Robert H. Lange Preschool Celebrates 50 Years in 2017!

Robert H. Lange Preschool opened its doors to the community on January 4th 1967. 

Originally named “The La Paz Preschool”, it was the first preschool opened in Mission Viejo, alongside Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, the first church in the community. Pastor Robert H. Lange organized the new congregation and said, 

“Because of the desperate hours in which we live, it is the duty of every thinking Christian to ask himself once again what it means to say “yes!” to Christianity. Therefore as we grow together in Mission Viejo, let us join in giving praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God.”

The Little Mission in Mission Viejo was off to a roaring start. Under Pastor Lange’s energetic leadership, the church and the preschool were blessed with continued growth. Pastor Lange died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at the age of 42, on March 8, 1973. 

He left behind a legacy of love and a lifetime of dedication to the church and to the Lord Jesus Christ. 

By special decision of the Preschool board and council, the La Paz Preschool was renamed

The Robert H. Lange Preschool in memory of its founding pastor.

What are families saying about RHL Preschool? 

"Robert H Lange Preschool has to be the BEST school in Mission Viejo. The staff GENUINELY loves every single kid that walks in that door. They all do everything they can to help each child grow and thrive. They have all worked so hard and put so much love into our little one's life. We are BEYOND blessed to have them caring for our little guy! I'd recommend RHL preschool to any one looking for a genuine Christ centered preschool. They have it and are committed to kids". 

- Jennifer G

“Love, love, this preschool! My son started there at the end of 2016, and he loves it there.  RHL is an extended family to us, and not only does my son's teacher care for him, but all of their staff does, and it genuinely shows! The preschool's director, Katherine, has done wonders at the school. Holiday events are above and beyond - Christmas recitals, Grandparent's day, Valentine's day, etc. The school is organized and kept clean. My son comes home singing songs about Jesus and teaches me things. They are truly amazing and I wouldn't change my son's preschool experience with another school. I'm bummed that I did not know of RHL sooner, to have placed my older son in the school too!” - Janne C

"This school has been such a blessing for our family! Their staff is very hands on and very loving. They make you feel like family. When you're looking for a preschool, you should look here 1st! Our daughter lives learning and loves attending here! We are so happy here!!!" - Marica R. 

“The preschool program has been top-notch for our little one. She has grown by leaps and bounds in so many different ways after starting preschool here. The entire staff is warm, friendly, and caring. We love RHL!!” - David M

"My daughter attends RHL preschool. She has had a great experience. I work 1 day a week and they have been so flexible with their after school care which has been such a blessing to me". 

- Kristi D