We have two different facilities on different sides of Cedar Rapids to accommodate families throughout Cedar Rapids and the surrounding areas. Lovely Lane Preschool is at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2424 42nd St NE and Trinity Lane Preschoolis located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 400 3rd Ave. SW.
Our preschools are state-licensed, non-profit programs administered by a director and volunteer advisory board. We provide safe a safe and nurturing environment for children two through four years old.
Our preschools provide a Christian-based learning environment for children ages 2-4 years.
We hire staff that love to interact with children. All staff members meet all of the requirements laid out by the Department of Human Services.
Each classroom has a teacher and a teacher associate.
Our curriculum is based on the Creative Curriculum early childhood education system.
Our teachers prepare children for kindergarten by teaching them the importance of following directions, social interaction, and exploratory play. Instruction is individualized to meet the needs and interests of students whenever possible.
In addition to a director who is in charge of the entire program, we also have a site-director who handles all the responsibilities at Trinity Lane.
2 year olds: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ($123/month)*
3 year olds: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ($107/month)*
4 year olds:** Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (free)
*A sliding scale for tuition is available for families with qualifying income.
**The 4 year old classrooms at Trinity Lane and Lovely Lane are part of the Voluntary Preschool program though the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Because of this, we are able to provide free preschool for these classes.
Registration for the 2013/2014 Preschool year at Lovely Lane and Trinity Lane has begun for current students. You can download the registration form for Lovely Lane Preschool, fill it out, print it off, and bring it in to Mrs. Barnes' office with the $35 registration fee or if you are registering for Trinity Lane, download the registration form for Trinity Lane Preschool, fill it out, print it off and bring it to Ms. Dawn's office with the $35 registration fee. Please call Mrs. Barnes at Lovely Lane at 393-8189 or Ms. Dawn over at Trinity Lane at 362-2702 if you have any questions.
Parents, the supply lists for Lovely Lane preschool have now been published. If you have any questions, you can ask your child's teacher when they call in August to schedule your home visit. Supplies can come to school during the Meet and Greet in the fall before Preschool starts.
Lovely Lane 2-Year-Old Supply List
6 – Elmer’s washable glue sticks
1 – bottle Elmer’s white washable glue
1 – ream white copy/printer paper
1 – package baby wipes
1 – large canister Clorox Wipes
1 – package napkins
3 – rolls paper towels
1 – Clear View 3-ring binder (1 inch size, any color)
1 – backpack
1 – change of season appropriate clothes to be kept in your child’s backpack throughout the school year (shirt, pants, underwear/diapers & socks)
Diapers or Pull-Ups – if your child is still in diapers, please pack a few diapers in your child’s backpack. Since the children are in our care for such a short period of time and there are so many children still in diapers, we will only change diapers if they are dirty or extremely wet. This will allow us to spend more time interacting with the children in the classroom, than in the bathroom changing diapers. Please make sure your child comes to school in a dry diaper. Thanks for your understanding!
Lovely Lane 3-Year-Old Supply List
4 rolls paper towels
1 - 1 ½ inch 3-ring (Clear View) binder (labeled for your child)
6 glue sticks
2 containers Clorox wipes
1 package 100 count construction paper
1 ream copy paper
1 large backpack (labeled for your child)
1 box washable markers
RoseArt 5-count Jumbo Glitter Glue
Lovely Lane 4-Year-Old Supply List
2 boxes of Crayola Washable Markers
1 package of napkins
3 rolls of paper towels
2-inch black binder (Clear View)
1 roll of masking tape
1 ream white card stock
1 – 4 pack Permanent Markers
Large backpack (please label with child’s name)
Extra change of clothes (to be kept in child’s backpack)
Children's Weekday Ministries will be selling t-shirts for the next several weeks. Shirts are $13 each or 2 for $24. It will cost an extra $2 for XXL and an extra $3 for XXXL. The short sleeve t-shirts will come in grey or lime green and are pictured below. Please fill out an order form and return it to Mrs. Barnes or Ms. Sue by the 16th of November.
If you have already registered with Mrs. Barnes or Ms. Sue to attend preschool next year, your next step is filling out all of these DHS-required forms. These forms MUST be filled out, signed, and turned in before your child's first day of preschool.