The purpose of Lighthouse Learning Center is to offer a loving and learning environment for children ages 3 years through 5 years old in order that they may discover their uniqueness and their relationship to God’s world around them. Our program is designed to meet each child’s needs, to foster development of competence in intellectual and social skills, and to provide a safe, nurturing environment. The program will focus on increasing development in the emotional, social, physical, intellectual, educational, and spiritual growth of each child. Curriculum is utilized that develops a child in all dimensions of learning using the principles and values from the Bible for its structural basis. Our strong commitment to working with parents is evidenced through parent activities and programs.
All forms below are required for enrollment.
Child Information Sheet. This must be filled out completely. (SFN 845) - http://www.nd.gov/eforms/Doc/sfn00845.pdf
Certificate of Immunization. (SFN 16038) - https://www.health.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/Files/MSS/Immunizations/Providers/COI05-2018.pdf
Parent's Statement on Health of Child. (SFN 847) - http://www.nd.gov/eforms/Doc/sfn00847.pdf
Parental Contract. Download and fill out the PDF form.
The administrative staff at Lighthouse Learning Center is comprised of Nola Cox (LHLC Director), and 2 additional teachers. Staff qualifications and child/teacher ratios are always met and often exceed state requirements. Our staff is always available to discuss any special needs or concerns you may have.
All staff members are required to have background checks. No staff member employed at Lighthouse Learning Center have been found guilty of homicide, assaults, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, corruption or solicitation of minors, sexual abuse, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, sexual performances of children, promoting or facilitating prostitution, or a similar offense.
The center is licensed by the State of North Dakota. We are also regularly inspected by the Fire Department. All children are accepted on the basis of “being a child” and will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our preschool, feel free to call the State Department of Human Services Child Services Division, Burleigh County Social Services or Child Care Resource & Referral. The license is on display so that each family can see we have met the licensing requirements for the state of North Dakota. Each year the staff are required to attend a specified number of training hours to maintain that license.
Although subject to change at the discretion of the Director or Preschool Teacher, the following schedule will most closely resemble a normal classroom day:
8:15 – 8:30 Free play
8:30 – 8:45 Bible story
8:45 – 9:15 Circle Time – morning songs, calendar, discuss theme and planned activities
9:15 – 9:35 Snack
9:35 – 10:00 Academic lessons
10:00 – 10:45 Art/crafts & Centers
10:45 – 10:55 Clean-up
10:55 – 11:15 Large movement, music, games
The base curriculum used is the Essentials Preschool program which has been further enhanced by the Director to better meet the following goals and objectives. The curriculum is available for viewing at the Center by contacting the Director or a preview is available by following the link provided below.
Essentials Preschool Curriculum Scope & Sequence:
Essentials Preschool Curriculum Sample Lesson: