PreK

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For our youngest learners, it all starts here...

Click here to view our PreK Counts application.  The class is free to eligible families and is held Monday through Friday from 11:45 am-2:45 pm (half-day option) and 9:15 am-2:45 pm (full-day option) each day of the week. Lunch is provided! 
Call the school office for all of the details, 717.935.2184.

“I think the BMS Pre-K program is great.  It helped introduce (my child) to the Word of God….” - parent of BMS Pre-Kindergartner 

“(My child) loves playing outside.  She loves everything about her preschool, including her classmates and teacher.” 
- parent of BMS Pre-Kindergartner 


Belleville Mennonite School's Pre-Kindergarten programs provide an environment in which each child finds an opportunity to develop personally, socially, academically and spiritually.  One of our Pre-K teachers, Mrs. Ethel Zook has an educational background including a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a Master’s degree in education.  Our other Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Becca Peachey has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhoo Education and 6 years of experience teaching preschoolers.  Mrs. Ethel Zook teaches the Pre-K Counts class and Mrs. Becca Peachey teaches the tuition-based Pre-K Class that is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Mrs. Peachey then co-teaches with Mrs. Zook in the afternoon Pre-K Counts class each day. Both teachers love teaching and love our Lord!

Pre-Kindergarten options to choose from.  BMS offers a 2-day and a 3-day Pre-K program.  2-day Pre-K is Monday and Wednesday, 8:30-11:00 am. Our 3-day Pre-K option is, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30-11:00 am.

We also offer an afternoon Pre-K Counts program which is Monday-Friday, from 11:45 am-2:45 pm (half-day option) and 9:15 am-2:45 pm (full-day option).   

Eligibility Requirements
Children must reach the age of 3 or 4 prior to September 1st. Children must also be independent in toilet and bathroom habits.  Please note we are licensed to take three year olds in addition to taking four year olds. 

A Typical Day at BMS Pre-Kindergarten includes:

  • Guided activity time
  • Story time
  • Circle time
  • Bible time (stories, Bible verses)
  • Prayer time
  • Clean up
  • Restroom breaks
  • Snack
  • Lunch for the Pre-K Counts class
  • Choice time
     

Children learn basic skills, such as:

  • Listen when others talk
  • Share resources
  • Work in groups
  • Share ideas and thoughts
  • Take turns
  • Raise hands to speak during class discussions
  • Form a line
  • Complete assigned activities
  • Respect authority
  • Nurture independence
     

Children learn concepts, such as:

  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • Numbers and counting
  • Letters and sounds
  • Community helpers
  • Animals
  • Self and family
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Senses
  • Holidays
  • Personal safety
  • Transportation
  • Nature
  • Farm study
  • Emotions/feelings
  • Bible stories
  • Multi-cultural awareness


To apply for the FREE Pre-K Counts program, click here.  The class is held Monday through Friday from 11:45 am-2:45 pm (half-day option) and 9:15 am-2:45 pm (full-day option), lunch provided!  To apply for the 2-day (Monday and Wednesday) or 3-day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) morning preschool class held 8:30-11:00 am, click here