Our Mission:

The St. James Early Learning Center, a ministry of the congregation, is committed to providing quality and affordable child care in a Christian environment.

St. James Early Learning Center is located on the lower level of St. James Lutheran Church. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm. Our Early Learning Center provides care for children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten and before & after school care for older children

For further information on enrollment or our waiting list, please contact Suzan L. Seibel-Willard, Director at 717-334-7171.

Early Learning Center Applications & Resources:



You have been asking about gift cards, so here you go!  Although it is AN AWESOME FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY, I think that many of you enjoy the convenience of this “one-stop gift card shop”! I know that many of you (myself included) are tired of fundraisers that are overpriced or not useful?  With the gift cards, the money you spend every day for gas or groceries benefits a good cause, the St. James Lutheran Church Early Learning Center’s scholarship fund! Additionally, it is a great way to cross some of your Christmas shopping off your list.

Attached is an order for some popular retail stores and restaurants.  By ordering gift cards through us, the center can earn 3 –20% per gift card purchase!  Gift cards make such great holiday presents but can also be used for everyday purchases at Giant for groceries or Sheetz for gas!  Orders need to be turned in at noon on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 (you will be able to get orders from family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday).  Gift cards will then be distributed during the week of December 13, 2021!  If each family sells 8 –10 gift cards (a total of $200.00 -$250.00) we can raise about $1000.00!   

Additionally, the website has numerous other merchants for you to choose from as well as different denominations (literally 10 pages of retailers).  These can be added to the back of the order form. This flyer was created to simplify the selling process. So, if you or your family does not see what they want, just go to the website to see additional merchants and denominations at: 

www.https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Product/Browse#?saved powered by Great Lakes Scrip Center.

We are providing you with several order sheets for you to pass out to family and friends.  However, please put all of the sales you collect onto one sheet for the child (No more than one sheet per child).  Have all purchasers write their personal check to you and then you write one check to the program.  Please enclose your check or money order in the full amount of your order made out to St. James Lutheran Church Early Learning Center. All gift cards are in $25.00 denominations unless indicated otherwise. Please let me know if you have any other questions and have a good time shopping!

Balloon Launch 2017
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