Happy Time Preschool has been a fixture at Grace Lutheran Church for 42 years. However, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, Happy Time will have a new home.
The preschool will be partnering with Live, Laugh, Love Childcare Center, located at 1112 Fillmore in Muscatine. The childcare center will be a way for parents who are not able to provide transportation to and from school to place their children in a center on-site.
Happy Time’s Natalie Lospiech says the preschool will still offer both three-year-old and four-year-old classes. The classes will be larger in size than the present classes. Currently, two four-year-old classes are held at a time, in two separate classrooms. The new facility will allow the classes to be combined. Due to this change, there will be an additional associate teacher in each class. Each class will have a main teacher and two associates.
The preschool staff anticipates being completely out of the current location at Grace Lutheran church by the end of May.