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Joyful Christian Preschool is a non-denominational Christian program, teaching 3 & 4 year olds for more than 30 years. Class sizes are limited appropriately for each age, and staffed accordingly. Teachers and staff are carefully screened and well-qualified, bringing enthusiasm and experience to the preschool. Classrooms are stocked with a variety of quality educational materials, equipment, books, and toys. Field Trips are arranged to places of interest in the area, and community representatives visit the preschool to show and tell of their service. Resurrection Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, which is known for its emphasis on God's Word, Baptism, the Lord's Supper, and Christian education.


The purpose of Joyful Christian Preschool is for each child to know the gracious love of Jesus and be academically and socially prepared for kindergarten. We see children as precious individuals created by God. We commit ourselves to providing a quality, well-rounded education and helping each child to develop a love for learning. We help children to see themselves as important and loved, openly sharing Jesus Christ's love, and the basic Holy Scriptures. We strive to integrate Christian faith and daily life.


The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) operates the largest Protestant school system in the United States with over 2,000 Christian schools and preschools. Joyful Christian Preschool has been owned and operated by Resurrection Lutheran Church since 1984 in response to the need for quality, Christ-centered education for preschoolers. For many years prior to that, the preschool was located in the church while being owned and operated by one of our church members.


All classes follow the regular school calendar of the Cairo-Durham School District from September through June concerning vacations, holidays, and weather-related  full-day school closings.

THURSDAY 9:00am - 11:45am
FRIDAY 9:00am - 11:45am

MONDAY 9:00am - 11:45am
TUESDAY 9:00am - 11:45am
0am - 11:45am

MONDAY 9:00am - 11:45am
TUESDAY 9:00am - 11:45am
WEDNESDAY 9:00am - 11:45am

THURSDAY 9:00am - 11:45am
FRIDAY 9:00am - 11:45am


Open House: March 19th & 20th

5:30pm -7:45pm (book your time below)


Parent Orientation: TBD

6:00pm -7:00pm

3-Day Class Visitation: September 4th

10:00am -11:00am

2-Day Class Visitation: September 5th

 10:00am -11:00am

3-Day Classes Begin: September 9th

9:00am -11:45am

2-Day Classes Begin: September 12th

9:00am -11:45am


Enrollment for the 2024-2025 classes is now open!  Students are enrolled without regard to religion, race, color, sex, and national or ethnic origin. Enrollment forms are available to be done electronically online ( or you may fill out a paper copy in the church/school office, (518) 622-3286. 

Completed enrollment form must be submitted with registration fee and tuition, along with a copy of the child's current immunization record.

Parents may visit the preschool at any time to observe classes. Our teachers are available by appointment for conferences as requested or by phone. Child must be 3 before December 1st of the current year to enroll in preschool classes. Joyful Christian Preschool accepts both three-year-olds and four-year olds, though curriculum differs.

Enrollment is on “First Come, First Served” basis.

Our classes are for children age 3 or 4 (before 12/1/2024).
To enroll and SECURE your preferred class,
Please Submit the Following:
1.) Completed Enrollment Application
2.) Tuition for June 2025
3.) Enrollment Fee (please see below…)
4.) Child Safety Form
5.) Medical report w/ current Immunization Record, required before first day of class!

There is a $15 non-refundable Enrollment Fee, paid once per school year. $10 off (only $5) if enrolled on or before our annual Open House. 

If you have any questions/concerns about our program or application process, please feel free to contact us. We'd be happy to speak with you!

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The Preschool Board is committed to making quality education affordable. As a mission of Resurrection Lutheran Church, the congregation provides support for the preschool, enabling our tuition costs to remain among the lowest anywhere. Gifts of time, talent, finances, and materials from parents and friends are an important means of support as well. To meet much of the operational expenses, tuition is assessed. Tuition may be tax deductible - not as a charitable contribution, but for those who deduct for child care. Consult a tax advisor or accountant to see if you qualify. The last month's tuition (June 2025) is due at the time of enrollment. This may be refunded if child withdraws prior to starting school.

Two-Day Program: $155 per month
Three-Day Program: $205 per month

Five-Day Program: $320 per month

Payment may be made out to "
Joyful Christian Preschool" and either mailed or dropped off to the school office. Please include the STUDENT'S NAME and TYPE OF PAYMENT ("tuition", "enrollment fee")

Joyful Christian Preschool
PO Box 563
Cairo, NY 12413
(518) 622-3286

Preschool Teacher/Parent Meeting

Check out our availability and book the date and time that works for you

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