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St. Philip's Preschool

Christian curriculum plants the seed of faith for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds

We are committed to showing Jesus’ love to the littlest ones. Our staff is invested in the quality of care and education that we provide. Each program is uniquely planned to grow with the children within it.

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2024-2025
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About Our Preschool

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Teaching Philosophy

Our teaching team concentrates on helping children develop spiritually, socially, intellectually, and emotionally. This is accomplished through multiple intelligence (Howard Gardner- Frames of Mind 1983) lesson plans, believing that each child develops and learns in their own unique manner.  All children can learn, but maybe not on the same day and not in the same way.

All students are taught age appropriate Biblical truths to help them begin their journey with Jesus.  We use a non-denominational, Christian based curriculum to emphasize the teachings of Jesus and how they affect the children’s daily lives. We want to plant the seed of faith that we hope will continue to grow long after your child leaves Preschool.

Typical Day

Children transition between many educational activities throughout their day with guided teacher assistance. Our learning atmosphere depends on personal interaction, education materials, and large/small motor play equipment.

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Certifications

All St. Philip’s Preschool and Ministry staff have obtained ACT 33, ACT 34, fingerprint clearances under the State of Pennsylvania. Our staff has also completed certification in Pediatric CPR and First Aid.

Classes

We are committed to showing Jesus’ love to the littlest ones. Our staff is invested in the quality of care and education that we provide. Each program is uniquely planned to grow with the children within it.

  • 2 Year Olds
  • 3 Year Olds
  • 4 Year Olds
  • Pre-K 5

  • Class Size

    10 Students/2 Teachers

  • Time

    2 Days
    9:00-11:30 am
    (Turns 2 by September 1, 2024)

  • Teaching Teams

    Our teaching teams work hard to develop your child’s listening, pre-reading, and pre-writing skills.

  • Stimulating Young Minds

    Our program stimulates your child’s creativity and self-expression through art, music, and other media. The use and development of language is encouraged to express ideas, feelings, and needs.

  • Higher Goals

    Our goals extend beyond academics and cognitive development; we strive to teach Biblical truths in an age appropriate manner.

  • Class Size

    12 Students/2 Teachers

  • Time

    2 Days
    9:00-11:30 am
    (Turns 3 by September 1, 2024)

  • Teaching Teams

    Our teaching teams work hard to develop your child’s listening, pre-reading, and pre-writing skills.

  • Stimulating Young Minds

    Our program stimulates your child’s creativity and self-expression through art, music, and other media. The use and development of language is encouraged to express ideas, feelings, and needs.

  • Higher Goals

    Our goals extend beyond academics and cognitive development; we strive to teach Biblical truths in an age appropriate manner.

  • Class Size

    14 Students/2 Teachers

  • Time

    3 Days (Mon/Wed/Fri OR Tues/Thurs/Fri)
    9:00 am-12:30 pm
    (Turns 4 by September 1, 2024)

  • Teaching Teams

    Our teaching teams work hard to develop your child’s listening, pre-reading, and pre-writing skills.

  • Stimulating Young Minds

    Our program stimulates your child’s creativity and self-expression through art, music, and other media. The use and development of language is encouraged to express ideas, feelings, and needs.

  • Classroom Curriculum & Goals

    In PreK 4, we provide a loving, fun and creative environment where the children learn about and experience the love of Jesus! Students are introduced to the alphabet through stories, hands-on activities, and letter writing practice. We also learn more about numbers, patterns, colors and shapes. The development of fine and gross motor skills is a primary focus through hands-on sensory activities as well as “big room" and outside play. The teachers provide lots of time for socializing with peers, learning how to manage conflicts with words and working on developmentally appropriate self-help skills. Students also get to work on colorful hands-on art projects centered around different seasons and holidays. Finally, we share monthly Bible stories about God and Jesus in fun and interactive ways to make it a meaningful and enjoyable experience for the students.

Pre-K Class
  • Class Size

    12 students (max) / 2 teachers

  • Time

    4 Days
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    (Must have completed a PreK 4 class)

  • Teaching Teams

    Our teaching team seeks to teach speaking and pre-reading skills as well as basic number knowledge.

  • Stimulating Young Minds

    St. Philips Pre K - 5 class stimulates the young mind through science, art, curiosity, and exploration. We foster language use and development in order to teach children self-expression and relationship building.

  • Higher Goals

    While we aim to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond, we also strive to help students lay a foundation for a relationship with Christ.

Stay & Play

Stay & Play is open to all children enrolled in STP Preschool in the PreK 2 and PreK 3 classes. Your child may bring lunch and stay for an extended time of socialization (11:30-12:30) in a lightly structured preschool environment. If you sign up for the year, prices will be added to your monthly tuition fee. Just like class tuition, if your child misses a day, refunds will not be made.

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Samantha Veness

Samantha Veness

Children’s Ministry Co-Director

Meet Samantha

Hi! I am blessed to be a Co-Director of Children’s Ministry. As a child, I always saw my mother lead our church’s children’s ministry and knew if I had a chance, I too, would like to be that role model for my children. My husband, Zack, and I were led to search for a new church family during the pandemic while everything was still shut down and large gatherings were still frowned upon. We were invited by family to attend St. Philip’s outdoor services and the rest was history!  We have two daughters, Raegan, 4, and Shelby, 2. We enjoy all things outdoors: hiking/walking, biking, boating, swimming, and Zoo trips. My hope is for the children who attend our Children’s Ministry Program is for them to learn and grow in their faith and for them to have the confidence to always know God’s love for them. I had a crisis of faith when we were told we would not be able to have children, but with the background of growing up in a loving church, I knew I could turn to God. 

Platinum Sponsorship - $1,500

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Clair Martin

Clair Martin

Children’s Ministry Co-Director

Meet Clair

I serve as a Co-Director of Children’s Ministry here at St. Philip’s. My family and I have been attending since August of 2022; my husband, Philip, and I found St. Philip’s after moving from the Philadelphia area where I taught second grade at a small Christian school. We have two children–Noelle and Philip Jr.–and a mini goldendoodle named Ginger. You might find us strolling around the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden or searching for a Korean restaurant to call our favorite. I pray that God will work in and through our Children’s Ministry to show young ones and their families the wonders of His marvelous love, both within our church and throughout the community.

Amaris Cruz

Amaris Cruz

Ministry Intern

Meet Amaris

What is your role at St. Philip’s?
I am the ministry intern. I get to have my hand in a lot of the ministries, from the youth to worship to administrative work and social media. I get to serve in so many different capacities and ministries.

How did you end up here?
I was in a 3 month discipleship program called Unaltered where I lived in Darlington, PA on a place called Prayer Mountain. Through that program, I was connected with Jade and given a summer internship on the worship team. Through that, I was able to help in numerous other ministries. StP then decided to take me on for a year as their ministry intern.

What is your goal/prayer/hope for the work you do serving St. Philip’s and the community?
Coming to St. Philip’s, one of my goals has been to further find the direction the Lord wants me to go in ministry. The Lord has already grown me as a worship leader and is consistently changing my heart towards serving others. I hope to love this community well and serve wherever there is a need. My prayer is that I’m continually given opportunities to say yes and honor the Lord and the church through serving and loving those around me.

What personal items (families, hobbies, quirks) would you like to share with the world, if any?
One of my goals in life is to own a thrift store. Thrifting, fashion and clothing have always been things that I loved and am passionate about. I believe it would be a great opportunity to minister to others and love on whatever community I land in well. It’s something I could talk about for ages. Next time you see me, ask me about it!

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  • Website Recognition

    Honorable mention on St. Philip's web site.

  • Race Presence

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Silver Sponsorship - $500

  • Organization Name

    Your company logo displayed on the start/finish banner and organization name Harvest Race shirts. *

  • Accommodations for Sponsor Marketing Materials

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  • Website Recognition

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  • Website Recognition

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    Mention in all race-related press releases and social media posts.

  • Race Presence

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