Openings for September 2014
Ardmore Presbyterian Weekday Preschool celebrates
its 65th year embracing children from 2 to 5 years old with a
nurturing, loving and stimulating environment and an experienced
and caring staff. A broad spectrum of activities and play
encourage creativity, imagination and love of learning. Attention is
focused on social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
Located across from Suburban Square in Ardmore,
the preschool is housed in a bright, cheerful facility with a
beautifully equipped, safe and secure playground and large indoor
playroom for inclement weather.
Call 610.642.6650 for more information and to schedule a tour.
View website at ardmorepres.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ardmore Presbyterian Weekday Preschool is a Christian preschool which emphasizes Christian values and attitudes and an appreciation of the wonders of God's world in an atmosphere which nurtures social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. Woven into the basic preschool curriculum and pre-kindergarten readiness activities are field trips, visits from community helpers, special guest programs, and Christian celebrations.
SMALL TEACHER/STUDENT RATIO:
Mothers' Day Out: 2-3 teachers per 12 children
Threes: 2 teachers per 12 children in each classroom
Fours: 1 teacher per 12 children in each classroom
Fives (Transitional): 1 teacher per 12 children
Bulb planting * Field trip to pumpkin farm * Annual gingerbread bake * Thanksgiving program presented to parents by students * Classroom nativity scenes re-enacted by students * Carol sings with parents and students * World Day of Prayer program * Easter/Spring program for parents by students * Spring nature field trip * End-of-Year events in each classroom * Holiday parties * Special visiting programs
Experienced, loving and creative teachers * Weekly music teacher * Periodic creative movement teacher
"Foot(e) Notes" monthly newsletter * Class newsletters * Informal Meet-the-Teacher program in September * Parents' Night with video presentations of daily activities of each class in November * Parent-Teacher conferences with written report in January * Periodic vision, hearing, speech screenings * Allergy awareness * Professional school photographer
Trick or Treat for UNICEF * Thanksgiving food collection * Toys and gifts for Foster Children Program at Rosemont Presbyterian Children's Village * Toys for Chester-Eastside Ministries * Visits to nursing/retirement homes * Muscular Dystrophy Hop-a-thon
An active Parents' Group meets monthly for friendship-building, activities and speakers. Activities are also planned with children and parents. Family Fun Night, planned by parents, is a favorite annual fund-raising event to benefit the school.
The school occupies the educational wing of the beautiful neo-Gothic style Ardmore Presbyterian Church, located in the town of Ardmore along the Main Line area of suburban Philadelphia. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 1998, making us the oldest operating church-affiliated preschool in Pennsylvania. The classrooms are large, bright and cheerful.
The school features a secure, enclosed playground with safe up-to-date equipment and also a large indoor playroom with climbing equipment and a nice variety of mini-wheeled vehicles and horses.
Each morning the children are greeted in a carpool line at a covered entryway by both the preschool director and the administrator. At pick-up time the children are individually escorted to the cars in the carpool line. It is not necessary for parents to park and escort children (except for the Mothers' Day Out Program).
The building, equipped with a smoke detection system and fire alarms, is locked at all times.