PLEASE NOTE: Many of the "Specials" below will be paused during the 2020-21 school year because of COVID precautions.
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 Three's and Four's classes once a month. Chapel is a very special time of worship and praise. Our Chapel theme is "Fruit of the Spirit." We have fun learning about the nine special kinds of "fruit" or character traits that grow in us as we learn to love God with all of our heart.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP: We are excited to partner with Unity's Children's Ministry Team to offer Children in Worship (CIW) for our Four's. We meet twice a month for this special worship opportunity where children come to encounter God, be still with God, listen to God and nurture their spiritual life. Our worship leader for this special program is Unity's CIW Coordinator, Ms. Melissa Dye.
Playball is offered each Wednesday for our Three's and Four's 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 offered for our Two's, Three's and Four's classes. Our active music classes involve a mix of singing, instrument play, dancing and movement, story time, and other activities. Our Music 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.
We are excited to welcome Ms. Laura Vaughn to Unity Preschool this year. Once a month on Tuesday, Ms. Laura helps our Three's and Four's classes with exciting seasonal art activities once/month. Ms. Laura is a former elementary school teacher and now regularly subs at area preschools. She has two sons, ages 9 and 11. Ms. Laura loves her boys, crafting and organizing and her happy place is Charleston.
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.
We offer several fun family events throughout the year for our Three's and Four's including our Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Celebration, Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom.