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Preschool Options at BMS

Belleville Mennonite School's Pre-Kindergarten programs provide an environment in which each child finds an opportunity to develop personally, socially, academically and spiritually.  Our 3-day and 2-day Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Becca Peachey has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and 12 years of experience teaching preschoolers.  Mrs. Rosie Peachey, who leads our Pre-K Counts program, has a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and more than 30 years of experience teaching early learners.

  • 3-day Pre-K (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 8:00-11:00 am (4-year-olds)
  • 3-day Pre-K (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 12:00-3:00 pm (4-year-olds)
  • 2-day Pre-K (Tuesday, Thursday) 8:00-11:00 am (3 and 4-year-olds)
  • Half Day Pre-K Counts (Monday-Friday) 8:00 am - 11:30 pm (3 and 4-year-olds); FREE to eligible families; Lunch is provided
  • Full Day Pre-K Counts (Monday-Friday) 8:00 am - 1:45 pm (3 and 4-year-olds); FREE to eligible families; Lunch is provided


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

Pre-K Counts Income Guidelines for 2024-25:


To apply for the FREE Pre-K Counts program, click HERE.

To apply for the 3-day or 2-day preschool class, click HERE

Mrs. Becca Peachey, Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Rosie Peachey, Pre-K Counts Teacher