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Pre K-1 down- full and part day students

Annual Calendar  |   Monthly Calendar  |  Daily Schedule

We offer a play based approach to learning in a Christian environment.  Structured time includes morning prayer, calender, group time, stories, songs and finger plays.  We review the color of the month, shape of the month and letter of the week.  Our classroom is divided into different learning center areas that encourage imagination and exploration.  These centers include reading, sensory, science, math, block building, housekeeping, language, puzzles and fine motor manipulatives.  During non-structured play children may choose which area they would like to play in.  This allows for creative dramatic play and social interaction.  Weekly activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading readiness, music and movement, child of the week, mystery bag, Chapel, and visits from Pastor Lynne.  Daily art projects incorporate a large variety of media including play dough, paint, glue, chalk, crayons, markers, cutting and pasting.  Some of our monthly and weekly themes incorporate Bible verses and stories, seasons, holidays, nutrition, families, community, transportation, weather, science, insects, and fairy tales.  These themes may be extended or changed depending on the children’s interest levels.   

  • Monday through Friday  mornings (9:00 - 11:30). Children may enroll for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days

  • Morning snack is provided.

  • ½ or full day extended care available, (6:30am - 5:30pm).

  • Children need to be 3 years-old by September 1st

  • Class is held in classroom upstairs with two teachers.

  • Class size is approximately 16.

  • Summer programs are available.

All of our preschool classes, as well as our Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten class, have Music, Chapel, Pastor visits, and Spanish.
Find out more about these special classes.

Meet our teachers

Miss Kirstin rejoined Messiah in August 2017.  Kirstin is a former Messiah student and worked at Messiah during her college years. She is the lead teacher in our Pre K-1 classroom."I am so happy to be back at Messiah!  The chance to give these children some of the same wonderful experiences that I received is truly a blessing."


Miss Diane began working at Messiah in 2019 as an assistant in the Pre K -1 Younger 3’s class.  She lives in Niles with her husband and her son who is in college studying Aviation Administration.  Miss Diane enjoyed working and volunteering in her son’s school when he was younger.  In her free time, Miss Diane loves to travel with her family and take long walks with her friends.  She loves to do art projects with the children, play and laugh with them!  

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