Little Lights Preschool Newsletter 4.26.17


Our darling preschool has been open for almost three months and we’ve been so blessed to welcome the community, meet new friends, grow and learn together. Our students have been hard at work learning shapes, colors, cooking, science projects and of course playing on the super-fun new outdoor play structure! Teachers Nicole Tucker and Nicole Gorostidi have been hard at work with the students, and it is truly a blessing to experience the growth of our Little Lights children. We are loving everyday and feel so lucky to have such a wonderful Little Lights community supporting us. Thank you!

Meet Our New Director, Carol Matzkind!

Carol Matzkind comes to us with a wealth of preschool experience and a very strong background in Christian preschool education. She worked with St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Modesto for more than twenty-five years. She was a teacher for her first five years and then took over as Director for the next twenty years. In March of 2016, Carol helped start Grace Academy Christian Preschool and became its Director, after St. Paul’s Episcopal Church had to close its preschool because of unrelated difficulties. Carol has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and has completed additional studies in Early Childhood Development. She is married, lives in Turlock and has three grown children. Carol can be reached by email at carol.matzkind@littlelightsturlock.orgWelcome Carol! 

Spring has sprung and Summer is just around the corner! Time for some fun! Our four-week camp starts May 30th and runs through June 30th for 3's, 4's and 5 year olds. Camp is the perfect way to become acquainted with our school! The curriculum will be an extension of our year-round “play based” curriculum, while including summertime fun activities with outdoor water activities, science experiments, cooking, daily art and music. Pricing per month is $380 for a 5-day half day and $225 for 3-day half day camp from 8:30AM-12:30PM. If you are looking for afternoon care it is available from 12:30-3:30PM. Be sure to reserve your spot ASAP! More details are on the website!

Are you interested in enrolling your child in a kindergarten preparation program this Fall? Starting this Fall semester Little Lights will be offering “Pre-K!” Pre-K will be a structured five-day per week curriculum. Both full and half day options are available. Students must turn 4 years old by September 1st, 2017 to be eligible for Pre-K. If this is something that is of interest to you and you have an age-appropriate child please be sure and contact Carol right away to reserve your spot!




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We would not be able to complete this outreach mission without the generosity of our congregation and surrounding community. We are offering two ways to participate. The first is our Noah’s Ark inspired “Animal Wall Kingdom” Donor Wall, which will be painted soon! Generous donations will be acknowledged as part of our hallway décor with an animal painted and named in your honor. The second is our Helping Hand Donation. For every $100 received a hand will be painted in your honor. Click HERE to learn more!