Preschool and Kindergarten
2070 E. Sherwood Road
Williamston, MI 48895
What are the program goals?
Memorial Lutheran School and Preschool exist to build the training of children upon the love of God and His powerful Word of Life.
The overall goal of preschool is to provide preschool experiences that assist parents in nurturing the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of their young children. We believe this goal can be reached when children learn by doing hands-on, active experiences that are develop-mentally appropriate for preschool children. At Memorial Lutheran Preschool your child will experience a unique and special education and will be treated in an atmosphere of Christian love, care, trust, and respect.
How are the preschool goals accomplished?
Based on the latest research of early childhood education, we believe that children learn best by pursuing personal interests and goals. Children at Memorial Lutheran Preschool are encouraged to make choices about materials and activities throughout the day.
Specifically, these goals are accomplished with:
What is Bible Time?
- Activities that exercise children’s bodies,
- Experiences and stories that encourage children to explore God’s world, to solve problems, and to express feelings,
- A social environment that encourages children to play and talk with each other and with adults,
- Teachers who recognize the individuality of each child’s abilities and needs.
During Bible Time in every classroom, children will grow in Christian faith through Bible stories, Bible verses, and Christ-centered songs and prayer. The principles of Christianity as confessed by our church, and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod of which we are members, will be taught in a child’s language so that they may come to know, love, and serve God. By teaching the Bible through fun activities, children will find joy in learning God’s Word and want to share their love for the Lord with others.
Further Benefits of our Preschool and Kindergarten
Our curriculum is integrated with the elementary school curriculum for a seamless transition to kindergarten.
The preschool and kindergarten teacher is the same person. This allows for your child to have a loving, trusting relationship with the first teacher of his/her school years.
You become a member of the Memorial Lutheran school family. This is a small, close-knit family with members from the congregation and school.
Who is the teacher?
Mrs. Karla Leitz is our preschool teacher. She has a four year Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College. She and her husband have three children.
What are the days and hours of operation?
Three-year-olds: 3 days/week for half days 8:20 - 11:30
Four-year-olds: 4 days/week for half days
Kindergarten: full days/5 days a week
Preschool follows the elementary school calendar established by the Board of Christian Education of Memorial Lutheran School.
Memorial Lutheran Preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan.
What is the tuition and fees? (Tuition has not be set yet for the 2023-2024 school year.)
(License # DC330319436)
Application fee .......$ 50.00 (preschool only)
Tuition ..................$ 850.00 (3 days)
$1000.00 (4 days)
(Tuition to be determined yet for 2021-2022)
Application fees are due with the application. Tuition may be paid in full at the start of school or you may pay in ten monthly installments. The first payment is due in August at registration. Each payment after that is due on the tenth of each month.
What are the entrance requirements?
Kindergartners must be five years of age before September 1.
Preschoolers must be three or four years of age on or before September 1 of the year in which they enroll. They must be toilet trained.
All physical and immunization requirements mandated by the state of Michigan must be met before
Memorial Lutheran School and Preschool, being a Christian agency and taking guidance from Galations 6:10, (“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people”)
admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and in its administration of its educational policies.
How can I apply?
Applications for enrollment and any additional information can be obtained by calling the school office at 517/655-1402. After completing the application form, return it to the school office along with the $50.00 (preschool) registration fee.
A Foundation to Build On
Memorial Lutheran School provides a Christian education for children three years old through fifth grade. We offer a dynamic curriculum in a Christian atmosphere.
Memorial Lutheran School is committed to the progress of your child’s early development. We can assist you in building a foundation of Christian faith for your child that will last a lifetime–and fortifies them with God’s promise of eternal life in heaven.
How do I get more information?
Additional information can be obtained by calling Memorial Lutheran School & Preschool at 517/655-1402 or visiting our web site: www.memorialwilliamston.org
. We have separate pages for the school and preschool.
You may also email the preschool director at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Pastor David Voss, school principal at email@example.com