Park Preschool will soon be accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year. Registration forms can be picked up in the church office. Completed forms and the $35 application fee must be dropped off to the church office.
The Preschool program is designed to encourage the total development of each child in social/emotional growth, spiritual growth, cognitive skills, and motor skills. It aims to help each child grow into a more confident, competent, responsible, faithful human being, eager and enthusiastic for learning and life.
About our School
As a ministry of Park Presbyterian Church, the goal of the PPCP is to “seek Christ and make Him known.”
The program is rooted in the good news that God the Father has for us that we should be called children of God, and so we are. (1 John 3:1).
Further, the following biblical understandings are foundational to the program: that, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14) That “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13). This section of Park’s website is here for you. Please explore the pages; they’re full of information about the school to help you and your child have a wonderful year at Park Presbyterian Church Preschool!
Mrs. Amanda Cypher is our Head Teacher and Mrs. Anne Berenbrok is our Assistant Teacher.
Amanda is an elementary educator and has spent over 10 years in 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. She is familiar with our program and has been a parent of preschoolers in our program. Her husband Phil and daughters Lucy and Sadie reside in Beaver.
Anne is familiar to the Park church family, being a lifelong member and is trained as an Art Educator. Her sons have been a part of our classrooms, and she has continually offered helping hands in our classroom as well as has served on our Board.
If you have any questions about our preschool, please email us at ParkPreschool@parkpres.org.
Probably you are wondering just what your child will be doing during the two and 1/2 hours each day. More importantly, how will these experiences contribute to his/her development? The philosophy expressed in the I Am - I Can child whose development in all areas is important to his/her well being and maturing is the basis for the activities that we plan and for the structure of our program. Children develop through stages that are common to all children, but each child has his/her own timetable. The development stages or tasks are like the rungs of a ladder, too far apart to scale the walls of maturity without stepping on each rung. Sufficient experience and skill in each task must be achieved before the next can be reached. Thus, we do not expect all the children to be at the same level of proficiency on all areas, but try to provide a variety of experiences to meet the individual needs of our particular group. Our curriculum is planned so that the concepts are arranged in order of skill acquisition, so the child can master a simple concept before progressing to a more complex one. By providing an opportunity for success, the child experiences a growing sense of self worth and a personal joy in learning. We try each year to adapt our activities to the children in the group. The children’s day is structured to provide a balance of activities providing for individual, small group, and large group experiences.
Our Learning Centers are
Play Dough Center
Language Center (books, records and learning games)