ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

ABOUT OUR PRESCHOOL

The Child Life Ministries Programs are licensed to serve 80 children at any one time.

There are a variety of classes for preschool age children: Tot Spot (30 mo.-3 yrs.), 3 Yr. Old Preschool and Pre-K Preschool.  These classes utilize 3 classroom and the children also use other spaces in the church, for example: The Family Life Center, The Sanctuary, and The Gathering Space.  Our preschool is a 9 month program building upon the skills and interest of preschool children.

Tot Spot (30 mo. to 3 Yrs.)
Monday and Tuesday
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Class Size: 11 children and 2 Teachers

3 Yr. Old Preschool
Monday and Tuesday OR Thursday and Friday
8:45-11:15 a.m. or 12-2:30 p.m.* (Th/F only)   
Class Size: 16 children and 2 teachers

Pre-K Preschool
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
8:15-11:15 a.m. or 12-3 p.m.
Class Size: 18 children and 2 Teachers

Lunch Bunch
Bring your lunch and join us for an hour before or after preschool to “dine” with friends.  This program requires in-advance registration and will only run if the minimum attendance is met.  Children may participate on their preschool days.  The program fills in first come, first served order.

Enrichment
This program offers 4 yr. old children an opportunity for continued learning and our Christian programming as 7 sessions (sessions are 4-5 weeks in length) throughout the year.  This program requires in-advance registration and will only run if the minimum attendance (5) is met.

ABOUT OUR RAINBOW CENTER CHILD CARE CENTER

Rainbow Center children

 

 

The Rainbow Center is a State licensed child care facility established in 1992 to serve children enrolled in our preschool. We currently serve 12 children ages 3-5 years and maintain a student / teacher ratio of twelve children to one teacher. Care is available for summer session only, fall session only, or both sessions.

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 12 months of the year with vacation days

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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL AGE CARE

Rainbow Center children

The School Age Care program offers after school care to children in grades Kindergarten through 4th.  The School Age Program is held in the McFarland Lutheran Church building in rooms 220, 221 and 226.  Transportation is provided from McFarland schools to CLM during the school year.  Care is available for summer session only, fall session only, or both sessions.
 
Fall Hours: Monday - Friday 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAYS

Child Life Ministries attempts to follow the same holiday and vacation schedule as the McFarland Public Schools.  A school calendar of events and holidays is given to each family  at the Family Orientation or time of enrollment.  We do not follow McFarland Public School’s in-service schedule.

We will be closed 3 days per year due to the need for staff development time.  These dates are noted on your CLM  calendar.  The staff uses this time for continuing education as well as preparation.

The School Age and Rainbow Center program will be closed all day on the following holidays (or a chosen day should the holiday fall on a weekend):
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day/Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day/Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
July 4th

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