The greatest foundation for your child’s education.

Welcome to Immanuel Preschool 

Immanuel Preschool of Shillington, sponsored by Immanuel United Church of Christ (“IUCC”), is dedicated to enriching every child’s personal growth and development in a Christian atmosphere of love and acceptance. Established in 1985, we are a creative and developmentally appropriate early childhood program serving children ages 2-5. Immanuel Preschool is an Equal Opportunity Preschool.

Both Immanuel Preschool and IUCC firmly believe that all are welcome here. 

• Immanuel Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

• Financial assistance is available for families in need.

• Contact the Preschool Director to arrange a school tour, ask questions, or discuss our programs in more detail.

• Longstanding collaboration with local elementary school educators to ensure readiness for kindergarten.


Since 1985, Immanuel Preschool has served children ages 2-5 from within the church and the wider community.  Initiated by parents seeking a playgroup for their children within the church, the ministry quickly grew to formalized programming for adult/child interaction and the creation of 3-Year-Old and 4-Year-Old morning classes.

1986 – Afternoon classes added

1990 – Pre-Kindergarten program added.

1996 – Stay and Play Enrichment Classes added, allowing students to bring a packed lunch and be at school from 9am-3pm on Fridays.

2002 – Stay and Play Enrichment added daily

2009 –  Key Fob access security system installed

2013 – Early Drop-off option added

Continuous – expansion of partnership with Governor Mifflin including collaboration with High School Interns, ESL class, student volunteers.

Themed week-long summer camps have been annually offered.

KinderMusik and Mighty Kicks Soccer Program have been longstanding supplemental offerings, along with field trips to local businesses, farms, and community partners.

Our Philosophy 

We believe every child is unique and we encourage their individuality. We are devoted to providing a learning environment in which each child’s spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and well-being are served.  We are dedicated to ensuring students are well prepared for their engagement with the world around them, honoring creativity, celebrating diversity, and nurturing understanding.

Our Building Blocks

• Learning through Play
• Carefully Planned Curriculum Geared for Every Age Group
• Our “Bridge” Combining Curriculum with Philosophy
• Our Firm Foundation

Our Preschool Staff Strives To

• Foster social and emotional development by providing learning experiences that encourage interaction and self-confidence.
• Promote intellectual growth through a program geared toward creative expression, experimentation and play.
• Enhance spiritual growth through the experiences of Christian values of love, patience, kindness, acceptance, and forgiveness.
• Provide activities with music, paint, blocks, and climbing equipment that benefits physical development.

What Makes Us Special

• Caring, Qualified Teachers
• Portfolio Assessments to view a child’s development
• Nutritious daily snacks provided
• Field Trips
• Fob Access Security System
• Hearing & Vision Screenings
• Parent/teacher conferences
• Creative learning centers, play prop boxes, lending library, family take-home bags


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