The centrally located Saint Mark Lutheran Church provides a pleasant surrounding for the young child. Attractive classrooms are well equipped with educational equipment, puzzles, and manipulative toys of all kinds, as well as areas for blocks, sensory play, art, dramatic play and quiet activities. The school has a library and CDs, books and games which are readily at hand for units which the teachers plan or for the pursuit of the individual interests of a child or class.
The downtown area of Salem provides wonderful resources for the staff when planning learning experiences for the children. The Center is within walking distance of the state Capitol, stores, parks and many other interesting destinations. People from the community or parents with special talents often visit the school, and at least once a month the children are taken on short field trips within the Salem area.
In addition to the regular classrooms, there is an inside play area for activities when the weather is uncooperative. The fenced outside play area is used by all the classes and is a wonderful setting for large muscle development and enjoying the fresh air.