Our preschool is an integral part of United Friends School and is guided by the same Quaker testimonies that guide the elementary school and middle school. This United Friends School preschool program provides a nurturing environment that encourages children to view themselves as competent, independent learners. We offer a developmentally appropriate program focusing on the growth of the whole child: physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. We understand each child is a unique person with an individual pattern of growth and development, as well as individual personality, learning style and family background. In both preschool programs, the arts are integrated throughout the children’s daily activities.  Spanish, music, and library instruction are offered by specialists.  All preschool programs participate in various school activities with the K-8 classes and interact with many of the students at recess.

3 and 4 Year-Old Program

This program is for children who have turned 3 by September 1st and are potty-trained. Children stay for lunch (brought from home).  After School Care is available to students enrolled in Full-Day program.

Schedule Options:

8:15am – 1pm | 3 – 5 days per week
8:15am – 3pm | 3 – 5 days per week

Colleen Albanese

Hicks Class Teacher |

Colleen has been teaching since 1983. Her career at UFS started in 1993 when she became the After School Director. She has an associate’s degree in early childhood education and keeps current in her field by attending the DVAEYC conferences and related workshops.

Kim Malcolm

Mott Class Teacher |

Kim has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as well as a Masters of Art in Education of the Hearing Impaired from Columbia University.