Child Life



While CLM is still in the midst of winter activities and the snow is still on its way ( I think!), we are looking forward to days that feel a little more tropical, and then thinking about next Fall! All of this means that it is Summer and Fall Registration time at CLM! We are always planning for the season ahead at CLM and it is fun to be thinking of ideas and field trips for our summer programs, while the wind and snow blow outside our windows

Next week we will be sending home in-house registration and then in February we will be hosting an Open School Night for public registration. All of our rooms will be open for touring and staff will be available to meet and answer questions about all of the programs at CLM. We offer preschool programming from Tot Spot (2.5 yr. to 3), 3 and  4 Year Old Preschool, Rainbow Center North and South Full Day and Part Time 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 and dedicated time for group singing, the best space in town for large motor activity, and ( the best part!) being able to gather weekly in worship together. If you would like more information on registration or have questions, please give us a call or send an email to

Everyone is back in classes from our Christmas Break, and the calendar tells us that February 14th is already Ash Wednesday. We move forward as Jesus moved forward in his ministry on earth and according to God’s plan. It makes me think that perhaps God is always planning at least a season ahead for us too. I wish for you in any season, the love and peace that only God can give.



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

CLM Schedule of Events 

Fee Schedule and Registration Forms;

2018 2019 Registration Form Needs to Completed for Each Child 

Pre-K, Tot Spot and 3 Year Old Preschool Registration Form 2018-2019 

Rainbow Center and School Age Registration Form 2018-2019



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.


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.



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 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.


Meet our staff.


Access the Family Guidebook.


Access the Enrollment and Registration Forms.


Answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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