aldersgate preschool

Aldersgate Preschool is a non-profit early care and Christian education center. Children make new friends in a safe, loving environment while learning new things and having fun! Aldersgate Preschool is the highest Level Star 5 for the Delaware Stars quality rating preschool program.


Who can attend?

Children 18 months to 5 years old. Aldersgate Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin.


When is it?

  • Monday through Friday, 9 – 11:45 a.m. 
  • Before Care, 8 – 9 a.m. 
  • Lunch Bunch, 11:45 – 1 p.m or 2 p.m. (For families with 2-5 year old children. Monthly sign-up is on a first-come-first served basis for an additional fee. Parents provide lunch.) 

Where is it?

In classrooms located on the lower level of Aldersgate Church, which are handicap accessible.


Questions?

Contact Sharon Jennelly, Aldersgate's Director of Preschool and Children's Ministry.

MISSION, PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to nurture children in the knowledge and love of God and to surround them with steadfast love. Our overall purpose is to develop the whole child – spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.


Aldersgate provides developmentally appropriate experiences in a Christian environment which will enable each child to achieve his/her full potential as an individual and in relationships with others. As part of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, families are always welcome to the abundant opportunities for Christian nurture and fellowship offered by the church.


Aldersgate Preschool’s curriculum includes both free play and guided activities. Language, sensory, motor and perceptual skills are developed through both child-centered and teacher-directed activities with an atmosphere for learning. Rather than religion being a separate part of the curriculum, it is taught by the teacher’s loving example, through songs and stories, and thankfulness for all of God’s love and grace for us.