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FriendShip Preschool

Sewickley Presbyterian Church

414 Grant Street

Sewickley, PA 15143

Director: Erin Leghorn

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At FriendShip Preschool, our mission is to provide a high-quality early childhood education that promotes social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development for young children in a Christian setting. FriendShip uses play as the primary means to develop skills and support growth while fostering discovery, friendships, and enjoyment in the preschool experience.


Our Programs

Children’s Corner

  • Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Children must be 2 by September 1st and do not need to be potty-trained.

Children’s Corner is for our youngest learners.  This class focuses on developing social skills, encouraging speech and language development, and supporting physical and cognitive growth.

The Children’s Corner day offers a variety of age-appropriate activities including, outdoor play, free play, arts and crafts, sensory exploration, and teacher-led stories and music. 


FriendShip I

  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm September through May AND Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 am beginning in January
  • Children must be 3 by September 1st and fully potty-trained.

This class introduces the pattern of the FriendShip school day by providing opportunities for free play, circle time, arts and crafts, sensory exploration, imaginative play, and outdoor play.  Concepts, such as seasons, counting, early number and letter recognition, the natural world, and being friends to others, are introduced and reinforced through age-appropriate lessons using movement, games, music, and stories.


FriendShip II

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Children must be 3 by March 1st and fully potty-trained.

FriendShip II begins the process of kindergarten preparation by exploring educational themes, learning to work cooperatively in small and large groups, and engaging in independent play within the classroom. This class maintains a consistent daily routine that incorporates science and cooking activities, stories, songs, arts and crafts, dramatic play, sensory exploration, and outdoor play.



  • Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Students must be 4 by June 1st .

The FriendShip Pre-K class is designed for children who are 4 or 5-years-old and are ready for a 5-day program but may not be ready for kindergarten.  Children learn through meaningful play, self-expression, and exploration of their environment.  During a typical Pre-K day, students move through learning centers, large and small group instruction, art projects, and outdoor play. Pre-K students also explore themed units throughout the year, including, space, health, oceans, and famous artists.