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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 Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Becca Peachey has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and 6 years of experience teaching preschoolers.  Mrs. Rosie Peachey leads our Pre-K Counts program with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and more than 10 years of experience teaching early learners. Mrs. Leah Yoder joins our Pre-K Counts classroom as an assistant each morning.  All of our teachers love teaching and love our Lord!

Our Preschool Program is expanding!

 

Pre-Kindergarten options to choose from for 2020-21.  BMS is excited to offer several Pre-K classes beginning this fall.  Call the school office (717-935-2184) to check availability of the following classes:

  • 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) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (3 and 4-year-olds); FREE to eligible families; Lunch is provided
  • Full Day Pre-K Counts (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am - 2:30 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

To apply for the FREE Pre-K Counts program, click here. 
To apply for the 3-day or 2-day preschool class, click here.