Why Little Lights Preschool This Fall?


Are you still deciding where to send your kiddo to preschool this Fall? We have a few spots still available that we're looking to fill for our Fall Semester in our 3's, 4's and Pre-K classes and here’s why we would love for you to please consider Little Lights!

Family-oriented, caring & loving! Since we’re a small school that is focused on family, our preschool families often create life-long bonds that continue well past pre-school years. Play dates, seasonal family activities and field trips are all part of the experience!
Low teacher to student ratio of 1:6! For every one teacher, six students receive personalized and individualized attention. We are able to provide caring instruction according to each student’s growth and development.
Small school and class sizes! With only one hallway and three classrooms, we believe that we can provide a safer, more personalized educational experience. The smaller class sizes allow our teachers and staff to be involved in all aspects of your child's development.  
Chapel program! We’ve developed a sweet little chapel program meant for the children to relate to their everyday lives. We have daily chapel lessons in the classroom and weekly lessons in the church sanctuary. 
Curriculum! Our educational curriculum is based on Zoo-Phonics, Touch Math, Science and creative projects.  
Other fun and developmental activities!
 We're focused on helping to develop social skills including listening, problem solving, following directions and paying attention. Oh, and lots of music and large muscle activities too!
To schedule a tour or reserve your spot please contact our director, Carol Matzkind at carol.matzkind@littlelightsturlock.org or (209) 585-0632.

Fun & Important Upcoming Dates to Remember

Parents & Friends - Please Save the Date!

Our first Little Lights Preschool fundraiser, Bistro Bites for Little Lights, is coming up on August 23rd, 2017. The fun adult evening out will take place at Bistro 234 in downtown Turlock. More info to come!


Little Lights Preschool Parents Info Night - May 16th


Parents, please join our director Carol Matzkind to learn more about our budding preschool and educational curriculum on Tuesday, May 16th from 6-6:45PM. 

Carol will be reviewing our 3's, 4's and Pre-K curriculum goals and new daily schedule. In addition, we'll be sharing our vision for chapel and holiday programs, parent teacher conferences and field trips. 

Carol will be happy to answer any questions. Childcare will not be provided, however kids are always welcome inside our doors! The event will take place at Little Lights Preschool, located at the First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way, Turlock, CA 95380. 

If you are unable to attend, but wish to be added to our e-newsletter list please email info@littlelightsturlock.org. Event questions can be directed to Carol.Matzkind@LittleLightsTurlock.org. Additional registration and tuition information can we be found on the Little Lights Preschool website.  

Please bring a friend! 


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!




Love Little Lights?
Interested in becoming a donor? 

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!