St. Paul’s Preschool

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool

Preschool Openings!  There are still some openings in our preschool for a few more students.  Please contact Mrs. Becker at 717-854-1996 if you need a preschool for 2,3, and 4 year old children.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4:00-9:00 p.m., South York Isaac’s will hold a “Community Night” fundraiser to benefit St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool.  Enjoy an evening out with your family and friends while supporting your child’s school.  No time to sit down and eat?  Call your order in ahead of time to 717-747-5564 and place a takeout order or order online at http://www.isaacsdeli.com using coupon code FUND.  Twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost of your meal will go directly to the preschool.  Print out the “Community Night” Fundraiser form and bring with you (needed to get 25% for preschool) Isaaac’s Community Night Fundraiser Form  Please come out and support us.

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, 2017.  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.

This year has some challenges, like the rest of our congregation’s ministry with the renovations.  The good news is we will have classes.  Our staff is committed and excited about a new year working with the children and Pastor Reep has outlined Bible stories that will be used each week in chapel and has learned some new 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

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 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, registration, and staff members, please visit the Preschool’s web site http://www.stpaulspreschool.york.com or call 854-1996.