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McFarland Lutheran Church

 

Child Life

ANOUNCEMENTS

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT CLM?

(should read: “What Isn’t Happening At CLM”?, because we are busy!)
Ready, Set, Grow! All of our CLM Programming is in full swing and every seat has been filled! It is wonderful to have all of the rooms filled with children and staff who are ready to “Fall In” with Fun!

Our rooms and halls are beginning to change into colors of green and gold, yellow and orange as fall arrives this week. The temperatures are deceiving but the trees have us believing that fall is on its way. After teaching so many years, I think I could write a book on fall leaf activities. We paint on them, with them, we sort them by colors and size, we crunch them and iron them. The best part of fall “leafing” is jumping in them!

Looking ahead, we are getting ready for Open School Night and Fall Family Fun Night. The preschool also has Picture Day coming up and then visits with fire fighters. This first week we also attended worship with Chris Landerud and Pastor Kelli. Music will begin next week and we look forward to singing at 10 A.M. Worship on November 5th. All CLM School Age and Preschool will be asked to sing on that Sunday.

This past Sunday, September 17th, the staff of CLM participated in a Teacher Blessing at 10 A.M. worship. It was a joy to feel the support and enthusiasm from the congregation as you affirmed the ministry of CLM. You are why this ministry continues to grow and thrive in ways I could never have even imagined over 30 years ago. Our foundation is Jesus, and all of you and our families, both current and past, have made sure that the “build” goes on. Thank you for another year to begin again, making CLM a place for families to feel safe and secure, and a place where not only the name but also the mission of Jesus is active every day.

We will keep “Fall”ing for Jesus and hope that you do too!

Wishing you faith-filled days ahead,

Deb

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.