A ministry of Friendship Church
Our Caring Teaching Staff
The philosophy of Friendship Preschool is based on current research and theory of best practices in the field of early childhood education.
We believe that children learn best when able to engage and experiment with open-ended materials. It is through this and interactions with others that children construct knowledge about their world. To that end, an interactive curriculum that addresses the developmental needs of the whole child is implemented through the following:
*Naturally occurring play which encourages exploration and problem solving
*Exposure to print-rich environment, which facilitates the reading and writing process
*Interactions with teachers, parents, volunteers and other children of varying
cultures, traditions, backgrounds, abilities and interests
*Participation in an environment that encourages critical and divergent thinking
*Daily opportunities to explore art, music, science, math and literature
*Daily opportunities to engage in outdoor or indoor gross motor play
Located at 1025 Springfield Pike, at the
corner of Fleming Road in Wyoming, Ohio
Director: Lowellette Lauderdale, M.Ed.
Phone: 513-821-5725 ext. 13
Tuition for School Year 2018-2019
Chinese Immersion: $135/month or $125/month for session which includes Investigators
Researchers: Friday only $225/month; Thursday/Friday $270/month (Tuition includes Investigators)
Morning sessions meet 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon sessions meet 12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Researchers meet 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
To obtain information or schedule a tour, please call the director, Lowellette Lauderdale, at 513-821-5725, ext. 13
or send an email to FriendshipPreschoolUMC@gmail.com
Welcome! Since our beginning in 1983, we have dedicated ourselves to quality programs for children of all faiths from 2 years old through prekindergarten.
Our mission is to provide a safe and stimulating nature-inspired environment for children that supports the social, emotional, intellectual, and motor development of each child enrolled. We engage the whole child, understanding that all areas of development are interrelated and must be engaged together.
Our curriculum is a dynamic framework that responds to the children’s interests, developmental needs, and Ohio’s standards. Through our curriculum and the use of natural materials we provide children many opportunities to learn problem-solving (both cognitive and social), use their imaginations and creativity, and explore the world around them inside our lovely, sunlight-filled classrooms and outside in our Play Yard and Outdoor Science Lab. Children engage in art, literacy, language, math, science, social studies, music and gross motor each day.
We invite you to come experience our preschool where Children Love to Learn—Naturally! To schedule your tour please call or email: 513-821-5725 x13 or FriendshipPreschoolUMC@gmail.com.
Chinese Immersion Enrichment—Taught by a native speaker, children are immersed in the beauty of Mandarin Chinese at an age when learning another language comes easily. Open to 3 ½ -5 year olds. This class meets from 11:30 until 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for kids who are also in the afternoon Investigators group.
Explorers (2 years-3 years)—Your child will enjoy play time, art, stories, songs and time outside in our Play Yard. (Children do not have to be potty trained.) We offer Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes.
Discoverers (2 1/2-3 years old)—For our Explorers who are ready for a three-day week. This class meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings.
Investigators (3 ½ years-5 years)—Preschoolers engage in active learning that reflects their interests and skills. Circle times, outside explorations, and small group work round out their experience. This class meets Monday through Wednesday with a morning or an afternoon session.
Researchers—Those eligible for kindergarten the next fall may add this to Investigators. This class gently introduces children to the next level of their education--kindergarten. You can choose either our Friday only class or our Thursday/Friday class. This class meets from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
United Methodist Church
Dedicated to Children of All Faiths
Not pictured: Karen Jordan and Kathy Criddle
Staff photos courtesy of bennetphotographs.