OUR THEME FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: “For in Him all things are created….” Colossians 1:16

At the Tiger’s Den Christian Childcare Center, we strive to create positive partnerships in our community.  A partnership that supports the needs and goals of each enrolled family as well as the greater community.
The mission of St. John Lutheran School & Tiger’s Den is to follow Christ’s example, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, prepare children for a life of discipleship by helping them grow in faith, knowledge, and character. 

Our Vision

Our vision is for each child to grow in his or her faith with Jesus. Our students encounter social experiences that will build their social competence and collaboration skills.  They will play and learn in an inviting and secure Christian environment, nurturing the whole child, spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Hours of operation foR the  Tiger’s Den
6:30 am – 5:30 PM
Preschool registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! Call 419-782-1751 for more information or visit us at www.stjohntigers.com
Our Philosophy – 
We believe:
-Jesus is at the center of our program and that the Holy Scriptures is our guide in educating God’s children.
-Children are to be encouraged to learn and grow by foundation of developmentally                    appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe, Christian, and nurturing environment.
-Each Child is a unique individual created by God and that they all can learn in their own way.
-Children learn best through meaningful play that encourages curiosity, discovery and problem              solving which allows each child growth and development of a positive self-image.
Education should reflect the integration of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional,                          language, self-help, and spiritual areas for the total development of the child.
Parents are the child’s first teachers and that children learn best when parents are involved
in the educational program.
-The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of the congregation and                  community in training and equipping the child as the Bible reveals. “Train up a child in the                  way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”.  Proverbs 22:6

“I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Summer Camp Information Coming Soon!

Summer Camp begins May 31st, 2022- Registration opens up April 29th to St. John Students & May 9th to Non-St. John Students. Spots are limited!

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”   – Pablo Picasso
The Tiger’s Den Christian Childcare Center
 655 Wayne Ave  Defiance, OH 43512    419-782-1751
The Tigers’ Den CCC, like St. John Lutheran School, will follow a non-discrimination practice in delivery of service to children and staff. “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
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