Children

Registration has begun for the

2013/14 school year!

Contact jhay@sewicklypresby.org for information.

 

Friendship Preschool Mission
Our mission at FriendShip Preschool is to provide our community with a high quality, Christian, faith based, early childhood program that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in young children. We recognize that each child is a unique and special individual. FriendShip is a happy place that uses play as the primary means to develop skills and growth, while fostering discovery, friendships and enjoyment in the preschool experience.
FriendShip Preschool follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines and the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures for the National Academy of Early Childhood Program. All staff members are CPR certified and have the state required ACT 33/34 clearances.
Children's Corner
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 9-11:30 AM
Our program for children 22 months to 3 years old offers two morning sessions:
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday.
Children need not be toilet trained. Three experienced teachers offer a variety of age appropriate
activities in a secure environment where the focus is developing social and language skills while children play in a lively group setting.
Circle time offers songs along with music and movement. Outside play is available on most days.
Special Programs
Open to the community, ages 22 months to 5 years
Stay and Play Lunch Program (children bring lunch)
Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Friday Children's Corner Drop-Off Program
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Friends
Tuesday/Thursday 12:15 - 2:45 PM
An arts enrichment class designed to orient children toward creative awareness teaching dramatic expression through children's stories...exploring thematic units using various artistic techniques...for older fully toilet-trained 3 - 5 year old children.
 
FriendShip I
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 - 11:30 AM
For children turning three years of age, our program welcomes the younger child who is not quite ready for FriendShip I. Hands on learning is introduced through various activities to toilet trained children. The children have the chance to learn about the seasons, animals, ABCs and other themes through art projects, stories, music, the science table and various centers, individually and cooperatively in small groups.
Children have the opportunity to explore and play in the block area, kitchen, dress-up center, book corner, free art table and at the puzzle and manipulative shelves. The children also learn about the days of the week, the weather and are exposed to books and music during circle time.
FriendShip II
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:00 AM- 11:30 AM or 12:15 PM- 2:45 PM
FriendShip I is designed for the older three year old who is fully toilet trained. The class explores a variety of learning opportunities centered on educational themes. Children learn to work cooperatively in small and large groups. Additionally, independent play is encouraged in various block areas, books, drama and dress-up, sensory stimulation and arts and crafts. The day includes a daily lesson at circle time which features songs, finger plays, the weather and calendar.
The program is enhanced by a weekly Music and Movement class. This offers the integration of gross motor movement and music in a small group setting. Musical instruments are studied in a special music program. "Miss Manners" also visits the class to promote proper social behavior.
FriendShip Pre-K
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM -11:30 AM or 12:15 PM - 2:45 PM
This five-day program offers four and five year old children self-expression via written language skills in our writing center, using a two approach method: whole language and phonics. Weekly thematic units, such as the elements of ocean, space, and Australia are introduced. Math is taught in the following learning centers: cooking, manipulatives, graphs and chart making. Music and Movement is continued in FriendShip PreK. "Miss Manners" visits regularly as well. An introduction to "Famous Artists and Composers" offers a unique exposure to the arts.
FriendShip Preschool Subcommittee
We have a wonderful preschool program here at The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley. Jenny Hay is our Director. She may be reached at 412.741.4550 ext. 225 or jhay@sewickleypresby.org. Call for more information. Our dedicated, FriendShip Preschool Subcommittee includes:

Jenny Hay

Heather McLane

Rochelle Murano

Lundy Semple

Erika Watson

These folks are always available for suggestions and dialogue as they advise staff and Session on FriendShip Preschool policies. Thank them often for their gifts of time and talent.
Parking Information
Parking is available Monday through Friday on the Ansby Hall parking lot side of the building or in the gravel by the White House. There is no parking on the church side of Beaver Street, except on Sundays. There is no parking on Grant Street on the church side on Tuesdays for street sweeping.
The Grant Street driveway is used for FriendShip Preschool Drop Off at 9 AM and 12:15 PM Monday through Friday. The only cars to be parked in that driveway during office hours are staff in the four designated parking spots. The Grant Street door is kept locked during office hours to maintain safety.
As a matter of courtesy, please leave the closest parking spaces by the church building for the elderly and those with young children.

Check out our

2013-2014

Brochure right here!

 
Schedule 2012-2013
Sept 4
Parent Orientation
Sept 5
First Day of School (abbreviated classes)

Sept 7

CC "Friday Drop-Off" starts
Sept 10
Stay & Play Lunch begins 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Oct 8

NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Nov 1 & 2
NO SCHOOL - Conferences & In-Service
Nov 21 - 26
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27
School Resumes
Dec 17-Jan 1 NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
Jan 2 School Resumes
Jan 21 NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
Feb 18 NO SCHOOL - Presiden'ts Day
Mar 7 & 8 NO SCHOOL - Teacher's In-Service
Mar 25-Apr 1 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 2 Classes Resume
April 29 & 30 NO SCHOOL - Conference Days
May 24 Last Day of School for Children
May 31 Last Day of School for Teachers

Inclement Weather Information

The calendar is prepared in conjunction with the Quaker Valley School District and is subject to change. We follow QV's decisions regarding Snow Days. Refer to Quaker Valley's website or listen to KDKA radio or TV for information regarding delays/cancellations.

If QV has a 2 hour delay, FriendShip AM classes are 10 AM - 2 PM and PM classes are from 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM. Stay & Play lunch will be offered from 12 PM - 1:30 PM on those days. If QV is closed due to weather then the FriendShip Preschool is also closed.
For more information, please contact Jenny Hay, Director of FriendShip,
at 412.741.4550 ext. 225 or
jhay@sewickleypresby.org


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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