Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment for children ages 3 to 5. Developmentally appropriate practices are used to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional and social needs of each child.  Antrim BIC Church is excited to partner with Shalom Christian Academy to provide our community with the Growing Tree Preschool program .

PROGRAMMING

3&4 YEAR OLD CLASSES

Children must turn three by Sept. 1st
Tuesday/Thursday classes, 9:00 – 11:30 am

4&5 YEAR OLD CLASSES

Children must turn four by Sept. 1st
Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes, 9:00-11:30 am
Extended Wednesday classes, 9:00-1:00 pm (King Street and Antrim)
Afternoon classes, 12:15-2:45 pm (Marion)

CURRICULUM

Developmentally appropriate practices are used to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of each individual child. This means that teaching methods are matched with the characteristics of preschool aged children. Active learning experiences using a variety of senses are offered during structured and child-initiated (inside/outside free play) learning activities. Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment where your child feels secure and accepted. Development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, school readiness skills, language, and appropriate social skills are cultivated through interactions with materials, peers, and adults. Teaching includes development of Christian character, as well as Biblical teaching.

MISSION STATEMENT

Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, stimulating, Bible-based environment where each child feels safe, secure and accepted. It is our desire that each child develop a love of learning and independence while cultivating fine motor skills, gross motor skills, school readiness skills, language, and appropriate social skills. Our goal, through quality teachers, is to provide a rich, nurturing environment in which to start and/or strengthen a faith foundation and to train students to be followers of Christ and responsible citizens:  sharing, taking turns, and respecting one another and property. We aim to provide meaningful and fun developmentally appropriate experiences to meet the academic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of each individual child. Throughout our program, active learning experiences using a variety of senses are offered during structured and child-initiated play. We recognize that parents are a child’s first teacher and aim to create a strong partnership by involving parents in the daily classroom activities, field trips, special days, programs, and parent groups. We aim to support families in shaping and molding the precious lives of children. We endeavor to make Growing Tree Preschool a welcoming environment where growth opportunities abound and where God’s love is evident to the children and families we serve.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

“EVERY GOOD TREE BEARS GOOD FRUIT.” MATTHEW 7:17A
Arrival/Table Time
Circle Time
Free Play
Snack
Gross Motor
Closing Circle

Contact Information

Growing Tree Preschool
c/o Shalom Christian Academy
126 Social Island Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
P: (717) 375-2223 x260
E: growingtree@shalomca.com
Director: Lisa Eby

Website: shalomca.com/academics/growing-tree-preschool/

Schedule for Antrim BIC Church Location

3&4 yr olds (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30 AM)
4&5 yr olds (Mon/extended Wed/Fri 9:00-11:30 AM; extended day until 1PM)

Other Locations

Marion Mennonite Church
King Street Church
Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church
Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church