The mission of Valley Christian School in partnership with each parent is to develop
Christ-centered thinkers with a heart for God, equipped to serve and excel in all aspects of life.
We strive to teach each child in a way that reaches their heart, mind and spirit. With that in mind our goal is to encourage faith, wisdom and service.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children has stated in their position on good teaching practices for two, three, four and five year old students that young children learn by doing. The best preparation for academic success is a wealth of hands on experiences covering a diverse subject matter at a young age. Our preschool curriculum is based upon this premise. We want to be sensitive to the developmental stages of young children and provide the types of learning opportunities that will stimulate and challenge them. All too often undo pressure is placed on children to achieve academically when they should be exploring rather than studying. Our approach will include many opportunities to explore and experience learning, versus purely academic based pencil and paper worksheets.
VCS preschool is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and The Middle States Association. We comply with PA state standards and monitor its website for child care center guidelines and compliance.
Field Trips (TBD for 2021-22 school year)
Buddy Mentoring Program
Hours, Class Size & Childcare Options
Preschool - 2 year old students (2 Play & Learn class - NEW in 2021-22 school year)
Half Day (Tuesday and Thursday only) from 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Preschool - 3 - 5 year old students (P3 and PreK classes)
Half Day from 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Full Day from 8:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
The preschool classrooms have one aide available based on class size.
Preschool class size average is 10 students.
Before School Program (3 years old and up) from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
After School Program (3 years old and up) from 2:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*All childcare is at an additional cost
Tuition and fees can be found under the Admissions tab, the Tuition & Financial Aid page.
Preschool students are not required to wear uniforms, however they do need to wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and sneakers.
Our dress code is only for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.