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- Three's Enrichment Class is Friday mornings from 8:30-11:00am running October 22-December 10 at $12 per class
-Four's Enrichment Class is Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:00am running October 21-December 9th at $15 per class
-Four's/Five's St. Paul Preschool and Homeschool Camps is Thursday afternoons from 12:00-2:30pm running October 21-December 9 at $15 per class
-K-2nd grade Homeschool Camps S.P.L.A.S.H. is Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-2:30pm running October 19-December 7 at $18 per class.

Please call St. Paul Preschool at (515) 963-1210 for more information and registration.

Our Philosophy

St. Paul Lutheran Preschool’s mission is to provide the Ankeny community and surrounding area with high-quality, Christ-centered early childhood education where children can grow, learn, develop, and play, in a safe, caring, and distinctively Christian environment.

Our program philosophy emphasizes play-based learning and academic instruction in a Christ-centered environment to best prepare our students for success in all area of life. We focus on growing the child as a “whole” and enhancing each individual child’s emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and cognitive needs.
By offering a consistently warm, inviting, safe and nurturing environment, it is our goal that every preschooler:
Becomes increasingly aware of Jesus Christ and His love 

Develops a strong sense of dignity and self-worth
Learns to cooperate with and demonstrate empathy for others
Is inspired to love learning as he/she is exposed to art, music, literature, math, science, nature,
Spanish, and God’s Word.

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Registration Process

1. Read our Parent Handbook (check below for PDF).
2. Register by filling out the PDF above or pick up a hard copy at the church.
3. Pay $75 Registration Fee Online or by mailing in/dropping off a check.  (Registration fee must be received within 5 days of registration to hold your child’s place in our program, and is nonrefundable.)
4. Confirmation email will be sent within 7 days of enrollment.  If you do not receive a confirmation email from the preschool, please let us know!
5. Your child's tuition installment must be submitted on or before the first of every month.  (Read more about tuition in our parent handbook).

Click below to find out more about tuition, financial assistance and more!

Meet our Staff

LeAnn Hilchen

Karen Kisker

Preschool Director
Enrichment and Associate Teacher
I graduated from Concordia University Nebraska, in Seward, and hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and English, and have been teaching for the past 31 years!
I grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota, and have been married to my husband, Paul, for 28 years. We have two daughters: Stephanie and Tori.
I enjoy teaching children about God's love for them, how to read, and to do musical activities. I love to participate in messy projects with kids, and seeing the excitement on their faces when they get to participate in learning activities.
I graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce, and hold an Associate Degree, and have been teaching here at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool for 16 years!
I grew up in Bloomfield, Nebraska, a small town in northeast Nebraska, and have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 31 years. We have four sons: Josiah, Levi, Luke, and Jesse.
My favorite part of teaching is sharing with kids Jesus love for them! I also love coloring and making crafts with them and just getting to know each child!

Amy Black

Ashleigh Buls

3's Lead Teacher
3's Associate Teacher
I graduated from Ankeny and Northwest Missouri State-Go Bearcats- and have been teaching for the past 28 years!
I grew up on a farm in Boone, Iowa, and have been married to my husband, Jeff, for 21 years. We have two children: Millie and Harland.
In my free time I enjoy camping, spending time with my family, and to cook and try out new recipes.
I love getting to know the students and watch them grow!
I graduated from Joshua Christian Academy in Des Moines, Iowa and this is my first year of teaching here at St. Paul, and I'm very excited to be a part of the teach here
I grew up here in Des Moines, and recently married my husband, Jaren.
In my free time I enjoy baking and cleaning.
I love teaching kids about science and about our God!

Kimberly Kleckner

Cindy Rohlfsen

3's T-Th and 4's M-W-F Lead Teacher
3's T-Th and 4's M-W-F Associate Teacher
I graduated from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois with a Degree in Early Childhood Education and Art.I also hold a Master of Science Degree from Iowa State University in Child Development, and have been teaching for the past 31 years!
I grew up in a western suburb of Chicago, and have been married to my husband, Mark, for 38 years. We have two children: Noah and Kyria.
I love the curiosity, joy, and wonder of young children. I love to nurture their creative side through art, music, and dramatic play. And I love to share the love of Jesus and the truth of Scripture with them!
I graduated from William Penn University with a Degree in Business Management, and this is my first year of teaching here at St. Paul!
I'm really excited to be here with you all!
I'm married to my husband, Brandon, and we have three children: Rylan, Adelyn, and Hayden, and one fur-baby, a Black Lab, named Pepper.
In my free time I enjoy gardening and crocheting!



Mattie Sampson

Alyssa Wendzel

4's and Pre-K Lead Teacher
4's and Pre-K Associate Teacher
I graduated from Liberty University, completed my Masters Degree through Grand Canyon University, have been teaching for the past 3 years!
I grew up in Des Moines, and enjoy painting in my free time.
I love interacting with students and hearing their funny responses. I also like seeing how excited they get about learning new things!
I hold an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and in Early Childhood Education, and have been teaching for the past 15 years!
I grew up in Altoona, Iowa and have been married to my husband, Nathan, for 10 years. We have two children: Walter and Dorothy!
In my free time I enjoy making home decorations.

Preschool Programs

3-Year-Old Programs (3 by September 15, 2021):  M/W 8:30-11:00am,  or T/TH 8:30-11:00am
4-Year-Old Programs (4 by September 15, 2021):  M/W/F 8:15-10:45am, or M/W/F 8:30-11:00am
PreK Programs (5 by January 1, 2022 or approved by the Director):  M/T/W/TH/F 11:30am-2:30pm
3-Year-Old Enrichment: Friday 8:30-11:00am
4-Year-Old/PreK Enrichment: Thursday 8:30-11:00am
4-Year-Old Camps: Thursday 12:00-2:30pm
K-2nd Grade Camps: Tuesday 12:00-2:30pm

St. Paul Lutheran Preschool Facebook Page

If you have any more questions, or would like to see what we have previously done with our classes in the past, please check our Facebook page for more content!

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or would like more information about any of our classes, we would love to hear from you. Please begin by filling out the contact form below.