St. Paul’s Preschool

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool

Preschool Open House and Fall Registration will be held  2/9/2019 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.

On Saturday, February 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. members of our Preschool staff will be available to answer questions that you may have regarding St. Paul’s Preschool and enrolling children for the fall program.  We offer classes for two year olds, three year olds, and four year olds.  Children must be the appropriate age by August 31st.  Opportunities range from two days per week for 2 year olds, to five days per week for 4 year olds.  Additionally, a student can have an extended day by signing up for PM Pals.  Members of St. Paul’s receive a discount as do families who have two or more children enrolled.  This year we will be sharing information regarding the completion of our renovations as they pertain to the preschool ministry.  Families who attend the open house will see firsthand the newly renovated spaces in which classes and activities will be held.  The Open House provides another way for us to reach out to our neighborhood so please share this information with others to whom it may be  of interest.  For additional information or questions regarding the preschool, please contact Mrs. Becker, Preschool Director.

The preschool children and their families were invited to worship with us on the second Sunday in November.  This is always a lively time as children bring family members into the space in which they have chapel services during week day school.  The Fellowship Committee had a delightful Second Sunday Sandwich luncheon following the service creating a wonderful time to engage in conversation with the many guests for the day.  Additionally the preschool children sang a few of the songs they sing during their chapel services.  A delightful joy filled liturgy.  Thanks for coming and supporting the children and for offering your words of welcome to their family members.

Pictures from Trick or Treating in the Good Shepherd Gathering Area!  Everyone had a great time!

A link to the Preschool Webpage is located at the bottom of this page.

During the 2017/2018 school year, Preschool as well as other members of St. Paul’s had challenges with all of the renovations going on in the building.  We are happy to say that all of Preschool Rooms have moved to new spaces and are ready for the beginning of Fall 2018 classes.  We are “Building Faith for Future Generations.”

Shown below are pictures of the new classrooms:

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool was established in 1964 as a kindergarten.  When kindergarten became part of public school education, the ministry shifted to focus on early childhood development in the form of a preschool.

We offer classes for 2, 3, and 4 year old’s.  Children must be the appropriate age by August 31, 2018.  Opportunities range from two days per week for 2 year old’s, to four days per week for 4 year old’s.  Additionally, a student can have an extended day by signing up for PM Pals.  Members of St. Paul’s receive a discount as do families who have two or more children enrolled.

Our staff is committed and excited about a new year working with the children and Pastor Reep will have Bible stories each week and have songs to teach the children.

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 PM Pals


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 50 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.

For more information on registration and staff members, please visit the Preschool’s web site