Temple Preschool (TPS)

Director: Janet Friedrich

Email: preschool@wearetemple.org

Phone: 812.299.3336

Temple Preschool was developed as a service to the community of Terre Haute. The school operates under the banner of Methodist Temple. Temple Preschool is a Christian institution.

TPS is governed by an Advisory Board. The board establishes the policies, governs the activities, and is responsible for the operation of the Preschool. Our focus is on the total child. Our program is planned to promote growth in all five areas of development: spritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. Children at Temple will learn about the love of Christ along with the other areas of learning. In an atmosphere of love, creativity, and encouragement, each child can explore music, movement, creative art materials, manipulatives, books and nature. We also are very serious about safety at TPS. Areas of instruction include fire prevention, tornado talks and drills, and “strangers.” As each child grows and acquires new skills, he/she experiences success and develops self-confidence. This will lead to an increase in self-esteem and good self-image, so important to later learning experiences.

Statement of Philosophy
We believe in the individuality of each child. We acknowledge that every child comes to us with a unique set of abilities and experiences. We hope to build on this knowledge by providing an environment that promotes active learning through daily hands-on experiences including: creative art, music, field trips, language and others. Children will be provided with a safe, clean and organized environment where emotional, physical and social development is enhanced. At Temple Preschool, children will be cared for in a warm and loving atmosphere in order to build cooperation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our program accepts the challenge of providing: encouragement, enrichment, and opportunities to enable each child to grow to his or her fullest potential.

In accordance with Vigo County School Corporation, a child must be appropriate preschool age before August 1. Mom’s Day Out children may attend after they reach their second birthday and may continue with Mom’s Day Out until they begin Kindergarten.