"Our Program Philosophy
Integration of Christian faith elements into the curriculum (that are not found in any public preschool and very rarely found in privately owned preschool settings).
Epiphany Preschool has accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)-(a distinction difficult to achieve because of its rigorous requirements relating to curriculum and teacher qualification).
We parallel very closely the Hampden-Wilbraham regional school district (HWRSD) calendar (we are open on HWRSD teacher in-service days and a full month later than most other preschools).
We offer early hour attendance (8:00 am to 9:00 am) and are open until 4:00 p.m. (MWF), in an attempt to offer working parents more flexibility (not typically encountered other than in larger day-care type facilities).
We offer financial assistance via scholarships to 2 to 3 families every year. In 2004-2005, five families took advantage of these need-based scholarships. We also work with the Community Partnership for dual working parents and accept transitional assistance vouchers.
Very competitive rates, particularly considering our longer hours of operation.
Finally, a teacher to student ratio of roughly 1 to 6.5 (three teachers to a class size of 20 maximum), a teaching staff with over 60 years of combined preschool teaching experience, and student interns.
Epiphany Preschool sponsors many events for students including: open houses, alumni reunions, music education, beach-day celebrations, pancake and PJ day breakfasts before Lent, Easter and Christmas celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking, visits to local nursing homes, pizza making, visits from local civic groups, fire and police departments, entertainers, musicians, artists, parishioners, clergy, parents who share aspects of their religion or cultural heritage, nutritionists, dentists and other professionals who screen for speech, hearing and vision difficulties.
Excerpted from the preschool's website