Enrollment & Admissions

Abiding Savior Lutheran Preschool, Gainesville, Florida, admits children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Programs

Abiding Savior Lutheran Preschool offers classes for children who will be turning 2 by December 31st of the current school year through Prekindergarten.  Our student/teacher ratios are low, affording each child individual attention as needed in nurturing and loving classrooms.

Preschool 2s

Once a child turns two, growth in all areas is explosive. The fingers become more adept at stringing, painting, scribbling and snapping. Learning experiences in the 2-3’s classroom include interaction with household tools and objects, thought-provoking language, and opportunities for artistic and pretend play. 2-3’s are curious and ask lots of questions. There is room inside and out for lots of movement.

Preschool 3s

In the 3-4’s classroom, teachers will work on developing the persistence and focus needed to begin more formal learning. Games, stories, songs and fingerplays will encourage language development while teaching math concepts like patterns and counting.

Pre-Kindergarten

Our program focuses on the Florida Early Learning Standards for 4’s and meets each child at his or her own pace for being ready for the next stage of learning. 4-5 year-olds’ increasing capacity for attention and focus allow for more direct learning and small group learning activities. Cooperative play teaches skills of forgiveness and reconciliation as they recognize Jesus’ love. He is their best friend and will always be with them.

Enrollment Process for the 2024-2025 School Year

To complete your child’s application, please return all the following items.  A non-refundable $225 application/activity/supply fee will be charged through our Procare school management system (ACH payment) when your application is received and a spot is confirmed.  A check may also be submitted to the preschool office.  This fee will secure your enrollment if a space is available.  If the application fee is not submitted by the Procare invoice due date, you may forfeit your child's spot.
  1. Google Enrollment Application (first priority submission for ALL STUDENTS to reserve a spot)
    • January 16, 2024:  In House Registration Begins (Current 2023-2024 children and younger siblings) (A Google Enrollment Application link will be emailed at 6:00 AM on this date.)
    • January 22, 2024:  Former Family Registration Begins  (A Google Enrollment Application link will be emailed at 6:00 AM on this date.)
    • January 29, 2024:  Open Registration for Waitlist Families and Community Begins  (A Google Enrollment Application link will be emailed at 6:00 AM on this date.)
    • Application Here  
    • Procare Application Form (former and new students only; This application will be sent to you via email if we have a confirmed spot for your child.)
  2. State of Florida DCF Child Care Application for Enrollment (This attached application must be submitted within 10 business days of submitting your Google Enrollment Application or you may forfeit your child's spot.  The DCF application may be emailed or dropped off at the preschool office.)
  3.  DH Form 680 Florida Certification of Immunization (available from your child’s pediatrician; must be submitted within 30 days of child's first day of school)
  4. DH Form 3040 School Entry Health Form (available from your child’s pediatrician; must be submitted within 30 days of child's first day of school)

Enrollment Options

Program Days
  • 2 days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • 3 days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 5 days: Monday - Friday
Program Times
  • Preschool Morning: 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    The Preschool Morning program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up for children enrolled in the Preschool Morning is 12 noon.
  • Three Quarter Day: 8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    This program includes the Preschool Morning and extends the day until 3:00. Children need to bring a lunchbox and drink. Children in the 2 year old classes will have a nap/rest time from 1:00 - 2:30. Children in the 3 and 4 year old classes have the option to participate in afternoon activities instead of napping.
  • Full Day: 820 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    This program includes all of the above, with an additional snack and small group activities until 6:00 p.m.
Additional Notes
  • We offer early drop off at 7:30 for a nominal fee for all our programs.
  • Lunch Bunch and occasional hourly aftercare are available for $8.00 per hour.
  • Children under the age of 3 are not required to be toilet trained.
  • Children over the age of 3 must be toilet trained.

2024-2025 Tuition & Fees

Divided into 10 Payments

2-Day Students

Morning
8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$2,890.00 ($289.00 a month)
3/4 Day
8:20 a.m. - 3 :00 p.m.
$4,070.00 ($407.00 a month)
Full Day
8:20 - 6:00 p.m.
$5,210.00 ($521.00 a month)

Early Riser Monthly Rate

3-Day Students

Morning
8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$4,330.00 ($433.00 a month)
3/4 Day
8:20 a.m. - 3 :00 p.m.
$6,080.00 ($608.00 a month)
Full Day
8:20 - 6:00 p.m.
$7,810.00 ($881.00 a month)

5-Day Students

Morning
8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$6,600.00 ($660.00 a month)
3/4 Day
8:20 a.m. - 3 :00 p.m.
$8,810.00 ($881.00 a month).
Full Day
8:20 - 6:00 p.m.
$11,100.00 ($1,110.00 a month)

Lunch Bunch Monthly Rate

Discount monthly rate $3.30/hour (7:30-8:20 drop off)
2 Days/Week$26/month
3 Days/Week$40/month
5 Days/Week$66/month
Discount monthly rate $5.50/hour (12:00-1:00 pick up).
2 Days/Week$44/month
3 Days/Week$66/month
5 Days/Week$110/month
Hourly rate for occasional Early Risers,  Lunch Bunch, and Aftercare is $8/hour.

Waiting List

Prospective parents who wish to be placed on our waiting list can call or come in person to the school office to do so. Being on the waiting list does not mean that you are enrolled. It just means that you are waiting to be called once an opening becomes available, or when it is registration time for that school year. Being on the waiting list does not necessarily mean that there will be a spot for everyone on the list; however, the earlier you put your child on the list for their school year, the better. The waiting list is updated annually.