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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clpskids.org.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or readerse may call 717-927-8411.
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.
Preschool Opens Registration February 7, 2018
Little Treasures Preschool at Grace Fellowship York, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, York, will accept registrations for the 2018-19 school year. Classes are offered for children ages 3 to 5 and will begin mid-September.
For more information or to schedule a tour, readers may contact Shanda Venditto at 717-792-6060 or email@example.com or visit www.littletreasuresyork.com.
Preschool Plans Open House January 31, 2018
Mount Zion Lutheran Preschool, located in Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, York, will host an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to local families with children who will be ages 2 to 4 years in the upcoming school year.
Attendees will meet the staff and tour the preschool facility. Information about the 2- and 3-year-old classes will be available for parents, as well as information about the preschool's art, theater and STEM/kindergarten readiness enrichment classes and 2018 summer camps. Cookies and light refreshments will be provided. Costume characters will be present.
For more information, readers may call preschool director Mrs. Smith at 717-718-1093.
Preschool Plans Open House January 24, 2018
Christ Lutheran Preschool, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, will hold an open house on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. During the 2018-19 school year, the preschool will offer a variety of classes, including a 2-year-old Mommy and Me class; a two-day Young 3's class; two- or three-day 3's classes; and three-, four-, or five-day 4- and 5-year-old prekindergarten classes. The school will also offer an optional extended day program that is available on Mondays to Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration will begin on Saturday, Feb. 10. For more information, readers may contact Becky Stevenson at 717-235-0459 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clpskids.org. In the case of inclement weather, readers may call the preschool to see if the open house has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 24.
Center To Open Enrollment January 16, 2018
The Parent and Preschool Center, located at Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, provides opportunities for both parents and students. The school will begin accepting student applications for the 2018-19 school year starting on Monday, Jan. 29.
The center will also hold an open house for prospective families to visit the preschool from 9:15 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 7 and 8. Other hours of visitation can be arranged by calling 717-397-5717.
Classes are for children who will be ages 2 through 5 as of Saturday, Sept. 1. The school offers half-day sessions on one, two, or three days per week for children ages 2 through 5. In addition, a full-day prekindergarten program is offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on two or three days per week. Financial assistance is available depending on need.
The school strives to provide a loving and caring environment where students develop social skills, learn Bible stories, and become prepared academically for kindergarten. Keeping a close working relationship with the local schools is a priority as the center helps the children transition into the next stage of their education experience.
The center also provides a parent group called Connections on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., with child care for infants through kindergartners provided. A total of 40 or more women of all ages meet to enjoy fellowship, food, speakers, crafts, and learning while their children are cared for under the supervision of the Kiddie Korner and Story Hour staff.
Since 1977, the center has welcomed hundreds of parents and children from various religious and cultural backgrounds. More information is available at www.mellingerchurch.org/preschool and on Facebook. Applications may be downloaded from the website and mailed with the registration fee. Interested individuals may also contact Christine Stahl, director, at 717-397-5717 or email@example.com for more information or to schedule a visit.
Preschool's Boot Drive Aids Fire Company January 11, 2018
The Willow Street Fire Company recently received a donation of $263 from the students of Willow Street United Church of Christ (UCC) Preschool. Traditionally, the preschool supports a local organization during the month of December, and the fire company was selected as the most recent recipient. The students brought in pennies and other change to deposit in a fireman's boot during an in-house boot drive.
"Firefighters from the Willow Street Fire Company visit our preschool every year to teach the children about fire safety and fire prevention," said director Sue Henry. "This is our way of giving back to the fire company."
The preschool is now in its 37th year of operation, and Henry has been involved since the first year. She has overseen its growth from two classes to eight.
"We now have children of former students attend our preschool," Henry said.
Willow Street UCC Preschool aims to be a stepping stone to kindergarten. It provides children with an opportunity to spend time with children their own age and to socialize, share, and play together. Hands-on activities are offered so students can learn through play and exploration. Literacy, science, math, music, and physical activities are incorporated into the school days.
"Not only are students learning about the weather, the alphabet, colors, numbers, and how to write their name, they are also introduced to people in our communities and the concept of helping and caring for others," Henry said.
The preschool is located at 2723 Willow Street Pike (272 North) in the Willow Street UCC building and is open to children of all faiths and ethnic origins. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now in progress. For more information about the preschool or to arrange a visit, readers may call Henry at 717-464-0720 or click on the preschool tab at www.wsucc.com.
Preschool Posts News January 10, 2018
Christ Lutheran Preschool, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, has openings in its afternoon classes for children ages 3 and 4. The classes will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Readers may contact Becky Stevenson at 717-235-0459 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clpskids.org for more information.
Preschoolers Give To Others January 3, 2018
Prekindergarten students at Robeson Lutheran Preschool learned what it means to be thankful and think of others this holiday season. The students took part in a program called Stockings for Soldiers, which provides care packages to men and women serving in the military overseas.
The children spent a week collecting items such as toiletries, candy, books, and snack items, which were used to fill stockings. They wrote letters to the military personnel about their class and thanked them for their service. There were lessons about what it means to be thankful and how to show gratitude.
Teacher Melissa Thomas had wanted to do something different this holiday season to teach the children that it is important to give to others and let them know they are appreciated.
Robeson Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton. For more information about the preschool, readers may call 610-856-7613 or visit www.robesonlutheranpreschool.org.