Pre K-2 up

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We offer a play based approach to learning in a Christian environment.  Structured and non-structured time (play with intent) includes: 

  • Morning Prayer

  • Carpet Time (calendar, weather, introducing the daily curriculum).

  • Story Time 

  • Creative and Dramatic Play (allows for social growth)

  • Art Projects (theme related – painting, cutting, gluing, and drawing). 

  • Gross Motor Play (Physical Exercise outside or in our large motor room).

Weekly activities include: 

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • Reading Readiness (Letter  of the week – introduced through a variety of games and art activities)

  • Author of the Month (Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry).

  • Artist of the Month (Special art projects in the style of the chosen artist).

  • Show and Tell 

  • Spanish 

  • Music

  • Child of the Week 

  • Chapel 

  • Pastor Lynne Visits

  • Christian Themes (Noah’s Ark, Creation, The Parables)

In addition: 

  • Morning snack is provided. 

  • 2- 5 mornings (9:00 – 11:30am) per week. 

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

  • Children need to be 4-years old by September 1st.

  • Class is held in an upstairs classroom with two teachers.  

  • Class size is approximately 16.

  • Daily email communication with parents.

  • 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 Suzanne earned her Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College. She has 25+ years of classroom experience including her Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center experience which began in 2005.  

Outside of school Miss Suzanne enjoys quilting, playing with her grandchildren and volunteering with her therapy dog, Ted.

About Messiah: "Messiah is such a wonderful, nurturing environment for children.  It is delightful to observe them reach new 'milestones' of development." 

Miss Eilis has rejoined our Messiah staff  this year, after spending the past 5 years in her native Ireland. Miss Eilis originally joined Messiah in 2001 when she moved to the United States and worked for 12 years in the Pre K-2 down classroom with Miss Laurie and Miss Ann. The Messiah staff is thrilled to have Miss Eilis return and join Miss Suzanne in the Pre K-2 up classroom.

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.