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. At the present time, the school has three classrooms offering classes for three-, and four- year olds.
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 Beckie Schrumpf – Director
Elaine Fenton-Assistant Director & helper in the T/Th 3’s classroom
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. Linda Barnes – 3’s helper on T/TH
Ms. Angie Fields – 3’s helper on MWF
Ms. Cheryl Loyet- 3’s helper on MWF
Almost Kindergarten at Peppermint Preschool is a great program. We have had the pleasure of sending both of our children through this program. This program is wonderful, as it provides a kindergarten structure. Our children love going to school every day and always enjoy seeing the teachers and staff. They have been taught and given tools that will be useful as they advance through kindergarten. It is always amazing how they go from not being able to write fluently to writing with purpose.
The EvuCC Peppermint Preschool program has been an amazing experience for our son. His first year in the 3yr old program was fantastic! He absolutely loved going to school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s with Ms Tara, Ms Linda, and Ms Elaine. He wouldn’t ever stop talking about school and his great teachers! He was very sad that he had to move on to the AK program and not get to have his old teachers, however he absolutely loves his new teachers as well! The AK program is so great. The number of things that they have learned so far has made me so happy that he is in this program. Makes me so happy that he is going to be well over prepared when he gets into Kindergarten! We absolutely love Peppermint and it makes us so happy that we are able to leave our child in the teacher’s hands and he is well taken care of. As a parent it is a big relief. Thank you for all that everyone in the program does!
Peppermint Preschool is a great place to start your child's schooling adventure! The teachers are caring and patient. Most of all, my kids talk about the fun activities they get to do at school. I wouldn't send my children anywhere but Peppermint.
Peppermint Preschool is a wonderful nurturing environment filled with highly qualified and talented teachers and assistants. My older three children received an excellent start to their formal education at Peppermint. They thrived there. For instance, they were eager to go each morning and when it was time to go home, they were happy and excited to talk about their day. I have no doubt, because of their experience at Peppermint, it better prepared them emotionally and intellectually to face the challenges of school and life beyond. My fourth child is currently in the Tuesday/Thursday program with Ms. Tara. She is receiving the same preparedness and quality education as my other three children. I can truly say Peppermint Preschool has been a huge part of my children’s lives. Their experience at Peppermint will remain in their memories as a special place where learning was fun!
As parents, we worry about everything and anything that has to do with our child, their surroundings, their influences, their role models, their goals and achievements. Essentially, all of the qualities that will mold them into the person they will one day become, all while making sure they are safe, happy, secure and loved. Second guessing ourselves is another quality we possess. Sending our daughter to Peppermint Preschool is one of the biggest and best choices we have made as parents, and one we thankfully have never second guessed. Our daughter attended the 3’s preschool program and is currently attending the 4’s preschool program-to say she and we love it, is an understatement. Peppermint holds the perfect balance of individuality, leadership, education, and fun! Our daughter looks forward to each school day with incredible teachers, wonderful schoolmates and a staff that adores her. Insert a large sign of relief. So, just as all of us parents who are trying to do the best we can on a daily basis to raise strong, independent children-not only do we praise Peppermint Preschool for your child, we also highly recommend it.