Peace Lutheran Church Preschool marks 20 years in Northwest Austin

Peace Lutheran Church Preschool is celebrating its 20th anniversary this academic year, according to PLC Preschool board President Barbara Kimball. The nonprofit preschool is located at 10625 N. RM 620, Austin. According to Kimball, the preschool offers half-day classes for ages 2, 3 and 4 in addition to kindergarten. It employs a play-based curriculum, with students attending chapel in the middle of the week to experience stories, song and prayer. 512-401-6001. www.peacepreschoolaustin.org
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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