Our School

The Holiday Park United Methodist Church Pre-School has over thirty-five years of experience providing age appropriate learning activities and experiences to children ages two through four. We align our curriculum with the Plum Borough School District to ensure children are fully prepared to enter public school. In addition, our Pre-School schedules services such as hearing, speech and vision screenings as well as class pictures.

It is important to make hands-on learning exciting. During the school year we are visited by representatives of the local Volunteer Fire Department, the Plum Library, a local dentist and other Plum Borough businesses. All ages enjoy a Fall field trip to a pumpkin farm and the four year olds take a walking field trips to Shop-N-Save and S&T Bank for a behind the scenes tour.

The Pre-School enjoys celebrating Christian holidays and learning about God's love. With a non-denominational approach, stories are read and we talk about Jesus' birth. We also share God's ultimate expression of love for us at Easter in age appropriate ways. Families of HPUMC Pre-School children are invited to attend our church activities throughout the year.

Parties during the school year include a Halloween Parade, A Christmas Celebration, a Valentine's Party and a Mother's Day Luncheon. Parent participation is encouraged for all of these parties as well as any other special event throughout the school year.

For information regarding any of the events or activities that you have read about here, please contact the Pre-School Director, Holly Cook, at (724) 733-7953.

NEW - You can now pay your tuition online for existing students - Please check out the Admissions and Tuition Payment tabs.

The objective of the Holiday Park United Methodist Church Pre-School, an outreach ministry of the Holiday Park United Methodist Church, is to support the principles of the Christian family by incorporating those examples into our instructional program. Our plan is to provide a loving and caring environment where children develop their personalities, grow in their relationship with God and prepare for life in a positive, nurturing and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum will encourage growth in all developmental areas including social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language as well as utilizing newly acquired skills. The environment will also foster the development of independence, respect and responsibility to self as well as others in a loving Christian atmosphere.

Program Description

    The Holiday Park United Methodist Church Pre-School provides a variety of activities throughout the day, in every class, which focus on all aspects of the young child's development. Individual, small group and large group activities allow for social interactions among children. Fine motor and gross motor developmental skills are addressed through the use of games, music and movement, building with blocks, doing puzzles and constructing with many materials. Language skills develop as children hear and share stories, sing songs, listen to and follow directions and talk with others. Cognitive skills develop, as children are encouraged to solve problems, make choices and plan their activities and projects. Children strengthen their self-help skills by being classroom helpers, using the bathroom, washing hands, sharing snacks and learning to button, snap and zipper coats and tie shoes. Numerous opportunities for developing creative expression are available through dramatic play, art and music. As the children move into the 4-year-old classes, additional projects and activities are planned and implemented to help strengthen academic skills that are necessary for Kindergarten.

    Holiday Park United Methodist Church Pre-School

    Teacher and Assistant Assignments


    Four Year Old Classes

    Marilyn Romell as teacher for T/H/F AM & PM Luci McGough as assistant
    Donna Klipa as teacher for M/W/F AM & PM Mary Beth Rengers (AM) & Jill Anderson (PM) as assistant
    Jill Anderson as teacher for M/W/F AM Luci McGough as assistant
    Nicole Drayer as teacher for M-H AM & PM Michelle DePaulo as assistant

    Three Year Old Classes

    Tawnya Satler as teacher for M/W AM & PM; T/H AM & PM Cathy Hadisapoetro as assistant
    Nicole Knisely as teacher for M/W/F & T/H AM
    Cheryl Startari as assistants

    Two Year Old Classes

    Tracey Donnelly as teacher for M/W AM & PM; T/H AM & PM Brenda LaBertew as assistant

Pre-School E-mail Address: hpumcschool@comcast.net

Holiday Park United Methodist Church Pre-School
81 Sandune Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15239

School Location


Safe Sanctuaries Policy Overview

The Holiday Park United Methodist Church provides a secure and safe environment where families may worship, attend bible studies, participate in Sunday School activities and engage in fellowship with friends and other members of our community. We maintain a "Safe Sanctuaries" policy that protects all who enter our doors.

1. Screening children and youth workers: All church staff; employees, clergy, laity or volunteers; are required to complete a criminal background check and receive a child abuse clearance. This list is maintained and updated each year.

2. Two-Adult-Rule: Church sponsored gatherings, classes, programs and activities involving children and youth require two or more unrelated adults in attendance.

3. Five-Years-Older Rule: Employees, clergy, laity or volunteers must be at least five years older than the children and youth entrusted to their care.

4. Youth Volunteers: Volunteers under the age of eighteen can assist adults in church related classes and activities, however, can not be in a position of leadership.

5. Windows/Classrooms: Any room that is used as a classroom for children or youth will have a window positioned (assisted by a mirror if necessary) so that the entire classroom is visible.

6. Six Month Rule: Adult volunteers for children and youth ministries must be members of the Holiday Park United Methodist Church for at least six months before engaging in those activities.

• Our Safe Sanctuaries policies are based on the book, "Safe Sanctuaries – Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth", written by Joy Thornburg Mellon published by Discipleship Resources.

Click Here for the Complete Policy

Class Schedule

The following is a list of our 2014-2015 class times and days. Please contact the Pre-School Office at (724) 733-7953 or hpumcschool@comcast.net for availability.

Four year olds (5days)

     Mon-Thurs 9:00 to 11:30 am $180 per month

Four year olds (4days)

     Mon-Thurs 9:00 to 11:30 am $145 per month
     Mon-Thurs 12:30 to 3:00 pm $145 per month

Four year olds (3days)

    Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 to 11:30 am $120 per month
    Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30 to 3:00 pm $120 per month
    Tue/Thurs/Fri 9:00 to 11:30 am $120 per month
    Tue/Thurs/Fri 12:30 to 3:00 pm $120 per month

Three year olds (3days)

    Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 to 11:00 am $95 per month

Three year olds (2days)

    Mon/Wed 9:00 to 11:00 am $80 per month
    Mon/Wed 12:30 to 2:30 pm $80 per month
    Tue/Thurs 9:00 to 11:00 am $80 per month
    Tue/Thurs 12:30 to 2:30 pm $80 per month

Two year olds (2days)

    Mon/Wed 9:15 to 11:15 am $80 per month
    Mon/Wed 12:15 to 2:15 pm $80 per month
    Tue/Thurs 9:15 to 11:15 am $80 per month
    Tue/Thurs 12:15 to 2:15 pm $80 per month

*Prices are for the 2014/2015 school year.

To request your child to attend please print out registration form and call school for appointment - (724) 733-7953.

2 Year Old Registration Form
3 Year Old Registration Form
4 Year Old Registration Form

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