Zion Lutheran Church



Church Office: 419-224-9951

Childcare Center

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Caring for All God's Children

Faith-Based Childcare Center

Our childcare programs were established in 1977 and initially served as an outreach ministry designed to meet the needs of our community, even providing necessities like free backpacks throughout the month of August. In the years since, our childcare center has provided a safe, loving environment for children to learn and play throughout the day.

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Our Mission

Zion Lutheran Childcare is a Christian outreach of Zion Lutheran Church that provides an atmosphere where children are safe and can feel loved. Here, they will learn from us daily the way Christians should relate to each other. The mission of our program is to provide experiences that meet the children's needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual. Interactions and activities are designed to develop children's self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning.

Childcare Details

Our childcare center operates Monday through Friday from 6:15 AM to 6:00 PM and accepts children 18 months through 12 years of age. Zion Lutheran Childcare Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and does not discriminate in the enrollment of children based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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Tuition Rates

Toddler & Older Toddler (Both potty-trained & non potty-trained)

  • Full Time: $130 per week
  • Sibling Rate: $105 per Week

3-Year Old Room, 4-Year Old Room, & 5-Year Old Room

  • Full Time: $110 per week (5 days)
  • Full Time Sibling: $85 per week
  • Part Time: $81 per week (3 days)
  • No discount sibling rate for part time.


  • Latchkey A.M. only: $35 per week
  • Latchkey P.M. only: $30 per week
  • Latchkey A.M. & P.M.: $45 per week
  • Latchkey Only: If there is a 2-hour delay or early dismissal, please add $4 to that day's rate. If school is cancelled and your child stays in our care, the rate is $26 for the day. Bus transportation to and from school is for Elida School District.

Initial Registration Fees

Daycare (Non-Refundable): $30.00 per Child
Latchkey (Non-Refundable): $30.00 per Child

Annual Registration Fee

We charge an annual $30 per child, which helps defray our yearly startup costs and pays for a morning snack, full lunch, and two-food-group snack in the afternoon. Fees also go towards our morning preschool program, which includes school work, music, creative movement, and Bible lessons. To keep our files current, a new set of papers must be filled out. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Lesa Brown at our Childcare Office.

*If school is cancelled, we will care for your child at the daily rate of $26 per day.

Please Contact Lesa Brown to Schedule a Tour

(419) 224-7719