The learning starts when the fun begins at Zion Lutheran Preschool!
Our preschool offers well-organized programs to foster the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of young children. We provide a positive approach to your child's growth and learning in an atmosphere of play.
Zion Lutheran Preschool welcomes all children ages 2, 3, 4 and 5! We are a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian preschool, an outreach mission of Zion Lutheran Church and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).
Our families reside in Spring City, Phoenixville, Royersford, Pottstown, Oaks, Kimberton, Chester Springs and the surrounding communities. We serve future students in the Phoenixville Area School District, Owen J. Roberts School District, Spring-Ford Area School District and area private schools.
A Glimpse into our Preschool
Happy staff, happy parents and happy children provide the energy for our preschool every day!
One of our preschool’s greatest treasures is our warm and enthusiastic staff. Our teachers are progressive in their fun approach to learning and attuned to the latest developments in early childhood education.
We currently have a staff totaling 25 teachers, teaching assistants and administration. Our enrollment tops 239 children.
Each of our nine bright and airy classrooms has small tables and chairs for group and individual activities, colorful rugs for play and circle time, cheerful kid bulletin board displays, lots of toys for imaginative play, picture books, art supplies, cubbies for school bags and more!
Every week, all classes visit our Activity Room on art days for lots of creative mess-making! And our Music Room is busy with lots of singing, instrument-playing and body movement, taught by our Music Specialist.
Behind the preschool, we have a private, tree-shaded, fenced outdoor playground with a large sandbox, swings, slides, playhouses, playground equipment and plenty of room to run, skip and hop! In August 2011, we expanded our playground with a new, large play unit, rubber surfacing and more. On rainy or cold days, our classes head upstairs to a spacious indoor playroom for gross motor activities, such as riding bikes, kicking balls and playing games.
In addition to our regular daily activities, Zion Lutheran Preschool offers lots of special events throughout the school year!
- Classroom holiday parties and activities
- On-site pumpkin picking and hayrides (for 2- and 3-Year-Old Programs only)
- Field trips such as Farmer’s Daughter Farm Market, Weaver’s Orchard, Milky Way Farm or Elmwood Park Zoo (for 4- and 5-Year-Old Programs only)
- Christmas program with singing performances by the children
- "Children’s Time with Pastor Paul" talks in each classroom
- Incubating eggs and hatching fuzzy chicks
- Great Valley Nature Center animal demonstrations
- Wee Workouts
- Fun Day with simple “carnival” games, prizes and a bounce house
- Mother’s Day Tea
- Daddy Day
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Optional Lunch Bunch
- Optional Enrichment Programs such as afternoon computer labs and art classes
- Graduation Evening with diplomas and sashes (for 4- and 5-Year-Old Programs)
Extended Child Care
The physical safety and security of your child is one of our highest priorities. The doors to Zion Lutheran Preschool remain locked, with the exception of few minutes at drop-off and pick-up times. At all other times, access to our school is only by ringing the buzzer at our main entrance. We have a coned-off safety area just outside the school doors to keep the parking lot traffic at a safe distance.
Contact Us Today
If Zion Lutheran Preschool is right for your family, call us at (610) 948-3440 or our Director, Fern Detwiler, with any questions or to check on available openings. Our annual registration for the community begins on February 1 at 7:30 a.m. We encourage you to call on this day to reserve your child(ren)’s slot for the next school year and schedule a tour!