The mission of Zion Lutheran Preschool is to help children experience God's grace in a safe and nurturing environment. Through the use of a Christ centered curriculum and developmentally appropriate tools, children will learn to respond to God's love and build healthy self-esteem. 

Zion offers classes for children ages 2-5. We offer both morning and afternoon classes.

Our Classes:

Small Steps: This twice a week program is offered to children two to three years of age. Small Steps is an interactive program where children are encouraged to explore their world in a safe environment. They are given opportunities to make guided choices. They learn to graciously accept rules while building self-esteem. Small Steps is offered in the mornings 9:00-11:30am with a Monday/Wednesday and a Tuesday/Thursday option. Children must be 2 years old by September 1.

Preschool: Meeting twice a week, children will develop fine motor skills needed for cutting, using art supplies with control and proper grip for beginning handwriting. Focus will also be given to the recognition of names, colors, shapes, letters and numbers. They learn to follow two step directions and engage in singing, dramatic play, large motor skills and storytelling. Preschool is offered in the morning 9:00-11:30am on Tuesday/Thursday and also in the afternoon 12:30-3:00pm Tuesday/Thursday. Children must be 3 by September 1.

Prekindergarten: The Prekindergarten meets three times a week. The curriculum is preparatory for kindergarten. It includes the development of pre-reading and pre-math skills along with emergent writing. Math and science skills are explored through games and hands on activities. The curriculum is rich in music, dramatic play and story telling. Prekindergarten is offered in the morning Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-11:30am and also in the afternoon Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-3:00pm. Children must be 4 years old by September 1.

Stepping Stones: This class meets three or five times a week. The focus of the class is on the needs of the children who do not meet the cut-off date for entering kindergarten and children who are not quite developmentally ready to enter a full kindergarten curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on the strengths and weaknesses of each individual child. The curriculum will include Language Arts, Math, Drama, Phys Ed and Spiritual Guidance. Stepping Stones is offered in the morning Monday through Friday (5 days a week) 9:00-11:30am and in the afternoon Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (three days a week) 12:30-3:00pm. Children must have completed one year of preschool and be 5 years old by October 31st.

Our Faculty and Classroom Visitaions:

Our staff and trained professionals have PA State and Department of Public Welfare clearances and have extensive Classroom experience. The ratio of children to staff is four to one for 2 year olds and six to one for ages 3-5. Classroom visits are welcomed. We suggest you call in advance to make sure the director, Tracey Harris, is available to give a guided tour of the facility to see our exceptional school in action and to have your questions addresses. 

Contact us: Call us at (412) 221-4776 or email us at tharris@zlcb.org