Peppermint Pre-school was started by Bernice Meyer and a friend in the fall of 1971. Meyer, a former public-school teacher, wanted a pre-school for her young daughter to attend. Without a pre-school in the area, she took it upon herself to start one. Mrs. Meyer was a member of EvUCC and the church agreed to allow her to use a classroom in the south wing. Peppermint has been housed only at EvUCC. In March of 2005, Meyer gifted the school to EvUCC. The school name has been since changed to EvUCC Peppermint Pre-school and classes are held in the west wing of the building. At the present time, the school has three classrooms offering classes for three-, and four- year olds. In 2021 Peppermint celebrated it’s 50th year in business!
The purpose and goal of Peppermint Pre-school is to provide a loving, learning environment for three and four year old children. We strive for success socially & intellectually for each student enrolled.
Ms. Elaine Fenton– Director
Ms. Tara Knebel – 3’s teacher
Ms. Amanda Fuller- 4’s teacher
Ms. Karen LaFrance- AK teacher
Ms. Sheri Rickher – AK helper
Ms. Lisa Niggli- 4’s helper
Ms. Angie Fields – 3’s helper on MWF
Ms. Cheryl Loyet- 3’s helper on T/TH
We love Peppermint School. It is such a wonderful first experience to prepare children for kindergarten and future grades. The teachers and staff are all amazing with the kids and friendly and interactive with the parents as well. They have a full schedule of activities each day that really makes learning fun; they include music, singing, dancing, arts & crafts and many other games too. The smaller class sizes ensure a lot of time and attention for each child and it's a great environment for socialization that isn't too overwhelming. My kids were and are always excited to tell me about their day and so proud of their work. I love seeing their big smiles and how proud they are each day at pick up. It's very comforting knowing my kids are in a great place with great people.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Peppermint Preschool and their staff. My daughter and son both went/go there and because of the wonderful teachers and staff they LOVE going to school. I am always impressed how clean the facility is and the steps they take to keep it and our kids safe. The teachers are so wonderful, patient, fun and loving. My children talk about how much they love Ms. Tara and Ms. Amanda daily. I will ALWAYS recommend Peppermint Preschool to anyone looking. I give them a 5 star review and plus some!
We LOVE Peppermint Preschool and all the teachers. Peppermint Preschool helps with social, cognitive, and physical skills that are needed to start kindergarten. We enjoy being able to start our kids at age 3 and watching the progress through age 4. As a Peppermint Preschool alumni, it is also fun to see my kids play and learn where I did years ago!
We love Peppermint! We have two boys who have loved their time at Peppermint. Our oldest son gained the academic knowledge and social interaction he needed to thrive where he is now at Highland Primary. Our younger son is currently in the 3's program and is gaining some great skills already! He loves playing with his friends and enjoys learning new things from his teachers. The staff is kind and professional. The many communications from the teachers and director keeps us informed of our child's daily activities. We are glad we chose Peppermint for our children's first educational experience.