“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray”
Proverbs 22:6 (NRSV)
School phone (508) 832-9411
Church phone (508) 832-3427
Bethel Preschool is a non-profit Christian preschool established in 1977 under the direction of Anna E. Westlund. The school is a self-supporting ministry of Bethel Lutheran Church within its mission to serve families and children in our neighborhood and beyond. We are a Christ centered, joy filled place where children grow and learn within a framework of love, care, and respect. We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum for both Nursery (age 3 approx.) and Pre-Kindergarten (age 4 approx.) classes, as well as small class sizes to ensure a favorable child/teacher ratio.
Bethel Preschool meets all the requirements and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. We are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. We work closely with parents to provide the best preschool experience for each child.
All school policies are set by the Board of Directors of the school following the DEEC guidelines. The Board sets tuition rates, hires staff, and approves the school budget.
We start enrolling children at the age of 2 years and 9 months from Auburn and the surrounding towns. We do not exclude any family because of race, creed, political beliefs, religion and cultural heritage, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or toilet training status.
Religion is not taught at Bethel Preschool, but Christian attitudes are upheld by the staff and Christian concepts are modeled through our songs, our prayers at snack time, and our holiday celebrations.
The preschool rooms are located in Voosen Hall, on the west side of the church building. The parking lot, school entrance, and coatroom are accessed from Homestead Avenue. Our outside play area is adjacent to the parking lot.