Welcome to Messiah Preschool

Messiah Preschool has been serving and shaping the futures of children in Burlington and the surrounding communities for over 50 years.

We want to thank you for seeking information about our preschool. Please feel free to read through this information or come to visit us at 2411 West Ave. in Burlington, Iowa. We serve all 3, 4, and 5 –year-olds and their families of any faith. Our three-year-olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 8:45 to 11:15 A.M. Four/Five-year-olds have two options to choose from; morning 3 day (M-W-F) 8:45 to 11:15 A.M. and afternoon 4 day (M-T-T-F) 12:30 3:00 P.M.

All inquiries are answered by our Director, Marjorie Gerst at 319-754-7591 extension 2. or you can send her an Email msmargie.messiahpreschool@gmail.com providing your name, child’s name and birth date, address, and contact information, such as telephone or email to answer any further questions you may have. Feel free to complete the pre-registration form found in a link on this page and send it in with the deposit to hold your child’s spot for the current enrollment year.

The PreSchool staff believes that play and education complement one another in a child’s young life. Through play a child comes to know the world around them by experiencing joy and satisfaction. During play a child acquires increased muscle control, learns perseverance, develops imagination, and learns responsibility. Language develops and the senses expand. Play is the serious business of living to a young child.

The goals we strive to attain include developing independence by learning to get along with others, following a routine, self-confidence, and self-help skills. Academic skills introduced include alphabet and numeral recognition, counting, sorting, patterns, shapes, and colors, science and social studies. The use of Creative Curriculum is implemented by the children’s interests, understanding the seasons of the year and alphabet letters as a guide. Using this approach will provide an opportunity for repeated exposure and reinforcement to make learning fun and relevant to them.

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Messiah Lutheran Church
2411 West Ave
Burlington, Iowa 52601