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 we do encourage potty training.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 all AM classes, ages 3 and up. Enrichment provides not only further practice, but more interactive based learning in the sciences and arts.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 DART services to provide both screenings and in-school therapy as needed
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. Themes will be released in May for 2022!
PHLP often has current promotions to reward your spreading the word about our awesome school!
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.
Lead Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class
Patty Bruce is the Lead Teacher for the 4/5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program. This is her second year at PHL Pre-K, but her 9th year teaching early childhood education and her 21st year as an educator.
Assistant Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class
Gail Ryan is the Assistant Teacher for the 4/5-year-old program. Beginning her journey with PHLP in 2020, she brings with her over 20 years of teaching experience as a teacher’s assistant.
Head Teacher / Lead Teacher both 3's and 2.5 classes
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. This is her 6th year at PHL Pre-K and she loves being part of helping children grow stronger in every way.
Assitant 3's Teacher / 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 teacher / Head Substitute / 3's Enrichment Teacher
Melissa Williams began her role with us new for the 2020-21 second semester. She is excited to work at PHLP, and looks forward to continuing to increase her roles here at PHLP. She began first as a substitute and 3 yr class aide, and has increased her roles here at PHLP for the 21-22 school year.
Monthly News Letter
Here you will find a downloadable copy of our PHL Post monthly newsletter. ENJOY!
PHL 2022-23 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 2021-2022
Here is the current approved snack list for the 21-22 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 years snacks must also be pre packaged (personal sized for students).
2021-2022 School Calendar
***This calendar is subject to change and only an outlook for the 2021-22 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.
|Cranberry Community Days||14 Jul 2022||Thursday|
|Summer Camp - week 2||25 Jul 2022||Monday|
|In service days for 2022-23 - Staff only||24 Aug 2022||Wednesday|
|Orientation for the 2022-23 school year||25 Aug 2022||Thursday|
|First Day 2.5 and 4/5 Programs||30 Aug 2022||Tuesday|
|First day of school - 3 yr Preschool Program||31 Aug 2022||Wednesday|
|Summer Camp - week 1||13 Jun 2022||Monday||Closed|
|PHLP 2nd Annual Summer Kick-Off Festival!!!||04 Jun 2022||Saturday||Closed|
|Teachers last inService Day||01 Jun 2022||Wednesday||Closed|
|3's end of school Picnic Day - off campus||25 May 2022||Wednesday||Closed|
|4/5 end of school picnic Day at the park||24 May 2022||Tuesday||Closed|
|Move-up day for 3's||23 May 2022||Monday||Closed|
|Last in-school Day of School for 3's and 4/5 programs||23 May 2022||Monday||Closed|
|Graduation- 4/5 PreK||20 May 2022||Friday||Closed|
|Last Day for 2.5 Program||19 May 2022||Thursday||Closed|
|Spring Outdoor Movie Night||13 May 2022||Friday||FREE ADMISSION - Snack Stand available||Closed|
|3's Spring Concert - make-up date||11 May 2022||Wednesday||Closed|
|Spring Break 11th -18th||11 Apr 2022||Monday||SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE DURATION||Closed|
|4/5 PreK full-experience field trip - Snapology||31 Mar 2022||Thursday||Closed|
|Spring Open House||24 Mar 2022||Thursday||Closed|
|Scholastic Book Fair||21 Mar 2022||Monday||Closed|
|PHLP Skate for a Cause Event - Lemieux Complex||12 Mar 2022||Saturday||Closed|
|Celebrate the PreK Sunday||27 Feb 2022||Sunday||Closed|
|Spring Shows for the 3 year Preschool and 4/5 year Prek Programs||24 Feb 2022||Thursday||Closed|
|PHLP Spirit Week||22 Feb 2022||Tuesday||Closed|
|Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL||21 Feb 2022||Monday||Closed|
|School Photos||09 Feb 2022||Wednesday||Closed|
|Parent Conferences begin around the week of Jan. 17th||17 Jan 2022||Monday||Closed|
|School Closed - MLK Day||17 Jan 2022||Monday||Closed|
|2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC||14 Jan 2022||Friday||Online Event||Closed|
|Registration for CURRENT FAMILIES||12 Jan 2022||Wednesday||Closed|
|Chistmas Performances||15 Dec 2021||Wednesday||Closed|
|Thanksgiving Break - No School||24 Nov 2021||Wednesday||Closed|
|Make-Up Speech/Hearing Screening Day||16 Nov 2021||Tuesday||Closed|
|PHLP Spirit Week||15 Nov 2021||Monday||Closed|
|Open House||09 Nov 2021||Tuesday||Closed|
|3's and 4/5's Speech/Language/Hearing screenings||08 Nov 2021||Monday||Closed|
|4/5 year prek fieldtrip||04 Nov 2021||Thursday||Closed|
|vision screenings||03 Nov 2021||Wednesday||Closed|
|O.T. screening for 3 year and 4/5 year programs||20 Oct 2021||Wednesday||Closed|
|No School - Indigenous Peoples Day||11 Oct 2021||Monday||Closed|
|Outdoor Movie Night!!||01 Oct 2021||Friday||11403 Perry Highway||Closed|
|First Day 3 year preschool||01 Sep 2021||Wednesday||Closed|
|First day of school - 4/5 Prek & 2.5 preschool||31 Aug 2021||Tuesday||Closed|
|Parent Orientation||26 Aug 2021||Thursday||Closed|
|In Service week for teachers||24 Aug 2021||Tuesday||Closed|
|PHLP Summer Camp: Where Imagination Grows||12 Jul 2021||Monday||Closed|
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.