Preschool Director & Teacher
Oregon Licensed Educator with 20 years of experience teaching Early Childhood Education.
The preschool's purpose is to carry out the mission of Zion Lutheran Church by:
If you have specific questions about Zion Lutheran Church, please contact Pastor Grant Knepper.
Preschool classes are held in the classroom wing off of the family life center building. The director's office is immediately inside the main entrance. Building access is from the parking lot off Evergreen Road. An indoor play area as well as a fenced outdoor playground are available for preschool use.
Preschool classes commence the first full week after Labor Day and end just before Memorial Day, otherwise generally following the calendar of the Hillsboro Elementary School District.
Children three years of age take part in the Tuesday and Thursday program. Children who are four attend on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Both sessions begin at 9:00am and conclude at 12:00pm.
Children must be of age (3 or 4) by the first day of September of the current calendar year. This policy concurs with that of the Hillsboro Elementary School District.
Children must be "potty-trained" which means they can care for their own restroom needs and that neither diapers or "pull-ups" are worn.
Children must be current on all required immunizations at the time of the beginning of the school year. An approved immunization record from either a doctor or a health clinic should be submitted with each registration application. Guidelines for immunizations are available from the Washington County Health Department.
Registration is accomplished by submitting a completed form to the preschool office, along with the immunization record.
Class sizes have been adjusted to be in accordance with the state's current health guidelines for operating during a pandemic. The 3/4 class will be limited to 16 students and the 4/5 class will be limited to 18 students.
A registration fee of $65 per student is assessed once at the time of registration. It is non-refundable.
Tuition for the 3/4 class is $170 per month ($1,530 per year). The rate for three-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 4/5 class is $230 per month ($2,070 per year). All payments are for the month in advance and payable on the first of the month. The first tuition payment is expected the day classes begin. Tuition refunds in cases of withdrawal will be pro-rated.
Call the school at 971-724-6539 to set up an appointment to see the facility and for more information.
The staff is composed of trained and certified teachers and teacher's aides who are committed to the loving and caring guidance of all children through Christian faith and values.
To support the purpose statement of the preschool, five growth areas will be provided to establish a framework for the daily instructional program. Skill and social development activities are planned to meet the expectations of the kindergarten programs at Forest Hills Lutheran School and the Hillsboro Elementary School District.
The child will experience God's love, care and forgiveness throughout the day by hearing and learning Bible stories, singing hymns and spiritual songs, through prayer, and in living and learning with the staff and other students. The preschool class will be occasionally involved in the Sunday worship service of the congregation.
Children will have the opportunity to better understand the English language and increase their vocabulary levels through the use of stories, poetry, and song.
The children's interest in the world around them will be expanded as they explore their environment in activities that involve senses of hearing, seeing, touch, taste, and smell.
Each child will have the opportunity to develop a strong sense of personal worth by relating with other children and to better understand their personal responsibilities in groups through games and other structured activities.
Large motor skills used in running and climbing will be developed through organized play activities along with the improvement of hand-eye coordination by activities that involve drawing, cutting, and painting.
Zion Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.