**Tender Loving Care Preschool will not offer classes during the 2020-21 school year.  Please contact Trinity Lutheran Church at (219)462-9624 with any concerns.

Early Learners

Our Early Learners program is a two-day class that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays and is specifically designed for children ages 3 and 4, or those who may be attending their first preschool. We offer two sessions of this class: a morning session 9:00-11:30 am and an afternoon session 12:30-3:00 pm. Children must be age 3 by September 1, and completely potty trained.

Kindergarten Readiness

Our Kindergarten Readiness program is a three-day class that meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in a morning session 9:00-11:30 am or an afternoon session 12:30-3:00 pm. This program is designed for children ages 4 and 5. The curriculum builds on skills and developmental needs introduced in our 3 and 4 year old program, introduces new age- appropriate skills, encourages social interaction to a greater extent, and prepares children for Kindergarten. Children enrolled in this class must be age 4 by September 1.


Our third program is a Pre-Kindergarten program. This program meets Monday - Friday from 9:00-11:30 am. This class is designed for children who miss the cut-off date for kindergarten entrance, whose parents feel they are not ready for kindergarten, or whose parents want a more academic setting. The children in this class have had at least one year of preschool experience, most of them having had two years of preschool experience. The Pre-K program continues the social integration of children while introducing them to an academically oriented curriculum. Children in this program experience science, social studies, geography, math, literature, creative drawing, and computer skills – all age appropriate for early childhood development in preparation for kindergarten.

Extended Day Option

Extended Day Program. This class is for Tender Loving Care Kindergarten Readiness and Pre-Kindergarten a.m. students, whom will be attending Kindergarten in one year.