Zion Pre-K is proud to be part of the Lutheran preschool programs that have completed all requirements to be awarded a full ELCA Accreditation. The Preschool staff, Accreditation team lead by Stan Peichel, Hope Luedtke, Pastor Connie (and previously Pastor Peter) committed over 2 years to prepare for the Accreditation team visit. Accreditation is a process of evaluation which begins with a self-study, followed by a visit of objective observers to help ELCA early childhood centers, improve the quality of programs. After a 3 day visit in March 2015, it was determined that Zion Pre-K be awarded full accreditation status from the ELEA. The entire process brought preschool improvements, increased collaboration and cohesiveness between Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Pre-K.
Zion Pre-K has achieved the 4 Star Parent Aware rating during the 2016-2017 school year, the highest possible rating. By achieving the 4 Star rating, Zion Pre-K has demonstrated that the Pre-K program is committed to school readiness by using best practices in all areas of child development. In addition to the 4 Star Parent Aware achievement, Zion Pre-K is accredited by the ELEA, the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. Zion Pre-K has also received the award for the Best Preschool in Anoka County through the area’s local newspaper; this is the second year in a row the Pre-K program has received this award.
Best Preschool / Best Pre-K
Zion Pre-K has been voted by the readers of the Anoka County Shopper and the Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life as the Readers’ Choice Award for the area’s “BEST PRESCHOOL / PRE-K”!