Growing Tree Preschool

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Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment for children ages 3 to 5. Developmentally appropriate practices are used to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional and social needs of each child.  Shalom Christian Academy has partnered with local churches to provide the Growing Tree Preschool program at: Marion Mennonite Church, King Street Church, Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, and Antrim Brethren in Christ Church.

Looking for information on Shalom Christian Academy’s all day Pre-K program? Click here.
 

Programming

3&4 YEAR OLD CLASSES

Children must turn 3 years old by Sept. 1st

4&5 YEAR OLD CLASSES

Children must turn 4 years old by Sept. 1st

Contact Information

CONTACT INFORMATION
Growing Tree Preschool
c/o Shalom Christian Academy
126 Social Island Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
P: 717-375-2223 x260
E: growingtree@shalomca.com
Director: Lisa Eby

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Locations

Marion Mennonite Church
4365 Molly Pitcher Highway
Chambersburg, PA
3&4 yr olds (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/Wed/Fri 12:15-2:45 PM)  

Antrim BIC Church
24 Kauffman Road East
Chambersburg PA
3&4 yr olds (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/extended Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM; extended day until 1PM)

Five Forks BIC Church
9244 Five Forks Road
Waynesboro, PA
3&4 yr olds (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/Wed/Fri 12:15-2:45 PM)    

Hollowell BIC Church
14807 Hollowell Church Road
Waynesboro, PA
3&4 yr olds (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM)

King Street Church
162 East King Street
Chambersburg, PA
3&4 yr olds (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/extended Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM; extended day until 1PM)

Daily Activities

“EVERY GOOD TREE BEARS GOOD FRUIT.” MATTHEW 7:17A

Arrival/Table Time
Circle Time
Free Play
Snack
Gross Motor
Closing Circle

Curriculum

Developmentally appropriate practices are used to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of each individual child. This means that teaching methods are matched with the characteristics of preschool aged children. Active learning experiences using a variety of senses are offered during structured and child-initiated (inside/outside free play) learning activities.

Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment where your child feels secure and accepted. Development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, school readiness skills, language, and appropriate social skills are cultivated through interactions with materials, peers, and adults. Teaching includes development of Christian character, as well as Biblical teaching.

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Our Mission

Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, stimulating, Bible-based environment where each child feels safe, secure and accepted. It is our desire that each child develop a love of learning and independence while cultivating fine motor skills, gross motor skills, school readiness skills, language, and appropriate social skills.

Our goal, through quality teachers, is to provide a rich, nurturing environment in which to start and/or strengthen a faith foundation and to train students to be followers of Christ and responsible citizens:  sharing, taking turns, and respecting one another and property.

We aim to provide meaningful and fun developmentally appropriate experiences to meet the academic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of each individual child. Throughout our program, active learning experiences using a variety of senses are offered during structured and child-initiated play. We recognize that parents are a child’s first teacher and aim to create a strong partnership by involving parents in daily classroom activities, field trips, special days, programs, and parent groups.

We aim to support families in shaping and molding the precious lives of children. We endeavor to make Growing Tree Preschool a welcoming environment where growth opportunities abound and where God’s love is evident to the children and families we serve.

 

 

growing tree student with blocks