Child Life

ANOUNCEMENTS

CLM CONTINUES TO MOVE

through summer with busy days and fun activities. In between rain drops and storms, we have been outside, enjoying some new field games and playing on the great playground equipment. Staff is enjoying some vacations days as well, and I have loved being back in classrooms and connecting with all of the school age children, many of whom I had in preschool.
 

During my recent worship time together with the school age group, we talked about things that might make us fearful. Snakes, bees, trains, and guns were on the list. Someone who has a severe food allergy said peanuts and tree nuts, knowing that her life would be in danger if she ingested peanut products. It is easy to just say that Jesus tells us we should not be afraid and then there, that’s it! Suddenly all of our fears are gone? It really does not work that way. Facing fear with faith is that no matter what happens, Jesus stands by us and knows our fears. (And our failures too!) It was a good discussion, knowing that fear is real and we are allowed to acknowledge it. And Jesus says, through it all, “I am with you.” I know we have all had to cling to that in time of fear and unknown.

One of my favorite praise songs is called “Who Am I?” written and recorded by Casting Crowns. We have sung it together at 10 am worship and when I face the fear factor I recall these words:
“Who am I? That the One who calms the seas, will call out to the rain, and calm the storm in me.”
 

That is who we are! We belong to Jesus. And Jesus says “you are mine and I am yours. Forever.”

Deb

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Please help us Fill the Manger during Christmas in July! We are collecting items for RISE, which serves over 6,800 children, families, and individuals each year. Its programs and services help those in our community most in need to overcome mental health and health crises, homelessness, poverty, academic challenges, and more. We will collect items for infants to teens and their families. 
- PJ's for bigger kids (sz. 10-14)
- Diapers
- sleepers for infants
- gas cards
- batteries for toys

Continue the celebration with Christmas Hymns during worship on Sunday, July 23rd. At that time we will take gift card and other donations for RISE in the offering.

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

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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.