St Luke’s Early Learning Center

Our Mission

The mission of St. Luke’s Lutheran ELC is to train the next generation of Christians and equip them for a life of service to their Savior, homes, churches, vocations, and communities. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Manhattan, Kansas, Early Learning Center will provide a variety of academic and religious learning experiences in a Christ-centered environment.

Our mission at the ELC has a tri-fold purpose. The first purpose is to provide a ministry to the families in the community. The ELC seeks to provide a spiritual environment with Christian leadership to help children grow and develop into mature Christian individuals by encouraging families to participate in activities with the St. Luke’s Church and ELC.

Secondly, the ELC seeks to provide an environment where parents can feel comfortable and secure leaving their children, knowing they will receive excellent care in their home away from home.

Thirdly, the ELC seeks to provide opportunities for children to grow and develop through exploration and experimentation with various learning materials and activities; activities that are stimulating, age appropriate, and enhance spiritual, social-emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

Biblical principles are integrated into every subject taught at our ELC. Our staff is committed not only to academic excellence, but also to teaching students how to apply the truth’s of God’s Word to every aspect of life.  We look forward to partnering with you!


Full time classes are in session year-round while part time classes close for the summer. Enrollment is available year-round as openings allow. St. Luke’s ELC partners with Raising Riley and DCF.

Please contact the Center for current enrollment openings and to set up a time to visit the ELC!

2023-24 Parent Handbook

23-24 Enrollment Packet

Enrollment Signatures

CACFP Eligibility Form

ELC 2024-2025 Calendar

Enrollment Documents can be returned at 4801 Anderson Ave Manhattan, or emailed to

Class Times and Tuition

Part Time (students must be potty trained to attend this class)

MWF9:00 AM – 12:00 PM$225/month
T&TH9:00 AM – 12:00 PM$175/month

Full Time

Monday – Friday – 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM  

1+ Walking class$1225/month
2 years old class$1050/month
3 years old class$1050/month
4+ year old classes$1050/month
St Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that educational opportunities and programs shall be open to boys and girls on an equal opportunity basis, and employment opportunities should be available to men and women equally in relation to federal and states regulations. We, therefore, do not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, religion, ethnic, or national origin in administration of our educational policies, programs, activities, and employment practices.

We serve children ages 6 weeks – 6 years old! Please call 785-539-2604 or email us at for more information!