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Preschool Posts Open House July 13, 2018

Bossler Christian Preschool, 2021 Bossler Road, Elizabethtown, will hold an open house on Thursday, July 26, between 9:30 and 11 a.m. The preschool serves children ages 3 to 5, and families are invited to bring their preschooler to the open house to experience learning in a real one-room schoolhouse.

The preschool aims to teach children about the world through Bible stories, art and cooking experiences, science discoveries, music and movement activities, math, and language development.

A discount is being offered for the afternoon class, which runs from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. For more information, call 717-537-8192 or visit www.bosslerchristianpreschool.com.

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Preschoolers Raise Funds For St. Jude June 19, 2018

On April 26, Discovery Time YMCA Preschool, located at St. John Lutheran Church in New Freedom, participated in its second annual St. Jude's Trike-a-Thon. The 28 preschoolers who participated in the April event raised more than $2,000 to help children with cancer.

Last school year, a student at the preschool was diagnosed with cancer. Last year and this year, the preschool families rallied to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

By offering events such as the St. Jude's Trike-a-Thon, Discovery Time aims to help children develop a positive self-concept and empathy toward their peers and community.

Discovery Time currently has openings in the preschool program. For more information, readers may contact Dena Hare, Southern Branch YMCA SACC and preschool director, at 717-235-0446, ext. 25.

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Preschoolers Help Fund Smile Packages May 24, 2018

Neffsville Christian Preschool recently teamed up with Ryder Getchis, who was seeking to raise money to purchase items for Smile Packages, pillowcases full of special goodies for children going through cancer treatment.

Preschool students decorated a bank to take home to collect their family's loose change. After approximately five weeks of collecting change, the children and their families had raised more than $611. Many children emptied their own piggy banks in order to fill their banks for Ryder's Smile Packages project.

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Preschool Sets Summer Camps May 23, 2018

Trinity Preschool, 200 E. Market St., Hallam, has announced four summer camp sessions, which aim to offer affordable and fun learning experiences for students ages 2 and a half to 8. All camps will be held throughout the summer from Mondays to Thursdays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.

The first camp will be "Books and Cooks," a cooking camp designed for children ages 5 to 10. Other themes will be "Seuss on the Loose," "Destination Disney," and "Rainforest Explorers." For dates and additional information, readers may contact the school at 717-757-3169 or preschool@trinityhallam.com.

Trinity Preschool has been in existence for more than 40 years. It strives to provide a safe and secure learning environment that encourages creativity and teaches a progressive curriculum. Its goal is to encourage the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of each student.

The 3-year-old class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and offers morning and afternoon sessions. It focuses on social development while introducing students to reading readiness skills and early math concepts.

The 4-year-old class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and focuses on preparing students for kindergarten.

The prekindergarten program meets five times a week from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. It utilizes the Starfall reading curriculum and the MathCounts mathematics series. Enrichment classes and a pack-a-lunch program are also offered.

Registrations are being accepted for the 2018-19 school year. Interested families are invited to contact preschool director Brenda Keller at the previously mentioned contact information to schedule a visit or to obtain details.

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Preschool Posts Summer Camp Program May 16, 2018

Mount Zion Preschool, 2164 Mount Zion Road, York, is accepting registrations for its summer camp program for children ages 3 to 11. The camp will take place in June and July on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Camp will include play time, projects and activities based around themes, such as nature, music, dinosaurs, science and cooking. Children will have time to enjoy packed lunches.

For more information, readers may email MZPreschoolYork@aol.com or call 717-718-1093. Campers must be toilet trained.

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Summer Camp Sessions Set May 9, 2018

Joyful Noise Preschool, 2215 Brandywine Lane, York, will offer three summer camp sessions. Camps will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. from Monday through Thursday.

Children ages 3 to 6, who have not completed kindergarten, are invited to attend. Sessions will feature "Princesses and Knights" from June 11 to 14; "Rainforest Adventure" from July 16 to 19, and "Outer Space Explorers" from July 23 to 26.

There is a cost per camper, per session. All campers must be potty trained. For more information and to reserve a space, readers may contact 717-764-9467 or joyfulnoise@zionyork.org. Space is limited.

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Preschool Registration April 18, 2018

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 45 First Ave., Red Lion, is accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year in the two- and three-day classes. Students are required to be 3 or 4 years of age by Friday, Aug. 31, for admittance.

The classes offer children a classroom setting with structured academic lessons and the use of computers for continued learning. Students enjoy field trips that mix learning with fun throughout the year, and they perform programs and receive report cards twice a year.

The school year runs from September through May. Interested individuals may contact the church office at 717-244-2355 to register. Additional information is available at www.saintpauls-um.com.

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Preschool Sets Open House March 21, 2018

Our Lady of Consolation Early Learning Center (OLC-ELC) will host an open house on Thursday, April 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Schneider Parish Center, 2995 Cemetery Road, Parkesburg. Preschool for children ages 2 to 5 is offered, and before- and after-school care is available.

For more information, visit www.olcelc.com or call 610-857-1163.

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Preschool Opens Registration March 14, 2018

Little Friendships Preschool, located at Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover, will accept applications for its fall 2018 classes. Classes are available for children ages 2 to 5 who are potty trained.

For more information and to register, readers may call Pam Westerhold at 717-880-2178 or the church office at 717-779-0400. Readers may also visit www.friendshipcommunity.org.

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Neighbors Group To Meet March 8, 2018

Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, invites women of all ages and preschool children to attend Neighbors Sharing and Caring, a women's ministry of the church, on Tuesday, March 20, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. The meeting will be the group's final event of the year.

Colleen Haldeman will lead devotions. There will also be opportunities for singing and fellowship, followed by a brunch. Attendees should bring a hot or cold brunch item to share.

Classes are provided for children from infants to prekindergartners. Preregistration is not required. Readers may contact Rose at 717-665-9417 or Veronica at 717-626-7603 for more information.

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NHELC Receives Grant March 7, 2018

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Preschool Posts Class Openings February 28, 2018

Christ Lutheran Preschool, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, has openings in several of its classes.

Young 3's meets on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Young 3's class is for children who will turn 3 between Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Dec. 31.

The 3- and 4-year-old afternoon classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. There are also a few spots in the 4-day and 5-day morning prekindergarten classes. Additionally, the school offers a Mommy and Me class, also known as Time for 2's, on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

For more information and to schedule a tour, readers may contact Becky Stevenson at 717-235-0459 or kidbits@clpskids.org or visit www.clpskids.org.

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Preschool Plans Open House February 27, 2018

Our Lady of Consolation Early Learning Center (OLC-ELC) will host an open house on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Schneider Parish Center, 2995 Cemetery Road, Parkesburg. OLC-ELC provides preschool classes for children ages 2 to 5.

For more information, visit www.olcelc.com or call 610-857-1163.

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Preschool Opens Registration, Plans Open House February 21, 2018

Eastminster Preschool, 311 Haines Road, York, is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Classes are available for children ages 2 to 5, with the additional option of afternoon extension classes. A registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.

The Terrific Toddlers program is for 2-year-olds and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Children must be 2 to enter the class. Toilet training is not required.

The 3-year-old, 2-day class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Children must be turning 3 by Friday, Feb. 1, of the 2018-19 school year to register for the class.

The 3-year-old, 3-day class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Children must be 3 by the start of the school year to register for the class.

The 4-year-old, 3-day class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 4-year-old, 5-day class meets daily on Mondays through Fridays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Children must be 4 at the start of the school year to register for these classes.

For more information or to schedule a tour, readers may contact the preschool at eastminsterpreschool@gmail.com or 717-755-0543.

Eastminster Preschool will hold an open house on Thursday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for all interested families. Attendees may visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. Registration materials will be available at the preschool, and a book fair will take place in the fellowship hall during the open house.

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Preschool Hosts State Representative February 21, 2018

The prekindergartners of Robeson Lutheran Preschool welcomed a special visitor on Feb. 15 to help them learn about Presidents Day and how the government works. State Rep. Mark Gillen, of the 128th district, joined the children for a story and discussion of how a law is made.

The children shared with Gillen their ideas for new laws, ranging from laws to keep animals and police officers safe to laws mandating that everyone must try soccer and have a toy monster truck. Gillen assured the children that safety for animals and the police was a priority for him and that he would think about the monster truck idea.

The children also took part in a secret ballot vote meant to show the children that their voices can be heard in government. The children were given the choice between spaghetti and pizza, and they selected their choice on a ballot and placed their vote in the ballot box. Gillen then counted the votes with the children to find that pizza was the winner.

In March, the students will have a Career Week, featuring visitors from Santander Bank, French Creek State Park and Robeson Police Department.

Robeson Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton. The preschool is designed to foster a child's overall development in the areas of social awareness, emotional independence, fine and gross motor skills, and language and cognitive development. The school offers programs for children from age 2 through prekindergarten.

For more information, readers may visit www.robesonlutheranpreschool.org or call 610-856-7613. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open.

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Preschool Plans Open House February 16, 2018

Bossler Christian Preschool, 2021 Bossler Road, Elizabethtown, will hold a drop-in open house on Wednesday, Feb. 28, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Families are invited to attend and bring their preschoolers, giving them the opportunity to experience learning in a one-room schoolhouse.

The preschool, which serves children ages 3 to 5, incorporates Bible stories, art and cooking experiences, science discoveries, music and movement activities, math, and language development. For more information, readers may visit www.bosslerchristianpreschool.com or call 717-537-8192.

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Preschool Sets Open House, Mission Project February 15, 2018

Neffsville Christian Preschool, 2660 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, invites new and interested families of future preschoolers to attend its annual open house on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will feature tours, activities, crafts, and snacks. On this date, open registration will begin for the 2018-19 school year.

The open house will also serve as the launch of the preschool's March mission project, Ryder's Smile Packages. Ryder Getchis, who attends Landis Run in Manheim Township School District, is slated to visit the preschool on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, to share with students about his project.

Ryder, age 11, recently won his battle against brain cancer. To give back, he is putting together Pillowcase Smile Packages to give to children who are fighting cancer. Included in the packages are specific comfort items. To view a list of the items, readers may visit https://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1B7FCS6DV8LNM. Families are also encouraged to collect loose change and bills to donate, which will be used to purchase items for the packages. Items and money will be collected through Friday, April 13. To learn more, readers may call Carol Zartman at 717-560-5575.

For more information on Neffsville Christian Preschool, readers may call 717-560-5575.

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New Board Members Appointed February 15, 2018

The New Holland Early Learning Center, 18 Western Ave., New Holland, recently announced the appointment of two new board members from the local community. The new board members are William Johnston and Patricia Luna-Heisse.

Additional board members are Richard Thomas, chair; Dot Leatherman, vice chair; Philip Shirk, treasurer; Beth Wagner, secretary; Bryan Hower; Sue Martin; Tim Martin; and pastor Dawn Ranck Hower. The mission of the Early Learning Center is to provide quality care for children in the New Holland area while their parents work and to support the individual needs of every child. The center has been creating community for children since 1981.

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Local Preschool Opens Classes February 14, 2018

St. Luke Lutheran Preschool, 2666 Furnace Road, Felton, will accept registrations for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2018-19 school year. Morning and afternoon classes are available. All classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The preschool offers many hands-on activities which provide children with academic and social skill opportunities through arts and crafts, stories, songs, and field trips. More information is available at www.stlukepreschoolpa@gmail.com or readerse may call 717-927-8411.

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Nursery School Opens Enrollment February 14, 2018

Salem Community Nursery School is currently holding open enrollment for the upcoming school year. The school will offer preschool for children who will be at least age 3 by Monday, Oct. 1. The classes will meet for two and one-half hours on two to four days per week.

All the teachers have college degrees and aim to provide the best possible learning experince in a nurturing environment. The school's goal is to prepare its students academically and socially for kindergarten.

Applications are available in the office of Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church, 402 Valley Road, Etters, and at www.salemnurseryschool.org.

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