Small Town Hope Preschool
at Hope's Villa Children's Center
We make learning fun! Children who attend our program will have a multi-faceted learning experience so that they can discover their strengths with positive support and grow into the amazing little humans they are meant to be. Our evidence-based curriculum allows little learners to paint, write their name, build towers, count, grow veggies, spend time with a book, take in nature, taste new snacks, write, pretend, sing, and dance! They'll be ready for Kindergarten intellectually, physically and socially.
Already enrolled with us?
Wahoo! We can't wait to start the new school year with you! It's going to be so much fun!
The First Day of Preschool & TodPod (Early Preschool) is SEPTEMBER 5, 2023.
We use ClassDojo!
The ClassDojo app (available on your phone or online at www.classdojo.com) helps our teachers communicate with you. All announcements and communications will be made using ClassDojo.
When you receive a text or email invitation, be sure to click the link and create your account right away so you don't miss out on important info. No need to pay for the app - the basic version is all you need.
Questions about Preschool?
Please email our Lead Teacher & Education Director, Ms. Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about our tuition subscription and scholarships?
Please email Mandi@smalltownhope.org
We really appreciate your contributions to early learning. This tuition subscription makes it easy for you to make your monthly payment without any trouble. If you aren't sure that you can make the payment, don't hesitate to reach out - we will do our best to make sure nothing stops your little ones from having the best school year...especially money!
Making payments for preschool is super easy, just click the link below.
Want to give someone a scholarship ? ! ?
YOU ARE AMAZING! SO many families experience unexpected financial strains. Your scholarship will ensure that a little exceptional learner is able to learn. You too, can click the button above and subscribe- YOU ARE AMAZING! REALLY!!
PS. This is 100% tax deductible charitable donation and we can send you all the details :)
School Supplies List
Starting the school year is easy with Small Town Hope! All you have to provide for your little learner is a full size backpack and a folder with pockets. Please also send a full backup outfit with your child (Preschoolers are good at a lot of things, including getting messy!). If you want to help further with supplies, check out our frequent flyer supplies list on the ClassDojo app (and thank you in advance)!
Small Town Hope Preschool was started in 2015. That makes the 2023-2024 school year our 9th year of educating young children in the Northern Cambria Area! Each year, Small Town Hope strives to improve and grow its preschool program to offer the best learning experiences to our enrolled children. Quality lessons and curriculum prepare your preschooler to meet important goals and to ensure development at the right pace. Our preschool program continues to be a wonderful journey and we're so proud of where it has led us.
Up To Now
Learning, learning, and more learning! Our teachers and tiny minds are working hard to wrap up the 2022-2023 school year. It's been a fantastic one! We're enhancing learning with more special experiences than ever, including a visit by a local author! We even have our own Blue House Book Club that supplies books to our children so they can read at home. As a sweet bonus, Spring's sunny days are gifting us with warmth to play outside and strengthen gross motor skills. Bodies and minds are growing and thriving! It won't be long before we are preparing for our Graduation Ceremony!
to the Future
We are currently enrolling for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Please call 814-420-8362 if you are interested in enrolling your little one in our program. We'd love to have you as part of our preschool family.
Our program is enhanced by use of evidence-based, kid-friendly curriculum. Kiddos learn through an immersive, hands-on approach. The curiosity of the children steers the way, so our students are always engaged!
The Ones Who Shape Little Minds
Our Preschool Team is comprised of three credentialed, creative and committed Teachers. They make learning fun while modeling kindness and seizing every opportunity for teachable moments.
Miss Beth Paronish, Teacher
Miss Kelly Harper, Teacher
Miss Richelle Yingling, Assistant
Stop Back Soon to learn more about our early education team!
At the conclusion of each school year, Small Town Hope celebrates their bright preschool graduates with a beautiful Graduation Ceremony! Students, teachers, families, supporters and community join together for this joyous occasion. The graduating preschoolers sing songs, receive special awards and diplomas, and soak up a ton of well-earned congratulations for their hard work this school year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 GRADUATES!
Our qualified staff go above and beyond with their caring and dedicated nature. They do more than teach - they encourage, comfort, support and inspire children to grow and learn.
A roomy, open-concept learning space provides the perfect environment for STH's educational programs! Safety always comes first. The vivid classroom is tailored to be appealing and welcoming to preschoolers. Incredible updates were made to this room through an Early Childhood Education Grant funded by the Community Foundations for the Alleghenies.
Research Based Curriculum
Our curriculum focuses on developing the whole child, allowing kiddos to learn through exploration. Each child learns in their own way and at different times - our curriculum supports ALL children learning in ALL ways. The purchase of this curriculum along with the related staff training could not have been possible without funding from an Early Childhood Education Grant funded by the Community Foundations for the Alleghenies.
Comfort and warmth are important to us. We love to form positive relationships with our center's children, their families and the community.
Social Emotional Health
In addition to the ABCs and 123s, children will learn how to be kind to others and kind to themselves. Social emotional health is as important to us as cognitive development. Children develop some of their first friendships with us!
At STH Preschool, every victory counts! Whether it's putting on their own shoes or writing their name for the first time, we are cheering the kiddos on to build confidence and a love for learning.
Learning is important, and so is moving your body! We spend time outdoors to encourage gross motor development. Our center even has a newly added garden area where children can get fresh air and learn at the same time!
Top Notch Nutrition
Our Hungry Caterpillar Kitchen is always serving up something tasty! We care about kids' nutrition and helping them develop a taste for healthy foods that nourish their growing bodies!
STAR 3 CENTER!