Child Life

ANOUNCEMENTS

As Looking back on these summer days…
...brings so many good memories to time well spent in play at CLM!

It is the summer wrap up and we have had some amazing days! Most recently, we did a MBWA (ministry by walking around) gig down at the McFarland Village Hall. About 20 School Agers did some summer singing for this community event and we spread some good news, while promoting the ministry of CLM and MLC! Our music included songs about baseball, reaching out to others, everlasting love, and spreading some words of peace and hope. The group loved to go back and sing (we did this last year too) and we brought them happy and musical greetings from McFarland Lutheran.

We have also gone on a few field trips recently and have travelled to Middleton, Sun Prairie, and Stoughton, doing some splashing, swimming, and trampoline tricks. Here on deck, we have enjoyed electronic days, sharing our favorite board games, and on Thursday we will end our summer session with an ice cream party. CLM is closed on August 24th, for preparation for our Fall Sessions which begin on Monday for our care programs.

We want to thank Pastor Kelli and Pastor Tim, Huldah, and Chris Cole for leading us in summer worship. It is the cornerstone of our week. And as always, Ken and Dick have been so helpful in getting us ready for the fall. Dennis Knutson has and continues to provide us with tech support, and Sharon Stratton has kept us clean and ready for each new day. Thanks also goes to Parker for greeting and  welcoming families for tours and registration drop offs.

I also want to thank again our Summer Staff who have put so much energy into each day.  Long, hot summer days can sometimes be challenging with a large group of children, and the staff has been creative and adaptive to changing weather that has caused cancellations and revisions in our schedule.

And as always, thanks to all of YOU for supporting CLM in its mission and ministry, and purpose.

To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn
There is a Season Turn, Turn, Turn
And a Time for Every Purpose under Heaven

Fall In!

Deb

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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.