Our program is full for 2022-23! Waitlist submissions are being accepted; please fill out the registration form, and we will notify you if an opening becomes available. The registration fee is due only if we have an opening for you.

E.L.C. Preschool in Greencastle, PA

Quality education in a nurturing environment.

About Our Preschool Program

Serving the Greencastle area, the Evangelical Lutheran Church Preschool provides a quality education in a nurturing environment, which helps your child’s social, emotional, and physical growth. Our main goal is to provide children with the skills they need to succeed in that first, important step into kindergarten.

Our program prioritizes self-confidence, ability to follow directions, and independence. We also emphasize the development of social skills, such as self control and cooperation. Through play, activities encourage speaking and listening skills, recognition of letters of the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and the use of large and small muscles.

Classes meet from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from the first week in September through the last week in May. Once a month, children may bring a packed lunch for “Lunch Bunch” and stay to 1:00 PM.

We follow the Greencastle-Antrim School District calendar for holidays. Class is canceled if GASD is closed due to weather.

Polly C.

Speaking as a retired educator, this program offers children the opportunity to gain skills needed in a nurturing learning environment. Ms. Keri and Ms. Mendy are such a great team and will work with each child to set them up for a successful transition to kindergarten. Speaking as a grandmother, I personally observed how wonderful ELC is as two of my grandsons have been prior students. You just cannot find a better team of teachers whose dedication to learning is evident through the success of their students. And I think I speak for many other families as well. Great program!

Preschool Staff

Keri Papa is our head teacher and joined the program in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Oswego State University and Master of Science degree in Education from Mercy College. She also has a Public School Teacher Certification in New York. Keri is the Christian Education Director at her church.

Mendy Bishop joined the program in 2017 as teaching assistant. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University. She volunteers for the Greencastle-Antrim Parent Teacher Association and serves as co-chair of the GAPS Character Cash Program as well as volunteering in the classroom.

Carol Rockwell is Evangelical Lutheran Church’s office administrator and helps the Preschool program with registration, tuition, and supplies.

Registration fee: $40

Standard tuition: $135 per month
Extended tuition: $150 per month

All staff and volunteers responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of children at Evangelical Lutheran Church and its preschool program have cleared background screening and training in accordance with Pennsylvania law and ELC’s Child Protection Policy.

The Evangelical Lutheran Preschool in Greencastle, PA, admits students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.

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