We are a ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Carmel, providing Christ-centered education in a loving, interactive environment. All members of our staff possess a love of children and an interest in their growth and development.
Address: 1484 W. Main Street, Carmel IN
Q&A with Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool:
What makes Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool unique?
In Matthew 19:14 Jesus says, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” These words of love and encouragement from our Savior Jesus Christ show us the importance of even the youngest members of his flock. Christ compels us to provide encouragement, love, and protection to our children so that they may grow in faith, maturity, and knowledge. Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool strives to answer and fulfill this most important call from Christ: nurturing and educating children, affirming the work of parents, and proclaiming the truth of Christ in love.
What is Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool’s educational philosophy?
We believe that a child develops best in an environment filled with Christian love, care, trust, and respect. We also believe that having open communication between parents and guardians builds a successful team of learning.
We believe young children learn best through play and we offer a balance of individual and group activities where children feel free to explore, discover, and grow while feeling secure and loved. We offer a developmental curriculum consistent with the highest levels of early childhood education.
What is Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool’s age/grade range?
Our students range from 3-5 years old.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Our enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year begins February 1st.
The first day of school is scheduled for August 10, 2022.
What are the standard school day hours? Does Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool offer flexible day/hour options? Is before/after school care available?
Our school day runs from 9 am – 1 pm daily.
Families have the option to pick up early at 11:45 am (before lunch).
We have options for 3, 4, and 5 days a week.
How many children are in each class? How are children divided up up?
Class sizes range from 10-20 children per class.
Our classes have mixed ages from 3-5 years old.
What is the teacher/child ratio?
Our preschool classes have a ratio of 1 teacher/10 children.
What are the teacher’s credentials?
Our teachers have Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education as well as Elementary Education degrees.
Is parental participation required?
Parent participation is not required, but all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our weekly Chapel services.
How do teachers communicate with parents? How often do parents receive updates?
Teachers use the app Brightwheel for daily communication with parents, as well as a weekly newsletter. We believe that open communication with parents, students, and teachers is important!
How much time do the children spend outside?
Weather permitting our students are outside every day.
Are meals and/or snacks provided?
No meals are provided. All students must bring their own sack lunch.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
All students must be reliably potty-trained.
What are Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool’s safety policies? What extra safety measures is Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Your child’s safety is a top concern for us, the building remains locked following drop off until pick up. All teachers and volunteers must have background checks on file.
Some extra safety measures that we have in place are that parents will be required to complete a health check upon arrival, touch-free sign-in, individualized materials when possible, and extra cleaning measures taken throughout and at the end of the day.
Who should parents contact for more information about Little Town of Bethlehem Preschool?
If you would like more information about Little Town of Bethlehem’s preschool programs, please contact our Director, Cassie Schilling, at (317) 564-4917 or email at [email protected].