Do you love having fun with kids? Central Preschool & Kindergarten is looking for an Extended Care Assistant Teacher for the upcoming school year. This is a part-time position on Thursdays and Fridays mornings and/or afternoons. Must be age 16 or older and have prior experience with children. Please contact CPK Director Melissa Ludens at [email protected] or 605-336-2303 to discuss pay, have questions answered, and apply.

Do your kids love to worship through music and dance? Are they excited about the idea of sharing Christ’s love by performing on-stage? Then it’s time to get involved with Central JAM!

1st-5th graders are invited to participate in the Christmas musical The Best Christmas Present Ever. Auditions for parts for children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will happen on Sept. 7. Kids in 1st and 2nd grade should also attend on audition night to begin to learn the songs.

Pizza will be served each night from 5:30 to 6:00pm with devotions and rehearsal beginning at 6:00. For the full details and schedule, visit

**PLEASE NOTE: Your child MUST be able to perform at both 3:00 and 5:00pm on Dec. 10. While we want every family to be able to participate, we will not be able to make exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

To sign up for Central Jam this year, click the button below or visit! If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

We are deeply committed to helping parents as they strive to raise their children in a way that brings God honor. We offer child dedication services as a special time of public ceremony and personal commitment when parents can promise to raise their child in the training and instruction of the Lord.

We’re excited to be celebrating our next child dedications on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. To have your child dedicated, visit And if you have questions, please email our Kid Central Coordinator, Marianne Mergen, at [email protected].

Throughout Sunday, Aug. 28, Kid Central will be blessing backpack tags with our Kid Central kids. Each child will bring home a backpack tag to use for this school year along with a magnet that includes a blessing and verses to read for this year. We’re excited to see how God moves in our kids’ lives this school year.

On Aug. 28 it’s Move Up Sundae in Kid Central (hint: we’re spelling it “sundae” for a reason)! Kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grade will be moving up to new age groups. Check-in will be the same and our volunteers and staff will guide the kids to any new locations. And be ready for a tasty surprise that weekend!

Do you have an interest in adopting a child from the U.S. foster care system who has no chance at reunification with their family? Are you interested in adopting a child living in an international orphanage? Lifeline Children’s Services staff will host a meeting at Central to share how Gospel-centered families can begin the process of providing homes for vulnerable children from the U.S. foster care system or from orphanages all over the word.

Upcoming Adoption Info Meetings:

  1. In-person meeting at Central: Sunday, September 25 in Central’s Hearth Room following the 11:15am service. To RSVP, please contact Lifeline Children’s Services at 605-626-8588 or [email protected]. We will share about foster care adoption and international adoption.
  2. Zoom: For multiple upcoming dates and times, register at: The focus of these meetings will be international adoption.

Registration for our 2022-23 preschool and kindergarten school year will open in January. This year’s registration will be ONLINE-ONLY, so visit to get the full registration details. You can also watch the video below for more info.

Please note: it’s important to pre-register your child so his or her information is ready to go in our system on registration day. To pre-register, visit

Please email CPK Director Melissa Ludens or call (605) 336-2303 for more details. We look forward to having your son or daughter in preschool or kindergarten with us next year!