About Preschool

Ark Angels

Ark Angels Preschool  is an early childhood ministry of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  The mission of the school is that all our families and children may experience the love of Christ through an enriched early education program.  Ark Angels is dedicated to provide a foundation for spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development for young children.  

2021-2022 In Person Classes


If you would like to register for preschool please fill out the link below and contact: Colleen Zelmer @ (503) 399-0894.

Some of our classes have a waitlist. Colleen will be able to check our enrollment for the class you are interested in.

To ensure your child’s enrollment and hold their spot in one of our classrooms please complete the following:

  • Please click on the link below and submit your enrollment electronically.
  • Contact Colleen Zelmer @ (503) 399-0894.
  • Pay your non-refundable registration fee.

Checks can be payable to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC)
Mail:1770 Baxter Rd. SE, Salem, Oregon 97306
Or Drop off: Church office, Monday through Thursday 9 to 2:30pm

Once we have your child’s enrollment form and registration fee, we will send you a confirmation letter via email!

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/rNcTN5brRq9vU1Fk6

Daily Schedules & Tuitions:

Registration Fee, Preschool: $125

Class # 1 Ages: 3-4: T/Th 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

Monthly Price $195 (9 payments, August 15th – April 15th)

Class #2 Pre-K M/W/F: 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

Monthly Price $245 (9 payments, August 15th – April 15th)

Class #3 Pre-K M/W/Th:12:45pm to 3:15pm. 

Monthly Price $225 (9 payments, August 15th – April 15th)

For more information please contact: Colleen Zelmer @ (503)399-0894 or colleen.zelmer@oursaviorschristianelementary.org

A supply list will be emailed to you mid-summer. Please bring these items as well, on the first day of school.

We hope to have an Open House prior to the school opening. How this looks will depend on Mandated Covid Restrictions. We will keep you informed.

It is the philosophy of this school that early childhood should be a time of discovery, exploration, security, warmth and fun.  Our curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate, while integrating Christian principals.  Child-directed and teacher-supported learning and play are essential parts of our program.  Children enjoy an environment rich with concrete exploration and socializing opportunities.  We provide stimulating learning activities, field trips, chapel time, music time, an introduction to Spanish and Sign Language along with individual and cooperative play environments in order to meet the unique needs of each child.  Young children are creative and receptive; this program strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in our students as they begin their educational journey.   

Planned within the framework of our philosophy and purpose, the curriculum includes:

  • Sharing and conversation time     
  • Community guest appearances   
  • Stories                                   
  • Chapel time 
  • Songs and fingerplays                        
  • Music time 
  • Creative art projects                 
  • Games and large muscle activities 
  • Beginning Sign Language                 
  • Prayer 
  • Small muscle development               
  • Science/nature activities 
  • Community service projects             
  • Field trips 
  • Celebration of birthdays/holidays       
  • Reading skill development 
  • Exposure to numbers and letters 
  • Exposure to early developmental concepts