Parent Handbook


Parent Handbook 2014-2015

Who are we?

King’s Kids Preschool and Kindergarten is a Ministry of Abundant Life Fellowship. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality Christian education for preschool and kindergarten aged children.

Our Purpose

King’s Kids staff and educators have been educating children for over 30 years. These educators are dedicated professionals that have committed their lives to the spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and educational growth of young children. King’s Kids Preschool and Kindergarten is a ministry of Abundant Life Fellowship with a staff of warm and experienced professionals dedicated to early childhood education.

Our Objective

As part of King’s Kids Preschool and Kindergarten, your child will:

Spiritually learn about God’s love and learn to share that love with one another.

Physically develop large and small muscle coordination.

Socially learn to interact in a group, share and take turns.

Emotionally develop self-esteem and self-reliance.

Educationally learn to explore and enjoy books, cooking, science, music, art, dramatic play, and more!

Our Roots

It all started over forty years ago with a fine Christian women named Bette L. Olson who attended Moody Bible Institute. She began to work with orphan children of preschool age for the Indian Mission School in Yukon, Canada. After marrying she moved with her husband to Tacoma.

When her son was in kindergarten she began working for Life Center as their preschool art teacher. To help with her own growth and income she started taking Early Childhood Education classes at Bates Vocational College in the afternoons while her son was in school at Tacoma Baptist School.

Her pastor mentioned that he would like to start a preschool and she “foolishly” said she would do it. So after careful examination of the laws and regulations and a great deal of prayer, she and her friend Marilyn J. Johnston started King’s Kids Preschool in 1976. The total enrollment was nineteen in each of the three and four year old classes. They ran the school only on the tuition that came in and learned to make do with very slim salaries.

By the third year, King’s Kids had twenty students in each class and a waiting list. So they expanded both of the classes to a morning and afternoon. Their helpers said it couldn’t be done but “God likes to do the impossible.” In 1982 they added Kindergarten with eight students. Then in 1986 they moved their school to rooms rented to them from Tacoma Baptist School. In 1992 they joined forces with Mount Zion Lutheran Church and became Mt. Zion Christian Preschool, the King’s Kids. In 1998 Mt. Zion consolidated with two other churches to form United Lutheran Church of Tacoma.

In May 2010 King’s Kids Preschool and Kindergarten became a ministry of Abundant Life Fellowship. King’s Kids has an enrollment capacity of sixty students between three classes: 3 year olds, 4 year olds, and Kindergarten. King’s Kids has a permanent home and a glorious future.

We thank the Lord for our beginnings under the stewardship of Mrs. Bette L. Olson and Mrs. Marilyn J. Johnston and the continued hard work of others. We also continue to thank the Lord and ask for His blessings as we go forward.



Christian Atmosphere

Our staff brings the love of the Lord into the classroom and shares Bible stories and songs with the children.

Nutritious Snacks

These include natural fruit juices and a wide variety of crackers and other nutritious snack foods furnished by the preschool.

Field Trips

We will be planning 2 field trips for your children. Your child’s teacher will be asking for your help with transportation and chaperoning.

Special Guests

We invite community professionals to visit our classrooms. If you have a career of interest you would like to share with us please let us know. We welcome your interest in our program.

Parent Conferences—Kindergarten

In November & May we will give you an opportunity to discuss the development of your child with their teacher. These conferences will be strictly voluntary. We hope you will participate.