Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

faqHere are some of the most frequently asked questions about our program. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Q. What ages does the preschool serve?
Q. When is school in session?
Q. Do you have after school care or a full day program?
Q. When is tuition due?
Q. Do we have to be Lutheran to enroll?
Q. Do you teach school readiness skills?
Q. Must a child be toilet trained to attend preschool?
Q. If the class for my child’s age is full, how do I get on the waiting list?
Q. What health forms are required by law for the entrance of any child into our program.?

Q.What ages do the preschool serve?
A. We have morning programs for three year-olds and for four-year olds (age cut off date is Sept. 1 of the current school year).

Q. When is school in session?
A. Our program is a full school year program. We begin classes just after Labor Day and end just before Memorial Day. We generally follow a schedule similar to other school districts in the area.

Q. Do you have after school care or a full day program?
A. We currently have only half-day programs available.

Q. When is tuition due?
A. The first month’s tuition is due at the open house in the fall. In subsequent months, the tuition is due on the 15th day of the previous month. (For example, the October payment will be due on September 15th.)

Q. Do we have to be Lutheran to enroll?
A. Our preschool welcomes all children and families, regardless of background. Basic Christian education is a part of our curriculum. We have regular Bible stories and group prayer. The children learn Christian songs and are exposed to Christian values.

Q. Do you teach school readiness skills?
A. We teach pre-reading and pre-math skills as well as music, beginning science, art, and other skills that will be needed in kindergarten. We also encourage the development of social skills, listening, working in a group, taking turns, and sharing which will help the child when he/she begins kindergarten.

Q. Must a child be toilet trained to attend preschool?
A. Yes.

Q. If the class for my child’s age is full, how do I get on the waiting list?
A. Turn a registration form into the school office. Names are put on the waiting list in the order the registration form is received. No deposit is taken until you receive a spot in the class.

Q. What health forms are required by law for the entrance of any child into our program?
A. Illinois health forms are required for the entrance of any child into our program. The State of Illinois requires that all children in a preschool setting have a physical examination not more than 6 months before their start of school. All children entering a preschool for the first time must also have a TB test within 6 months of their entrance, unless a physician indicates on the physical form that it is not necessary. The State of Illinois requires a Lead Assessment for children under 7. All children must also have the Chicken Pox immunization shot or have had Chicken Pox. Religious exemptions are on a case by case basis, based on DCFS guidelines. An original certified birth certificate will be required before enrollment is finalized. We will make a copy for our records and you will receive the original back.