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        "The Peaceable Kingdom"

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A Message from our Directors
     Thank you to everyone for your support of our school. We have made many adjustments to our program to ensure the health and safety of the students and teachers during Covid and also after.
     If you are interested in enrollment, please call us at 941-955-6480.
~ Lisa McLean, Director and
Iven Ayad, Assistant Director



Our school offers developmentally appropriate learning environments for children ages 18 months through VPK.


We offer a safe and loving Christian environment for your child that focuses not only on preparing children academically for elementary school, but also for life.

Our “Peaceable Kingdom” features a one-of-a-kind peacemaking curriculum to answer today’s headlines of our youth responding to their world and to stress with bullying and even violence. It is our hope that graduates of our program will respond with mediation, friendship, tolerance and leadership skills.

Throw in cooking, gardening, amazing teachers, partnerships with parents, and you have a very special place for children!

We are thankful that in 2008 God guided us to create this wonderful program for children and their families. Please give us a call and schedule a tour – we’d love to meet you!

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contact us

For more information about our school:

Call us @ 941.955.6480

Director - Lisa McLean 941-779-7009 C


Asst. Director - Iven Ayad 941-726-0091 C

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"Our family discusses our highs and lows for the day just about every night at supper.  It’s a fun way to get our kids to tell us how their day went.  Last night, when it was JB's turn, he immediately said I had no lows and Chapel was my high.  He proceeded to tell us all about chapel and that he got to go inside a whale.  He was so excited to tell us all about chapel. I think he really enjoys preschool.  Thank you (to you and the staff) for taking great care of him."

 --- Jerry

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9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wraparound care from

7:30 am to 5:30 pm


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 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

2023-2024 PROGRAMS

VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-olds)

We've structured our VPK Program to be part of our regular full day kindergarten preparation program. The program is free between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm for families that are "VPK registered" with Sarasota County's Early Learning Coalition. The Wrap is a program that is available to our families in VPK that includes before and/or after care.


VPK Days and Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch Bunch is offered from 12:00 pm to1:00 pm

The Wrap is offered from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Part-time Wrap is 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Ratio: One Lead Teacher to ten students with Teacher's Aide available.

Maximum class size: 20 children with two teachers.

18 Month, Two and Three Year Olds

We have a special classroom for our 18 mos., two's and three's that has been designed with captivating learning materials just for their developmental stages! 18 mo., two and three-year-olds may attend our program Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to1:00 pm or choose our part-time Monday, Wednesday, Friday program or our Tuesday, Thursday program. Another very exciting and unique learning environment! The Wrap is available to our families that includes before and/or after care.

Days and Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to1:00 pm

The Wrap is offered from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Maximum class size/18 mos.: 10 children with two teachers.

Maximum class size/two-year-olds: 12 children with two teachers.

Maximum class size/three-year-olds: 15 children with two teachers.

The Wrap

Monday through Friday     7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Mornings can be tough, especially for parents who work outside of the home or parents who need to be on time for a morning appointment, etc. Again in the afternoon, extra care hours may be needed. Wraparound care is a calm time of quiet activities led by a teacher, such as story-time, finger painting, and puzzles, filling the time until class begins. The afternoon is also filled with a variety of adventures and fun. So... come on in for a wonderful full day at preschool!

enrichment programs

Chapel Time

Offered to ALL students each Tuesday at 9:30a.

Happy Healthy Kids

Offered to VPK students only - once a month. This program helps promote healthy and clean eating at a young age through activities that keep children engaged and wanting to try new foods they may not have tried before. 

Rocket Phonics

Offered to VPK students only.

We are pleased to offer these programs to enrich your child's experiences. For information on our programs:

Call us!   941.955.6480

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