Old Capitol Preschool to host open house
Old Capitol Preschool in Corydon will host an open house Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 7 both evenings.
Bobbi Keinsley, who is the preschool’s new director, invites everyone to see the preschool’s classrooms, learn about its programs and new hours, ask questions and even enroll a child for the 2022-23 school year.
Keinsley said the preschool has some exciting changes coming for the 2022-23 school year, which includes she and the staff working to better meet the needs of the community through additional class offerings and extended hours.
“After receiving both rounds of the Build, Learn, Grow Grant, the team saw this as an opportunity to add more availability and programs,” she said. “Utilizing grant funds will enable us to set up two new classrooms, improve current classrooms and install an additional playground and outdoor classroom.”
Old Capitol Preschool has been open and building students’ faith and education for more than 20 years.
“Students learn and grow through highly engaging lessons and activities, play-based learning and weekly chapel time,” Keinsley said.
Old Capitol Preschool is a registered, unlicensed ministry through the state of Indiana and continually receives praise during inspections, according to Keinsley. It also is National Association for the Education of Young Children certified and nationally accredited at level 4 through Paths to Quality.
The preschool’s new classes will continue these valuable approaches while providing more time for learning, the director said.
“The 3-year-old program, previously Step Up, works hard to support students’ development while building the foundation for learning, interacting with peers and building their self-confidence and independence,” she said. “The 4- and 5-year-old program, previously Kindergarten Prep and Step Up, prepares students for kindergarten. Students are able to enroll in this class for more than one year, depending on their age and needs.
“Teachers do a fantastic job of differentiating student work and instruction to meet students where they are and build the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten,” Keinsley continued. “All current teachers are Child Development Associate certified and are excited to expand their programs. As enrollment numbers increase, Old Capitol will be looking to hire new teachers and assistants to meet student needs.”
To learn more information about Old Capitol Preschool, check out its website, www.oldcapitolpreschool.com.