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Valley Center Preschool was established in 1975 as a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the development of children socially, mentally, emotionally, and physically.  The school is held in the facilities of the First United Methodist Church with the approval of the Church Administrative Council.  A Board of Directors governs the affairs of the Preschool.  This Board is made up of representatives from the church and parents of enrolled children.



A typical school day may include these activities:  

·        Center Time-an opportunity to choose activities from a variety of centers including housekeeping, creative arts, large muscle activities, manipulative activities, puzzles, and science activities.

·        Group Time-a time for the group to talk about the calendar and the theme for the week.

·        Music Time-listening to songs, singing, movement and rhymes

·        Snack Time-we enjoy a daily drink and snack and practice our table manners

·        Story Time- Books are shared in a small group

·        Outdoor Play-our playground offers many opportunities for physical development, social interaction, taking turns and just having a good time!  A kid favorite!



3 year old classes

4  & 5 year old classes

Mon/Wed AM -- Full

Mon/Wed/Fri AM  - Full

Mon/Wed PM--Has Openings

Mon/Wed/Fri PM – Has Openings

Tues/Thurs AM--Has Openings

Tues/Thurs AM – Has Openings

Tues/Thurs PM – Has Openings

Tues/Thurs PM – Has Openings


Tues/Thurs/Fri AM - Has Openings

updated 6/20/2013



2 sessions per week  - $80 per month

3 sessions per week - $105 per month


·        Morning sessions meet from 9:00 to 11:30 AM

·        Afternoon sessions meet from 12:45 to 3:15 PM

Our school year runs from the end of August through May following the Valley Center Public Schools for holidays and snow days.




Enrollment is ongoing for our preschool classes as long as there are openings.

There is a $50 enrollment fee due at the time of enrollment. 

Enroll by calling the school at 755-4343


Download these forms:

2015-2016 Enrollment Form

Medical Record



Ruth Goering – Director/teacher

Teachers:   Breanna Blanton, Kacy Buffo, Danelle Hammond, Marcia Hughes, Mary Klutzke, Jo Smith

Betty Ratzlaff, Abra Thieme.