Here's What They're Saying About Us
I had many reservations at the
beginning of the year about sending my extremely shy
child to school! Will she make it through the day?
Will she interact with the other kids? Will she hate
school? Today, I am overwhelmed by the sincere and
heartfelt gratitude I feel toward the staff at CCUPC.
I am so appreciative of the love of learning that was
instilled in my daughter. She wakes up every day
asking if it is a "school day" today!
Each and every child is valued at
CCUPC and a noticeable effort is made to make sure each
child's needs are met and that every child has a positive
experience. You have no idea how reassuring it is for
a parent to hear her child talk about her teachers with such
heartfelt affection! I am so thankful for the safe and
comforting environment you have established at CCUPC.
The curriculum at CCUPC is organized,
comprehensive , and exciting for the kids! It is
obvious that each activity and project has been planned with
abundant attention to detail. I feel very confident
that my daughter is well prepared for kindergarten next
year. I should also mention that I had to start
taking pictures of the projects that were coming home
because we were running out of room to hang them!
Finally, thank you for the support
that you provide to the families. We had no idea what
to expect as we sent our first child off to preschool, but I
can tell you that any expectations a parent might have will
be far exceeded at CCUPC. Thank you for welcoming us
into your family and supporting and communicating with us
every step of the way!
We are looking forward to sending our
youngest daughter to CCUPC next year!
Joe and Kelly Skwortz
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for how
well-prepared my daughter was for Kindergarten. She is
thriving and I know in part that is because of the
foundation that was built during her 2 years at CCUPC.
I am so grateful! Her teacher even told me that the
kindergarten teachers at Haine love CCUPC as a feeder
program. You are all doing a tremendous job. Thanks
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for this past
school year. We were so nervous when we switched preschools,
but CCUPC was highly recommended so mid-summer we made the
switch. It was the best decision! Kendall has excelled both
academically as well as spiritually. Listening to her sound
out words and watching her write her name the "kindergarten
way" has been nothing short of amazing. Of course I'd be
remised not to mention how proud we are when she says her
prayers and tells us stories from the Bible. Although
Kendall will miss her friends and teachers at CCUPC, I'm
confident that she's learned the skills to make new friends.
I know that our youngest, Grady, will have a similar
experience when he begins 3 y/o preschool in the fall.
proud parents, Erika and Jeff Kohan
Moving from Massachusetts where we had extensively visited
and reviewed preschools for our daughter, we were
apprehensive to begin that process again once we relocated
to Pennsylvania. Our neighbors recommended CCUPC to us
and we added them to our list but we also began to do some
research. After touring many preschools in the area
and reviewing their content and curriculum, CCUPC was the
clear winner! As a teacher, education is very important to
me but once we walked into CCUPC, we felt at home with both
the academic and social aspects of this school. Our
daughter loves her teachers, Miss Jen and Miss Joan, and
asks to pray for them nightly. We feel relieved that
our child is being taught by such a caring group of people.
They are understanding of her speech difficulties and have
communicated with us about her progress in this area.
She comes home every day singing songs and telling us all
about whose "share day" it is (and for a girl who at one
point struggled with communication, this is huge).
Our family experienced some change this year and Miss
Debbie and Miss Jen were very supporting and accommodating
with our needs. Going back to work after an extended
maternity leave was difficult but they helped this
transition for me and even worked around my schedule for
We cannot be more thankful to our neighbors for
recommending CCUPC to us. It has provided our daughter
with a family outside of our home. Her growth has been
nurtured and it is evident in her increased abilities in
communication, cooperative play and academic learning.
We will certainly second, third, fourth and fifth their
recommendation and are looking forward to the days when our
son enters that door and is greeted by Miss Debbie and all
the wonderful staff at CCUPC.
The Woodward Family
When it came
time to choose a preschool for our son, we looked into
CCUPC was recommended to
us by neighbors and friends so it was definitely on the
It’s a big decision to
make, who to trust with your child’s early education and we
definitely made the right one.
CCUPC was a
beloved place for not only our son but also our daughter a
couple of years later.
They both learned so much
during their time there.
The staff is extremely
welcoming, engaging and loving.
Our kids loved getting up
and going to school.
They took immense pride in
all of the papers, crafts and word lists they made.
The special events from
holiday parties and shows, Valentine’s Balls, art shows,
field trips (on a school bus!), to the adorable graduation
are all done with so much thought and care for not only the
students but also their families to make amazing memories.
Our children learned how
to write their names “the kindergarten way” and when their
time at CCUPC came to an end, we knew without a doubt they
were ready to not only write their names but excel in
We are so
grateful for the CCUPC family beginning our children’s love
In our opinion, there is
no better place and we highly recommend them to anyone
trying to decide who to trust with their child’s first
memories of school.
3 months into our son's first year at CCUPC Preschool, our
family gathered in a church pew to watch the school's
Christmas show. The children had been practicing three songs
over the past few weeks, so we expected to watch them
stumble through the lyrics to these songs and perhaps
literally stumble around on "stage." Instead, a church full
of adults sat dumbfounded as our 3-year-old preschoolers
performed the entire Nativity story in costume, complete
with recited lines, blocking, and choreography. Clearly, the
teachers had worked tirelessly with our children to not only
organize the production but also instill in them a reference
for and understanding of the Nativity.
moment, we saw in our son a little boy who transformed from
a man of near-silent action into a confident communicator
and people person.
But even more important, we now
have a little boy who LOVES school (he looks forward to
going so much that he is sad on days off) and embraces all
opportunities for learning--at museums, while traveling, and
in his daily life as he constantly seeks to quench a thirst
for knowledge about how the world around him works.
Why should this anecdote and description of one child matter
to you, the parent of a prospective CCUPC Preschool student?
After all, I haven't listed any tangible proof of the
academic excellence that you no doubt seek for your child. I
assure you the education experience is incredibly strong,
but I suspect that that isn't entirely unique in Cranberry
Township, where so many quality early education
opportunities abound. Instead, the personal examples I
provided are meant to bear witness to the distinct
opportunities for community and confidence building that
CCUPC Preschool offers including pageants, an art show, and
a parent-child Valentine ball.
are what make CCUPC Preschool so much more than an
educational facility but a home-away-from-home that bonds
entire families to the school, leading it to be the most
recommended preschool by parents in Cranberry Township. If
you are looking for a warm, caring, and community-centered
school culture, then CCUPC Preschool is the place for your
child to fall in love with learning, setting the stage for
future academic success and a commitment to a lifelong
pursuit of knowledge.
THANK YOU just don’t seem to be enough. The entire staff
here at CCUPC Preschool is unbelievable.
My son was in the 4 year
old classroom and loved school from the first day. He had
never been in daycare or any setting where he was away from
his home. As a mother, you hope and pray that your child
will transition into such a new milestone without
the beginning, Miss Debbie and all the teachers were so warm
and welcoming. They greet you each day with a smile on their
faces and truly know and loves these children. My son wanted
to go to school every day!
I would WITHOUT hesitation
recommend this preschool to anyone. It is by far, the BEST
preschool in Cranberry Township. The curriculum at CCUPC is
comprehensive, challenging and exciting for the kids! These
teachers truly care about each child’s individual
wants/needs and value their preschool experience. The extra
events that they hold for the children including the
Valentine’s Dance and Art show are spectacular. The teachers
believe that preschool is the foundation for a child to
learn and love school and I couldn’t agree more. I know my
son is well prepared for kindergarten but I am sad to say
goodbye to the staff at CCUPC. They have no idea the impact
they have had on my son as well as our entire family. I can
not wait to send my daughter in 2 years to watch her learn,
grow and experience everything my son did here at CCUPC
Preschool. THANK YOU to the entire staff at CCUPC Preschool,
you are FANTASTIC and will be missed! See you in 2 years!
Since having our children and moving to Cranberry Township,
I felt overwhelmed in deciding where to send my oldest child
to preschool. My daughter didn't love school from the
start mainly because she is so shy. With the
importance of kindergarten readiness in mind, I knew we
needed to find the right fit for her. From the start,
CCUPC struck the perfect balance of structured and
supportive. My daughter looked forward to going to
school knowing what to expect each day with their structured
program. I was also able to see my daughter's
confidence improve as I watched her on stage for some of
their special events. All of the staff at CCUPC put in
the extra effor to accomodate the children's needs to be
successful in learning and adapting to school. Their
curriculum has strengthened her love for learning and
reading. CCUPC has done the hard part in
building the foundation for lifelong learning. I feel
incredibly grateful to all of the staff.
We have had the honor of sending two of our children to
CCUPC and I am sure the third will follow! Like any
other parent, we desire the best for our kids and CCUPC
has never disappointed. From teaching to training and
truly loving our kids, we are blessed by the clean,
fresh atmosphere and firm, loving teachers. The kids
have benefitted socially and academically, and we also
appreciate the gentle discipline that the teachers
and aides mete out.
We have a family saying, to go "above and beyond". I
was touched to see the same attitude from CCUPC after my
first child finished his 4-year-old preschool year and
missed his teacher and aide. He wrote both of them
letters and they responded with beautiful, caring
letters in turn. He was elated. They continued to
exchange letters for a full year. This to me
exemplifies going "above and beyond"!
Thank you for all your tireless work and commitment to
our children. We are so blessed to have CCUPC in our
We cannot say enough good things
about CCUPC Preschool. We visited a number of preschools
when trying to choose one last year and all were fine, but
there was just a different feel when we walked in the door
at CCUPC. The teachers are so warm, loving, professional,
and positive with the children. You can tell they truly love
what they do, that they love the kids, and that they work
hard to create interesting and engaging lessons. I love that
my son gets to be in such a wonderful environment!
The classrooms are bright,
interesting, clean, and have lots of fun things for the kids
to do and try. Our shy son looks forward to going to
preschool every day, and regularly talks about all his
teachers by name—he likes to share about his day and tell us
what new songs they learned or game they played. He has
started leading our family prayer at dinner, using the one
you taught the kids for snack time, and he always smiles and
looks so proud that he was able to teach the rest of us a
Thank you for an amazing year. We’re
looking forward to having him at CCUPC again in the fall.
The Monahan Family
We cannot say
enough about CCUPC! We HIGHLY recommend this preschool to
anyone and everyone! Our son has completed his 2nd
year here and will attend kindergarten in the fall. We are
so excited for him to begin kindergarten, but are so
saddened about leaving CCUPC. The staff at CCUPC is made
up of the most beautiful group of women. They are so
positive, kind, caring, and simply the best when it comes to
educating young children. These women are exceptional in
what they do!
As an educator, I
am very impressed with the staff, curriculum, and the
environment in which my child learns. The curriculum is
engaging, fun, and aligned to the state standards. The
environment is more than just friendly and warm; they make
you feel like family. Our child absolutely LOVES going to
In addition, as a
parent of a child with a food allergy; I cannot express how
wonderful the staff was to accommodate our child. We felt
completely safe and entrusted the staff 100% with the care
of our child. Also, our child had some issues with
separation anxiety at one point. The staff not only took
great care of our son during this rough stage, but they also
assured us and made us feel better about the entire
situation. We have so many memorable moments from the past
two years that we will cherish forever.
Luckily, we have
another two years with CCUPC because our daughter will be
attending next year! She already loves the staff and knows
them by name. We appreciate all CCUPC has done for us and
look forward to our daughter attending there as well.
We have had the
pleasure of sending our 3 children to CCUPC Preschool - the
first two are in elementary school now, and our youngest
daughter is currently a student in the 3 year old class. We
have been beyond happy with the preschool which shows in our
choosing to send all of our children there. The teachers
are warm, caring, and nurturing to the young children, all
while teaching them the necessary skills for kindergarten.
Our children have learned to play nicely with other
children, share, separate from us, and listen quietly all in
preparation for kindergarten and life in general. Learning
all of their letters and numbers and the beginning stages of
reading is helpful for any preschooler, as well as the
importance of God in their lives. The teachers have made
such a positive impact in our children's lives, and we are
forever grateful. Overall, we couldn't have made a better
decision in sending our children to CCUPC Preschool.
The Shoup Family
My daughter has had a wonderful
time at CCUPC. The staff are caring, fun, and focused on
the best outcomes. I have watched my daughter grow in
confidence as well as essential skills that will give her a
great start in kindergarten. She is constantly sharing new
things that she's learned, and what fun she's had. Each day
that she has school, she can't wait to go!
- Thank you CCUPC!
- Stephanie Martinez
preschool is an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL place! The staff is
warm, caring, patient and so friendly! CCUPC has fun
activities throughout the year, such as the Spring Art Show
and Valentine’s Dance, that parents as well as the children
look forward to. These activities, along with school time
routines, have made my son feel proud and excited about his
accomplishments. My son enjoys going to preschool because
he is excited to do crafts, sing songs, and play with his
classmates. We love the teachers because they are so
nurturing and the overall environment is simply perfect. I
cannot say enough great things about CCUPC preschool and I
would highly recommend it to any family looking for a
quality preschool in Cranberry.
CCUPC came highly recommended to me
from 4 of my friends who had sent their children to the
preschool (in some cases, 2 to 3 of their children).
All of these were high praises. The other preschools I
looked at had one or two things the parents wished had been
different. Every recommendation we received for CCUPC
had only good things to say.
Our daughter's experience was a great
one. She loved her teachers, the teachers in the other
classes and Ms. Debbie. She came away everyday
enthused about learning and excited about her experiences
that day. The extra Monday class she took bumped her
level of excitement of learning to a new level. Our
family had some hard times during her year at CCUPC and Ms.
Carolyn, Ms Jen, Ms. Debbie and Ms Kim (and the rest of the
staff) showed their love and concern for both our daughter
and ourselves as we went through these hard times.
They helped us watch our daughter to make sure she was
handling the death of her Mimi in a healthy way. My
husband and I really felt like they were exactly what we
wanted a teacher to be; a person who cares not only for the
education of our child but for her mental and emotional well
being as well. We knew that they were helping to guide
her in becoming a wonderful little girl with respect for
herself and others.
We highly recommend CCUPC!! The
staff puts forth their best effort to make the children well
rounded and we always knew they had our daughter's best
interest at heart. Everyone there treats each kid and
their parents with genuine love and concern in all aspects
of their lives not just education.
Jim and Lynn
I cannot say enough wonderful things
about CCUPC Preschool. This is my son's second year at
the preschool and I continue to be amazed at what a
wonderful job the teachers and staff do there! They
truly go out of their way to get to know each child and make
them feel special. My son just loves them all!
Choosing a preschool was not an easy
decision for me. I had never left my son in anyone's
care before, so I put a lot of trust in this school.
It has exceeded my expectations in every way possible.
It is such a warm and caring environment. The days are
filled with fun activities , projects, songs, that helped my
son develop a love of learning. I couldn't be happier
to see him grow to love school more and more. He has
been given a great foundation thanks to CCUPC!
Our family cannot say enough about
CCUPC Preschool! Our son is excited to go to school
each day to learn and spend time with his teachers and
classmates. He comes home each day with a smile on his
face. He enjoys telling us about his day and what new
things he has learned or new crafts they are working on. He
could not be more prepared both socially and academically
for Kindergarten, and we thank all of the teachers and
Debbie for that! We already recommend CCUPC Preschool
to everyone we know, and we will continue to do so.
This whole experience has been a true blessing! Thank
you all again for making this a wonderful experience for our
Chip and Danielle Walsh
"We were recommended CCUPC to us by friends of ours who are
preschool teachers at another school further away and we
have been very thankful for the recommendation. The teachers
at CCUPC have been nothing but great in making learning fun
for my son. He looks forward to going to school and when I
pick him up he is always all smiles and very anxious to tell
me about all the fun stuff he did. I have also seen a
tremendous improvement in his writing and letter recognition
since starting at CCUPC. We are sorry that we did not find
CCUPC earlier so he could have attended 2 years; however, I
look forward to when our daughter will be able to attend so
she can have the same fun experiences as my son.
could go on and on, but wasn’t sure if there was any word
I have had my children enrolled in
CCUPC for the past 4 years. This preschool has gone
above and beyond any expectation I ever had. The
teachers are caring, supportive and phenomenal with the
kids. The curriculum is hands on and engaging.
CCUPC makes learning fun! The staff is wonderful
with communicating upcoming events and are always extremely
organized. This preschool offers many fun events such
as an Art Show, Christmas program, holiday parties and
Valentines Day Dance. Most importantly, all of my
children love going to preschool here.
I highly recommend CCUPC Preschool!
My son blossomed during his 2 years here. He went from
holding on to me at drop off to barely noticing I was
leaving within 2 weeks. Miss Debbie, the Director,
runs the school like a well-oiled machine and is "on top of
things", and the teachers are amazing and truly care about
their students. The academics are age-appropriately
mixed with imaginative play and creative crafts and
experiments. We truly appreciate our time with CCUPC,
will miss it, and feel ready for Kindergarten! Thank
"Thank you for a wonderful school
year. You have all made the experience for our son positive
and so much fun. Your team has worked well above our
expectations. One of the greatest things that we as
parents have experienced is seeing how excited he gets
before school and how happy he is when he comes home.
It is a tribute to the staff every time he asks, "When is it
going to be Monday again?"
We often think back to the first
message that was expressed at the parent orientation.
We were told that the number one goal for the year was to
make the children excited about school and inspire their
love of learning. Goal completed!
We didn't know what to expect as first
time "school parents", but your program not only includes
support of your students, but of the families as well.
As parents, we can't show our
appreciation enough for the attention and effort that you
make toward creating a safe and comforting
environment. The detailed planning and organization
that goes into your program's development are recognized and
Lastly, thanks to you we have invested
in many magnets and an abundant amount of scotch tape as his
number book, crafts, and projects are displayed all over the
house. I believe we outgrew the refrigerator by October!
We are pleasantly anticipating another
great school year.
Ken and Jessica Kotula
"I can't say enough
about the preschool at CCUPC! My son attended the 3 year old
program and is now in the 4 year old class. As with many 3
year old boys, my son can be more than a handful at times!
The teachers were beyond patient and worked with him
throughout the year exceeding what my husband and I
expected. He can't wait to go to school each day and amazes
me with stories of all of the cool projects they do...even
teaching me things sometimes! We really love the focus on
Biblical themes and principals. I recommend this preschool
to anyone with a 3 or 4 year old looking to enrich their
child with a great experience and to ease them into the
routine of school. Without a doubt, we will be sending my
daughter to CCUPC preschool when she is old enough!
--Scott and Breanna Callender
"Both of my kids attended preschool at CCUPC. My son
is now in 2nd grade and my daughter will be off to
kindergarten. They were both very prepared for school
after leaving CCUPC. Not only did we have a great
academic experience, but our children had very loving
teachers who were truly invested in them as well. We
couldn't have chosen a better start for our children."
"I am so proud to give a recommendation to
any parent(s) who are seeking a safe and loving preschool
within Cranberry Township. It is hard to find a place that
can provide an educational and secure environment for your
child; however, we have been very fortunate to find such a
place at CCUPC Preschool. Our children, Mary (6 years old)
and Drew (3 years old) have attended/been attending CCUPC. During that time, I have watched both
of my children thrive from the love, attention and education
provided by CCUPC. It is much to CCUPC’s credit that Mary is
well prepared for her new role as kindergartener.
husband and I visited many preschools but when I met with
Debbie (Director) to discuss the curriculum and view the
facility I was extremely impressed. The bright and sunny
walls match the teachers’ equally bright and sunny
demeanors. The daily schedule was one in which the children
would have a half day full of educational crafts and lessons
as well as great fun and laughs. There were play times, art
projects, share days, as well as family oriented field trips
and dances. Let’s not forget the great performances and
parties that followed! They learn everything from their
ABC's, numbers, letter and number recognition, opposites and
same game, shapes, music, dance. They also learn life
enhancement skills like sharing, patience, understanding and
love. The love and patience that the staff at CCUPC put into
their education for our children makes us realize how lucky
we are to have found them. They provide a setting that is
from the heart and with their deepest sincerity.
Families who have children attending CCUPC Preschool have
access to their child’s daily schedule via a link on the
school’s website for parents that gives you the lesson plan
for each week. It really helps when your little one comes
home and forgets the words to their new song and you have
instant access so you can share the joy of new knowledge
with your child and be on top of their learning. CCUPC
provides this for their families to nurture their learning.
I would not hesitate to recommend CCUPC Preschool to
anyone in need of a loving and stable environment for their
child. My children have made many friends at the preschool
as well as I have with the children's mothers which CCUPC
fosters with their drop off and pick up times that encourage
such interaction. It is a very happy place to go to in the
morning to drop my children off and know they are in a
secure and happy place. I hope that everyone is as lucky as
we have been to have CCUPC as a preschool to educate their
own children. It will be difficult for us all when our
youngest son Brady (18 months) completes his curriculum at
CCUPC but thankfully we have more years of fun ahead with
CCUPC until that day comes! "
--Kristie J. Long
"When we relocated to
Pennsylvania, the question of finding a good Preschool was
one of the most important challenges we faced. Luckily, God
smiled on us and led us to CCUPC. The environment is a very
safe, bright, energetic and caring one where each child is
made to feel special. I really can’t have imagined a better
place for our son to begin his "formal education". Lots of
love, a little discipline, plenty of playtime, creative
projects, encouragement and understanding. Thank you to
Debbie and all of the teachers that come to work each day to
love and support our children. "
two teachers in elementary school and middle school, finding
the ideal preschool was very important to us. As a Reading
Specialist, I could see how a strong preschool program could
be a huge advantage to emergent readers. I looked at several
preschools in the Southern Butler County area and found,
without a doubt, CCUPC to be the very best. Having taught at
Shady Side Academy, we wanted not only a creative, fun, and
challenging curriculum, but also an atmosphere that is
positive, polite, and nurturing. All three of our children
emerged from the two year preschool program reading very
well. Each child tested high on the Kindergarten exams and
were very confident in moving on to a new academic
The staff and teachers are intelligent,
caring, and very professional. They made learning fun. Even
our shy children left preschool each day full of excitement
about the day's activities. The special projects, fun
activities, and holiday performances gave the families so
many memorable moments. We have saved many of the projects
because they are so interesting. Our children love to watch
the videos of their performances and miss being with the
teachers. We have made many wonderful friendships that we
still have 6 years after our oldest left the program.
The school is very clean and beautifully decorated. The
books and toys are always in perfect condition. The children
are given ample play space. Teachers interact with students
to encourage creative play, Christian values, and good
manners. The students move throughout the preschool rooms
for different types of activities. The entire program is run
very well and organized.
We strongly recommend CCUPC
Preschool to new families."
"When CCUPC preschool was recommended to me
by a friend who attended the church, I thought, "OF COURSE,
she's recommending it!" But then I toured the facility.
Each teacher present was introduced, smiled, and spoke
with me for a moment. The children present were smiling,
laughing, and playing together. There were activities at
various tables, as well as a reading area and free-play
areas. We reviewed a sample daily schedule. I could not
believe so much would fit into such a short time!
Over the years, two of my children have attended CCUPC. I
find the staff warm, welcoming, and incredibly patient. I
like the balance of educational material, artistic material,
and free play, as well as play structured to improve both
gross and fine motor skills. I find communication with the
staff and directress is easy, and I feel that my concerns
As a result of my family's positive
experiences at the preschool, I have recommended it to
numerous friends and neighbors, and to another mom who
happened to be touring on a day when I was volunteering. I
have complete confidence that my children are coming out of
their experience at CCUPC with the best preschool has to
"When choosing a
preschool, I asked all my closest friends where to send my
son. Several answered CCUPC, one of which even was an
elementary teacher! I could not be happier with our
decision. Your teachers ability to interact with him and
encourage him are remarkable, it is the perfect balance
between play and learn- which is critical at age 3!
There are many examples of how Jack has brought his learning
home to us.. My favorite is when he told me, "Mommy, God is
in my heart...and your heart too." He has learned how to
recognize his name, and was even able to pick his name out
in the toy store on those named mugs. He knew how to count
before, but now he actively will count things like berries,
and characters on TV- before CCUPC I had to always get him
started. He also is learning how to recognize the numbers
I am excited for Jack to continue on to the 4
year old program, and already planning on sending my younger
daughter to CCUPC.
Thank you Miss Debbie, Miss Kim
and Miss Candy- you make it easy to send my child to school!
"We cannot say enough
positive things about the preschool. We have been so
impressed with every detail of the program from the teachers
to the facility. Our daughter is so excited every time it is
a school day, and tells us she wishes she could go to school
every day. CCUPC Preschool is exactly what we were looking
for in a preschool and truly provides a fun educational
--Adam and Holly Schnur
"CCUPC is my top recommendation when friends ask for my
preschool suggestion. Having lived in Cranberry for about 8
years now, I've had children attend other preschools, and
had talked to friends about schools their children have
attended. CCUPC gives the kids a great start to their
education through strong Biblical lessons, fantastic
learning opportunities, unique special events, and great
staff. The facility is bright and clean, and provides a
great mix of small group vs large group time as well as a
gym area to play. I can't say enough about this school and
think it's the best in Cranberry.
"We are very pleased with the preschool program at
CCUPC. We continue to be so impressed with all of the
projects our daughter brings home as well as the countless
number of songs she learns and sings to us each day. The
teachers are wonderful and each day our daughter looks
forward to going to school. We love that she is learning not
only numbers, letters, etc but also a monthly Bible Focus.
--Adam and Melanie Schultz
the time came to start thinking about preschool, it was
never a question of where but more should she go at age
3 or wait until 4? We had heard from so many colleagues
and friends and were confident that CCUPC was the school
she would eventually go to. Up until the day I dropped
my daughter off, I was set to let them know when I
picked her up that she would be back next year when she
was 4. Did she really need the extra interaction? Did
she already know everything she should at age 3? Could
she just wait another year? Lots of questions we had!
However, from the moment I walked away on
that first day, it was obvious we made the right
decision for her to go to CCUPC this year. She loved it!
She was greeted with such joy from her teachers and
director and from day one, her teacher Miss Carolyn soon
became one of her favorite contacts to call on her
“phone”. I quickly saw that she learned things at school
that even mom couldn’t teach her-interacting with other
kids, learning to listen to the teacher, taking turns,
raising her hand, and learning to be independent. The
pride she had coming home singing new songs or showing
off the craft she made was just more confirmation that
we made the right decision in sending her to CCUPC this
As a parent, I always feel my daughter is
cared for at CCUPC and it is evident I can see how much
the teachers love what they are doing and make the kids
feel so special. I am amazed each week at the different
things they are learning and the fun obstacle courses
they have set up. Each week, we check the website for
the upcoming plans for the week and nothing makes me
cooler than being able to check the “songbook” on the
website and know all the words to the new songs she has
learned. CCUPC is EXACTLY what we had hoped for our
daughter and EXACTLY why she gets excited about every
Monday and Tuesday! I can’t wait to see what else she
will experience at CCUPC-and the same for my younger
daughter one day as well!
We have sent
our daughter to CCUPC for two years and have loved
everything about the school! She has grown intellectually,
socially, and spiritually. We know that the great
instruction and care the teachers have given are responsible
for her success. The teachers go out of their way to make
every child feel special, and know our daughter very well by
encouraging her strengths and helping her conquer areas
where she needs assistance.
involves the family in the preschool and that has really
helped us. We relocated from out of state and the school
has really made all of us feel at home. The holiday parties,
the Christmas performance and the art show givesus an
opportunity to see her 'in action' and the ability to
socialize with other preschool families.
all CCUPC has done for us and look forward to sending our
youngest daughter there in a year!
R & A Michaels
CCUPC is a
wonderful preschool that I would highly recommend to any
family. This is my daughter's second year at CCUPC, and I
have been significantly impressed with all of the terrific
lessons, crafts, activities, and curriculum offered
here. Not only does my daughter talk so highly about her
teachers & all of the fun stuff they do, she often states
she wishes she could go to school everyday!! Our older
daughter attended other preschools in Cranberry, and CCUPC
by far has been the best!
and Jason Woolslare
This is my daughter's second year in the preschool and we
could not be happier! From the wonderful, warm staff to the
curriculum being taught, CCUPC has been the best school for
my daughter. I highly recommend CCUPC and I wish I could
take them all to Kindergarten!!
I would highly
recommend CCUPC for preschool. This is my son Tommy's second
year of going here and I cannot tell you how happy my
husband and I are that Tommy is attending this preschool. We
have noticed how Tommy has grown both academically and
teacher, I really like the curriculum. It centers around all
the areas of development and is very hands on with
appropriate activities that engage your child at his or her
own level. The children are learning and they don't realize
it because they are having fun! The teachers challenge your
child but not to the point where your child becomes
frustrated. In the four year old class, your child has
homework each week where as a family, you help your child
find words that begin with the letter of the Week and have
them write it down on a list to turn it in on Fridays. If
the class as a whole can come up with more than 100 words
each week, then each child in the class gets a small prize
(which Tommy really looks forward to).
parent, I love the fact that the teachers and Debbie Rossi
are so warm and caring. They truly care about each and every
child as well as the child's family. They make communication
so easy by responding to emails, they are always willing to
talk at drop off or pick up and they pass out monthly
newsletters that are very helpful to know what is going on.
Not to mention, the preschool has special activities that
are so fun to be a part of. For example, for the four year
old class they have a Christmas Show and Spring Pageant,
there is the Art Show where your child is able to create his
or her own art piece at home and bring it in for the Art
Gallery and my favorite is the Valentines Ball where the
boys bring their moms and the girls bring their dads to an
evening of fun and dancing...memories in the making!
many other reasons why CCUPC preschool is wonderful. But,
for Ed and I what sums it up is how when I take Tommy to
school he runs into the building with a big smile on his
face. He is so excited to go!
times, Tommy has asked me, "mom, why can't I go to preschool
everyday" or the best is, when Ed and I ask Tommy on the
evenings that he has had school, what his favorite thing is
he did that day, many times he will answer, "my favorite
thing today was going to preschool".
As a parent,
you couldn't ask for a better answer than that!
Debbie Rossi, Miss Carolyn (Tommy's main teacher), Miss Jen
(Tommy's teacher), Miss Kim and Miss Candie (teachers in the
other class but who interact with Tommy throughout the
morning)! You are the reason why Tommy is off to a great
start! Couldn't ask for better teachers!
Andrea, Ed and