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A Notre Dame student volunteer works on a project with a preschool student. (Photo by Barbara Johnston, University of Notre Dame)

We are excited to announce a second preschool location! We are opening our Registered Ministry Preschool on Monday, April 8, 2024. The classroom is located in Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances, in South Bend. 

The RCLC Preschool seeks to enhance the development of each child. The learning environment, activities, and daily schedule foster social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development through hands-on learning and play. Daily activities include music, art, literacy, outdoor play, science, and dramatic play. Children eat lunch and have a rest period daily.

Please call 574-631-9432 or email rclcpreschool@nd.edu with any questions.

Some additional Preschool information:

  • Open to children 3-5 years old
  • Classes are Monday through Friday 8:30am-2:30pm
  • State licensed
  • Paths to Quality level 3
  • High Scope Curriculum
  • Certified teacher
  • Strong parent program
  • Field trips
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Small classroom size/ratio

"Thank you for creating such a fun and educational environment for our kids; we really appreciate it. Thank you for all your hard work and for everything that you do!"  Preschool Parent

March 2024 calendar

April 2024 preschool calendar

2023-24 Parent handbook

2023-24 Manual de Padres

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Sign-Up Information 

For our new Sunnyside location, WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 3 to 5-year olds. 

For our Robinson Center site, we are currently accepting applications for 3 to 5-year olds for the 2024-2025 School Year. Programming will start September 2, 2024.

Our hours will be 8:30-2:30, Monday through Friday. Apply here.  

Priority enrollment is reserved for: 1. Families attending RCLC English classes; 2. Families using State vouchers for child care. (See if you qualify here.) 3. Children enrolled in On My Way PreK (more information here:)  4. Families living in the 46617 zip code.     (PLEASE NOTE: for families not using On My Way Pre-K or FSSA vouchers, tuition is $200.00/week.)   

For more information contact Jennifer Wittenbrink Ortega by email at jwittortega@nd.edu or call 574-631-9432.