St. Johns Lutheran Preschool is owned and operated by St. Johns Lutheran Church of Wykoff, under the supervision of the congregation's school board. St. Johns Lutheran Preschool was established to assist and support Christian parents in their God-given vocation of raising their children. Christian parents desire that their children grow up knowing and believing in their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that they learn to live as faithful, responsible and God-fearing citizens in the world in which God has placed them.

It is the goal of St. Johns Lutheran Preschool to do all it can in early childhood development and teaching the Christian faith to assist parents in their God-given calling. Our program is designed to help children grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectuall, and spiritually in an atmosphere where children feel acceptance and loved. In addition to offering a high-quality preschool education, we are committed to the Christian faith as taught in the Word of God and confessed in the historic confession of the Lutheran church. Parents will find an important ally in St. Johns Lutheran Preschool.

Our preschool is open to the general public for children ages 36 months through pre-kindergarten and who are toilet-trained. Registration forms for preschool enrollment are available upon request. Registration opens in March and continues through August for the following school year. All forms must be completed and submitted to the school office with the first month's tuition payment of $75 in order to guarantee enrollment in the preschool. Enrollment of children in the preschool after the registration period is granted if openings are available.

The 3- and 4-year old preschoolers meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the 4- and 5-year olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

The school year runs from September through May. The preschool calendar will basically follow the calendar of St. Johns Lutheran School and the Kingsland School District.

We pray at snack time, celebrate Christian holidays, and teach Christian living. The children will learn by heart the 10 Commandments, The Apostle's Creed and the Lord's Prayer. They will hear Bible stories daily and learn of Jesus' love for them by his dying on the cross and resurrection from the grave. Our program is designed to help your child grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually in an atmosphere where your child will feel acceptance and love.

Additional goals and objectives include physical development to provide an environment that fosters growth in gross and fine motor development at developmentally age-appropriate levels for each child; Intellectual development - to provide an environment that fosters growth in language, math, science, and sensory skills; Social and emotional development - to provide an opportunity for each child to develop a positive self-image, and positive growth in relationship with peers, adults, and the environment; and language development - to use verbal expressions, develop vocabulary, speak in sentences, follow simple directions, and to express ideas, feelings, and experiences through stories and drawings.

For registration materials or for further information on St. Johns Lutheran Preschool, please contact the teacher, Mrs. Rachel Welch, or the school office at (507) 352-4671, or visit the school website www.stjohns-wykoff.org.