Monday, December 18, 2017

Mission & History


CHRISTIAN CARE MISSION STATEMENT

“Building a Christ Centered Community Nurtured in God’s Word and Sacrament To Share Christ’s Saving Grace.”


HISTORY

The Saint Luke Christian Care program began shortly after our first Junior Kindergarten class started in 1970 making Saint Luke a pioneer in early childhood education.  The Christian Care program has developed over the years and today serves hundreds of children in our community with the same care and dedication the founders of our ministry established over 25 years ago.

OVERVIEW
Saint Luke Christian Care provides exceptional quality child care at competitive rates for children ages three (and toilet trained) through eighth grade.  Our child care facility is open year round from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.

Features:

–       Caring Staff
–       Christian Values
–       Individual Attention
–       Flexible Hours/Schedule
–       Experienced Instructors
–       Planned Programs & Organized Activities
–       Before and After School Program
–       Summer Day Camp

As a ministry of the Lutheran Church and School of Saint Luke, centered in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and focused on the total growth and development of children, the Christian Care Center provides a variety of experiences for children from age three through eighth grade and supports their parents in today’s changing world.

Christian Care is a program of The Lutheran Church and School of Saint Luke

The program focuses on current trends and practices in early childhood education; it has appropriate programs for children, and the faculty and staff provide a nurturing, Christian learning environment.

is centered in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The program proclaims Jesus as their special friend; it teaches Bible stories, music, prayers, and provides chapel services to learn that Jesus is their Savior.

allows for a variety of experiences

The program allows children to …

–       build attitudes and relationships spiritually and socially with the Lord and others;
–       communicate with others through speaking, listening, reading and writing;
–       develop and demonstrate the creative arts;
–       become aware of their motor skills and body in space, and promotes and develops a positive attitude about issues of wellness through exercise, good health habits, and nutrition;
–       discover concepts and understandings of the world.

cares for children age three through eighth grade

The program enrolls children from age three and toilet trained through eighth grade; it focuses on the whole child spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.

and supports their parents in today’s changing world

The program recognizes parents as the children’s primary teachers; it provides support for them in their role as they raise their children in today’s world.


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