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
We chose Peppermint Preschool based solely on recommendation; but now that our daughter is in her second year at Peppermint there is no question as to why the school has such an outstanding recommendations- it is second to none! Not only is our daughter learning and thriving academically and socially, she is loved and valued by all of the staff at Peppermint. Each adult has taken the time to get to know her and develop a relationship with our family. Our daughter is excited to go to school each day, and comes home eager to share about her school days. We are so thankful to have found Peppermint and are eager to enroll our second child next fall!
My oldest two children started with Peppermint in the 3's class and spent two years there. The teachers there are caring and flexible, and they have exceeded my expectations in preparing my kids for kindergarten. My second child is shy and on orientation day interacted with no one. Within the first week he is making friends and talking constantly about Ms. Tara. I could not have asked for a better experience for my children.
I have had the privilege of sending 3 of my children to Peppermint Preschool. At Peppermint, my children learned to compromise in order to solve conflict, demonstrate compassion, and take pride in not only their accomplishments, but the accomplishments of their peers. The teachers and staff are professional, courteous, creative, and patient. I always feel comfortable leaving my child at school , knowing they are not only being taught age appropriate academic skills, but also are allowed to play, dance, and create! The tuition is affordable, the joy is contagious, and the memories are priceless. Enroll your child at Peppermint Preschool so they get the best start to their education!
Peppermint Preschool has been a wonderful experience for our family and was the best decision we could have made for our girls. The teachers are top notch and treat each child as if they were their own. Both girls have loved going to school here every day. You get the opportunity to meet so many great families from the community as well. We are so glad we sent our girls here and highly recommend it!