Christian Day Nursery School
We are dedicated to help all children open their eyes to look for the promise in each new day, their minds to explore the mysteries in life, their arms to embrace each one they meet as an equal, and their hearts to accept the unconditional gift of faith in God.
The Christian Day Nursery School provides a Christian environment to aid in a child’s total development…physical, emotional, social and spiritual. The program is designed to help the child in a gradual adjustment from home to school life and to develop a readiness for future school work. The program is flexible to permit the teachers to plan activities for the needs and abilities of the children in the class. The program provides for both quite and active play.
The Christian Day Nursery School is a non-profit, interdenominational, interracial and non-political institution, an outreach ministry of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Norwalk, Ohio. The Christian Day Nursery School Board of Education of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church is to provide guidance and support to the Director, staff and parents of the enrolled students of the school. In all matters, the Board is accountable to the SPELC Council.
There will be no discrimination in the registration of children due to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. CDNS accepts children on a first come, first serve basis. Parents must complete and return a registration form with the registration fee of $50.00, this fee is non-refundable.
Children must be toilet trained, no pull-ups allowed due to our CDNS Board ruling 4-12-2010. We will also need a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
Overview of program objectives
2019 - 2020 School Year Calendar
Morning Classes are from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Classes are from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Below you will find the forms needed to register your child with Christian Day Nursery School (CDNS). Please complete the forms and return them with a $50 deposit. If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, please contact CDNS Director Michelle Schaffer at (419) 668-2856 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christian Day Nursery School (CDNS) is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and operates according to rules and regulations developed by the department. A copy of the licensing rules and laws is available upon request. Our license is on display in the CDNS office in the Church office. The CDNS licensing records, including compliance report forms and evaluation forms from the Health, Building and Fire Department that inspect the school are available upon request. The toll-free number for the Department of Job and Family Services is 1-877-302-2347. This number may be used to report a suspected violation by this school of Chapter 5102: 2-12 of the Administrative Code.
The State of Ohio requires that a medical statement signed by a physician be on file at school. This form expires 13 months after the date of the medical exam. If school is still in session, an enrolled child must have a new medical exam with a new completed medical form.
Meet Our Staff
Seated (L to R): Fawn Kluding, Michelle Schaffer, Debbie Rhoad
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
243 Benedict Ave (car access via Executive Drive)
Norwalk, OH 44857
Worship Service Times
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
Live Stream Worship
Every Sunday, our service at 10:30 is broadcast live on WLKR 95.3 and can also be streamed live online. Click here for the live stream worship service.
Church Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.