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Posted September 12, 2012 in Community Featured, Clive

Living Faith Church holds a number of different family get-togethers throughout the year and believes strongly in the connection between families and preschool.

Living Faith Church reminds parents and guardians that there are still openings in the Little Friends of Living Faith Preschool for the 4-year-old classroom.

These activities include the Sharing Day Feast and the Happy Birthday Jesus party, which is held a couple days before Christmas.

“We actually sing the Happy Birthday song to Jesus with the families present,” says Sandy Nelson, preschool director.

“After the formal part of the program the children get to go to craft and snack centers, and the parents get to enjoy it as well.”

“For the parents, we offer a lot of family activities,” says Nelson. “It’s not just preschool but a time to be a part of the larger community.”

Parents are welcomed on any given school day. The classrooms, which are arranged in separate learning centers, give the children more than enough of what they need to grow and learn in the areas of art, music, Bible stories, literacy and math activities, as well as free playtime both indoors and outside. Not only does this give children a wonderful opportunity to make friends, it is also in the perfect setting to grow in faith and knowledge of the Bible.

Children attend chapel each week and enjoy learning and growing by hearing Bible stories and singing songs together. Teachers of the Little Friends of Living Faith are actively working to create Christian lesson plans specific to each child’s age and classroom.

“The Christian education is a big piece of it,” Nelson says. “Because we’re a longer program, we offer a lot more opportunities for personal interaction with the children as well as with the families.”

The class runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day, and is one of the only four-hour preschool programs in the Des Moines area. It recently received a four-star rating from the Iowa Quality Rating Systems. Now Little Friends is looking forward to achieving level five.

Information about registration for the 4-year-old class or the waiting list can be found by contacting Sandy Nelson at (515) 556-5576, or by emailing her at There is no cost to be placed on the waiting list.

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