A Christian Foundation

The mission of St. John’s Lutheran Preschool is to introduce children and families to Jesus by presenting a Christian foundation for all learning activities while providing a ministry to our community. Some of the goals of our Preschool are to teach children respect for others, to nurture the love of Jesus, to master social skills, and generally to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. Kindergarten readiness is evaluated at the end of the school year, according to these sample categories: recognition of shapes, numbers, colors and sizes; physical coordination; pre-writing skills; listening skills; math skills; language and pre-reading skills; awareness of his/her  surroundings; emotional readiness; and social skills. Faith development is the core of the curriculum in a Lutheran preschool. All activities add to the spiritual life of young children. Faith development is more than having an isolated “Jesus time” in the daily schedule. Integrated in the curriculum are experiences that help a child understand God’s love for all people.

Registration and Enrollment Information

Enrollment for Fall classes begins February 1st for congregation members, March 1st for past Preschool families, and March 15th for all open enrollment. Open enrollment begins March 15, For more information or to schedule a visit please contact our administrator, Diane Gruber, at the church office: 440-466-2473. Please contact any time after January 1 to be put on the list. 

The registration process includes a visit, completion of registration forms and payment of the non-refundable registration fee($50). There is also a $35 supply fee* for the Three/Four Year Old class and a $50 supply fee* for the Pre-Kindergarten class. For more information or to schedule a visit please contact Diane Gruber at the church office: 440-466-2473.


*Fees are subject to change.

Class and Building Information

Three/Four Year Old Class

Must be 3 on or before August 1

Meet Thursdays and Fridays

One class: 9am – 11:30am

Staff/Student ratio is 12:2

Pre-K Class

Must be 4 on or before August 1

Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Two classes: Morning class is 8:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m., Afternoon class is 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Staff/Student ratio  is 12:2

General Class Information

A typical daily schedule might include: Bible Stories and Worship Circle Times, Free Choice Time,  Music and Movement, Art, Health, Snack Time, Story Time, and  Small Group Learning Centers on Language, Math, Science and Social Studies.

Building and School Information

Ground-floor, handicapped-accessible building. 

All entrances are locked during active hours.  

East entrance to the building is equipped with a camera, intercom, and buzzer entry system.  

Certified through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, License #304055.  

Two employees are on the premises at all times.  

All childcare staff members are trained in infant, child, and adult CPR, communicable disease, first aid, and child abuse recognition.