HIS KIDS PRESCHOOL
His Kids Preschool has been an important ministry of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church since 1993. His Kids has earned a stellar reputation literally the world over, as Navy families in all corners of the globe have shared their good experiences at His Kids with families receiving orders to NAS Whidbey. The word has spread in the local community as well, with many Whidbey Island families from a diverse array of backgrounds choosing His Kids for their children’s early childhood education.
We offer 2 regular classes during the school year, a morning class and an afternoon class, each held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Our schedule has changed this year to accommodate new COVID-19 procedures:
- 8:30AM Drop-off begins, morning class
- 8:45AM Morning class begins
- 11:45AM Morning class ends
11:45AM – Noon: Classroom will be cleaned; 12:00-12:45PM – Teacher lunches
- 12:45PM Drop off begins, afternoon class
- 1:00PM Afternoon class begins
- 4:00PM Afternoon class ends
Each regular class has 16 children (a mixture of 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds) with a teacher and teacher’s assistant. Our time in the classroom includes STEM activities, special presentations, classroom projects, circle time, snacks, songs, and stories related to what the children are learning at the time. We also take monthly field trips. Children and teaching staff attend chapel weekly in the sanctuary with our pastor.
We also offer an additional class:
- Pre-K Readiness, Thursday and Friday, 9:30AM-12:30PM (Drop off begins at 9:15PM)
This class emphasizes reading and math readiness for kindergarten. It is open to children who will turn 5 during the school year and are enrolled in one of our regular 3-day classes. Class size is limited to 15 children, and has a teacher and a teacher’s assistant.
COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
In addition to the new schedule outlined above, we have implemented several new policies and procedures to protect our His Kids students, families, and staff. These include (but are not limited to):
- Health Screenings upon arrival, including temperature checks.
- Social Distancing, including limiting large group activities and shared items.
- Hygiene Practices, including regular handwashing.
- Cloth Face Coverings, expected by both students and teachers (the latter will wear face shields so their facial expressions can be seen).
- Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures.
His Kids Goals
We encourage development of self-discipline, a good self-image and the value of human life as shown in God’s love through Christ Jesus. We serve as an outreach of the Christian Church to help children develop spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally with a readiness experience in preparation for public school.
His Kids Policies
Our school calendar observes most of the same vacation days as the Oak Harbor School District. School will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas vacation, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Spring Vacation.
Registration and Tuition:
There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $50.00 due at the time that each child’s registration is received, as well as a $50.00 tuition deposit which will be credited to your May tuition. (Note: neither of these fees will be due for Pre-K Readiness class registration.) Monthly tuition is $170.00 for the 3-day classes and $115.00 for the 2-day classes.
Tuition is payable by the 1st of each month, September through May, and may be deposited in the drop box provided in your child’s classroom. Please write your check to Oak Harbor Lutheran Church (OHLC) with His Kids Preschool on the memo line. For more information, or to register your child, contact Martha, our preschool secretary, at 360-679-1561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.