Early Childhood Centers & Preschools

Early Learning for a Strong Start

Early childhood education gives children a strong start in developing social skills and academic discipline. CLEF schools offer a variety of Christian early childhood and preschool options — all in a safe, nurturing environment. Our caring teachers help children become successful students and lifelong learners.


CLEF supports six stand-alone preschools. Click on the schools below to learn more or use our find a school search tool to locate a Lutheran preschool near you.

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North Center and Avondale

Edison Park Lutheran Preschool

Edison Park

Holy Family


Lutheran Day Early Childhood Center

Logan Square

Our Saviour Lutheran School


St. Paul Early Education Center on Canfield

Oriole Park

All CLEF-supported elementary schools also offer preschool. These programs offer an introduction to learning and a pathway to discovery for your child. Learn more.

A Letter From Dawn Robinson


CLEF’s mission is to provide academic excellence to our students in a Christian environment. Today that can mean at-risk remote learning, in place of classroom instruction and safety. How can we help provide our students and their families with a Christian perspective in the face of despair, anger, racism, and destruction?