About Child In Our Hands Preschool & Child Care
Child In Our Hands Preschool & Child Care opened its doors in September 2005 offering Preschool and Child Care to children ages 3-6. In June 2007 we expanded our Center by adding infant care to our programs. As the infants grew we expanded our programs yet again; November 2007 our Toddler Room opened its doors. We provide quality Christian education and care to approximately 40 children in the Jamestown Community and surrounding areas. We strive to continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the children of the Jamestown community.
Child In Our Hands Preschool & Child Care is located in the Education Wing of St. John’s Lutheran Church. We believe that children should be treated with warmth and respect. We strive to provide a Christian, caring environment which encourages independence, constructive problem solving and positive self-esteem.
Child in Our Hands is a Christian setting. We offer opportunities for spiritual development through Bible stories, songs and art. We give Thanks through blessings said at meals, devotional prayers, and we encourage children to love each other as God has taught us to. We realize and understand that not all of us follow the same religion, and respect the rights of all to worship in their own way. Our goal is to teach children of God’s love for the entire world and to grow in a way that respects that love.
Child in Our Hands does not discriminate in its admission or dismissal policies on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin or source of payment.
Caring Cross Child Care
Ages 30 Months to School Age
Our Child Care continues to enhance each child’s developing skills. Language, motor skills, intellectual thinking and cooperative play will further develop in this structured environment. Children will build a healthy self-concept by making choices from several areas of the classroom. Our Child Care program will challenge children to create, think and explore individually or as a group. Socialization continues to be an important part of their day. This will develop through the choices the children make throughout their day and as teachers guide and direct them in their play. Self-help skills are encouraged in this program as well.
Child Care offers opportunities for spiritual growth and faith formation through teacher guided Bible stories, activities, prayers and blessings. Children also attend Chapel time twice a month with the Pastors from St. John’s. This is a great opportunity for the children to get to know the Pastors and quickly becomes a favorite part of Child Care.
Caring Cross Child Care accepts drop-in children if there is availability and staffing allows. If you are in need of drop-in care please contact the Child Care Director.
- Child Care Sample Schedule
- 7:30-8:40 Free Choice
- 8:40-9:00 Circle Time
- 9:00-9:10 Bathroom/Wash Hands
- 9:10-9:30 Morning Snack
- 9:30-10:00 Outside Time
- 10:00-11:10 Free Choice/Optional Small Group Activities
- 11:10-11:30 Bathroom/Wash Hands
- 11:30-12:00 Lunch
- 12:00-12:20 Story Time/Prepare for Rest
- 12:20-2:20 Rest/Nap Time/Quiet Activities (according to age/nap needs)
- 2:20-2:40 Small Group Activities
- 2:40-3:00 Bathroom/Wash Hands
- 3:00-3:20 Afternoon Snack
- 3:20-4:05 Outside Time
- 4:05-5:30 Free Choice
God’s Little Lambs
Ages 16 Months to 30 Months
Our toddler program is designed around the understanding that at the age of 16 months each toddler is now developing new ways to express their need to interact with parents, friends and teachers. Toddlers are encouraged to make independent choices, develop self-help skills and begin to solve problems. Through play, we help each toddler learn to joyfully master language, motor skills and social development. Classroom experiences develop self control, cooperation and communication.
God’s Little Lambs accepts drop-in children if there is availability and staffing allows. If you are in need of drop-in care please contact the Child Care Director.
Noah’s Ark Nursery
Ages 6 weeks to 16 months
Noah’s Ark Nursery cares for children 6 weeks to 16 months. We strive to create a warm and homey atmosphere where all the children feel safe, comfortable and loved. Our program encourages them to learn about themselves and their feelings, to learn about others, to learn about communicating, to learn about moving and doing, and to acquire thinking skills.
We focus on each infant’s growth and development by including daily activities for physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
Noah’s Ark Nursery accepts drop-in children if there is availability and staffing allows. If you are in need of drop-in care please contact the Child Care Director.
Our hours of operation are 7:30am to 5:30pm Mondays through Fridays. Child Care is offered year-round excluding legal holidays. We currently care for children 6 weeks thru school age.
Preschool is offered for children 3-5. Our preschool program starts in late August and runs thru May. We follow the Jamestown Public School calendar.
Our Center uses “The Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers” and “The Creative Curriculum for Infant, Toddlers and Twos.” The curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development:
Social/emotional—helping children develop independence, self-confidence, self-control and make friends.
Physical—increasing children’s large muscle skills
Cognitive—acquire thinking skills such as: problem solving skills, asking questions and logically thinking
Language—develop communication skills: speaking, listening and writing.
Meet the Staff of St. Johns Lutheran Church
Pastor Suzanne Michelle Orlopp was ordained July 7th in West Bend, WI She serves as a full time Associate Pastor with emphasis on youth and young adult ministry. Pastor Suzi grew up about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. She was active in youth group and education programs. Some of her best memories come from National ELCA Youth Gatherings and camping trips with her youth group. After High School she worked at a Lutheran Camp in Wisconsin for five summers. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, earning a Bachelors of Science in Religious Studies and History. It was during this time that God began calling her through a passion for working amongst college students. Following her graduation from UWSP she entered Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. Her internship year was in the “Wild, Wild West” of Laramie, Wyoming, where she worked with High School youth, and college students.
To provide each Child In Our Hands the opportunity to grow, learn and develop to his/her fullest potential. To provide quality Christian education and care while focusing on the uniqueness of each child. To provide the continued opportunity for parents to participate in their child’s growth and faith formation.