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. 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 are glad to have Peppermint Preschool in our lives! After moving to Highland, our oldest son attended the 4 year old class and our daughter is currently in her second year and loves it. We feel that the quality of teaching at Peppermint helps lead to being well prepared for kindergarten. The communication from the staff is organized and detailed; the teachers are caring and approachable; the environment is safe and inviting; and the activities are purposeful, engaging and fun. We look forward to sending our third child to Peppermint as well!
Ten years ago, Peppermint Preschool came to us highly recommended when we were looking to place our first-born child in preschool. Fast forward to today, and we're on our third child enrolled. Peppermint has prepared our children exceptionally for Kindergarten and the first primary grades-not only educationally, but socially as well. Throughout our children's years at Peppermint, the staff has always been attentive, patient, genuinely interested in our children's success, and put their safety as an utmost priority. We highly recommend Peppermint and feel fortunate that our children have access to such an exceptional preschool. We couldn't think of a better place to start their educational journey and their time there has left us with memories our family will always remember.
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 have loved our experience at Peppermint Preschool. This is our first year of attending and couldn't imagine our son being anywhere else. He looks forward to going to preschool every day and seeing his friends. He has learned so many amazing academic skills, and thinking skills from his teachers! We are thankful for the opportunity to send our son here and would highly recommend Peppermint Preschool!