St. Luke's United Methodist Church


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
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A Note from Janet Chambers-August 3, 2023

Posted on August 3, 2023 at 8:04 am in .

Dear St. Lukers,

Do you remember those fun bendy straws we used to play with? The ones that could twist and turn in all directions?! As we gear up for another wonderful school year at St. Luke’s Child Development Center, we need to be just as flexible and adaptable as those bendy straws!

In the past, our Child Development Center was a warm and welcoming connection point for families, serving as the first step into the St. Luke’s campus. It brought parents together, offering a short educational and social time for the little ones. While it still remains that special connection for some families, we’ve seen exciting changes unfold over time.

Now, with longer hours and higher educational standards, we proudly offer multiple-day opportunities for infants, toddlers, and 3-year-olds. Our VPK program for 4-year-olds spans five days, with extended day options to accommodate busy schedules. Additionally, our Transitional Kindergarten program provides a nurturing environment for children to grow before they step into formal schooling. Embracing change is essential, and we are committed to delivering the best education at an affordable cost, ensuring every family in our community benefits.

Our amazing teachers continuously dedicate themselves to crafting tailored lessons for each child, and we are incredibly grateful for their unwavering commitment to our little ones’ growth and development.

If you are a student, teacher, administrator, or a parent we hope you’ll join us in worship this week for Back to School Sunday (August 6) as the congregation will be recognizing you, and praying over you for a successful school year. We will hear Scripture from Matthew about having to figure out how a group of people will be fed from a few loaves and fishes, which is a great lesson on the use of resources. And who knows, there might even be bendy straws involved!

Let’s all come together like a bunch of colorful bendy straws, ready to twist, turn, and embrace the exciting changes that await us at St. Luke’s Child Development Center, and in the school year ahead!

Many blessings,

Janet Chambers

Director of St. Luke’s Child Development Center

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