Providing a safe half-day program for 3 & 4 year old children

Outdoor Learning Environment includes our natural playground and garden lab. 

Springwood Playschool is a nurturing half-day early childhood program serving 3 & 4 year old children. 

Our mission is to provide children with a learning environment that is outdoors as much as possible, fun-filled, and loving, in which each child can discover his/her own uniqueness and belovedness, while also learning to function well in a group. 

Our program promotes development of the whole child.  

We are inclusive and respectful, and we welcome diversity in culture, religion, race, gender, and ability.

We look forward to developing a relationship with your family that offers support to you during these years of early growing and learning.

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Benefits of Outdoor Learning 

  • Stimulates creativity and curiosity

  • Advances physical fitness and gross motor development

  • Promotes cognitive development; improves academic performance

  • Lessens the symptoms of ADHD

  • Improves concentration; selfregulation, and self-confidence

  • Builds understanding and appreciation of nature/God’s creation

  Children will:

  • Develop life-long social skills: sharing, peer interaction, resolving conflict

  • Build a foundation for the successful entrance to kindergarten

  • Practice pre-reading, pre-math, and pre-writing skills

  • Participate in play-based activities which include a balance of structure and free choice

Our curriculum is designed to encourage children to try new skills, delight in God’s creation, and know that they are loved by God.

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Our Playschool Staff of experienced and well-trained teachers will nurture children by embodying and teaching the love of Jesus and modeling what it is to be kind, thought-filled, and compassionate.  We keep a low teacher-to-student ratio (1:8).  Teachers strive to build positive relationships with parents as well as children, and we welcome parental involvement at Playschool.

Our Start-up Director, Lindy Halverson 

Lindy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech & Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and served many years as a speech and language clinician in the early childhood and elementary school setting.  When Lindy’s children went to playschool, she transitioned into early childhood work and taught in classrooms for 3- and 4-year-olds.  For the past 13 years she served as Director of First Presbyterian Church Playschool in Burlington, and just retired last year.  We are delighted that Lindy is sharing her expertise with us as we launch our Playschool.

Lead Teacher, Jane 

Jane earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of West Chester, PA.  She worked as a first grade teacher for many years in Florida, and later became an assistant director of an accredited preschool.

Jane worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher for 16 years at University United Methodist Preschool in Chapel Hill, until moving to Gibsonville. 

Jane loves to facilitate play based learning, STEM activities, experiences with art, science, and nature. When she is not with children, Jane loves to hike, camp, and kayak.

Playschool Assistant, Laurie Jones

Laurie Jones is so excited to be at Springwood Playschool! She is married to her sweetheart, Dan, and they have four adult children and two grandchildren (and one more on the way!) She has a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts from ECU. She homeschooled her children from Pre-K through high school. Laurie has also taught various classes at homeschool co-ops including cooking and theatre classes. Laurie is active in her church where she sings, teaches a children's Sunday School class, and has lead youth groups and Girls in Action. Outside of church, Laurie enjoys cooking for friends and family.

 

 

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Schedule Fall '22-Spring '23

             9am-12 Noon

3-Year-Olds: 3 days/week (Tues/Wed/Thurs) $160/month 

 4-Year-Olds: 5 days/week    (Mon through Fri) $250/month

For more information on schedule and fees, click on the "Enrollment Info & Forms" button, above. 

Also, we'd love to tell you more and show you around! Contact Lindy Halverson, Director.

Contact us         playschool@springwoodchurch.org            (336) 449-6998

 

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14