St. Paul’s Preschool

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool

Preschool for the 2020-21 school year is open.  The committee and preschool staff  worked on plans to create a safe opening of the preschool for fall.  The Preschool Staff worked with St. Paul’s COVID-19 task force to assist with the reopening.

The Preschool opened on Monday, September, 14th for three year olds and four year olds.  There will be no two year old classes at this time.  Children must be the appropriate age by August 31st.

The Preschool is excited to begin the New Year-2021.  The teachers are already creating snow and community helper crafts.  Students and teachers were eager to return to class in January.

We are now accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 school year.  Hopefully, we will once again have full enrollment.

If you have further questions, you can contact Deb Becker.  The main phone number for the preschool is (717) 854-1996.  You can also register online

Members of St. Paul’s receive a discount as do families who have two or more children enrolled.  All of the classrooms have been newly renovated and new security put into place.  For additional information or questions regarding the preschool, please contact Mrs. Becker, Preschool Director.

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

Shown below are pictures of the new classrooms:

The preschool is continuing to enjoy and benefit from the renovated classrooms.  They are delighted to have bathrooms in their classrooms.  The teachers find they are more educational instruction time now that they are not distracted by trips to the hall for the bathroom.  They also are better able to prepare the children to be independent in preparation for Kindergarten.

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.

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