Pre K-1 up

Annual Calendar  |   Monthly Calendar  Daily Schedule

We offer a play based approach to learning in a Christian environment.  Structured time includes morning prayer, calender, group time, stories, songs and finger plays.  We review the color of the month, shape of the month and letter of the week.  Our classroom is divided into different learning center areas that encourage imagination and exploration.  These centers include reading, sensory, science, math, block building, housekeeping, language, puzzles and fine motor manipulatives.  During non-structured play children may choose which area they would like to play in.  This allows for creative dramatic play and social interaction.  Weekly activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading readiness, music and movement, child of the week, mystery bag, Chapel, and visits from Pastor Lynne.  Daily art projects incorporate a large variety of media including play dough, paint, glue, chalk, crayons, markers, cutting and pasting.  Some of our monthly and weekly themes incorporate Bible verses and stories, seasons, holidays, nutrition, families, community, transportation, weather, science, insects, and fairy tales.  These themes may be extended or changed depending on the children’s interest levels.   

  • Monday through Friday  mornings (9:00 - 11:30). Children may enroll for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days

  • Morning snack is provided.

  • ½ or full day extended care available, (6:30am - 5:30pm).

  • Children need to be 3 years-old by September 1st

  • Class is held in classroom upstairs with two teachers.

  • Class size is approximately 16.

  • Summer programs are available.

All of our preschool classes, as well as our Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten class, have Music, Chapel, Pastor visits, and Spanish.
Find out more about these special classes.

Meet our teachers

Miss Kirstin rejoined Messiah in August 2017.  Kirstin is a former Messiah student and worked at Messiah during her college years. She is the lead teacher in our Pre K-1 classroom."I am so happy to be back at Messiah!  The chance to give these children some of the same wonderful experiences that I received is truly a blessing."

Miss Gina started at Messiah in January 2016. She has earned her B.A. in Fine Arts from Columbia College in Chicago. She is working in the Pre K-1 classroom as an assistant to Miss Kirstin.  "I'm a fine arts major and love the Arts!  I enjoy teaching art to children and my daughter Audrey.  My other job is at Brickton Art Center, where I teach to all ages of children."

About Messiah: I love Messiah and really enjoy teaching there.  It has been a great experience and makes me so happy to be there with the children each day."

Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center
Director: Karen Black
1605 Vernon Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays
phone: 847.825.3767

fax: 847.823.6996

messiahchildcarecenter@gmail.com

    Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center
    is a ministry of

    Messiah Lutheran Church
    Interim Pastor: David Heim
    phone: 847.823.6984
    fax: 847.823.6996

    email: Office@messiahparkridge.org

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    For privacy and safety reasons, many of the photos of children used on this site are free stock photos, and not photos of children who attend Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center.