The vision of Deep Run Mennonite Church East is to share its facilities and resources with the community. As part of that vision the preschool was established in 1990.
Our Mission Statement
Deep Run East Preschool is designed to provide a loving Christian setting which allows preschoolers to grow mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Children of any race, color, ethnic origin or religion are welcome. It is our hope that the children attending Deep Run East Preschool will experience the love of God in the activities provided and in the lives of those who care for them.
Each child will be treated with dignity and respect. Effort as well as achievement will be recognized and encouraged. Play is a preschooler’s “work” and is very important in the learning and emotional development of children. We encourage play and try to make learning time fun! It is our belief that children learn best through hands-on experiences and being able to interact with the environment by using all of their senses to explore and test thinking. Many opportunities are provided for the children to satisfy their curiosity and learn new skills through daily activities.
Preschoolers are still learning about group behavior: taking turns to speak, being a good listener, sharing, learning about their identity separate from their family, etc. As they do this, we offer patience, loving discipline, and much encouragement as the children learn how to relate to others in love, as part of the family of God.
Security and Safety
Classroom doors will be locked except for the 8:55-9:15 arrival time each morning. After 9:15 doors will be locked.
All staff members have undergone background checks and are CPR and first aid certified.
A weekly program designed for parents/grandparents and their toddler child (children) to meet with others in a safe environment, to socialize and spend quality time together while participating in a variety of playing and learning activities. Each class includes free play time, a craft, and a circle time with stories, songs, and games.
We will be offering a Spanish Enrichment class for 4 and 5 year olds on Wednesday afternoons 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM for 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring. The children will bring a packed lunch to eat after regular preschool time and then we will have preschool in Spanish! Your children will enjoy learning everyday phrases, shapes, colors, the calendar, numbers and more.