Ascension Lutheran Church
Strengthen Your Relationship with Jesus Christ
Youth Group


Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center is a cooperative Preschool and limited cooperative Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten. Your child's education is a cooperative effort between home and school. Our intent is to assist you in this effort by providing activities designed to promote physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual growth in a loving Christian environment.

If you have questions or would like to register your child, please contact our director, Mrs. Laurie Schneider, at 440.777.6365 or

Click here to view and print the 2011-2012 school calendar.

Our curriculum supports the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards and is designed to be both age and developmentally appropriate. Bible Stories and songs are an integral part of our program. Hands-on learning is encouraged through participation in free play, art, music, religion, science, math, literature, and language activities and is supplemented by occasional field trips, guest speakers, and special activities.

Staff members meet academic qualifications for their position, have required state training, attend conferences and workshops to further professional growth, and possess a love for and an interest in children and families. We also use a parent helper daily in the preschool programs. Licensed by Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.

We strive to provide your child with a positive early learning experience and endeavor to instill in parents the importance of building and maintaining a solid home/school relationship. Therefore, it is our intent to:

  • assist parents with spiritual training of child;
  • encourage child to think and act for self;
  • provide an environment which promotes self-esteem;
  • provide activities which develop creative abilities;
  • encourage music appreciation and dramatic play;
  • provide daily opportunities for each child to stretch and grow in all areas of development.

Registration begins the January prior to the new school year for members of Ascension Lutheran Church and current ECC families and opens to the public on February 1. Registrations are accepted in the order they arrive in our office. You will receive a letter toward the end of February acknowledging your child's registration.

Ascension Lutheran Church
Early Childhood Center
Attn: Laurie
28081 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070

Enrollment Forms
The following forms are available to download and print:

PK+K Supply list
Click here to view and print the supply list for 2012-2013

Program Brochures

Enrollment Policy
We welcome students of any race, sex, color, or national and ethnic origin whose parents desire an early learning experience taught from a Christian perspective, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies or other administered programs.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are set on a yearly basis, but, for your convenience, may be paid in nine monthly installments, with the first payment due in August and the last in April. A $40 non-refundable registration fee is payable upon enrollment. Supply fees are also assessed for each child. Discounts are given on registration fees and tuition when more than one child from the same family is enrolled in our program during the same school year (excluding Tot Time).

Tuition/fees listed for the programs below are effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Meets Th/F from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
3 years old by January 31
Tuition: $927/yr ($103/mo)
Supply Fee: $35

Meets M/T/W or Th/F from 9:00-11:25 a.m.
3 years old by September 30
Tuition: M/T/W $1224/yr ($136/mo)
Supply Fee: $40
Tuition: Th/F $963/yr ($107/mo)
Supply Fee: $35

PRESCHOOL 4's/Younger 4's
Meets M/T/W from 9:00-11:25 a.m.
4 years old by January 31
Tuition: $1224/yr ($136/mo)
Supply Fee: $40
Intended for younger 4’s; generally those who turn 4 between June and January; usually this is first school experience.

Meets M/T/W (see above 4/Y4) or T/W/Th/F from 9:00-11:25 a.m.
Meets M/T/W PM from 12:30-2:55 p.m.
4 years old by September 30
Tuition: M/T/W AM or PM $1224/yr ($136/mo)
Supply Fee: $40
Tuition: T/W/Th/F $1422/yr ($158/mo)
Supply Fee $45

Meets M/T/W/Th from 9:00-11:25 a.m.
5 years old by January 31
Tuition: $1422/yr ($158/mo)
Supply Fee: $45
Intended for children who would benefit from additional preschool experience before attending kindergarten or whose birth date falls shortly after the kindergarten cutoff date.

PK & K
For children who are 5 by September 30. This class is a combined extended Pre-K (a transitional kindergarten year for children who will attend kindergarten the following year) and traditional kindergarten (for children who will attend 1st grade the following year.) This class begins at the end of August and runs through the end of May.

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

PK + K: Pre-K student
Meets M/T/W/Th*
5 years old by September 30
Tuition: $1593/yr ($177/mo)
Supply Fee: $50

PK + K: Kindergarten student
Meets M/T/W/Th/F
Tuition: $1782/yr ($198/mo)
Supply Fee: $60

To attend the PK + K class as a Kindergartner, your child MUST be enrolled M-F and be 5 years old by the cutoff date of the school district in which you live.

* A 5 day option is available for PK students. Tuition and fees same as K students.

TOT TIME: A class for Parents & Toddlers
This class is for 21-36 month olds, accompanied by an adult. It is offered in small sessions, one day per week, at various times throughout the year. Please call for more information.

All classes dependent upon enrollment.

To register, please return the form below.