St. John Lutheran Church & School operates a Preschool available to the community as well as the congregation. With various program options, the Preschool aims to meet the growing needs of students and families by providing Pre-K 3's, Pre-K 4's, Young 5's (new!) and Before and After Care (new!). Students complete the program well prepared for Kindergarten and most importantly learn about Jesus and their Savior.
Accredidation & Licensing
St. John Lutheran School has fulfilled the requirements for continuing accreditation with the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools Association and the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission.
St. John Preschool is fully licensed by the State of Michigan, Department of Human Services for the Care of Children in accordance with Act 116, Public Acts of 1973, as amended, being the Child Care Organizations Act for ages 2 years 6 months through 15 years.
St. John Lutheran School admits the students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, and offers to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. St. John Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
Our curriculum is built around various units and themes that are relevant to the three and four year old child. The activities in the units cover goals and objectives, including the Early Learning Expectations (ELE’s) of the Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality appropriate for children of this age. It is vitally important that children have a classroom in which the teacher will meet their needs spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Most of all, children need to feel loved and they are a unique child of God and loved by Jesus. Children learn and grow so much during their preschool years and we are thrilled to share this wonderful time with our families!
Mrs. Karen Neumeyer is our Preschool Director and one of our Preschool teachers. She embraces the amazing opportunity to teach young children and their families about God’s abundant love for them. In her teaching career, Karen has taught preschool, kindergarten and first grade. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree, a ZA early childhood endorsement and is currently continuing her education in graduate school. Karen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, knitting, biking and canning in the fall. St. John is richly blessed with Karen’s enthusiasm and talent.
Favorite Bible Passage: Proverbs 3:5-6
Mrs. Sue Prentice is one of our Preschool teachers for our Four-Year-old program. She brings a wealth of experience and education and a passion for children’s education. Sue has endless creative ideas, enthusiam for children, and a desire to share with her students God's love. Sue earned her BA in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College, and has her ZA Early Childhood Endorsement. In her free time, Mrs. Prentice enjoys spending time with her many grandchildren, as well as camping, and music.
Favorite Bible Passage: Isaiah 54:10
Preschool Teacher Aides
To learn about our preschool teacher aides, and to view bios for all of our faculty and staff, please click here.