About Faith Preschool

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MISSION STATEMENT

Faith Preschool of Quakertown United Methodist Church is a Christian ministry to young children and families of the church and community. We believe that we are all children of God, and we are committed to nurturing each child's emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual, and physical development.

PROGRAM

Faith Preschool offers a high quality, affordable preschool education for children ages two, three, and four. Celebrating fifteen years of excellence in preschool programming, Faith Preschool's certified, experienced teachers address the cognitive, pre-academic, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs of young children. The program is inclusive and welcomes students from all backgrounds. The program runs from September through May.

SETTING

Faith Preschool utilizes modern classrooms, large recreation areas, and the well-equipped playground at Quakertown United Methodist Church's 20-acre pleasant setting in rural Milford Township.

PURPOSE

Faith Preschool is a Christian ministry of the church that provides a nurturing first-school experience which emphasizes learning activities that are developmentally appropriate, preparing students for a successful transition to kindergarten.

 

 

STAFF AND BOARD

Each class is taught by a teacher and assistant teacher, all experienced in early childhood education. The lead teacher is a certified professional. The Faith Preschool Board includes nine church members, several of whom are certified teachers with extensive experience in early childhood education. The board includes a parent representative.

Rachelle Sawadski is the Head Teacher for the Faith Preschool program and teaches one set of our three and four year old classes.  Next year she will be teaching Pre-K. Mrs. Sawadski graduated from Millersville University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood. She taught kindergarten and 1st grade at Quakertown Christian School prior to coming to Faith Preschool.  She lives in Quakertown with her husband and her two children.

Megan McMichael is the teacher for the other set of our three and four year old classes. Mrs. McMichael graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a B.A. in Psychology. She also has masters credits in education from Drexel University.  She has been with Faith since 2018, starting as the Lunch Bunch Coordinator.   She is a very active member of QUMC, especially the children's programs. Her son is a Faith alum. She lives in Quakertown with her husband and son. Outside of Faith she loves Disney, the beach and any Philly sports team.

Eileen Conlaw  Eileen Conlow is our two year old teacher. Eileen received a B.S. In Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from the College of NJ, and a MA in Education from Gratz College. Over the years she has worked as a classroom teacher, itinerant teacher, and a one-to-one for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, and The Clarke School for Hearing and Speech. She finds a special joy in encouraging language development through play, singing, and reading. Eileen lives in Kintnersville with her husband, Frank and dog, Ben. She treasures her weekly visits to her two grandkids in NJ and has a hard time passing by yard sales along the way!

Megan McGinty is the Registrar as well as an assistant in Mrs. McMichael's three and four-year-old classrooms. Mrs. McGinty has a BA from Kutztown University. She has four children with her husband, Brian. All four of her children are Faith Preschool alum. She is an avid sports fan her favorite, besides her kids teams of course, is the Phillies. Megan was previously a Theatrical Costumer and still loves to sew and design.

Jessica Albright is our Office Manager as well as the assistant in the two's classroom with Ms. Eileen and the assistant to Mrs. Sawadski's three year old class. Mrs. Albright  obtained her B.B.A. from Temple University in 2000 and earned education credits from West Chester University. She worked at a preschool for two years and also brings with her seventeen years of experience raising her own children. She lives in Quakertown with her husband and three children. 

Bonnie Mitchell is the assistant in Mrs. Sawadski's four year old class. She has a BA from University of Delaware and  Masters in Education from Arcadia University. Bonnie has been with Faith Preschool since 2018 helping out with the lunch bunch program and assisting in our two's room. Bonnie lives in Quakertown with her four children who are all Faith Preschool alumni as well! Ms. Bonnie enjoys spending time in Maine as well as the Jersey Shore.