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McFarland Lutheran Church

 

Child Life

ANOUNCEMENTS

BUSY WEEKEND!

It was a busy weekend in the FLC for the CLM families this past weekend! We had our annual PGO fundraiser Pancake Breakfast with Santa. Families could come and fi ll their bellies with pancakes and other yummy food, take their pictures with Santa and do a craft or two together. We had families that volunteered to help prepare the food, serve, set up and clean up. We even had a professional Santa this year!! Thanks, to one of the grandparents of one of our students! He did an amazing job! It was a great turn out and a fun family event!

The Pre-K, 3K and Rainbow Center North children also had their Christmas Program on Sunday. As always it turned out great! The children all did a
great job singing. It was so nice to see so many families here. A BIG Thank You to Luanne Platt and Deb Nygaard for the extra time they put into the program! The Tot Spot class will be having their program during class this week.

The preschool children had their last week of preschool this week. They ended it with pajama day! It’s always a favorite! The 4K friends will end next week and they will also have a pajama day. All the classes get to take home all their Christmas treasures they have been working on to share with their families including a special gift from their teachers.

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Blessings, Sara Phelan, Administrator

Tuition Assistance

This program helps children attend Preschool and continue Childcare when they may otherwise not be able to participate at CLM. Families apply for this help, understanding that their child’s spiritual, emotional, and intellectual development is so very important. Recipients and their families are grateful for the opportunity to attend this outreach ministry at McFarland Lutheran Church. You can touch a child’s life by making a donation - anything you can do will help our families in need. Tuition for a child to attend:

**Our tuition ranges from $135 to $249 which covers all our programing from Tots to School Age.

Remember you can help with any donation, a month’s tuition, or a full year’s tuition! If you are a Thrivent Member, you direct your Choice Dollars to CLM in support of Tuition Assistance. Log on to www.thrivent.com for more information. You can make a donation by writing a check to McFarland Lutheran Church or Child Life Ministries, and put “Tuition Assistance” in the memo line.

If you have any questions please contact Deb or Sara.

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 

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.

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.