Early Learning Center and Preschool

During the school year, we offer Half-Day Preschool for children ages 3-5. We provide an environment that creates the security children need to explore and experiment. Our goal is to instill a life-long love of learning along with a quest for knowledge.

Bethesda’s Preschool uses “One In Christ” from Concordia Publishing House.  This faith-based curriculum offers a holistic (Integrates all subject areas) approach to Language Arts through the Bible stories.  This curriculum uses all modes of differentiated learning to reach all types of learners.

Bethesda Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all 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, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, and other school-administered programs.

Early Learning Center Daycare and After-School Enrichment

Non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.  Child care charges will be billed twice a month. We now offer State Assistance.  Please talk with Director-Justine.

We welcome ages 3 by September through 2nd grade, to include public school children also. Please bring sack lunches and snacks.

Monday-Friday Daycare and Enrichment
Dropoffs: 7:00-8:00 am   Pick-ups: 12:00-5:30 pm

After-School Enrichment is provided for school-age children attending before and after school, on non-school days, and during the summer. We take regular trips to the Hot Springs Public Library and local attractions. Our daily activities foster creative thinking, creative expression, and growth in Christ.


Bethesda Lutheran School exists as part of the total ministry of Bethesda Lutheran Church, which is to help children know Christ (Jn. 17:3) and the make Christ known (Mt. 28:19-20) through prayer, worship, Bible Studies (2 Tim. 2:15), and service ministries (Ja. 1:27).

Therefore, Bethesda Lutheran Early Learning Center will:

Provide the best developmentally appropriate Christian education,

Be available to all children, regardless of race, creed or national origin,

Provide quality, creative learning through play, social interaction, and hands-on experiences,

Provide these in a loving, safe Christian atmosphere.

Accredited by National Lutheran Schools and South Dakota Department of Education and Licensed by Department of Social Services, State of South Dakota.