahead.
St. John's Preschool & Childcare
We are a state-licensed Childcare Center licensed to care for 80 children. Our Center strives to exceed the minimum standards for childcare centers. St. John’s Childcare Center has been serving the community since 2001.
St. John’s provides a warm and caring environment in which children can experience security and develop trust as they master new skills at their individual rates of progress.
Through a positive, happy, Christian environment, the children will grow physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Children 6 weeks through 12 years of age are accepted on a part or full-time basis.
The center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Childcare Center offers year-round care (except for holidays), family discounts, learning centers, optional hot lunch program, and large playgrounds all in a Christian environment.
St. John’s Preschool and Childcare Center is located in the education wing of St. John Lutheran Church located along Fredonia Avenue in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Our playground is all fenced and our center doors are locked from the outside at all times.
What We Provide
A quality education with developmentally appropriate hands-on, active-learning curriculum.
A caring, well-qualified staff.
Christian values both modeled and taught, where children and their families can come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Thank you for your interest in St. John’s Preschool and Childcare Center! Our Center provides care for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age in a loving Christian environment. We are proud of our program which encourages children to become aware of their full potential.
If you have toured our Center, you have seen first-hand the educational and fun activities we offer. If you have not yet had an opportunity to see our Center in operation, we hope that you will call to set up a tour soon. This website presents information that will acquaint you with our Center. You will also find some specific information related to your child’s age and the program we provide. We encourage you to visit our Center and see for yourself what a GREAT place St. John’s Preschool & Childcare Center is!
Our staff fosters a loving, Christian atmosphere of caring and nurturing that encourages children to grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We help each child develop a healthy self-concept and become self-directed. We encourage each child to thrive in his/her environment and to interact with other children and adults in a positive way.
Our facilities are spacious, well-lit and designed for the world of children. Our child care center is designed to let children touch, explore and manipulate their environment. Days are planned with a balance of planned, structured activities and freedom of choice all within a routine which allows children to anticipate what comes next.
We are conveniently located so that we can offer the children many fulfilling experiences within this community. We specialize in infant and toddler care, preschool, and school-age care. We have established a unique, non-profit child care center for families within our community and from our surrounding communities.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."
St. John’s vision is simple—to be the most nurturing environment for children and the most trusted by parents. Every day we recommit ourselves to the future by focusing on the needs of our children through age-appropriate activities in a loving and safe setting. If you haven’t already visited our center, please consider this an open invitation. A personal guided tour is your best opportunity to ask questions and to see first-hand the level of service and instruction we provide our children on a daily basis.
St. John’s Preschool & Childcare Center believes . . .
Children are active learners using physical and social experiences to gain understanding of the world they live in.
Play is an important part of a child’s learning impacting social, emotional and cognitive development.
Children learn and develop best in surroundings where they feel valued and their physical needs are met.
Children’s development excels when given the opportunity to practice the acquired skills as well as overcoming a challenge that is just beyond their reach.
Children are diverse in how they learn, understand, and express what they are feeling.
St. John’s Preschool and Childcare Center strives to meet the needs of the families in our community by providing their children care in a loving, safe, Christ-filled environment, where their skills are developed and their self-esteem is nourished. As a family-orientated program we strive to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to be a Center that is of great benefit and pride to the community that we serve. Our Center is designed to meet the need for care of children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
St. John’s Lutheran Church believes that early childhood education is an integral part of ministry. Every child is a gift from God and learns best about God’s world through active exploration and experimentation. All aspects of the child’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth will be developed through age appropriate practices. Our skilled, trained teachers will share the love of God with all the children through their teachings and practices. Our center will reflect today’s changing cultural diversity using age appropriate materials and experiences.
We encourage the development of friendships, sharing, and a positive attitude and self-image for each of the children in our program. We also encourage and feel strongly about an open communication channel between staff members and parents. This is vital to create an atmosphere and program that will truly benefit your child. Our commitment to provide the families of our community with a high quality child care program in a loving Christian environment has led us to develop this learning center.
St. John’s Preschool and Childcare Center can play an important role during these formative years.