Grace Lutheran Preschool was established in 1966 to serve children from 2-6 years of age. Our primary goal is to provide our students with a Christian education within a safe, healthy and enriching environment that allows them to develop at their own pace.
Our Educational Philosophy
Children deserve an intimate environment where they are not pressured to compete for attention. We encourage children to freely explore materials within safely established limits. We strive to maintain an environment where children can develop spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally.
Both group and individual activities are provided for children. We also explore the community in which we live by inviting community helpers to our school. Through our program, children become better prepared to face the challenges to be met early in elementary school.
Parents are encouraged to drop by and visit during any hours of operation to observe and participate with our activities. We believe that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers.
The adults that children will encounter during their time at Grace Lutheran Preschool are warm and caring. They are qualified and experienced. They will model appropriate voice and language as well as behavior.
Ms. Consuelo – Butterflies Classroom (Preschool)
Ms. Laurie – Lady-Bugs (Pre-K)
Ms. Teresa – Caterpillar (Toddler) & Sub Teacher
There are 3 childcare programs offered at Grace Lutheran Preschool. They are:
• Caterpillars 2 years to 3 ½ years old – 10 children
• Blue Butterflies 3 ½ years to 4 ½ years – 18 children
• Yellow Butterflies 4 ½ years to 6 years – 18 children
At Grace Lutheran Preschool, we maintain the following staff-to-child ratios at all times in our classrooms:
Age of Children Minimum Ratio of Staff to Children
2 years 1 staff for every 12 children
3 years 1 staff for every 12 children
4 – 5 years 1 staff for every 12 children
Our Tuition Rates and policies
We open at 6:30 a.m. We ask children be in class by 9:00 a.m.
Full Days: Pick-up time can be any time between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Half days: Ends at 12:25 p.m. You are considered late if your child is picked up after 12:30 p.m.
* Full Day Program 6:30am – 5:30pm
5 days per week — $640.00 a month
4 days per week — $520.00 a month
3 days per week — $435.00 a month
2 days per week — $315.00 a month
* Half Day Program 6:30am – 12:25pm
Lunch Time Included
5 days per week — $470.00 a month
4 days per week — $380.00 a month
3 days per week — $295.00 a month
2 days per week — $215.00 a month
Annual Enrollment Fee (non-refundable)
$75.00 fee. This fee is due and payable upon new registration and is assessed every September at the start of the new school year.
Late Pick – Up Fee
$1.00 per minute after 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm
$35.00 Full Day $25.00 Part Day $20.00 After Care For families with multi-siblings, there is a 10% discount. Grace Lutheran Church members receive an additional 5% discount.
The center is closed for the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day (and day after) Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Presidents Day Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day (and Friday before) Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday) Christmas Eve & Day (and day after) Training Day (Date will be announce)
Any questions please contact us by:
phone : (805) 922 – 5419
Or Visit us at: 420 E. Fesler St. Santa Maria. Ca. 93454