Community Lutheran Church and Preschool - Escondido Campus

Office and Worship Location:

3575 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027
Church Office Phone: 760-739-1650
Church Office Fax: 760-739-8655
Church Office E-mail: 
Preschool Office Phone: 760-739-8649

Sunday Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 AM

Sunday School and Bible Study: 9:15 AM


Community Lutheran Church - San Marcos Campus

Worship Location:

San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
Office Phone: 760-739-1650
Office Email: 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 AM & 6:00 PM

Sunday School and Bible Study: 10:45 AM

Our Escondido church office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  You will be welcomed with a warm greeting when you call and a smile when you come visit.  To schedule an appointment with a pastor or any of our staff members, please call our office.


Staff Contact

  • Rev. Bob Hiller, Senior Pastor:
  • Rev. Matthew Knauss, Associate Pastor:
  • Rachel Bahn Director of Christian Education, Intern:
  • Deacon Dayton Dangel:
  • Catherine Richter, Administrative Assistant:
  • Lori Haskell, Preschool Director:
  • Debbie Lundberg, Secretary:
  • Katy Sensmeier, Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC #49789:

Community Lutheran Church - Escondido


3575 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027

Entrance from Lake Wohlford Road

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bob Hiller

Sunday Services

Worship - Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 am
Bible Study/Sunday School  - Sundays 9:15 am

Sunday Sermons

Community Lutheran Church - San Marcos


340 Rancheros Drive Suite 160
San Marcos, CA 92069


Pastor Matthew Knauss

Sunday Services

Worship - Sundays 9:30 am and 6:00 pm
Bible Study - Sundays 10:45 am

Sunday Sermons




  • One Church, Two Campuses:
  • Escondido
  • San Marcos

15 Questions to Ask


15 Questions to Ask

    Do you know the right questions to ask when looking for a new preschool for your child? Using questions from Angie's List, we answer all of the things you want to know about Community Lutheran Preschool!

    See how Community Lutheran Preschool answers the following questions from "15 Questions to Ask When Finding a Preschool or Daycare" on Angie’s List


    1. Are your caregivers trained in first aid/CPR?   Yes.  Our preschool licensing requires that one person on campus be trained, but we require our entire staff to have current first aid/CPR certification.
    2. Do you conduct background checks on all of your employees? Yes.
    3. What type of child development training do you require?  All staff members exceed licensing requirements.  All of our teachers exceed the required number of college units and go through ongoing development training and workshops.
    4. What is the student to teacher ratio?  Although preschool licensing allows 12:1, we prefer 8-10 children to one teacher and one aide.  Most preschools go through a 30-40% turnover rate with their staff each year, but our preschool teachers have all been with us for at least 10 years!  This consistency in our staffing creates a more secure environment for children. 
    5. Is your facility licensed and/or accredited?  Yes.  Our preschool licensing number is 372006473.


    1. How many children does your facility serve?  We are licensed for up to 60 children.
    2. What is the specific breakdown of age ranges?  Ages 2 - 5.
    3. What is your educational philosophy?  We believe in developmentally-appropriate, success oriented Christian education.
    4. What is your discipline policy?  We choose the re-direction method.
    5. What is a typical day like for the children?  Children experience a balance of small and large motor skills, indoor and outdoor activities, academic readiness, music and movement, opportunities to experiment and explore, social and emotional growth.


    1. What is your sick child policy?  Child must be symptom-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
    2. What types of snacks and/or meals do you serve? We provide morning and afternoon snacks.  Parents send own child’s lunch, and we provide milk.
    3. What opportunities are available for indoor/outdoor play?  Our preschool has 3 large playgrounds.  Our classrooms feature many options for creative play.
    4. What is your policy about administering medicine?  Yes, with written parent-permission.
    5. What is your policy about potty-training?  We help with potty-training!
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