Classes & Registration

Classes & Schedules

We offer classes for preschoolers who are 2, 3, 4, and 5 years old.

3 Year Old Class – Lambs

St. Paul Preschool - Lambs2 Days a Week: Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 11:30 am

2 Days a Week: Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 11:30 am

Time Activity
1 hour Free Choice Time in Interest Centers
15 minutes Jesus Time/Chapel
20 minutes Bathroom Break/Snack Time
20 minutes Large Group Time/Small Groups Time
15 minutes Story Time
20 minutes Outside/Playground Time

4 and 5 Year Old Class – Lions – Morning Preschool Class

St. Paul Preschool Lions3 Days a Week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

4 Days a Week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

Time Activity
15 minutes Welcome, Sign-in, Table Time
15 minutes Morning Meeting
1 hour Center Time
15 minutes Snack
15 minutes Chapel/Jesus Time
20 minutes Large Group
15 minutes Small Group
5 minutes Pack Backpacks 
20 minutes Outside Play

 

3, 4 and 5 Year Old Class – Bears – All Day Preschool Class

4 Days a Week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Time Activity
10 minutes Welcome, Sign-in and Table Time
20 minutes Morning Meeting
1 hour Play and Learn 1
15 minutes Clean up, Music, Bathroom Break
15 minutes Chapel/Jesus Time
30 minutes Recess 1
30 minutes Lunch
90 minutes

Read Aloud & Hibernation (nap)

(quiet activities for non-sleepers)

10 minutes

Bathroom Break

15 minutes

Story and Group Activity

15 minutes

STREAM 

(Science Technology Reading Engineering Arts and Math) 

50 minutes Play and Learn 2
15 minutes Snack 
15 minutes Writing, Pack Up, Goodbye Prayer
30 minutes

Recess 2

(pick up on playground)

 

4 and 5 Year Old Class – EK – Afternoon Preschool Class

 

4 Days a Week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 am to 3:15 pm.

Time Activity
15 minutes Welcome, Sign-in and Table Time
15 minutes Morning Meeting
1 hour Center Time
15 minutes Snack
15 minutes Chapel/Jesus Time
20 minutes Large Group
15 minutes Small Group
25 minutes

Outside Play

 

2 Year Old Class – Cubs – Morning Preschool Class

   2 Days a Week: Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

Time Activity
5 minutes Welcome, Sign-in, Table Time
10 minutes Story Time
1 hour Play and Learn (Centers, Arts and Crafts)
10 minutes Bathroom Break
15 minutes Chapel/Jesus Time
15 minutes Snack
10 minutes Circle Time (Music and Movement)
30 minutes Outside Play

 

 

Registration

Registration begins:

February 1 for current children and children of members
March 1 for children who are new to the program

How to Register

  • Download and complete the form here: Application for Enrollment 2019-2020
  • Put the Application for Enrollment form and a check for the Registration Fee and September’s tuition in an envelope
  • Mail or bring to the church office:
    • St. Paul Lutheran Preschool
      610 15th St. Ames, IA 50010

Acceptance 

When will I find out if my child has been accepted into the preschool program?

No later than 4 weeks after St. Paul Preschool has received your Application for Enrollment and check for the Registration Fee and September’s Tuition you will receive an email indicating if your child has been accepted into the preschool program. A receipt will soon follow in an email to confirm that your registration has been accepted. If the class you wish your child to be in is full you will get a full refund which includes the Registration Fee and September’s Tuition.

What if I have questions?

If at any time during the registration process you have questions, please call the Preschool Director, Lori Jenks at 515.233.1914 or email her at and she will be happy to answer your question.