Child Life

ANOUNCEMENTS

JUNE IS BUSTING OUT AT CLM!

Summer is here and that means that CLM is in summer “Go”! Our fresh Preschool, Rainbow and School Age programs are in full session and the children are busy! We hope that your summer is having a good beginning as well!

We all attended worship together last week, and I shared that each one of us is an amazing part of God’s creation puzzle. Without us, God’s puzzle is incomplete and while we are each unique, we are connected together in a way that only God could have designed. Everyone took home a puzzle piece and a prayer as a reminder of our connection to the world. We also sang some fun songs and prayed together. When we are all together, there are about 80 of us! That is lots of praise happening at one time.

The preschool is enjoying a camping theme this year, and there are tents and campsites set up in their rooms. They have been making S’mores, and fireworks, lanterns that really glow, and painting with marshmallows! Next week is bugs and butterflies!

School Age classes have been designing Rest and Read bags, making summer bucket lists, and designing friendship bracelets. They have also had a hot dog lunch at CLM, and travelled to Vitense Mini-Golf to work on their swing.

I am asking you to pray that our children, all of God’s children, have a summer that is safe and free from any violence or harm. It is a big prayer but Jesus hears all of our prayers. And I know there are strong prayer warriors in our midst.

Hooray for the summer!
Hooray for the SON!

Love, Deb

Vacation Bible School

June 25 - 29 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Registration forms are now available at the Welcome Desk.

$20 per child / $40 per family (before 6/18)

$30 per child / $60 per family (after 6/18)

Hope you’re able to join us!

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.