Christ Lutheran Preschool
Our program focuses on nurturing the whole child through creative, academic, spiritual, and social growth. It supplements the home by providing an enriched environment in which children may develop to their full potential while enjoying the companionship of children their own age.
Preschool COVID Updates
from The Christ Lutheran Preschool Committee
Sept. 1, 2020
Please see Preschool Online for more information about our complimentary online preschool program.
July 29, 2020
Dear Preschool Families,
We wanted to provide you with an update on Christ Lutheran Preschool. After much thought, prayer, and careful consideration the preschool will not open this Fall due to the COVID – 19 pandemic. The preschool committee came to this difficult decision for the health and safety of all involved with our preschool. At this time, we are hopeful that we will be able to open for a spring semester. We are planning to monitor the situation closely and evaluate the safety and feasibility of opening in January. Watch for communications from us in early December regarding this possibility.
In the meantime, in keeping with our mission of providing quality preschool education in our community, we are planning to provide some materials and support to you and your children. In the coming weeks we will be developing these and will provide more details soon. We will continue to hold all of our preschool families in prayer. Please feel free to contact Marie Chantelau (717-337-9623) [email protected] with any questions.
Christ Lutheran Preschool is planning for the opening of the preschool program in September. As more information becomes available, we will update this site regularly.
Our absolute priority and focus is to ensure the safety and health of all children in our care as well as that of our teachers. We will follow the CDC and PA Department of Education guidelines at every step of our planning and operation. We are compiling a comprehensive plan to address the health and safety of all involved in our program.
We are undertaking a complete evaluation of our daily schedule and programs and altering them in a way that the curriculum can be delivered in smaller group settings utilizing more social distance between children. We will institute greater and more frequent cleaning protocols and will limit certain “shared” items in our classroom to help create the safest environment that we can. Our teachers will be provided with personal protection equipment (PPE). Additionally, Christ Lutheran is requiring anyone entering the church facilities to wear a mask. We are also taking this time to make plans in the event that conditions in our state change and schools are closed once again for a period of time. We hope that options for remote and/or blended learning will not need to be utilized, but we will be prepared if the need arises.
We currently have availability in both our preschool (3-4 year-olds on Tuesday and Thursday mornings) and our pre-kindergarten class (4-5 year-olds on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings). Registration material is available on this site. If you have any questions please contact the Preschool and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 717-334-6532 or [email protected]
Christ Lutheran Preschool was established in 1958 (President Eisenhower’s grandchildren attended in the first years).
Our program includes a weekly chapel time that is designed to instill in each child an awareness of God and God’s love. Through Bible readings, songs, and prayers, the life of Jesus and concepts of Christian discipleship are introduced.
Our daily schedule includes center time, with changing themes and activities, circle time, crafts, music, outdoor activities, snacks, and reading. We encourage parent participation as classroom helpers. We supplement the curriculum with field trips, special holiday events for the whole family, and guest speakers.
About Our Program
We invite you to make an appointment to visit our program!
Tuesday and Thursday
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Christ Lutheran Preschool’s school year begins in September and ends in May. Students may start mid-year, if needed. Please contact us to inquire about openings and make an appointment to visit our program! Visit the Registration page for more information.
Pre-registration for the coming (fall) school year begins each January. Contact us at any time during the year for current class/enrollment availability. Our Preschool class is available for children ages 3-4 and our Pre-K class is available for children ages 4-5. Please SPREAD THE WORD to any friends or neighbors who might be interested in our fantastic program!
During COVID, the Christ Gettysburg Preschool will be offering online learning – LEARN MORE
Welcome to Christ Lutheran Preschool On-Line Edition!
We are excited to share preschool education and resources with you during this time when our school is closed for in-person gatherings.
What does Christ Lutheran Preschool On-Line look like?
● Weekly Themes
● Circle Time
● Story Time
● Activity Pages
● Weekly Chapel Time
● Weekly Optional Zoom Drop-In Meetings
We are creating two on-line classrooms/learning experiences – one for preschool children ages 3-4 years old that will have content two days a week and one for pre-kindergarten children ages 4-5 years old that will have content three days a week. This plan follows our traditional in-person preschool program.
If you are interested in participating, please e-mail us with your name, address, and child’s name and age and we will send you an invitation to the google classroom. If you live in the Gettysburg, PA area, monthly packets with all of the activity pages and monthly plans are available for pick up. If you prefer, the activity pages are also available on the google classroom website for you to download and print at home.
This program is available free of charge to any interested families. We welcome any donations to offset the cost of providing materials, but no contribution is required to participate. Donations can be payable to Christ Lutheran Preschool, 44 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
We hope you will join us on-line this fall! Please let us know if you have any questions at all!
Interested? Contact us today – [email protected]
Please feel free to share this with anyone you know that might be interested! For those residing outside the Gettysburg area, materials can be downloaded and printed at home. All are welcome!