Founded in 1977, PWNS has been providing local children with a quality preschool experience in a Christian setting for over 37 years. Located in the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, Indiana, our program prepares children for a successful kindergarten experience by encouraging and broadening their horizons, developing new interests, stimulating exploration and creativity, and giving them the academic skills they need for success. We are a Mission of First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, and not-for-profit. Our mission is to provide a quality, affordable and nurturing preschool to our community. Because of our partnership and mission with the church, we are fortunate to be able to keep our rates low. There are spacious classrooms filled with a variety of activity centers as well as a full-sized gym for regular physical activity and large motor skill development. In addition to daily classroom activities, we also offer field trips, guest speakers, and holiday parties throughout the year. We offer the following classes:
3-4 Year Old Classes (3 years old by the start of school):This is a great introductory class for children who are ready for preschool but who still have two years until they start kindergarten.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am to 11 am
Monthly Tuition for 2-days per week: $80
3-Day Pre-Kindergarten Classes (4 years old by the start of school):This class prepares children for a successful kindergarten experience. Most of these children are one year away from starting kindergarten and many have had one year of preschool.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am to 11:30 am or 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Monthly Tuition for 3-days per week: $100
NEW: 2-Day Supplemental Pre-Kindergarten Class (4 years old by the start of school)*:
This class is for children who are already enrolled in one of our Pre-K classes but whose families would like them to have a 5-day Pre-K experience. We will be reinforcing and expanding upon concepts learned in the 3-day program through additional projects, learning centers, hands-on activities and dramatic play.
Tuesday and Thursday, 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Monthly Tuition for 5-days per week (combination of 3-Day Pre-K and 2-Day Supplemental): $175
*Minimum class size is 10. Class subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met by the start of the school year.
All PWNS classes provide a warm atmosphere and opportunities to grow in these areas:
Gain coordination and control of body.
Work and play happily and cooperatively with peers.
Acquire desirable habits and attitudes toward helping others.
Use imagination and develop originality.
Broaden interests and understanding of the world around them.
Appreciate simple aesthetic experiences through music, art and drama.
Acquire basic academic, personal, and social skills needed for kindergarten readiness.
To read testimonials from PWNS families, click on our "News" page above.
For more information or to visit and observe our program, please click on "Contact Us" at the top of this page. You can also call (219) 916-5042. To download the registration form, click on the link below. There is a $30 fee for all registrations.