Friend-Ship Preschool

A ministry of Canton United Methodist Church
 Director/Teacher: Karen Rieck
 Teacher: Shelly Swift
 Pastor: Rev. Steve Ziebarth
 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it"Proverbs 22:6
Tuition rates per month:   
Monday-Friday Kinder Ready Class -$120
Monday -Wednesday -Friday Preschool -$100
Tuesday-Thursday preschool - $80
Non-refundable deposit to hold place - $75
Classroom Session times:
Kinder Ready-8:45-11:15 Monday-Friday
Preschool- Morning Session 8:45-11:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Afternoon Session 12:15-2:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Beginner Preschool - 8:45-11:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Mission: To reach out to the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through education.
Purpose:The preschool program offers young children a Christian setting in which to grow, to learn, and to develop emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually using developmentally appropriate activities. Friend-Ship Preschool’s daily activities will assist parents in the development of their young children.
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Click Here for Fall Registration Form to reserve your spot
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Meet our Staff!
My name is Mrs. Karen and I am very excited to be a part of Friendship Preschool as the Director/Teacher this year.  I am very thankful that God has presented this opportunity to me and I pray He leads and guides me with the knowledge necessary for this ministry.
I have been married for 19 years, almost 20!, to my wonderful husband Justin.  We have four children, 3 girls and 1 boy.  We spend time together camping, swimming, kayaking, and watching movies on cold rainy/ snowy days.  I also do volunteering at my home church, Linwood Wesleyan, and at Destiny Youth Ranch as barn/horse help.  I am an active member in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and hold a seat on our local board as Co-Chair.  I am very passionate about continuing my education and advancing my personal and professional growth to better serve the families I work with.  Working with children is a big part of my life and I certainly feel that is what God has called me to do.
My Teaching Style:
Studies have proven time and time again that a child’s work and learning is accomplished best through play.  I have always felt it is better for children to learn through open ended experiences which allows for a more meaningful learning experience.  I focus on sensory based activities that will encompass the senses in a way that will help the child adapt themselves to assorted materials, sights, sounds, and textures.  A lot of what will take place in my classroom will be hands on learning through exploring learning centers, guided group conversations, and creative art projects.  
I am looking forward to meeting all of you this year and building relationships with you and your child as we dive into learning together.
My name is Shelly Swift.
I've been teaching preschool for a total of 14 years!
I live in Harrisburg with my husband, Dave and son, Charlie.
I am passionate about children, music, outdoors, paying it forward and being kind!
Two things about me, I've had brain surgery and I've attended 56 Dave Matthews Band concerts.
Some of my hobbies are camping & fishing with my family, traveling, golfing, dinner with girlfriends attending music concerts and organizing!
Hi I'm Teisha Hart, my husband Geno and I have been married 22 years and have 4 girls with only one left at home. I am very thankful to have been working at CUMC for the past 4 years.

Hi! I’m Angie Van Bochove. I live on an acreage near Canton & Inwood. My husband, Brad, is a part owner of their family business Excel Machine & Manufacturing. They mostly manufacture manure spreader parts. I have two daughters, 15 & 12, that enjoy rodeo and that keeps us busy throughout the summer months. I’ve been a teachers aide at Friendship Preschool for two years. Prior I was a teachers aide in KinderPrep at the Canton School District for three years. I love that preschool age children are uplifting entertainment!