Little Friends Preschool, a ministry of Salem First Friends Church, is located on 16 partially wooded acres within the city of Salem, OH, and provides a quality preschool education for children ages 3-5 in a caring and warm environment. Our teachers are state-certified professionals and all staff members participate in annual continuing education.
We provide activities which will help your child develop socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We endeavor to help each child develop a positive self-image and also learn positive means of emotional expression. Sharing, cooperation, and politeness are encouraged as children learn to interact with one another. Learning centers are provided to enhance development of large and small motor skills, hand/eye coordination, math skills, reading readiness, and creativity.
We have two classes at Little Friends Preschool. The Voyagers Class (Paula McClintock, Teacher) is geared for 4-5 year-old students who are one year away from heading to kindergarten. This class is designed to prepare them for that “voyage.” Our Explorers Class (Mandy Fowler, Teacher) is geared for students 3-4 years old who have two or more years left before enrolling in kindergarten. This is an exciting time for these students, as many of them are “exploring” new skills and experiences for the first time.
We employ The Creative Curriculum and utilize quality children’s literature, music, science activities, as well as field trips to help build a solid foundation for formal learning. A typical day includes learning centers, circle time, snack, outdoor/large motor activity, crafts, music, and storytime.
Preschool is in session from 9:00 – 11:30am. We offer a standard 3-day schedule for all students, however, for the Voyagers Class, 4 and 5-day schedules are available. Rates can be found on the Rates Page.
Little Friends Preschool, a non-profit ministry extension of First Friends Church, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin.