All Day PreK at Shalom

In addition to the part-time preschool programs offered through Growing Tree Preschool at local churches, Shalom Christian Academy offers all-day PreK at the Shalom Christian Academy Campus. This is a 5 day a week program.
The positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment for children age 4 - 5 years old uses developmentally appropriate practices to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of each child.


  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on the whole child
  • Students attend “Specials” like other Shalom students – Art class taught by certified art instructor, Gym class taught by Shalom’s Athletic Director or Assistant Elementary Principal, Music class taught by certified music instructor
  • Field trips and other stimulating activities outside the classroom
  • Weekly interaction with students of all ages – elementary through high school
  • Expansive playground


Children must turn four by Sept. 1st

Students will participate in literacy, math, science, social studies, and health programs. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used to support letter formation and recognition in a hands-on way. In order to teach the whole child, Shalom Christian Academy offers physical education, music, art, and library on a weekly basis. Biblical teaching will be incorporated throughout the day, which includes the development of Christian character.
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.
Shalom Christian Academy 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.
Questions about our program? Call Jaime Keller at 717-375-2058, email or click the "Inquire" button below. 

Please note: Child care programs are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to meet minimum health and safety standards. These regulations cover areas such as safety, staff requirements, staff to child ratios, classroom and playground equipment, supervision of children, admissions procedures, and compliance with nondiscrimination policies. Shalom Christian Academy is exempt from these regulations because we meet and maintain the guidelines of a private academic school under the authority of the Department of Education however, we strive to maintain both sets of regulations. For more information, please contact Elementary Principal Jaime Keller at or by phone at 717-375-2058.

prek students read books during library time

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