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Early Childhood

Our Preschool classes include children who are age 3 by September 1. Classes meet Mondays through Fridays from 7:55-11 a.m. and from 12:15-3:10 p.m. These classes begin after Labor Day of each year and end just before Memorial Day Weekend. Stop by and visit us at any time!

Our Prekindergarten classes include children who are age 4 by September 1. These classes meet Monday through Friday, beginning after Labor Day and ending just before Memorial Day Weekend. We offer two sessions: our morning session runs from 7:55-11 a.m., and our afternoon session runs from 12:15-3:10 p.m. Each class serves approximately 20 students.

Our Extended Care class is offered to children ages 3-4 who need care BEFORE & AFTER their Preschool or Prekindergarten classes. Extended care opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes at 6 p.m. This program runs year-round. Come check out what we have to offer!

Our Latchkey program begins the first day of school each August and runs through the last day of school in June. We are open in the morning from 6:30-7:40 a.m., when the children are then dismissed to their classrooms. We reopen at 3:15 p.m., when school lets out, and remain open until 6 p.m. This program is open Monday through Friday.

Our Summer Care program runs from the beginning of June through the end of August each year. This group of children is made up of many of our Latchkey families who are in need of childcare for their school-aged children in the summer. We are open all summer from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Early Childhood programs at Peace Lutheran School start full-speed ahead each fall. September, especially when it has lowering temperatures, always reminds me of my own childhood growing up in central New Jersey. There was no bus route for me back in 1962 when I began kindergarten. So I walked the one mile to school myself. I remember carrying a small, red, plaid, attache’-type case that I placed my prized artwork in each afternoon to take home. I remember receiving one whole graham cracker with cold milk for a snack every single day in kindergarten. I remember wearing my various fall jackets to school and feeling autumn on my face as I tried to make cloudy air-puffs with my warm breath. I always loved September. I should have known then that I would become a teacher, but I didn’t. That wouldn’t occur to me until I was 19 years old when my pastor said, “Deb, you should become a Lutheran teacher.” I took his words to heart and moved to New York in 1977. That was also in September.

My goal here at Peace is to make your child’s September moments precious and memorable, bathed in the love and teachings of Jesus and His Word. Peace offers Early Childhood programs not only to our church and school families, but also to families throughout our community.

During the busy season of back-to-school shopping, curriculum choices, classroom seating charts, and bus schedules, I just have to stop and remind myself of who is in control. It certainly isn’t me or my staff. It is our Heavenly Father, who loves each and every one of us and wants the very best for His children. We at Peace want the same.

Stop by for a visit and let me walk you through our classrooms. Let me show you just what God has done for us, and what is waiting for you, here at Peace Lutheran School. 

In Jesus’ Love,

Deborah Hauser

Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Deborah Hauser

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Linda Wilke