Tiny Comets is offered to all children who live in Penn Manor School District who are not yet age eligible to attend kindergarten (less than 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year). This is not a formal preschool program.
Events include a Kindergarten Information Night and Preschool Expo at Hambright Elementary School each winter, and a Lunch & Learn program in the winter and spring at all Penn Manor elementary schools.
To sign up for information about these programs, send an email with the names of your children and dates of birth, email address and parents’ names to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact Brian via email or at 872-9500 ext. 2241.
Kindergarten Information Night & Preschool Expo February 4, 2020
On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Penn Manor School District will sponsor a Kindergarten Information Night and Preschool Expo at Hambright Elementary School (3000 Charlestown Road, Lancaster 17603).
Preschool Expo: Beginning at 6:15 p.m., Penn Manor families will have the opportunity to network with representatives of local preschools to learn about pre-K options in our area. Enrolling your child in a pre-K program helps build a solid foundation for learning and eases the transition to kindergarten.
Kindergarten Information Night: At 7 p.m., our Penn Manor kindergarten teachers will provide an overview of our curriculum and explain how you can help ensure that your child is ready to attend kindergarten. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, he/she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten.
Online registration is now open. You can get started here.
Parents may attend one or both events. Registration is NOT required, and child care will not be provided.
Please join us!
Elementary Lunch & Learn program runs from January to May
Lunch & Learn is a program designed to help preschoolers and their parents transition to kindergarten. The program, which runs from January into early May, includes a story and craft time, library visit and lunch for participants ages 3 and older. Starting times vary by school, and programs run for an hour each month at all district elementary schools. Pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and siblings are welcome. Here is a printable schedule for 2020:Lunch & Learn 2020
Tips for reading to your preschool child
The Junior League of Lancaster has created a video to give parents solid strategies for reading with their preschool aged children. Reading with your child will help ensure that he or she is exposed to great books prior to registering for kindergarten. Click here.
Links and Other Resources
Free preschool programs
Sign up for free books for preschoolers
Born Learning Website