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Small Miracles

Preschool and Before and After Care

Small Miracles is a mission of St. Peter Lutheran Church, fostering the spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical growth of our youngsters. We offer Preschool for 3-year-olds and Before and After Care for school-aged children. We will accomplish this goal by creating a faith-based environment where children are safe, respected, and guided to achieve their full potential.


Small Miracles Before and After Care

To meet the growing needs of the Grimes community, St. Peter Lutheran will offer Before and After school care for elementary age children (K-5) for the 2017-18 School Year. Small Miracles Before and After School Care program will follow the Dallas Center-Grimes Public School District Calendar for beginning/ending dates, observed holidays, and breaks.

Programming hours are: 6:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. and all children need to be picked up promptly by 6 p.m. The DCG Schools will provide all transportation to and from the school to the church.

Before and After Care will not be available on the following dates: September 4 (Labor Day), November 7 (Election Day), November 23-24 (Thanksgiving Break), December 25-January 2 (Winter Break), March 13-17 (Spring Break), May 30-31 (Last Day of School). No services are provided during the Summer Break. Other days programming may not be provided include conflicts with funerals, activities at the church, and inclement weather days not excluding late starts or early outs.

Before and After Care fees are $85 per child per week (*NEW* $30 for just before school ; $60 for just after school) and include the cost for busing to school. If you are interested in participating in the Small Miracles Before and After School Care program for 2017-18, please complete the Interest Form available here.


Small Miracles Preschool 

Small Miracles is a Christian preschool designed to prepare children transitioning from home or daycare settings to formal schooling. We strive to offer instruction that meets the abilities of all youngsters and activities that are accessible to everyone.

Our curriculum is structured around themes using seasons, holidays, and topics of high-interest to preschoolers. Theme activities integrate pre-reading, language and math skills and foster small and large motor development. Our daily activities contain Christian content, including Bible verses and stories. Prayers will be held during large group times and snack times.

Our experienced staff meets the requirements mandated by the Iowa Department of Human Services. All staff members are certified in First Aid, CPR, and child abuse reporting.

Small Miracles school calendar follows the calendar of the Dallas-Center Grimes School District.


Small Miracles Preschool Will Offer Two 3-Year Old Classes for 2017-2018

Age 3: Children must be 3 before September 15 and be toilet trained
Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuition: $130 per month

Age 3: Children must be 3 before September 15 and toilet trained
Sessions: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuition: $155 per month

Register via our online form below or contact the church office for additional information and registration details.

Small Miracles Preschool is a non-profit parochial school through the organization of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes. To register your child for Small Miracles Preschool, complete the form below.



Small Miracles Preschool Registration Form

Once your registration is received, you will be contacted by the church office to stop by and pay the $40 registration fee and pick up the Registration Packet.

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