PreK

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

Click here to view our PreK Counts (afternoon PreK class) application.  The class is free to eligible families and is held Monday through Friday from 11:45-2:45, lunch provided. Call the 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 program provides an environment in which each child finds an opportunity to develop personally, socially, academically and spiritually.  Our PreK teacher, Mrs. Zook, has an educational background including both a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in education.  Additionally, she is certified in Early Childhood Education.

Our preschool classes take special field trips to local businesses, the post office and farms.  They even have the chance to ride a school bus in preparation for their transition to Kindergarten!  

Pre-Kindergarten Options.  BMS offers a 2-day and a 3-day preschool program.  2-day Preschool is Monday & Wednesday, 8:30-11:00 am.  Our 3-day Preschool option is, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30-11:00 am.

We also offer an afternoon Pre-K, PA Pre-K Counts which is Monday-Friday, from 11:45-2:45 pm.  

Eligibility Requirements
Children must reach the age of four or three 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:

  • Free and guided play
  • Clean up
  • Restroom breaks
  • Snack
  • Activity time
  • Story time
  • Calendar time
  • Weather
  • Bible time (stories, Bible verses)
  • Prayer 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


Click here to view our PreK Counts (afternoon PreK class) application.  The class is held Monday through Friday from 11:45-2:45, lunch provided.