Together we can change the lives of 24 children a year and help empower and elevate one of the most struggling parts of our city.
Preschool makes a difference. In fact, studies show that preschool makes an exponential difference in socioeconomically challenged communities. Children who attend preschool have consistently scored higher on High School proficiency tests and have a higher acceptance rate at the college level.
Horizon Preschool is truly unique in all of Lodi. We are the only private faith-based preschool East of the train tracks and we’re not here by accident! We believe, that a neighborhood is defined by how it cares for its children and we believe it is our mission from God to help these children in our neighborhood thrive.
Our research reveals that attending children will largely be from socioeconomically challenged families and that most are considered “English Learners” by the educational system. The initial research reveals an incredible need for early education in this part of our city.
Many of our families struggle financially. Parents will be expected to contribute towards tuition but many will not be able to cover the actual cost. It is our hope to subsidize the lack of funds from other local churches, businesses, Christians, and community-minded individuals.
We believe that together, we can influence Christ-centered change in this struggling part of our city.
- Horizon Preschool Launch Team
Contributions can also be made in the form of a money order or check and can be mailed to: Horizon Community Church
446 Fairway Drive
Galt, CA 95632
Checks can be made out to: Horizon Preschool
Commonly asked questions:
1. What organization is launching the preschool? The Horizon Preschool launch team is a multi-church group involving members from Vinewood Church, Horizon Community Church, First Baptist, and other Lodi churches. We see the vision as bigger than any one organization. Legally, Horizon preschool will be a Horizon Community Church ministry and operate under Horizon’s 501(c)3.
2. What will be the ethnic diversity of the preschool? We believe the children in the preschool will reflect the surrounding community and be about 70% Hispanic and 25% Pakistani.
3. How the funds will be spent? Some of the funds will help purchase needed classroom items, like paints, and books. The majority of the funds will go directly to cover the cost of tuition for families in need.
Anyone with further questions may contact Jared Huntsinger at (916) 230-7831 or Jared@horizonweb.org
From the bottom of our hearts thank you for giving and praying about this unique opportunity. We believe God is doing something great here and are honored to be a part of it.