Child Life

ANOUNCEMENTS

PLANNING FOR SUMMER! 

No, It’s hard to think about summer but we are thinking and planning away for our summer programs!  We are already planning field trips and special days for our School Age and Rainbow Center programs. On these cold days it’s been nice to think about the fun we’re going to have this summer. 

The School Age and Rainbow Center North friends took some time this past week to help decorate Valentine lunch bags for Meals on Wheels. They did this last year and the children enjoyed doing it!  So, when they were asked to do it again this year we were happy to do it again!  We were told that one of the people still had their bag on their refrigerator! The children really took their time to decorate their bag! It was fun to watch them and see all the creative bags that they decorated! 

Mark your calendars!! The CLM book fair will the week of March 6th!  When we know the hours exact hours we will let you know!  We’re hoping to have it open on Wednesday, March 8th for Lenten meal. 

After 19 years of working at CLM Heather Anderson’s last day at CLM will be February 10th.  We will miss her greatly and wish her the best of luck as she explores new opportunities for her personal growth.

We will also be saying good bye to Chloe Howery!  She has taken a job in the career she is going to school for! We will miss her greatly and wish her the best of luck too! 

If you know of anyone who might be interested in a job at CLM and has experience and the education please have them contact Sara at 608-838-4425 or kidsofclm@mcfarlandlutheran.org.

CHILD LIFE MINISTRIES OFFERINGS

We offer preschool programming from Tot Spot (2.5 yr. to 3), 3 and 4 Year Old Preschool, Rainbow Center Full Day Care for preschoolers, After School Care through 4th grade, and everything in between! CLM offers an excellent PreK Kindergarten Readiness Program for 4 and 5 yr. olds, and YOU get to choose CLM as the location! Our programs offer creative ways to learn through play and discovery, music appreciation, the best gym in town, and (the best part!) being able to gather weekly in worship together.
 
Summer will ROCK at CLM and plans are underway for a “Rock”ing good time in our School Age Program. We also offer a Stepping Stone Preschool Program during the month of June for children between the ages of 3 and 5.

Please give us a call at 838-4425, or email us at kidsofclm@mcfarlandlutheran.org for more information or questions.

CLM is a Ministry of McFarland Lutheran Church

Deb Nygaard

CHILD LIFE MINISTRIES Calendar OR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Click on the following link to see the Schedule of Events for All CLM Programs.

  CLM Schedule of Events

          

CHILD LIFE MINISTRIES ON FACEBOOK

Calling all alumni, current families and friends…… “Like” us on Facebook to keep connected with all the happenings at CLM!

2017-2018 CLM Fee SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION

The CLM Letters, Fees Schedule and Registration Forms:

 

 

Child Life Ministries (CLM) is an important ministry to the children and families within McFarland and the surrounding communities, as a preschool and childcare provider for children ages 2 1/2-10 years. It is a joy and a privilege to serve you.  Please watch this 5 minute Video about CLM.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

The Child Life Ministries offers programs for preschool, pre-kindergarten, and school-aged children as well as full time child care. See a brochure about CLM or read more about our programs.

OUR PHILOSOPHY/MISSION

Philosophy

We believe that in order for children to grow and learn, they must have a program that provides a nurturing and comfortable environment that is structured to meet the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of each individual child. Our program focuses on the development of the whole child. Our philosophy has its roots in our Christian belief that each child is a special and unique gift from God. Our philosophy is also largely based on the work of Erikson and Piaget and so we feel that children develop sequentially from one stage of development to another. Therefore, we provide children with opportunities that will challenge them and aid in their progression from one stage to the next. We also believe that children learn by doing. Active learning and its components are important parts of our curriculum.

Mission Statement

McFarland Lutheran Child Life Ministries is an outreach ministry of McFarland Lutheran Church to the young children of our community and their parents. Academic growth evolves through Christian care, worship, music, art, play, sharing, and story. Our school and childcare center embody a Christian atmosphere of love, acceptance, grace, and forgiveness to each individual child.

OUR HISTORY

Our Child Life Ministries began in 1979 with the Martin Luther Christian Day School corporation. Since then our ministry has grown to expand on the preschool by the addition child care and after school care. More on our History.

OUR STAFF

Meet our staff.

FAMILY GUIDEBOOK

Access the Family Guidebook.

ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Access the Enrollment and Registration Forms.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Read the McFarland Lutheran Church newsletter and look for the Child Life Minitries article.