The church has a unique opportunity for educational ministry outside the child's home. Trinity Lutheran Preschool is a loving, nurturing environment where Christian values teach and mold children to their use in everyday skills of mental and physical growth.



  • Christian Stories, Songs, and Values
  • Art
  • Music
  • Sign Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Gross and Fine Motor Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Readiness Skills

Trinity Lutheran Preschool strives to meet each child`s individual needs and develop their gifts. A Christian attitude, honesty, independence, self-motivation and a loving atmosphere are the underlying values of the classroom.



Trinity Lutheran Preschool is operated by and is a part of the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church. The Director/Head Teacher is the visionary leader with assistance provided by a Teaching Assistant for classes with 12 students or more.


 Director/Head Teacher:

 Beth Himley


 Teaching Assistant:

 Cara Bender

TLP is guided by a Board made up of volunteers which supports the operations of the program and its mission. The Board is responsible for setting tuition rates, collecting revenue, administering scholarships and fundraisers, and overseeing Preschool staff.

See the Parent Handbook for further details including contact information.



Trinity Lutheran Preschool offers a nine-month, weekly preschool program. Students are divided into two sections based on age. Tuition rates for 2024-25:

MWF Classes (Ages 4 and 5 or 1 year before Kindergarten)

  • Tuition is $125/month
  • Classes offered 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

T/TH Classes (Ages 3 and 4 or 2 years before Kindergarten)

  • Tuition is $95/month
  • Classes offered 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Morning or afternoon sessions may be requested on the Registration Form but preference is not guaranteed. Classes will be adjusted as needed to keep similar in size.

TLP is pleased to offer tuition assistance through the United Way Scholarship, provided in partnership with Interlakes Area United Way. The scholarship application is available on the Enrollment page. Contact the Preschool Director/Teacher (preschool@tlcmadison.com) with questions.    

A $25 non-refundable registration fee is applied per year, per child. This fee does NOT apply towards tuition.



The minimum class size for all sessions is 8 children with 1 teacher. The maximum class size for all sessions is 16 children with 1 teacher and 1 aid.

Children must be toilet trained to attend, though special circumstances may be considered. Children must be 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 1 of the current school year. Children must be up to date on all immunizations or provide a religious/medical consent form signed by a physician.



Trinity Lutheran Preschool's classroom doors remain locked during school hours for the safety of our students and staff. Visitors require advance notice and approval from the Director/Teacher. Upon arrival, visitors must first check in at the Trinity Lutheran Church office unless other arrangements have been made with the Director/Teacher.

Further preschool policies and expectations are outlined in our Parent Handbook.


203 N Harth Ave
Madison, SD 57042


Service Times

1st Saturday of the month, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

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