1123 Louisiana Avenue Saint Cloud, FL 34769
More than just child care, we offer programs infant, toddler, and preschool programs in Saint Cloud. A provider of Florida VPK as well as School Readiness, we also serve families in Kissimmee, Lake Nona, Orlando, and rural Osceola County. Schedule a visit to see why Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center is among the best early childhood programs in Osceola County.
At Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center, we believe children are important. As an outreach ministry of Grace Lutheran Church Saint Cloud, we work to provide a loving Christian environment for each child to know they are special and loved. We see each child as a unique individual and we work to build their self-esteem and confidence by having relationships with us and others. The child-centered learning environment in each of our classrooms include integrating intellectual and spiritual growth and provides a nurturing, structured and stimulating place where our students can thrive as they develop creativity and build problem-solving skills. In accordance to our goal, children will "Grow in the grace and knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18) through play with proper developmental approved curriculum and materials that will prepare the child for the daily challenges of an every-changing world and develop students total abilities: spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social.
A goal of our early learning center is to enlighten each child to know and love his Savior, Jesus Christ through the Word of God so they can share Jesus's love in their communities of Saint Cloud, Kissimmee, Lake Nona, and Orlando.
Our Saint Cloud preschool teachers nurture each child to grown in his/her faith through regular daily religious instruction
Maintain close contact with families in the communities of Saint Cloud, Kissimmee, greater Orlando and rural Osceola County and assist them in their Christian growth and education goals.
Our early learning center staff utilize age appropriate practices to allow each child to grow emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.
Rijean Smith has worked in Early Childhood Education for over thirty (30) years, with more than fifteen (15) years of experience as a director. She is excited to serve as the director of Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center to lead and guide the little ones and share God's love for them. Her love of Jesus is apparent in her interactions with the children, parents, the Early Learning Center staff, and others with whom she has contact.
Rijean has been married for 33 years to Andy. They have three children and five grandchildren as well as lots of extended family in Saint Cloud. Her love for them is evident.
During Rijean's time away from Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center you might find her enjoying the Disney theme parks, taking in a Broadway show at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, spending time with her family, Rijean's favorite past color is purple.<><
Returned check fees .............................$35.00
Late fees ...............................................$15.00
Late pick up charge..................................$1.00 per minute
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During the mid 1990's, the congregation of Grace Lutheran Church decided to investigate a ministry to families in our neighborhood and decided upon a preschool center. Opened in 1998, Grace Lutheran School (as it was called at that time) originally served families with three-year-old and four-year-old preschool children. When Florida passed the Voluntary Prekindergarten Amendment, Grace Lutheran School became one of the first faith-based providers in Osceola County to enroll students. Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center is pleased to provide early childhood education as well as child care to families in Saint Cloud, Kissimmee, and the Lake Nona area of Orlando.
Grace Lutheran School Saint Cloud changed it's name to Grace Lutheran Preschool and changed it once more in 2018 to Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center when plans to expand to child care for infants as young as six weeks were implemented.
The staff of Grace Lutheran Early Learning Center Saint Cloud provides a clean, safe environment for children in the areas of St. Cloud, Harmony, Kissimmee, Kindred, Buena Ventura Lakes, Celebration and Poiniciana in Osceola County and the areas of the medical city of Lake Nona, Hunters Creek, Williamsburg and southern Orlando in Orange County to develop socially, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In addition to our preschool and VPK classes, we offer wraparound child care for those who need it.