MORNINGSIDE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

Morningside Lutheran Preschool serves children ages 3-5, providing a nurturing, high quality preschool education

in a caring, Christian atmosphere.

ABOUT US

Morningside Lutheran Preschool supports the ideal that Christian-based education is best realized by creating opportunities for children to explore, play, learn and socialize in a Christian atmosphere, with teachers who motivate them to grow and develop not only socially and academically, but also spiritually. We accept students regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity or physical ability.


Morningside Lutheran Preschool is a fully licensed preschool through the Iowa Department of Human Services and is a proud member of the Sioux City Preschool Initiative program. We follow the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (QPPS), as well as Iowa Early Learning Standards.


Our preschool program uses Teaching Strategies' The Creative Curriculum for Preschool as our curriculum base to address areas of learning such as social-emotional, literacy and math, science, social studies and the arts, and incorporates these subjects throughout every part of every day. Using play, exploration and discovery as a way of learning, children develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.


All Morningside Lutheran Preschool staff members meet or exceed the requirements established by the Iowa Department of Human Services, as well as the requirements of the Sioux City Preschool Initiative. All staff members are certified in CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen/Emergency Precautions Procedures, Mandatory Reporting and Preschool GOLD Assessment.  


Parents and volunteers are a welcome, valued addition to our classroom! Parents are welcome to come and observe at any time. Volunteers are needed to chaperone and/or drive to field trips, assist in the classroom, plan and implement class parties and more!

All staff members and volunteers are required to complete state and federal criminal background checks before working with our children.

AGES AND RATES

THREE YEAR OLD TUESDAY/THURSDAY CLASS

Morningside Lutheran Preschool provides 3 year old children a place to explore, discover, create and learn. Our students learn through constructive, purposeful play which supports essential learning.


Our 3 year old class focuses more heavily on the social aspects of learning including sharing, cooperation, socialization, listening, problem solving and manners. 3 year olds are introduced to the concepts of colors, letters, counting, shapes and name recognition.  


In partnership with Morningside Lutheran Church, each preschool day concludes with a Bible story or lesson and a short time of prayer.


The three year old class is held from 9:00am-11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children must be 3 by September 15th of the current school year and be fully potty trained. Tuition rate for the 2017-2018 school year is $75 per month.


FOUR YEAR OLD MONDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY CLASS

Morningside Lutheran Preschool provides 4 year old children a place to explore, discover, create and learn. Our students learn through constructive, purposeful play which supports essential learning.


Our 4 year old class in partnership with the Sioux City Preschool Initiative, utilizes The Creative Curriculum, emphasizing both social and academic skills. Students begin working on literacy concepts such as letter and sound recognition, listening skills, story comprehension and early writing skills, math concepts such as counting, patterns, and one to one correspondence, science inquiry, social studies, art music and phy ed.


In partnership with Morningside Lutheran Church, each preschool day concludes with a Bible story or lesson and a short time of prayer.


The four year old class is held from 8:30am-2:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children must be 4 by September 15th of the current school year and be fully potty trained. Tuition rate for the 2017-2018 school year is $125 per month.

FOR MORE INFORMATION/REGISTERING

If you would like more information about our preschool or how to register your child for the next school year, please contact us at MorningsideLutheranPreschool@gmail.com or by calling 712-276-2511 extension 21 and leaving us a message.

If you are ready to register your child for the next school year, please contact us at MorningsideLutheranPreschool@gmail.com or by calling 712-276-2511 extension 21 to receive a registration form. Please complete the registration form and return it with the non-refundable $25 registration fee to reserve your child's spot. Your child's spot is not reserved for him/her until we receive the registration form and deposit. 


Parents of registered children should plan on attending our spring registration night on Tuesday, April 26th, 2018 at 6:30pm to turn in all required paperwork and get any remaining questions answered.


Morningside Lutheran Preschool adheres to a strict teacher to child ratio. Our program's enrollment is limited to including 16 three year olds and 20 four year olds.


Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Priority registration for our 4 year old class is given first to our current 2017-2018 three year old Morningside Lutheran Preschoolers. If a class roster becomes full, you are welcome to place your child's name on our waiting list.