WALK WITH JESUS

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PRESCHOOL FIELD TRIP

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A PRESCHOOL THAT STANDS ON TRUTH

 
 To  provide a modified school experience to bridge the gap between home and school.
 
· To encourage your child to socialize with people outside the home in a meaningful play group.
 
· To encourage your child to develop a sense of respect for other people and their property.
· To develop your child’s interest in reading.
 
· To provide a warm, caring, Christian environment with varied experiences of learning and fun.
 
Guiding Hands has an open door policy and welcomes parents to visit and participate in our activities whenever possible. It is important to build a strong parent/school relationship that will reinforce your child’s learning experiences.
 
Sample preschool day’s schedule:
 
Arrival/attendance
Circle time
Gym
Snack
Small groups (core learning)
Closing circle/Music
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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
                             
 
 
 
Diane Mills
                                     Director/ Teacher
 

My name is Diane Mills. I live here in Greencastle with Tony, my husband of 18 years, and 2 children. My daughter, Julia, is in 8th grade and Carter is a 6th grader. When my kids were younger, I kept myself occupied with volunteer work. I was a Girl Scout Leader for 4 years and spent even longer on the Executive Board with the Parent Teacher Organization. Now that both of my kids are in Middle School, I have plenty of time for my new job – I absolutely love being the Director Teacher here at Guiding Hands. I also enjoy reading, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

 

My Professional Background
I graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.  I have worked many years in child care facilities as both a teacher and director.  After taking off several years to be a stay-at-home mom when my kids were little, I rejoined the work force as an instructor for Child Care courses at Hagerstown Community College, and most recently worked in the Library at Greencastle Antrim Elementary School.  Over the years, I have worked in the private sector as well, with several nanny jobs and even a part-time preschool in my home

 
                             Leslie Oberholzer
 
                                  Assistant Teacher

    My name is Leslie Oberholzer. I live in Greencastle with my husband of 12 years. I have 3 children. My son Tyler is 23 years old and is a Police Officer in Prince George’s County.  Autumn is 14 and is in 8th grade. Makayla is 11 and in the 5th grade. I have worked for Guiding Hands PreSchool for almost 6 years. I absolutely love assisting with the children.  It has brought me so much joy.  I also love going to Yard Sales in the summer, being involved in ministries at my church and spending time with my family.

I graduated from Greencastle Antrim High School and attended Franklin County Area Vocational School where I received my cosmetology license.  I worked at Citi Bank for 16 years.  After my last child was born I had the privilege of being a stay at home mom for 6 years.

 

AUDIO & VIDEO TEACHING

· To provide a modified school experience to bridge the gap       between home and school.
 
 
· To encourage your child to socialize with people outside the home    in a     meaningful play group.
 
 
· To encourage your child to develop a sense of respect for other     people and their property.
 
· To develop your child’s interest in reading.
 
 
· To provide a warm, caring, Christian environment with varied   experiences of learning and fun.
 
 
. For the safety of our students, all of our parent volunteers must   complete required state wide clearances.
 
. It is important to build a strong parent/school relationship that     will reinforce your child’s learning experiences.
 
 

Daily Schedule Includes:

 

Activity                                   Highlights/ Focus

 
Music & Movement                                   (Gross Motor Development, Music)
 
Snack                                                         (Self-Help Skills, Manners, Social-Emotional                                                                             Growth)                   
Circle Time                                                (Calendar, Letter of the Week, Stories)
 
Small Groups                                            (Fine Motor Skills, Art, Math & Language)
 
Learning Stations
 

GALLERY

 
 
 

REGISTRATION AND CONTACT

Guiding Hands Preschool is a tailored 4-5 year old program that offers a high quality learning experience.
 
Children will be taught basic educational, social and personal responsibility skills.
 
No distinct denominational doctrines are taught at Guiding Hands, but care is taken to make it a Christian environment.
 
 
It is staffed by Christian personnel.

Contact Us  Online TODAY

 
Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church
c/o Guiding Hands PreSchool
146 Leitersburg Street
Greencastle, Pa 17225 
 
Email: Guidinghands@Greencastleub.org
 
Phone: Office 717-597-8525 ext 14
                Mobile 717-494-8787
            Fax: 717-597-3605