Katie Rentschler, Director  (320) 763-5178   |  preschool@calvaryalex.org
(download the brochure here)







Calvary Lutheran Preschool is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services-Division of Licensing and is owned and operated by Calvary Lutheran Church. We are licensed to serve children who are 33 months old through pre-kindergarten. Class sizes are limited. Liability insurance coverage of more than $100,000/$300,000 is provided by Calvary Lutheran Church. Calvary Lutheran Preschool operates September through May each year. You may choose which program works best for your child. We offer several half day classes:

 2018-2019 Class Schedule

For 3/4 year olds 

                                                Tuesday and Thursday morning session          8:15am-11:15am                      $115 per month                                                    Friday morning session                                    8:15am-11:15am                        $65 per month

For 4/5 year olds 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning session     8:15am-11:15am                  $148 per month

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday morning session    8:15-11:15am    $198 per month

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday afternoon session      12:00pm-3:00pm                   $148 per month

Tuesday and Thursday afternoon session            12:00pm-3:00pm                    $115 per month    

(A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required to complete the registration process. Online registration will be available beginning 1/29/18.) 
Calvary Lutheran Preschool offers an early drop-off at 7:15am for an additional fee of $5 per day or a punch card of 12 for $56


ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR 3, 4 and 5 year olds 

Monday-Friday 11:15am-3:00pm limited to 15 children per afternoon. Must have 8 children registered to provide the program. Preschoolers will bring their lunch to school. Field trips consist of science enrichment, field trips, outdoor time, large and small motor activities and much more. You may choose any day(s) the work with your schedule.

One Day enrichment        $65 per month

Two Day enrichment       $115 per month

Three Day enrichment     $148 per month

Four Day enrichment       $198 per month

Five Day enrichment        $210 per month

If an enrichment class is not full, we will offer a drop-off rate of $15.00 per time.
(A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required to cover field trips and busing. Early Learning Scholarships available.)

PRESCHOOL TUITION is determined on a year to year basis by the Calvary Lutheran Preschool Board. Tuition is due the first session of every month. You may send it with your child or mail it to our school. Tuition is due by the 5th day of every month. A $15 late fee will be added each day tuition is not received. Failure to pay will result in withdrawal from preschool.

You can claim preschool registration and tuition as child care expenses when doing your taxes. We are licensed by the State of Minnesota under Rule 3. Our tax number is 41-0721646. Please let us know if you need a receipt.

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August 23 - Three & Four Year Olds Open House Night 

August 27 - Four & Five year Olds Open House Night

September 4 - First Day of Preschool

October 18 and 19 - No School~Education Minnesota

November 19, 20, 21 - No School ~ Fall Conferences

November 22 - 23 - No School ~ Thanksgiving Break

December 18, 19, 20, 21 - Christmas Family Days

December 24-January 1 - No School ~ Christmas Break

January 2 -  School Resumes

January 21 - No School~Martin Luther King Day

February 15, 18, 19 - No School ~ Conferences

March 22 and March 25 - No School~ Spring Break

April 7 - Preschool sings at 10:45am service to kick off "Week Of The Young Child"

April 18, 19, and 22 - No School~ Easter Break

May 7, 8, 9, 10 - Mother’s Day Teas

May 21 - End of the Year Family Picnic

May 24 - Last Day of Preschool Classes

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Mission Statement

Calvary Lutheran Church views children and families as a precious resource, given by God, and acknowledges its responsibility to assist parents in providing for their children’s nurture and care.

Calvary Lutheran Preschool is a vibrant ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church, a way of meeting the needs of all children and their families, including sharing the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. We are committed to creating a Christian atmosphere in which the social, physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual well-being of children of utmost importance.


Our goals are to develop in each child a positive self image and to foster the joy of learning. Calvary Lutheran Preschool will focus on the whole child and his/her individual needs. We encourage your child to explore the environment designed by the staff to promote development in all areas: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual-to help him/her actively learn about their world and about their relationship with God and others.

This is done by providing a wide variety of group and individual, quiet and active, chosen and directed activities in each class period. Teachers shall be free to speak of Jesus and the Gospel. More specific goals will be discussed with you at your conferences.

Lesson plans for your child’s session and the childcare program plan are always available for you to review. Daily schedules and monthly calendars, with each day’s activities are posted in the classroom. Monthly newsletters will be sent home with your child each month. Parents are welcome to visit the preschool at anytime. Prior notification of your visit is not necessary. Your input is encourages and is always welcome!


Each class has a licensed teacher and an aide. 

We promote Christian values with a short devotion daily. 

Craft projects are done everyday. 

Children participate in large and small group activities. 

We encourage growth physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. 

We strive to make each child special and successful in our classrooms. 

We teach the alphabet through crafts, cooking, games, little books and hands-on activities. 

Music is an integral part of our day. Songs, finger plays, rhythm instruments and creative movement.

Books, puzzles, Lego, blocks, play dough, trucks, dolls, dress-up clothes, kitchen, workshop, computers, listening center,
animals and science/math table are available each day to all children.

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

We teach numbers through play, games, songs, counting, centers, and hands-on activities.  

Outside play

“Learning without Tears” curriculum

Chapel time two times per month during all preschool classes.

*NEW for 2018-2019 - Kindermusik two times per month during all preschool classes.

Enrichment Opportunities
(Field trips to Country Blossom Farms, Luther Crest Nature Center, LAR Gym, Library, City Park)

View Parent Handbook Here



 Will keep Jesus in the ear of your preschooler through songs, finger plays, prayers, and short devotions.

Help your preschooler get ready for kindergarten using Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards.

Offers a warm, loving atmosphere!

Small class size, a teacher and an aide, help us to get to know your child on a personal level and meet their individual needs.


Stop in or give us a call, we are always happy to visit with you!

Katie Rentschler, Director  (320) 763-5178 
Calvary Lutheran Preschool
605 Douglas Street   Alexandria, MN 56308