Information

Hours 
*   Morning classes: 9:00 a.m. - Noon. 
*   Lunch Bunch: Noon - 1:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
*   Special Programs (for example, soccer, Karate):  Noon - 1:15 p.m. Fridays.

*   Calendar for 2020 - 2021 School Year

Field trips (PLEASE NOTE - FIELD TRIPS SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID-19)
Our curriculum is supplemented by periodic in-house and outside field trips, such as the Brandywine Traveling Zoo, Mad Science, and Coverdale Farm. Transportation for the outside trips is either bus or parents drivers. A annual fee paid at the beginning of the school year covers the cost of these programs. 

Special Programs (PLEASE NOTE - FRIDAY SPECIALS SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID-19)
In addition to regular classroom activities, students attend music/creative movement and physical education classes. Classes also attend chapel bi-monthly. Winter holiday shows and spring concerts are also performed. We also offer classes presented by outside providers, such as soccer, Spanish, yoga, karate, and dance.  These classes are offered once a week and run in a 10 or 12 - week session.  A separate fee is assessed for these programs.

Nut-Free
Because of the increased incidents of peanut and tree-nut allergies in young children, Concordia Preschool is a peanut and tree-nut free zone!  Lunches and  classroom treats must be nut-free.  Click here for a list of foods with hidden peanuts, and here are some sites with good peanut-free alternatives for lunch!
Real Food Nut-Free Lunches
Family Education Nut-Free Lunches


Birthday Celebrations
Concordia is excited to celebrate your child’s birthday! Please coordinate a date with your teacher to mark this special occasion. Should you choose to send in a snack treat for the class, we ask that you follow the guidelines below. Our staff has compiled a list of choices that are nut free and most students like. The options are brand and flavor specific. Please do not substitute.

•Entenmanns pop’em donut holes or mini donuts
•Kellogg’s Prepackaged Rice Krispies Treats
•Breyers ice cream plain vanilla or plain chocolate (please include disposable bowls and spoons)
•Pretzel Factory soft pretzels
•Cookies- Choice of Keebler fudge striped, Oreos (original, plain in the blue bag), Chips-A-Hoy original chocolate chip (plain, in the blue bag)
As we strive to maintain a nut-free environment, we thank you for your support and cooperation.

Financial Information
Concordia Preschool operates under the auspices of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, thereby sharing its status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. An advisory board consisting of volunteer representatives from each preschool class, as well as the director and church representatives, oversee the school. We offer a 10% discount for siblings enrolled concurrently. This discount applies to the tuition of the second child. We also offer a 5% discount for a full year's tuition payment made by the beginning of the school year.

Registration
A non-refundable $50 fee must accompany the application. Registration occurs in early January for returning families and mid-January for new families. If a new registrant is placed on the waiting list, there is no additional fee. To hold your class spot, the next year's May tuition payment is due by May 1 of the current school year. 

Friday After-School Special Programs for Fall 2020 (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19)

Concordia Preschool offers Friday afternoon specials for children in our 3 and 4 year old classes.  The choices this session are Soccer, Art Factory, Dance, and Karate.  It will be a 12 week session.  The fees for all specials are $180 which includes a prorated lunch bunch fee.  A $50 deposit is required.

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