"'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them." - Mark 10:14-15
At Oreland Evangelical Presbyterian Church Preschool, the fundamental blocks of Christian faith, fun, learning and socialization are cultivated in a nurturing environment. Acknowledging each child as a unique individual, we enhance a positive self-image which enables children to master age appropriate skills.
Our emphasis on creative teaching, learning through play and one-on-one interaction provides a positive experience and develops the childs confidence towards future education.
We are a Christian Preschool that strives to share Jesus with the children while offering the highest quality early childhood education. The class hours are from 9 am to noon with the exception of our Two's class which runs from 9:15 to 11:45 am. The 2011-2012 school year runs from September 12th to May 25th, with a two week camp program offered during the first two weeks of June. We offer six different classes: Two day Two's class, a Two day Three's Class, Two Three Day Three's Classes, a Three Day Pre K Class, and a Five Day Pre K Class. Class sizes range from twelve for 2 years olds to eighteen children for Pre K.
A camp program is offered the first two weeks of June. This program is held daily from 9:00 to noon and is available to children who are in the 3 year old and Pre-K programs. Children must be potty trained.
Spiritual growth is encouraged through daily
grace and celebration of all Christian holidays. Bible stories, discussions,
and songs are presented according to the childrens level of understanding. Each month a Bible verse is posted pertaining to the theme of the month.
We have a music teacher who visits the classrooms
weekly. Singing is accompanied by the piano, and simple rhythm instruments
are introduced. The children perform a Christmas concert and an end-of -year
concert for their families. Gym classes are held twice a month. The children
get involved in music and movement, tumbling and imaginative play. Parents
are invited to the last gym class of the year to watch their children and
participate in a giant parachute game.
This is also a once a week afternoon class designed for children in our 3 year old classes as well as those in the community who have turned 3 by Sept. 1. The children read, create artwork and act out various classic stories such as "Three Little Kittens ", "Goldilocks" and more. The cost is $60 for a four week session.
These are once a week afternoon classes offered periodically throughout the year. They are designed to further enhance the childrens learning experiences. Each six week session covers a variety of topics, including "travel around the world with passports", planets and space and sea life. The classes are open to children in our 4 year old classes and the children in the community who have turned 4 by September 1. The cost is$90 for a six week session.
The classroom curriculum is based on the age and maturity level of each class. The younger students participate in free play, arts and crafts, games, and music tailored to develop social skills, fine and large motor skills, and to introduce simple academic concepts. In addition to this, the Four-Year Old classes focus on skills that prepare the children for kindergarten, such as letter recognition, printing and counting.
Tuition is an annual fee. Payments may be paid in a lump sum or in 9 monthly installments. Church members and families with more than one student receive a discount.
2013-2014 year prices are as follows:
Two Day Two's -$155/mth. (Must be 2 by Sept. 1)
Two Day Three's - $170/mth. (Must be 3 by Sept. 1)
Three Day Three's - $220/mth. (Must be 3 by Sept. 1)
Three Day Pre K's - $230/mth. (Must be 4 by Sept. 1)
Five Day Pre K's - $300/mth. (Must be 4 by Sept. 1)
All of the lead teachers are required to have a Bachelors degree in Education or a related field. Every class is staffed with one lead and one assistant teacher, all of whom are Christians. We have a gym teacher and a music teacher on staff as well.
The School Board Ministry Team is approved by the Oreland Evangelical Presbyterian Church's Nominating Committee each year and is directly accountable to the Session. The Board consists of a mix of church representatives and dedicated parents. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to apply.
Children run and play on the playground each day.
Snack time is always enjoyed. We thank God for the snacks the Moms and Dads bring.
Some classes have a short quiet time.
Show and tell allows students to bring in items from home that mean something special to them.
To obtain registration information or to schedule a tour, call Janie Brey, Preschool Director, at (215) 572-8045 ext. 11. or fill out the contact form and someone will get in touch shortly.
Circle time is an important time of the
day when themes for the day are discussed, books are read, and songs are
Lunch Bunch- This is an afternoon program offered to 3-4 year olds that runs until 2:30. It is a play-oriented program in which the children from the different classes have the opportunity to eat lunch together, read, do crafts, and play inside and outside. The cost for 2012-2013 is $8.00 to stay until 1:30, and $12.00 to stay until 2:30.
This program is also open to children in the community who are not attending our school.
Lunch Bunch provides relaxed play time for those who want to stay longer.
Young Explorers are studying
and creating the planets.
Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be open to the public beginning January 22, 2013 and will continue throughout the school year (Sept 2013-May 2014).
A $100 non-refundable commitment fee is due at the time of registration. $50 of that fee will be applied to the child's first month's tuition.
We are located at the corner of Church Rd. (Rt. 73) and Papermill Rd. in Oreland.
The year is filled with special events. Green Eggs
and Ham Day is when the children make Dr. Seuss hats and actually eat
In addition to bright, large classrooms with many
activities during the course of the morning, the school provides several
special activities on a regular basis. Each class has music once a week.
Gym class takes place in Fellowship Hall twice a month.