clm programs


The Child Life Ministries Programs are licensed to serve 80 children at any one time.

There are a variety of classes for preschool-age children: Tot Spot (30 mo.-3 yrs.), 3 Yr. Old Preschool, Pre-K Preschool, and public 4K. These classes utilize 4 classrooms and the children also use other spaces in the church, for example, The Family Life Center, The Sanctuary, and The Gathering Space. Our preschool is a 9-month program building upon the skills and interests of preschool children.

Tot Spot (30 mo. to 3 Yrs.)
Thursday and Friday
8:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Class Size: 11 children and 2 Teachers

3 Yr. Old Preschool
Monday and Tuesday OR Thursday and Friday
8:15 – 11:00 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.* (Th/F only)   
Class Size: 16 children and 2 teachers

Pre-K Preschool
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Class Size: 16 children and 2 Teachers

Public 4K
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
All enrollment is done through the McFarland School District

Lunch Bunch
Bring your lunch and join us for an hour before or after preschool to “dine” with friends. This program requires in-advance registration and will only run if the minimum attendance is met.  Children may participate on their preschool days. Families are sent a monthly email through Sign Up Genius and are able to sign up their child.

Rainbow Child Care Center

Rainbow Center South

The Rainbow Center South  is a state licensed child care facility established in 1992 to serve children enrolled in our preschool. We currently serve 10 children ages 3-4 years and maintain a student / teacher ratio of ten children to one teacher. Care is available year around.

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Rainbow Center North

The Rainbow Center North is a state licensed child care facility that was established in 2015 to serve children enrolled in our preschool and 4K programs.  We currently serve 18 children ages 4-5 years old and maintain a student/teacher ratio of fourteen to one teacher. Care is available year around.

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

School Age Care


The School Age Care program offers after school care to children in grades Kindergarten through 4th.  The School Age Program is held in the McFarland Lutheran Church building.  Transportation is provided from McFarland schools to CLM during the school year.  Care is available year around.

Fall Hours: Monday – Friday 2:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Holidays, Vacations and Staff Developement

Child Life Ministries attempts to follow the same holiday and vacation schedule as the McFarland Public Schools. A school calendar of events and holidays is given to each family at the Family Orientation or time of enrollment.  We do not follow McFarland Public School’s in-service schedule.

We will be closed 3 days per year due to the need for staff development time.  These dates are noted on your CLM  calendar. The staff uses this time for continuing education as well as preparation.

The School Age and Rainbow Center program will be closed all day on the following holidays (or a chosen day should the holiday fall on a weekend):
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day/Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day/Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
July 4th

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