Toddler Program

Mt. Zion’s toddler program is built around the needs of each child. Teacher  to child ratios are low to provide for individual attention.  Children daily experience planned activities and open-ended experiences for individual growth and development.  Children explore their world through music, large motor play, sensory exploration, language, and small group events.

The toddler program is for children ages 1 and walking independently to age 2-1/2.

Daily Schedule

7:00   Children begin arriving: Welcome and group integration activities  Goodbye Mom/ Dad

8:30 - 10:00  Prepared activities and children's choice (free-play)
Discovery, sensory experiences, music and movement, etc.

10:00   Snack

10:15   Outside Time and/or planned activities

11:15 – 12:00   Lunch Preparation and lunch Time

12:00   Children Choose their activities - Quiet time before nap
Read books, cuddles, sing soft songs

12:30 - 3:00   Nap and post nap activities: reading, storytelling, and manipulatives

3:00 - 3:30   Snack

3:30 - 4:30   Children play outside or inside: free choice or teacher directed

4:30- 5:30   Day end preparation   Children get ready for Mom and Dad

 

Toddler Fee Schedule

(click here for a pdf version)

FEES – Annual
Registration - $50.00 ( non-refundable)

Tuition – Monthly

A)  Half Day :   Morning Session: 7:00 am -12:30 pm

2 days (T/Th)wk - $390
3 days (M/W/F)wk - $480
4 days week - $565
5 days week - $640

B) School Day: 8:15 am - 3:15 pm

2 day (T/Th) week - $510
3 day (M/W/F) week - $690
4 day week - $795
5 day week - $955

B) Extended Day: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

2 day (T/Th) week - $645
3 day (M/W/F) week - $900
4 day week - $1,025
5 day week - $1,260

Definitions:

  • Fees are one time (yearly) expenses.
  • ChildcareTuition is a monthly expense.
  • School year: Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool is a year round childcare center. Mt. Zion’s “school year” begins annually in August.

Deductions:

  • There is a 10% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the first child of active members of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
  • If you have more than one child attending Mt. Zion concurrently, you will receive a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the second, third, fourth child (etc.).
  • If you are an employee of the University of Colorado, IBM, Ball Corporation, Boulder Community Hospital, or Covidien (Valley Lab), there is a discount of 10% on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • If you are a member of the Military, Fire Department or Police Department there is a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • Multiple discounts cannot be applied (except in the event of 2 or more children)
  • For every family you refer to Mt. Zion, your family will be given $25 per month off of your monthly childcare tuition for as long as the referred family is current on their childcare tuition for up to one year.
  • Financial aid is available to families who qualify. Application forms are available upon request.
  • Discounts do not apply to drop-in childcare.

Late Pickup – If you have an emergency and must be late, please call and inform us so that we can make sure we have enough staff (dictated by State law) to cover your child. The time associated with Late pick will be billed at the drop in charge of $15 an hour. All parents must be in the building by 5:15pm at the latest, so that you and your child can leave the facility by 5:30pm. AFTER 5:30pm late fees are: 1-5 minutes $20; 5-10 minutes $40; 10-15 minutes $60; etc. If a parent is habitually late in picking up their child after 6pm, this will be cause for the child to no longer be able to attend Mt. Zion Preschool.

Childcare Tuition Payments: The tuition payments for Mt. Zion Preschool are due on the first day of the month. A $25 late fee is added to payments received after the 10th of the month. A $30 fee will be assessed for any returned checks.

School Breaks: There will be days when the childcare center is closed (i.e. Christmas, Easter, holidays, etc., please refer to calendar) and no childcare will be offered. Additionally, if you know in advance days that your child will not be attending (vacations, sickness, etc.), please keep us informed.

Drop-in Care & Fees: The standard drop-in care fee will be $15 per hour. If your child is not picked up by their scheduled departure time, or arrives before 8am, you will be charged the drop-in fee. This fee is a flat rate that will be charged whether you use 15 minutes or one hour. If your child attends part time and you require an additional day/hours, please call in advance and arrangements will be made. If you wish to attend an additional day not included in your plan, the drop in fee is $15 per hour. However, drop in is determined by availability, and must be approved by Mrs. Wu, Director, and/or your child’s teacher prior to the day requested. Class size is dictated by State of Colorado regulations regarding child/teacher ratios. We understand that emergencies do occur and will gladly take care of your child, however, please let us know as soon as possible.

Summer Attendance: In order to staff effectively for the summer, all families will receive a form requesting information about summer attendance. If your child is not attending during the summer, and you wish to attend Mt. Zion for the following “school year”, you must fill out a registration form, along with a registration fee, for the fall in order for us to reserve your child’s space.

 

 

 

Preschool 2

2-½ year old children


Mt. Zion’s preschool programs are built around monthly themes. Listed below are a few of the activities children are involved in.

  • Housekeeping, dress up play
  • Gym, outdoor, play
  • Sand and water table
  • Multisensory activities: beans, noodles, shaving cream, playdoh
  • Painting: water colors, tempera, finger painting, sponge painting
  • Blocks, legos, connectors, trains, airplanes, trucks
  • Hands on math, puzzles
  • Healthy snacks, cooking
  • Caring for plants and fish
  • Calendar and weather
  • Bible Stories, songs, finger plays

Daily Schedule

Time Activity
7:00 - 8:00 Early Start
8:00 - 9:00 Learning Centers
9:00 - 9:30 Clean Up/Prayer/Snack
9:30 - 10:00 Theme/Unit Activity
10:00 - 10:30 Learning Centers/Recess
10:30 - 10:55 Jesus Time/Circle Time
11:00 - 11:30 Outside Recess/Gym
11:30 - 11:50 Lunch
11:50 - 12:00 Clean Up/Bathroom Break
12:00 - 2:00 Naptime
2:00 - 3:00 Learning Centers
3:00 - 3:15 Clean Up/Bathroom
3:15 - 3:30 Snack
3:30 - 4:30 Gym
4:30 - 5:30 Learning Activities

 

 

Preschool 3

3-4 year old children


Mt. Zion’s preschool programs are built around monthly themes. Listed below are a few of the activities children are involved in.

  • Housekeeping, dress up play
  • Gym, outdoor, play
  • Sand and water table
  • Multisensory activities: beans, noodles, shaving cream, playdoh
  • Painting: water colors, tempera, finger painting, sponge painting
  • Blocks, legos, connectors, trains, airplanes, trucks
  • Hands on math, puzzles
  • Healthy snacks, cooking
  • Caring for plants and fish
  • Calendar and weather
  • Bible Stories, songs, finger plays

Daily Schedule (download pdf)

Time Activity
7:00 - 9:00 Learning Centers
9:00-9:15 Clean Up/Bathroom Break
9:15-9:30 Prayer/Snack
9:30 - 10:55Le Jesus Time/Circle Time/Music
10:55-11:30 Recess/Bathroom Break
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-2:00 Naps/Quiet Time
2:00-2:30 Wake Up/Bathroom
2:30-3:15 Learning Centers
3:15-3:30 Bathroom Break/Snack
3:30-4:30 Gym
4:30-5:30 Learning Activities

 

Preschool & PreKindergarten Fee Schedule
Ages 2.5 - 5
(download pdf version)

Annual Fees
Registration - $50.00 ( non-refundable)
Monthly Tuition for Childcare:

Session
Class

Time

Total
2 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$340
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$440
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$610
3 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$390
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$565
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$770
4 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$465
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$685
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$885
5 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$535
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$800
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$1,010

Definitions

  • Fees are one time (yearly) expenses.
  • Childcare Tuition is a monthly expense.
  • School Year: Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool is a year-round childcare center. Mt. Zion's "school year" begins annually in August.

Deductions:

  • There is a 10% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the first child of active members of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
  • If you have more than one child attending Mt. Zion concurrently, you will receive a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the second, third, fourth child (etc.).
  • If you are an employee of the University of Colorado, IBM, Ball Corporation, Boulder Community Hospital, or Covidien (Valley Lab), there is a discount of 10% on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • If you are a member of the Military, Fire Department or Police Department there is a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • Multiple discounts cannot be applied (except in the event of 2 or more children)
  • For every family you refer to Mt. Zion, your family will be given $25 per month off of your monthly childcare tuition for as long as the referred family is current on their childcare tuition for up to one year.
  • Financial aid is available to families who qualify. Application forms are available upon request.
  • Discounts do not apply to drop in child care.

Late Pickup – If you have an emergency and must be late, please call and inform us so that we can make sure we have enough staff (dictated by State law) to cover your child. The time associated with Late pick will be billed at the drop in charge of $15 an hour. All parents must be in the building by 5:15pm at the latest, so that you and your child can leave the facility by 5:30pm. AFTER 5:30pm late fees are: 1-5 minutes $20; 5-10 minutes $40; 10-15 minutes $60; etc. If a parent is habitually late in picking up their child after 6pm, this will be cause for the child to no longer be able to attend Mt. Zion Preschool.

Childcare Payments: The payments for Mt. Zion Preschool are due on the first day of the month. A $25 late fee is added to payments received after the 10th of the month. A $30 fee will be assessed for any returned checks.

School Breaks: There will be days when the childcare center is closed (i.e. Christmas, Easter, holidays, etc., please refer to calendar) and no childcare will be offered. Additionally, if you know in advance days that your child will not be attending (vacations, sickness, etc.), please keep us informed.

Drop-in Care & Fees: The standard drop-in care fee will be $15 per hour. If your child is not picked up by their scheduled departure time, or arrives before 8am, you will be charged the drop-in fee. This fee is a flat rate that will be charged whether you use 15 minutes or one hour. If your child attends part time and you require an additional day/hours, please call in advance and arrangements will be made. If you wish to attend an additional day not included in your plan, the drop in fee is $15 per hour. However, drop in is determined by availability, and must be approved by Mrs. Wu, Director, and/or your child’s teacher prior to the day requested. Class size is dictated by State of Colorado regulations regarding child/teacher ratios. We understand that emergencies do occur and will gladly take care of your child, however, please let us know as soon as possible.

Summer Attendance: In order to staff effectively for the summer, all families will receive a form requesting information about summer attendance. If your child is not attending during the summer, and you wish to attend Mt. Zion for the following “school year”, you must fill out a registration form, along with a registration fee, for the fall in order for us to reserve your child’s space.   

 

Pre-Kindergarten

Children 4-5 years old


Mt. Zion’s Pre-Kindergarten program is built around monthly themes.  We strive to provide a balance of exploration and instruction to aid in the development of each child socially, emotionally, and academically.

Children are involved in these activities:

    • Gym/outdoor time
    • Literacy, letter introduction, Weekly Reader, writing their names
    • Arts and Crafts, pottery
    • Fine Arts, drawing, water colors, tempera, chalk
    • Blocks, Legos
    • Number recognition, counting, puzzles
    • Field trips, guest speakers, assemblies
    • Library
    • Integrated centers
    • Caring for our salamanders, Sally and Louie
    • Bible Stories, songs, finger plays
    • Daily jobs, responsibilities
    • Annual Art Show

Daily Schedule

Time Activity
7:00 - 8:00 Early Start
8:00 Pick up children in Child Care room
8:00 - 8:55

Free choice learning centers

8:30 Wednesday - Chapel
9:00 Opening/circle time, singing, sharing
9:15 Topic
9:30 Snack/Bathroom break
9:45 Recess - Outdoor playground or inside in the gym
10:00 Jesus time
10:30 Numbers, art and abc's
11:00 Story time, closing
11:10 Lunch
12:00 Noon recess on back playground
12:30 Naps/reading/enrichment centers
3:30 Snack

 

 


 

Preschool & PreKindergarten Fee Schedule
Ages 2.5 - 5
(download pdf version)

Annual Fees
Registration - $50.00 ( non-refundable)
Monthly Tuition for Childcare:

Session
Class

Time

Total
1 day/week
School Day
8:15 am - 3:15 pm
$340
Extended
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
$390
2 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$340
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$440
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$610
3 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$390
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$565
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$770
4 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$465
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$685
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$885
5 days/wk
Morning
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$535
School Day
8:15 am to 3:15 pm
$800
Extended
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
$1,010

 

Definitions

  • Fees are one time (yearly) expenses.
  • Childcare Tuition is a monthly expense.
  • School Year: Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool is a year-round childcare center. Mt. Zion's "school year" begins annually in August.

Deductions:

  • There is a 10% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the first child of active members of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
  • If you have more than one child attending Mt. Zion concurrently, you will receive a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition for the second, third, fourth child (etc.).
  • If you are an employee of the University of Colorado, IBM, Ball Corporation, Boulder Community Hospital, or Covidien (Valley Lab), there is a discount of 10% on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • If you are a member of the Military, Fire Department or Police Department there is a 20% discount on your monthly childcare tuition.
  • Multiple discounts cannot be applied (except in the event of 2 or more children)
  • For every family you refer to Mt. Zion, your family will be given $25 per month off of your monthly childcare tuition for as long as the referred family is current on their childcare tuition for up to one year.
  • Financial aid is available to families who qualify. Application forms are available upon request.
  • Discounts do not apply to drop in child care.

Late Pickup – If you have an emergency and must be late, please call and inform us so that we can make sure we have enough staff (dictated by State law) to cover your child. The time associated with Late pick will be billed at the drop in charge of $15 an hour.

After 5:30 pm late fees are: 1-5 minutes $10; 5-10 minutes $20; 10-15 minutes $30; etc.

Childcare Payments: The payments for Mt. Zion Preschool are due on the first day of the month. A $25 late fee is added to payments received after the 10th of the month. A $30 fee will be assessed for any returned checks.

School Breaks: There will be days when the childcare center is closed (i.e. Christmas, Easter, holidays, etc., please refer to calendar) and no childcare will be offered. Additionally, if you know in advance days that your child will not be attending (vacations, sickness, etc.), please keep us informed.

Drop-in Care & Fees: The standard drop-in care fee will be $15 per hour. If your child is not picked up by their scheduled departure time, or arrives before 8am, you will be charged the drop-in fee. This fee is a flat rate that will be charged whether you use 15 minutes or one hour. If your child attends part time and you require an additional day/hours, please call in advance and arrangements will be made. If you wish to attend an additional day not included in your plan, the drop in fee is $15 per hour. However, drop in is determined by availability, and must be approved by Mrs. Wu, Director, and/or your child’s teacher prior to the day requested. Class size is dictated by State of Colorado regulations regarding child/teacher ratios. We understand that emergencies do occur and will gladly take care of your child, however, please let us know as soon as possible.

Summer Attendance: In order to staff effectively for the summer, all families will receive a form requesting information about summer attendance. If your child is not attending during the summer, and you wish to attend Mt. Zion for the following “school year”, you must fill out a registration form, along with a registration fee, for the fall in order for us to reserve your child’s space.   

Pre-Kindergarten Forms

Registration Form

School Supply List

The following forms are available in both pdf and Word formats as downloads: Click on the desired document in one of the right hand columns.

Form PDF
Toddler Fees
Toddler Registration
Preschool & Prekindergarten Fees
Preschool & Prekindergarten Registration
Supply List