PLEASANT VALLEY PRESCHOOL


Pleasant Valley church of the Brethren accepted sponsorship of the Weyers Cave Nursery School from the Weyers Cave Women’s Club in May 2000 and changed the name to Pleasant Valley Preschool.  The preschool offers an excellent program to children ages three and four addressing social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and adding a spiritual dimension through incorporation of Biblical teachings, prayer and Bible verses in the daily routine. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING

Based on the theory that children learn through play, the preschool’s primary objective is to provide a secure and loving environment in which children are actively involved and free to explore and create.  The daily routine is designed to balance structure and free choice with active and quiet time.  Bridging the gap from home to school, the staff focuses on developing self-esteem while building social skills in a school setting.  Sensory motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities which are both child-centered and teacher-directed.  These concrete, hands-on experiences are planned according to a calendar of themes and units which are relevant to the children.  Emphasis is on the process rather than the produce, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride. 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Four Year Old Program     – Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Three Year Old Program   – Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am-11:30am

STAFF:

The teaching staff have early childhood or elementary education degrees, participate in on-going staff development, and exemplify Christian values.  June Stipic teaches the four year old class and Theresa Eckard teaches the three year old class.  Holly Ritchie, assistant, provides additional support to both programs.

For Additional Information Contact:  June Stipic – 540-234-0949 or Theresa Eckard – 540-234-0043