Children who are 2-5 years will be considered for enrollment. Priority is given to:
1) Children currently enrolled
who wish to add more days.
2) Siblings of children currently enrolled.
3) Siblings of alumni students.
Children who are currently members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church
5) Children from the waiting list based on date and scheduling
6) Bethlehem Child Care is a non- discriminatory center and accepts all children without regard for race and/or
All children will be evaluated to determine each child’s readiness
to thrive in the school’s program. All families are placed on a wait list, after touring the facility. If you would
like a tour, please call Debi at (760) 753-4780. Families who do not benefit from the school will be counseled regarding other
options for their child.
Philosophy And Goals
Bethlehem Child Care Center is part of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. We have a Christian based
philosophy that welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds to our program.
We believe children thrive in a loving happy environment designed to meet their special needs. Our goals are that
children will develop:
· A strong positive self-concept.
· Skill in caring for their bodies.
A joy in expressing themselves creatively in music, art, crafts, movement and language.
· Positive social relations
with both children and adults.
· Appropriate emotional controls and an inner self discipline.
curiosity and interest in the world around them.
· A desire to learn.
· Academic readiness for kindergarten.
Our commitment to you is to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment where your child
will be valued as a unique individual and will be challenged to grow.
Goal: To have all children feel safe and secure while they are in our care.
We fully acknowledge the reality of conflict and work hard to teach children problem solving skills. Included in these
are: the ability to express their feelings with words, negotiating techniques, and acceptance of others. Our program has many
activities going on at any one time, which allows the staff to effectively use redirection.
If a child has a continued discipline problem which jeopardizes the well begin and safety of others; the director
will meet with the parents to discuss possible alternatives. Exclusion from the program will be recommended if all other alternatives
Tuition And Fees
A registration fee is required to enroll each child.
This does not apply to the tuition and is non-refundable.
is due on the first school day of each month. We do not bill. Tuitions are non-refundable.
When your child is enrolled you may use whatever part of the day that you need. The school seeks to help families
establish harmony and ease as they come and go.
your child out each day and take a minute to scan the bulletin board for important notices.
A special feature
of our program is the opportunity for the children to interact in carefully planned intergenerational activities with the
senior program, such as reading picture books, telling stories, cooking, art or singing.
learning experiences are organized around a theme such as self-awareness, community helpers, wildlife, etc.
curriculum areas are included in the teachers’ lesson plans—art, music, movement, science, pre-math, pre-reading,
language and large and small muscle activities. The teachers’ lesson plans are posted on the Bulletin Board each week.