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Glenside United Church Of Christ Pre-School

2160 Wharton Road.
Glenside, PA 19038

(215) 576-7830


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GUCC Pre-School has been serving the community since 1961. We welcome children of all faith traditions, and are an Equal Opportunity Care Provider, certified by the PA DPW. We offer part-time and full-time care for children ages 1-5, with custom scheduling available to suit your family's needs and budget. Open 8:00-5:30 during the school year. Open 8:00-3:00 in the summer.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our purpose is to develop the whole child through loving, caring, sharing, forgiving, and growing in relation to others. Our teaching philosophy is to balance child initiated and teacher directed activities with free play time, creating varied opportunities for children to enjoy learning and growing in a stimulating, developmentally appropriate, and safe pre-school environment.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Music and Gym programs are included!