First Presbyterian Church Preschool

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First Presbyterian Church Preschool has enjoyed a long history in our community.  We strive to provide a loving and open environment that encourages social interaction and inspires inquisitive young minds.

With separate classes for ages 3, 4 and 5 (pre-kindergarten program), we provide activities appropriate for each stage in a student’s development.  Unlike multi-age programs, your child can attend for more than one year and not repeat the same curriculum.

Parent involvement is a cornerstone of our program.  Monthly, parents sign up to help in their child’s classroom.  This enables the parent to observe how their child interacts with others and also gauge development as well as any areas of concern.  It has the added bonus of showing the child that education is important to you.  We find that this fosters a close relationship between students, parents and teachers that enables everyone to work together to provide a meaningful school experience.

First Presbyterian Preschool Philosophy

It is the purpose of this school to create an educational growth experience.  The program is designed to create an atmosphere for children to learn to work, play, and share with others, while being conducive to creative play and exploration of the social world.  It takes into account that children progress at different rates, but in general, advance through the same stages of learning.  Our school will be concerned with the child’s social, physical, mental, creative and emotional development.


Preschool Teachers

Joan McGinley received her teaching degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Cabrini College and has a master’s in reading from West Chester University.  She has been with the preschool since 1994 as a substitute teacher, employed full-time since 1996, teaching 3-year-olds.

Shannon Reid,  Preschool Supervisor, has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Seton Hill University and has been a substitute teacher with  the preschool since 2013.  She started full-time in 2016 and teaches the 4-year-old class.

Wendy Matchett, our pre-kindergarten teacher, graduated fromWest VirginiaWesleyanCollege and received her teaching certification from Seton Hill.  She has been with the preschool since 1997.

Separate classes for ages 3, 4 and 5

3 – child must be 3 years old by August 31

4 – child must be 4 years old by August 31

5 – child must be 5 years old by December 31

Class Times:

Age 3, 4 and afternoon pre-kindergarten

Mon., Tues. and Thurs.

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Morning pre-kindergarten

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Classes meet Sept. – May



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Please call the Church Office 724-832-0150 for more information or for registration openings

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