Our Philosophy

The Service of the Early Childhood Center is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church and an extension of Trinity Lutheran School. The Childhood Center provides childcare in a safe, healthy and Christian environment. It is our goal to promote a relaxing and enjoyable place for children to stay while providing experiences that encourage intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development.

Mrs. Casey Shank – Daycare Director
Office: (618) 656-0411


Weekly Hours and Holidays

The center will be open year-round from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with the following exceptions:

-Good Friday
-Easter Monday
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday
-Christmas Vacation

Day Care is open for school aged children on certain days when school is not in session. However, parents are advised that children must pre-register and that they should check the Day Care schedule to be assured that they will be able to receive services on the days they wish to use Daycare.


After School Programs

The After School Program is for children in grades 1-8, meeting daily from 2:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the school basement. From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the children will be in the Daycare building. Preschool and Kindergarten children meet in the Day Care building for the whole period of time after school.


Registration and Enrollment

A registration form and medical form must be completed prior to enrollment. A $75.00 registration fee is required to register one child. The registration fee for families with multiple children registered in our facility is $150.00 for August to August. The registration fee for summer only is $50.00 for one child, or $100.00 for the family. A registration fee is assessed each school year and each summer session.



We encourage parent involvement. Family interest and involvement is an integral part of learning and growing. We have an open-door policy, and the directors are available to discuss problems/concerns with parents as needed. We will publish a monthly newsletter advising parents of the programs being discussed during the month.

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