Solanco Preschool Information

The Solanco School District is partnering with local preschools because research indicates early education is critically important in the future education of every child.

Following are local preschool contacts:

  • Community Action Partnership
    The CAP Head Start program serves children in all areas of Lancaster County. Head Start is a free preschool program for three and four-year-olds from low-imcome families. Services include free meals in the classroom, health and dental screenings and social services. Head Start welcomes typically developing children and those with disabilities.
    For more information call 717-299-7388 ext 3012.     Home-based Head Start


  • Shining Stars Daycare
    Amber Shute, Owner
    7 S. Hess Street
    Quarryville, PA 17566

    Programs include full-day educational-based programs for ages 6 weeks through 12 years and a part-day preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 years from September- May. We offer a before- and after-school Kinder-care and summer camp program for school-age children.


  • Jacob’s Ladder Nursery School
    Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church
    1068 Chestnut Level Road
    Quarryville, PA 17566
    We offer the following Nursery School classes:
    Tiny Tykes (a basic introduction class for 1-year-olds)
    Precious Peewees (a developmental beginners class for 2-year-olds)
    Young Explorers (a development Preschool class for 3-year-olds)
    Pre-K (a class focused on Kindergarten preparation for 4- and 5-year-olds)
    Our programs consist of 5 day, 3 day, 2 day, and 1 day options. We do offer need-based scholarships for those who qualify. Please contact Kimberly Roberts, program director, at (717) 548-1257 for more information or e-mail You can also visit our Website at:


  • Mt. Eden Preschool and Toddler Center
    1241 May Post Office Road
    Quarryville, PA 17566
    Programs include two-day class for 3-year-olds, two-day class for 4- and 5-year-olds, three-day class for four- and five-year-olds, and Toddler Center for 2-year-olds. Tuition discounts for volunteer helpers. Call Corrina Spade, Program Director, at (717) 786-7565 for more information.


  • Noah’s Ark Nursery School
    St. Paul’s Church
    1 West 4th Street
    Quarryville, PA 17566
    Programs include five pre-kindergarten classes for children ages 4 and 5, six nursery classes for 3-year-olds, and four play group classes for children age 2. (September 1 is the cut-off date for meeting age requirements for classes.) Need-based scholarships are available. Call Mrs. Cathy Peifer, Administrative Director, at (717) 786-4919 for more information.


  • Wee Friends PreSchool
    Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren
    1392 Robert Fulton Highway
    Quarryville, PA 17566
    Programs for pre-kindergarten, nursery school, and toddler classes ranging from one day to three days per week. Need-based scholarships are available.


  • Mt. Nebo Preschool
    673 Martic Heights Drive

    Pequea, PA 17565
    3 year old class: 2 days a week.
    4 year old class: 3 days a week.
    Need-based scholarships are available.
    Contact Ashley Stringer, Administrative Director at (717)284-4331.


  • Preschool Pebbles
    Drema, D. Duncan, Director
    2292 Robert Fulton Highway
    Peach Bottom, PA 17563


  • Barnsley Academy- Quarryville
    550 Solanco Rd
    Quarryville, PA 17566

    barnsleyacademy@hotmail.comKatie Williams, Director. -Full- and part-time day care for children 6 weeks to 6 years, before- and after-school care and summer camp to age 9, and half-day kindergarten care. Preschool and Pre-K curriculums which were developed to exceed Pennsylvania State Standards. Open year round, Monday- Friday from 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; closed on federal holidays. Call 717-786-8788 for more information or visit


  • Kids Express Preschool
    Grace Church at Willow Valley
    300 Willow Valley Square
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Mary Liz Youtz, Director –
    Kids Express Preschool is a ministry of Grace Church at Willow Valley. The purpose is to provide a loving, Christian setting in which preschoolers are encouraged to grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, socially and physically. Learning at KEP takes place in a relaxed, comfortable, learning environment. The curriculum is aligned with district and age appropriate standards. Bible curriculum is integrated throughout the day. All classes run 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and include 2-year-old, 3-year-old, and pre-K programs. Lunch bunch and summer and holiday camps are also offered.


  • Willow Street UCC Preschool
    Monday Wednesday Friday classes, Tuesday Thursday Classes, extended day and lunch bunch.
    Classes for ages 2-5.
    Willow Street UCC Preschool is a play-based center.
    The science of reading recommendations are followed and Phonemic Awareness instruction is provided.








"The mission of the Solanco School District is to develop responsible citizens and life-long learners by providing opportunities to maximize student academic performance in a safe and secure environment"