It is our belief that every child is unique and a special gift from God. We believe that they learn at their own pace and development. We believe parents are their first teachers, but our teachers guide and create diversified experiences where children learn through play and develop positive relationships with each other, their teacher, and the community.
Thank you for your interest in our Child Development Center (CDC) and the programs we offer here in the Portage and Pardeeville communities. We believe that our programs are an outreach to local families and a way to minister to all. Below you will see a table of the Programs we offer and the Age group. We welcome children from 6 weeks old to School Age.
|Program and Room||Age|
|Yellow Room Infant/Toddler||6 weeks to 1.5 years old|
|Red Room Toddler||1.5 through 3 years old|
|Green Room Preschool||3 through 4 years old|
Blue Room (Wrap Around Care)
4K AM & PM Portage Public School
4 through 5 years old
4 through 5 years old
|St. John's CDC Before and After School Program||5 through 11 years old|
|Portage Before & After School Program||5 through 11 years old|
|CDC School Age Summer Program||5 through 11 years old|
If you are interested in enrolling your child into one of our programs please contact us to schedule a tour of our facility to begin the enrollment procedures. We want to have open communication with parents so please email or call us to help with enrollment procedures and to secure a position for your child.
Parents and Guardians are expected to read, understand, and sign the Family Handbook and return the last page.
Please email St. John's Child Development Center Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, for an enrollment packet stating your child's age group. Read all forms carefully and sign in the appropriate areas for the admission process.
Download the forms below to start the enrollment packet for each program
You can download our 2019 Rates here to review.
Tuition Fee's are classified as Full Time or Part Time.
Full Time (FT) Care is considered to be over 21 hours a week and
Part Time (PT) care is considered to be under 21 hours a week.
St. John’s Lutheran Church members will receive a $10.00 discount off full time tuition. A second child discount of $20.00 a week will be given for a second full time tuition only.Tuition will be paid in advance. A registration fee will be charged at initial registration and every September. Tuition Fee's are determined annually by the Board of Education and a yearly increase can be expected to help cover the costs of Center Operations.