Saint Mark Lutheran Church Child Development Center - Child Care/Daycare/School for Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, and Kindergarteners

Policies

Parent Involvement

Close cooperation between parents and teachers is a keystone of our philosophy. Parents are always welcome in our school and are free to discuss with their child’s teacher or the Director any questions that may arise concerning their child. An orientation at the beginning of the school year acquaints parents with our program, and during the year they are warmly invited to participate in special events.

Sponsorship

The school is sponsored by Saint Mark Lutheran Church. We are a non-profit organization operated for preschool age children on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment without regard to race, color, religion, or natural origin. The Director is a professional staff member of Saint Mark Lutheran Church. Policies regarding the Center are set by the Church Council after review by the Advisory Committee. Saint Mark Lutheran Church has operated a preschool since the early 1970′s. The school is recognized as one of the finest early childhood programs in the area.

Special Needs

Careful attention is given to the identification of children with special needs, or learning disabilities Professionally qualified screening in speech, language, and vision are available each year at the school. The main function of the school is not directed toward special education, although children with special needs have attended the school with successful results. Our teachers work very closely with the many early intervention professionals serving the children of the community and feel it is very important to provide group experiences to children with special needs.

Food Service

Nutritious snacks are provided each morning and afternoon. Children present during lunch must bring their own noon meal; with milk provided by the Center.