Antioch Lutheran Preschool

At Antioch Lutheran Preschool, our mission is to offer children of our community a distinctively Christian program, dedicated to excellence in education and rooted in the mission of our congregation, to teach, to grow, and to serve the people of God. Scroll down for more information.


Antioch Lutheran Preschool offers materials and activities that are challenging and stimulating to children’s developmental needs. Large and small group instruction and activities provide your child with the opportunities to gain confidence and skills and work one-to-one with credentialed teachers in specific areas of development in our state licensed facility.

The academic program is complemented by Christian education in a warm and nurturing environment. Readiness skills are developed in reading and math which are key core curriculum areas. Curriculum plans provide both child-directed and teacher-structured activities based upon themes. Open choice, circle time, and small group center rotation includes structured large motor activities, language activities, and math. Music will benefit children by encouraging phonics, vocabulary, and large muscle development and inspire spirituality. Our science curriculum reinforces themes.

Our instruction focuses on kindergarten readiness and Michigan Standards of Preschool Readiness are followed. Our curriculum is state aligned.

Respect for individual differences will be combined with a goal of group fellowship. Each child is unique and special.

We provide a Christian program; however we do not discriminate in admissions or determinations of enrollment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin or religion. Our best advertisement is word of mouth from the families of our congregation and community!


Registration Information

Current Programs:

  • Three-year-old class-Tuesday and Thursday
  • Four-year-old class-Monday,Wednesday and Friday
  • Book Buddies-Wednesdays: Open to both three- and four- year olds.
  • Preschool classes begin in September.
  • Book Buddies Session 1 begins in October, Session 2 begins in January.

Recent Michigan legislation has changed the kindergarten entry age-See Director for information.
Children not required to be toilet trained, but contact Director before registering.

All families from the community are welcome!

Contact us for information, registration materials or to schedule a tour. We look forward to discussing our curriculum. Sharon Detter @ (248)626-7906 extension #228 or e-mail:

Program Information


Three-year-olds: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Four-year-olds: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Book Buddies: Wednesdays: 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Book Buddies is an enrichment program where your child is invited to bring their lunch to school and enjoy an extended stay at Antioch where literacy activities will focus each day on a favorite children’s book October through May. There are two 12-week sessions open to both three- and four-year olds.

Classes and Teachers

  • Adult/Child ratio: 1:8
  • 2 master level teachers/maximum of 16 students
  • Parent volunteers are always welcome but voluntary
  • Small class sizes with small and large group instruction
  • Multiple child discounts (registration and tuition)
  • Nurturing environment where Christian education and faith development are combined within our academic preschool program.

Teacher’s Education
Masters in Elementary Education
Masters in Social Work/Early Childhood Education