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We appreciate your interest in our Preschool program here at Emmanuel Lutheran School. This program is designed for your child to have excellent care while equipping them in the knowledge of the Lord at an early age. We hope our program will also provide a smooth transition for your child into their upcoming classroom.

With core Christian values, our teachers offer love and care for each child in a very personal way.

One of the advantages to our small classroom size is that no child is overlooked or left behind. Our teachers assist each student with developmentally appropriate skills and provide a safe learning environment. Emmanuel Lutheran offers various programs for children from infant care through Pre-K.

New Student Enrollment for 2022-2023

Step 1: Contact us here to check for availability in our program or use the form below to contact the preschool director for more information or to setup a tour.

Step 2: To apply you will need to Create An Account (this must be filled out for all new students). Our school code is em-nc

Step 3: There is a $20 non-refundable application fee that is paid online when you submit your application.

Step 4: Once your online application is complete, you will be contacted by our Director of Early Childhood Education, Mrs. Chris Smith.

Step 5: There is a non-refundable enrollment fee of $115 for all new and returning students who enroll after March 15, 2022. This is paid online when you submit your enrollment packet.

If you are inquiring about admission for the current school year, please contact Mrs. Chris Smith at

Programs Offered

  • Infants: Extended Care Only
  • Toddlers: Extended Care Only
  • Two Year Old - Five Year Old: Full Day / Extended Day

*Please contact the Early Childhood Center Director at for 2 or 3 day options at (828) 281-8182 ext. 201.

Current Student Enrollment for 2022-2023

*Important Updates

Beginning June 1st, Emmanuel Lutheran Preschool will transition to a 12–month program.  Our year will run from August through July. Please note that we are no longer offering the half-day options. For the families that start with us this fall and continue until next summer, we are providing one week of vacation (tuition free) during the months of June and July.  We ask that you let us know 2 weeks in advance which week your child will be on vacation.

Contact The Preschool Director

Information Downloads

Early Childhood Parent Handbook

Early Childhood Fee & Tuition Schedule

Early Childhood Fee & Tuition Policy

ECE School Calendar 2022-2023

Early Childhood Education Staff

Chris Smith

Carolyn Mashburn
Administrative Assistant

Amy Bair
Paula Jones
Young Infants

Becky Swatzell
Rebecca Lennox
Older Infants

Lindsey Smathers
Kayla Sluder
Toddler 1

Tasia Davis
Darien Jones
Toddler 2

Jessica Bachar
Trena Warren
PS 2

Iva Fitzgerald
Hydeia Beck
PS 3

Nicole Loria
Cathy Whittemore
PS 3/4

Beth Brock
Robin Rutherford
PK 2

Chris Smith / Lee Griffin
Cleo Green
PK 1

Melissa Beard

PS Floater 


Felesia Norton

PS Floater

Carrie Pate

PS Floater