Community Presbyterian Preschool provides a planned, age-appropriate program of learning experiences combined with play in an atmosphere of Christian love.
At Community Presbyterian Preschool, we believe that the preschool years are a time to EXPLORE, a time to PLAY, a time to DEVELOP NEW SKILLS and a time to learn about GOD'S LOVE.
Our mission is to provide a planned, age-appropriate program of learning experiences combined with play in an atmosphere of Christian love. Community Presbyterian Preschool is committed to being a place where parents and teachers support one another in partnership to promote the best developmental experience for each child.
We first opened our doors in 1961, and were known as the Lads and Lassies Nursery School. Pastor Orville Shick changed the school’s name to Community Presbyterian Preschool, and Corrine McClure was the first director. Over the past five decades, more more than 12,000 students have received a positive first educational experience at Community Presbyterian Preschool.
Community Presbyterian Preschool has a very stable, experienced, and nurturing staff. Our newest staff members have come to us with prior experience working with young children. Our teacher with the longest tenure has been working with our little ones for over 31 years. In addition to the state required early childhood education courses most of our talented teachers have bachelors degrees. Some of us have elementary teaching credentials and master degrees. Having taught in elementary school gives these teachers the knowledge of where the children are headed and what is expected of them once they move on from preschool. Most of us are moms and some of us are grandmothers. Some of us started as parents bringing our children to this preschool. Our children moved on, but we loved it so much that we stayed in order to carry on the tradition of providing a caring preschool education to the children in this community. We balance our years of wisdom with monthly staff training designed to promote our ongoing learning.