It is our belief that every child is unique and a special gift from God. We believe that they learn at their own pace and development. We believe parents are their first teachers, but our teachers guide and create diversified experiences where children learn through play and develop positive relationships with each other, their teacher, and the community.
Thank you for your interest in our Child Development Center (CDC) and the programs we offer to the Portage community. We believe that our programs are an outreach to local families and a way to minister to all. Below you will see a table of the Programs we offer and the Age group. We welcome children from 6 weeks old to School Age.
If you are interested in enrolling your child into one of our programs please contact us to schedule a tour of our facility to begin the enrollment procedures. We want to have open communication with parents so please email or call us to help with enrollment procedures and to secure a position for your child.
Parents and Guardians are expected to read, understand, and sign the Family Handbook and return the last page.
Please email St. John's Child Development Center Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, for an enrollment packet stating your child's age group. Read all forms carefully and sign in the appropriate areas for the admission process.
Download the forms below to start the enrollment packet for each program:
Tuition is due in advance. A registration fee will be charged at initial registration and every September after. Tuition fees are determined annually by the Board of Christian Education. A yearly increase can be expected to help cover the costs of center operations.
Tuition fees are classified as Full-Time or Part-Time.
Full-Time (FT) care is considered to be over 21 hours a week.
Part-Time (PT) care is considered to be under 21 hours a week.
St. John’s Lutheran Church families with one child enrolled full-time will receive a $10.00 a week discount off tuition.
St. John’s Lutheran Church families with more than one child enrolled full-time will receive a $20.00 a week discount off tuition.