Developed by our teaching staff and supplemented with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) children's christian educational resources, Bible curriculum is implemented into the daily and/or weekly schedules to meet the current interests and needs of the children. Biblical stories and concepts, prayer and character traits are woven into Circle Time, Center Time, small/llarge group activities, and social interactions. Our goal is to introduce our children to stories in the Bible and to help them understand that God loves them very much.
CHAPEL: Our Preschool Director, Ms. Linda, directs our Chapel program for our Threes and Fours classes once a month with the help of our Church Staff. Chapel is a very special time of worship and praise. This year in Chapel we will be sharing stories of God's Love for Us.
Playball is offered each Wednesday for our classes. Playball is a sport and movement program for children of all athletic abilities. It provides a broad introduction to physical activity as well as developing and refining skills used in a variety of sports. Our Playball coaches love to bring new and exciting lesson plans to our children each week. For detailed information about the Playball program: http://www.usaplayball.com/
Music is incorporated in all of our classes on a daily basis. Ms. Danielle, our Twos Lead Teacher, provides a special music class for our Fours classes on Mondays. Our active music lessons involve a mix of singing, instrument play, dancing and movement, story time, and other activities. Our Staff brings a love for children and talent for music together to enrich your child's development and foster a life-long love of music.
Once a month, our children are enriched and entertained by Ms. Jane, The Storyteller. Ms. Jane Merlo tells stories using the felt board, magnetic board, puppets and almost anything that helps her share her enthusiasm and love for reading with our children. Ms. Jane is a certified teacher and former Preschool Director who loves to read, cross stitch and garden.
The York County Library Bookmobile (the "Book Bus") visits us twice a month on Tuesday. The children enjoy choosing a book for their use in the classroom and listening to stories from the librarians who visit.
Typically, on the last Thursday of each month, we have a SPIRIT DAY . On each SPIRIT DAY, we have a theme and enjoy fun and engaging activities with the children. The days for the 2022-23 fall include:
September 29: Dot Day - We will celebrate one of our favorite authors, Peter Reynolds. Wear something with polka dots.
October 27: Halloween Celebration - We will have Halloween parties in our classrooms.
November 22: Feast Day - We will celebrate Thanksgiving in our classrooms by enjoying a Thanksgiving meal prepared by some special Unity Preschool friends.
December 15: PJ Day - We will all wear our pj's and enjoy some Christmas fun.
We are hopeful that we can host some fun family events during the school year provided COVID protocols allow for such gatherings. We hope to have a Family Picnic in our Park in the fall and spring. We also look forward to welcoming Guest Readers in the our Threes and Fours classrooms beginning in January.