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Shiloh United Church Of Christ

2251 Willow Road
York, PA 17404

(717) 764-3569


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We feature a learning through ply curriculum

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • sand/water/rice/bird seed tables
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Tricycles
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Activities are designed to promote social, emotional and physical growth. Freedom to explore ideas, ask questions, develop positive relationships and to begin to learn individual and group problem solving skills are an important part of each day. Creative expression is nurtured through music and art. By building self-esteem, independence and personal responsibility develops. Questions, choices, experimentation, affirmation and laughter combine to provide a joyful learning environment."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Constructive Play time
Circle Time
Hands on Learning
Outside Play time
Story and Dismissal


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We work very closely with parents of children who are having a hard time separating. We have many different "tried and true" methods we have used with much success in the past. We will work with you to find the one that is best suited for your child