Centered around Emergent Learning, our 2 ½ year old beginners program is available to children who have reached the age of 2 ½ by September 1. Children in this program do not need to be fully potty trained, but must be MOSTLY trained.Learn More
This programs focus, tailored to the early learner, is to have their first full classroom experience while mastering beginning-stage learning concepts, and to continue to encourage social and emotional growth and to set the foundations for a lifetime love of learning. **MUST BE 3YRS OLD BY SEPTEMBERLearn More
Our Pre-K program is designed as an interactive learning community, where children build skills vital to success in kindergarten, continue focus on all subject areas of schooling, and develop a strong sense of confidence. The Pre-K program also provides a focus on problem solving, responsive listening, using language to learn, and social, collaborative, and specific directional skills.**MUST BE 4YRS BY SEPTEMBERLearn More
Extension hours are available for some afternoons, beginning with our 3 yr program. Enrichment provides not only further practice, but more interactive based learning in the sciences and arts, as well as interactive play.Learn More
We at PHLP believe in an immersive and full-world experience through arts and expression, as well as cultural awareness and celebration.
PHLP is partnered with Early Learning Services (formerly DART) to provide both screenings and in-school therapy as needed for things such as Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
PHLP currently holds 2 week-long summer camps available for those who have completed AT LEAST 1 full year of preschool and follow all regulations for this age group--One in June and one in July. Information and sign-ups will be open as of April each year.
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Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K is proud of our highly qualified and educated school staff. The success of our program is a direct result of our teaching and administrative staff and their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and high level of commitment to every learner.
School Administrative Director
Mrs. Drespling came to us in February 2020 with over 15 years of Early Childhood teaching and administration experience. She maintains her current PA state teaching certification, as well as has completed her State Director Certification, and has earned both her Bachelors in Elementary education and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a Reading Specialist emphasis.
Head Teacher PHLP; Lead Teacher in both the 3's (classroom B) Preschool and 2.5 Preschool classrooms
Theresa Wilkinson is one of our Lead Teachers for the 3 year-old and 2.5 year preschool programs, as well as PHLP's Head Teacher. She has been with PHL Pre-K since 2016, and she loves being part of helping children grow stronger in every way.
Assitant 3's Teacher (3B) / Spanish Teacher
Maria Cashdollar is the 3-year-old preschool Assistant Teacher and shares the classroom currently with Ms. Theresa. She is also our Spanish specials class teacher.
Assistant 2.5 Preschool teacher / Assistant 3 year (3A) Teacher
Ms. Kristin is one of our newest staff members, and we welcomed her in the January 2023 semester! Kristin has recently moved to the area after deployment overseas previously with her husband, and is excited to make this area their permanent home. Make sure you take a minute to greet her and welcome her to the PHLP family.
Lead Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class
Patty Bruce is the Lead Teacher for the 4/5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program. She joined PHL Pre-K in 2020, but overall this is her 9th year teaching early childhood education and her 21st year as an educator.
4/5 PreK Assistant Teacher
Ms. Lisa is new to our PHLP family for the 2023-24 school year. She comes to us with a degree and background in Physical Education in the PreK-6th grade Elementary field. She is newer to our area and took some time to be at home with her young children to help with transitioning to a new area. She is excited to get back into education, as teaching is her passion, and she is super excited to do it in the early childhood field, with PHL PreK! Welcome Ms. Lisa!
Lead 3's Preschool Teacher (Class A) / 3's Enrichment Teacher
Ms. Mary came to us new for the 2022-23 school year, but not new to the teaching field. Ms. Mary, who recently moved to the area from New Jersey, comes with over 20 years in the Education and Behavioral Therapy fields, working with both Preschool age and Elementary school aged children... as well as in the special needs field.
Ms. Sarah was new to PHLP for the 2022-23 school year, and comes to us with a background in Mobile and mental health therapy within the private and local school sectors, and is currently earning her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education.
Chaple Service Head / Substitute
Mr. Ted Griffin, who is the children's and Youth (Family) Pastor at Perry Highway Lutheran Church, helps to head up and conduct the students chapel services, as well as act a substitute for the PreK. The students and staff here at PHL PreK LOVE MR. TED! Ted also has a background in Education (K-6) and has worked with students of all ages throughout his career.
School News Letter
Here you will find a downloadable copy of our PHL Post newsletter. ENJOY!
PHL 2023-24 Parent Handbook
This is the schools parent handbook, containing important information for clients about the school, what is required of them, and information about classrooms and what we offer here at PHLP. Please be sure to read through this before registration each year.
PHL 2021-2022 Covid Plan
*This plan is updated and adjusted as needed to remain current and up-to-date with the times and all regulations set for the by the state of PA.
Updated safe snack list 2023-24
Here is the current approved snack list for the current school year. **PHLP is an allergy safe school and works closely with parents to keep all snacks safe for your children who may have severe allergies. DUE to Covid, this year's snacks must also be prepackaged (personal sized for students).
2023-2024 School Calendar
***This calendar is subject to change and only an outlook for the 2023-24 school year
3 Year Preschool yearly curriculum plan
Located here is the yearly 3 year Preschool Curriculum plan ( Curriculum FAQ sheet for all PHLP 3 year families also located in this section for your viewing). This is not a detailed weekly lesson plan layout, but is a yearly plan so that you may follow along with your child's learning, and have an idea of what they will be covering and what is expected of them here at PHLP.
3 Year Preschool Curriculum Plan FAQ for 3 yr. preschool parents
Here you will find the FAQ sheet for the guided yearly curriculum plan for Preschool parents... please see the curriculum outline above
4/5 yearly curriculum outline (with attached PA state standards)
curriculum outline for the years themes and layout of learning and subject areas, including coordinating state standards for Pre-K.
|December Xmas Performances - Dates To Come||11 Dec 2023||Monday|
|December 18th -Jan. 2nd - Holiday Break (Jan 2nd Teacher In-Service)||18 Dec 2023||Monday|
|January -- Registration for 2024-25 Opens, As well as Parent Conferences begin||08 Jan 2024||Monday|
|Nov. 22nd-27th - Fall Break/Thanksgiving||22 Nov 2023||Wednesday|
|Nov. 9th - Fall Open House (PARENTS ONLY)||09 Nov 2023||Thursday|
|Oct. 10th & 11th - Speech and Hearing Screenings||10 Oct 2023||Tuesday|
|Oct. 9th - Closed - Indigenous Peoples Day||09 Oct 2023||Monday|
|Sept. 4th - Closed - Labor Day||04 Sep 2023||Monday|
|Aug. 30th & 31st -First Days of School||30 Aug 2023||Wednesday|
Here you will find various videos or live chats available from several different Ambassadors of the school through out the school year. These chats will provide you with a deeper look into our programs, and answer a few questions you may have by individuals who have had children go through the program or have had direct workings within our program throughout the years.