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Immanuel Preschool-Daycare

Our Mission

Immanuel Lutheran Preschool & Daycare is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran Church for the benefit of families and children ages 3-12. The ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Daycare & Preschool is to “Bring up children in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4) by providing quality care in a Christ-centered, nurturing environment that promotes spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional growth.

Our Philosophy

We believe that a Christian foundation for teaching is provided through the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. We recognize a responsibility to impart spiritual and intellectual knowledge, values and attitudes, with the goals of growth and development of Christian faith and practical application for daily living. As a staff we recognize that the family is the first and foremost influence in a child’s life. We will strive to build a partnership with families based on open and honest communication. Our program also recognizes the individual needs and differences of each child and encourages each to become independent thinkers and life-long learners.



Preschool 3

Children must be 3 years old and potty trained to attend. Children who turn 3 between the first day of school and October 15th are eligible to attend after thier 3rd birthday. In this program your child will be introduced to classroom life--learning about Jesus as their Savior and friend, social skills, basic early learning concepts, music, and language development. Avialable class options are Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings or Tuesday, Thursday mornings. 

Preschool 4

These classes are for children who are 4 or 5 years old by October 15. This program offers a variety of activities geared toward developing your child's skills in language, math, small and large motor skills, and most importantly, an emphasis on faith development. Children who complete our preschool program have the skills they need for a successful year in Kindergarten. Available class options are Monday through Friday mornings, or Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons. 

Preschool 5

This class is designed for older 4 or 5 year old children who, for whatever reason, need another year before entering Kindergarten. Like Preschool 4, Preschool 5 provides skills needed for a successful Kindergarten experience. To gain the most of what this program has to offer, it is recommended that your child have at least one year of previous school experience. Available class options are Monday through Friday mornings, or Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons.

Preschool Hours

  • Preschool 3 and Morning Preschool 5:  8:30am—11:00am
  • Preschool 4:  8:15am—10:45 am
  • Afternoon Preschool:  12:15pm—2:45 pm

Preschool Registration Information & Forms

*Information Letter          *Preschool 3 Registration Form           *Preschool 4 or 5 Registration Form


Immanuel Lutheran Daycare is in operation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday all year with few exceptions.  Immanuel Lutheran Daycare is licensed by the state of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, to serve children from age three through age twelve.

In addition to state-level licensing and approval, Immanuel Lutheran Preschool and Daycare has received full accreditation through National Lutheran School Accreditation in St. Louis, MO.

For information on rates and enrollment procedures please contact Ashley Prater, Director, at 402-564-7407.


ILS Preschool/Daycare Staff

Ashley Prater, Director of Early Childhood Operations

Lynn Vollbracht, Preschool 3 Teacher (3 year-olds)

Linda Dammann, Preschool 4 Teacher (4 &5 year olds), Preschool Coordinator

Natalie Vollbracht, Preschool 5 Teacher (4 &5 year olds)

Shelia Arasmith, Preschool 3 Para Educator, Daycare

Kaeli Niedbalski, Preschool 4 Para Educator, Daycare