SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
Chukar Cherries Fundraiser
Please use the link below to order Chukar Cherries from our current fundraiser! First round of orders must be placed by November 6th and will be distributed to preschool families the week of November 13-16! Just in time for Thanksgiving gatherings!
Dates for Christmas orders are TBD.
Donations always welcome!
CENTRAL LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL
A co-op preschool for the whole family!
Central Lutheran Preschool is a bright happy cooperative preschool program located in Yakima. We aim to educate both our students and their families. We offer two programs for Yakima Valley families. Our Toddler Class is for ages 18 months to 3 years and provides an exciting and active setting for our youngest students to explore with their caregivers. Our preschool program begins at 3 years old uses play-based learning with a focus on science and process art to provide a well-rounded preschool experience.
WHAT IS A COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL?
Central Lutheran Preschool (CLP) is a non-profit school organized by parents, teachers and a Program Coordinator. It is run by an Executive Board consisting of parents. In addition to providing a developmentally-appropriate and stimulating environment for children, the program is also intended to support caregivers in their role as parents and teachers of their children. The entire administration and maintenance of the school, including such responsibilities as hiring teachers, making classroom purchases, recruiting new students, paying bills, fundraising, and cleaning and repairing facilities and equipment, are all done by parents and the teachers.
Parent play a large role in the functioning of CLP. 2 or 3 times per month, parents or other caregivers of students work in the preschool classroom as classroom helpers. Parent sign up for what helper role they would like, (art table, building center, dramatic play) and engage and play with students during their time in the classroom. It is a wonderful way to be involved in your child education.
Benefits a Co-op Preschool Offers Children:
A wider world to explore and enjoy
Encourages self-esteem and self-confidence
Above average adult to child ratio in classroom
Children play and learn to respect others
Expressive materials, games and art activities
Builds a positive attitude towards school
1 OR 2 DAY ENROLLEMENT
Ages 18 months to 3 years
Teacher Marcie leads a 2-hour class designed especially for the energetic Toddler age. Open play, teacher-assisted crafts, story time, and outside recess are a few of the things your child will explore with their caregiver by their side. Parents and caregivers love to use the time to talk with fellow parents. The toddler class is a great time for young ones to begin socializing with others and learn skills for preschool.
Toddler class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2,3, OR 4 DAY ENROLLMENT
Ages 3 to 5 years
Teacher Andrea leads a play-based program revolving around monthly themes. Kiddos have free choice time to explore different play areas of the classroom. Circle time includes fun and interactive academics, followed by family style snack and recess. Class sizes vary, but there will always be 3 classroom helper parents and 1 teacher in the room! In this cooperative preschool setting, you will be a integral part to your childs preschool education, as well as the fellow classmates education!
TUITION AND ENROLLEMENT FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
The educational programs at CLP were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Take a look below to learn more about each program.
TODDLER CLASS TUITION PER MONTH
2 days per week: $100
PRESCHOOL TUITION PER MONTH
Enrollment of 2 days/week: $145
Enrollment of 3 days/week: $170
Enrollment of 4 days/week: $190
Extended Day: $90
HOW TO ENROLL
2023-2024 Enrollment: CLP will begin accepting Preschool enrollments on March 8th, 2023. Before enrolling, it is important to meet with CLP staff to make sure our program is the right fit for our family.
RSVP to Open House or schedule a private tour by emailing MichelleLBennett12@gmai.com
There is still room for new toddler families to start ASAP.
2023-2023 Toddler Class enrollment begins April 10th.