About The School

Living Springs Lutheran Church Preschool and After School Care (lslcps)LSPent4

Thank you for your interest in lslcps. We are located at the corner of Clemson and Hard Scrabble Road in NE
Columbia behind Living Springs Lutheran Church.

We offer high quality care and small class size for early childhood development. With both full and half-day programs. We are also a nationally and state accredited program with an A+ Rating.

Please call for up to date information on waiting lists, enrollment, and tours 803.736.0776, or email our office manger Cindy Day office@offiice@lslcps.org
abcQUALITYlogoABC Quality helps education and care providers, who volunteer to participate, achieve higher standards of quality in caring for the children they serve. ABC Quality is SC’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system for child care providers. This is the rating program run through South Carolina’s Department of Social Services. Living Springs Preschool has an A Rating.

 

Our Purpose

To provide a high quality early education center and after school care that nurtures the development of children in a Christian environment and serves as a ministry to the surrounding community.

Our Philosophy

We believe that children are unique individuals who develop at different rates and have different learning styles and abilities. They learn trust, appropriate behavior and self-control through nurturing interactions with parents, teachers and peers.

Our GoalslslcpslogoBK.cdr

To provide physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development in a Christian environment. To encourage each child to develop to their fullest potential at their own rate in his/her own style and ability. To provide a learning environment that is rich, varied, warm stimulating and safe for young children. Experiences and materials are based on the stages of development in young children and provide opportunities for exploration and discovery. To promote the development of a positive self-concept and self-discipline, facilitate language development and increase knowledge and understanding. To emphasize life skills including Christian beliefs, making positive choices, getting along with others and caring about self and others. To introduce academic skills through play as children are developmentally ready and interested. To support positive family life and work in partnership with parents to facilitate the growth and development of their children. Parents are valued, respected and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program. Click here to learn about LSLCPS logo.

Director: Tammy Mancuso

Tammy Macuso has 25+ years of childcare experience, and has been at lslcps for 10 years.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Hartnell College in California. Tammy overseas all accreditation, and ratings. She has an open door policy, and is happy to answer any parent’s questions. Tammy like all Living Springs Preschool & ASC  teachers and staff is CPR and First Aid Certified. Tammy has worked in the classroom with every age group, and has previous experience as a preschool director. She takes continuing education classes and is always looking for new ways to make Living Springs an amazing preschool, with a focus on early child development learning through play and experiences. Tammy and her husband Robert have three children ages 21, 18 and 16. Tammy is a huge Harry Potter and Disney fan and loves to garden. Her family also has four dogs Izabella, Tinker Bell, Liberty Bell and Annabelle. Although her dogs can not attend lslcps we have their photos up on our teacher and staff bio wall.

Preschool and After School Care Program Overview:

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Program

We believe in children learning through play. The classrooms are child centered and children learn skills through playing in centers such as Home Living, Blocks, Science, Reading, Art, Manipulative, Sand & Water and Writing. The book Creative Curriculum by Diana Dodge is used as a reference. Children ages three and older go on field trips in the preschool bus. Children learn Christian values through role modeling by the staff. Chapel is held once a week.

After School Care

Hours:  arrival from school until 6:00 pm

Enrollment

Children in kindergarten through 5th grade may be enrolled in the After School Care Program. Targeted Staff-Child Ratio 1:15

Program

Teachers help children with homework and plan activities around a monthly theme. Some of the activities include cooking, science, arts and crafts, music and movement and field trips. Full day care is provided when public schools are closed. We also provide a summer day camp program.

Schools Served

We offer free pick-up service for students from Sandlapper, Lake Carolina, North Springs, Rice Creek, Center for Inquiry, Center for Achievement, Round Top and the newly added Langford Elementary Schools. Children will be picked up in a mini-bus.

Preschool

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Full Day Preschool Hours: 7:15 am to 6:00 PM

Age Group

Maximum Enrollment

Staff-Child Ratio

Infants (6 weeks to 12 Months)

8

1:4

Toddlers (12-24 Months)

8

1:4

Two – Year Olds

12

1:6

*Three – Year Olds

16

1:8

*Four – Year Olds

16

1:8

*Children entering the 3-year old or 4-year old classes must be 3 or 4 prior to September

Tuition (Tuition rates are monthly)

Tuition is billed at the first of each month and due to be paid in full by the 15th of each month.

There is a $10.00 second child discount.

Tuition Rates & Fees