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Firefighters Visit Preschool June 21, 2017

Lancaster firefighter David Martin and Refton firefighters Micaela Lefever and Stew McKinsey recently visited Laurie Fulmer's and Heather Reynolds' 3-year-old preschool classes at Great Beginnings Preschool, located at the First Presbyterian Church in Strasburg. The visitors taught the children about fire safety during Community Helpers Month.

A few spots are still available in the 3-year-old classes, which will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. starting in mid-September.

The preschool provides opportunities for socialization and personal accomplishments, introductions to a variety of educational concepts, physical education, art, music, science, story times, individual and group play, fields trips, Bible lessons, special classroom visitors and daily snacks. Parent volunteers earn tuition discounts.

For more information, readers may visit www.straspres.org/great-beginnings-preschool or call Lynn at 717-687-6082. Parents are welcome to stop by anytime to visit the classrooms. Private tours are also available.

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Nursery School Opens Enrollment June 1, 2017

Jacob's Ladder Nursery School, 1068 Chestnut Level Road, Quarryville, will enroll for the 2017-18 school year, with classes beginning in the fall. Classes are available for children ages 1 to 5.

Readers may contact 717-548-1257 for more information.

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Preschool Openings Posted May 23, 2017

Little Lambs of Grace Preschool at Grace United Methodist Church, 85 York St., Wellsville, is accepting registrations for its 2017-18 preschool program. Classes are available for 3-year-old children.

The Christian preschool aims to provide a faith-based education in a safe and caring environment. For more information or a registration form, readers may contact Carolyn Yates at 825-1378.

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Preschool Accepts Registrations May 9, 2017

Little Lambs Christian Preschool at High View Church of God, 2470 Leaman Road, Strasburg, has just finished its first year, and plans are being made for the 2017-18 school year. Registrations are being accepted for the three classes to be offered: the prekindergarten class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; the 3-year-old class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and a new play group class for 2-year-olds, to be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information or to obtain an application, call the church office at 687-0523.

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Hetzer Named Preschool Coordinator May 3, 2017

The YMCA of York County, Southern Branch, welcomes Jennifer Hetzer to the YMCA Discovery Time Preschool staff. Hetzer will serve as the preschool coordinator for preschool at St. John Lutheran Church in New Freedom for the 2017-18 school year.

Hetzer has been involved in early childhood education for more than 16 years. She has a Master of Arts in teaching and is a Pennsylvania- and Maryland-certified teacher for prekindergarten through grade six. Her education philosophy for YMCA Discovery Time Preschool is to provide a quality preschool program for southern York County and the surrounding communities based on age-appropriate practices and Christian beliefs.

The program includes opportunities for children ages 2 to 5 to interact socially with their peers. The curriculum for all age groups is aligned with the Pennsylvania Core Standards, providing opportunities for developing language skills, math concepts, social skills, gross and fine motor skills, and science discoveries during whole group, small group, and individual instruction to help prepare them for success in school and beyond. The preschool program aims to develop a positive self-concept for each child and empathy toward peers and the community.

The YMCA will offer at least five scholarships for the coming school year to those needing financial assistance. Classes will start on Tuesday, Sept. 5. St. John Lutheran Church is located at 175 E. Main St., New Freedom.

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Preschool Accepts Registrations May 2, 2017

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Preschool, 45 First Ave., Red Lion, is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year in the two- and three-day classes. Children are required to be 3 or 4 years old by Thursday, Aug. 31.

The classes offer children a classroom setting with structured academic lessons and the use of computers for continued learning. The children will enjoy field trips during the school year, which runs from September through May. The children also present programs and are issued report cards twice a year.

Parents interested in the program may contact the church office by calling 244-2355. For more information on the preschool program at St. Paul's, readers may visit www.saintpauls-um.com.

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Preschool Is Accepting Registrations April 27, 2017

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church Preschool is currently accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year. The 3-year-old classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The 4-year-old classes are set for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The preschool has been serving the community for more than 37 years. It seeks to provide an early childhood education program designed to assist in the intellectual, social, physical and emotional development of children in a nurturing Christian environment.

The preschool meets at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 673 Martic Heights Drive, Pequea. For more information or to register, readers may call the church office at 284-4331 or email secretary@mtneboumc.org.

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Preschool Accepts Registrations April 26, 2017

St. Luke Lutheran Preschool, located at 266 Furnace Road, Felton (New Bridgeville), in Chanceford Township is accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year.

The program for 3-year-olds is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The morning class meets from 9 to 11 a.m., and the afternoon class meets from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

The program for 4-year-olds is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The morning class meets from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon class meets from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.

St. Luke Preschool strives to support the healthy development and growth of students, offering many hands-on activities that provide children with academic and social skill opportunities through arts and crafts, stories, secular and Christian songs, and field trips. More information is available by contacting stlukepreschoolpa@gmail.com or 927-8411.

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Pig Visits With Preschoolers April 24, 2017

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School Welcomes New Students April 19, 2017

The Shepherd's Staff Early Learning Center, located at Fourth United Methodist Church, 20 N. Lehman St., York, has openings for new students.

The Christian-based school teaches from a structured curriculum designed to improve children's social skills and self-esteem. Age-appropriate material is used to encourage school readiness.

The learning center is open year-round from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and children may enroll at any time. The school welcomes children 6 weeks old through prekindergarten to attend for 3, 4, or 5 full days.

For more information, call 854-1204 during the school's hours of operation.

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