St. Paul’s Preschool

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool

St. Pauls Preschool is Accepting Applications Now for 2022-2023!  

Click here for information about St. Paul’s Preschool, costs, and the registration form for enrolling your children for the 2022-2023 school year…

Health and safety plans are in place for everyone in St. Paul’s Preschool!  Click here to view Covid Guidelines…

On Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in Christ Hall, Deb Becker, director, and Allison Lehr, assistant director, will talk about the history of our preschool and its current ministry.  Learn how this ministry not only aids in the emotional, physical, and academic development of young children but also supports the spiritual growth of these children and their families.  A tour of some of the newly renovated classrooms will be included.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool was established in 1964 as a kindergarten.  We will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2024.  When kindergarten became part of public school education, the ministry shifted to focus on early childhood development in the form of a preschool.  We have classes to accommodate children 2, 3, and 4 year olds.  One of our goals is to Create Lifelong Learners.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool is committed to the development of the whole child:  social, emotionally, physically, cognitively and spiritually.  We recognize that everyone is a unique child of God and that each grows and learns differently.  Therefore, we meet each child where he or she is and help to nurture and challenge them as they grow.  We believe that children learn best through active exploration and play.  By providing children with opportunities to pretend, wonder, build, create, sing, move, share, and engage with books, we hope to instill in them the love of school and learning.

At St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool, we work to meet your child where he or she is and to foster his or her social, academic and creative development.  We work to create lifelong learners who spend their lives as explorers-curious about, engaged in, and amazed by the world around them.

The preschool is continuing to enjoy and benefiting from our renovated classrooms.  Each classroom is equipped for the safety and educational instruction of our students and preparing the students for Kindergarten.

Shown below are pictures of the classrooms:

Every year in December we receive a gift that keeps on giving.  We receive a distribution payment for early childhood education from St. Paul’s investment in the York County Community Foundation.  This fund enhances the ministry of our preschool in many ways:

Field Trips
Afternoon Enrichment at P.M. Pals
Books
Toys for the Gym and Playground
Educational Supplies

Through the endowment underwriting the types of things mentioned above, we are able to keep our tuition costs affordable for our families.

We continue to discover the connections between early childhood development and life long learning. As we do so, we take time to reflect upon our program that has been building and growing for over 55+ years. We are blessed to have such a dedicated and caring staff. We are blessed too in that we are able to minister in the name of Christ Jesus to the children. Each week the children in the 3 and 4 year old classes participate in chapel services. These times of prayer, praise and scripture reading become an important time of spiritual formation for the children. For those children who are being raised in a Christian family, we provide reinforcement and support for our faith tradition. For those children who do not have any religious background, we provide an arena for them to encounter Christ Jesus through the reading of scripture, songs and prayer.   Christian education should always be a priority in our life together.

The preschool provides a vibrant addition to the congregation’s ministry in York and is affiliated with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.