Preschool

Sacred Heart Preschool Mission

Learning begins from the first day of life. Our purpose is to provide each child with a stimulating environment that will encourage this process and meet the developmental needs of the whole child.

Our goals focus on the physical, cognitive, and spiritual well being of the children in our program. We are concerned not only with the health and safety of the children, but also with the development of a positive self-image.

Through our program, we encourage each child to develop:

  • A sense of belonging

  • The capacity to trust people and feel secure with others when away from home

  • A curiosity about the world, to take pleasure in learning and exploring by promoting sensory awareness through the many gifts, talents, and abilities that God has provided

  • Independence

  • A positive sense of oneself and sense of control over one's own behavior

  • An ability to comprehend language and events and to express one's self

Curriculum

The school encourages each child to explore the world around them by exposing him/her to a variety of experiences and mediums that help to develop emotional, social, cognitive, spiritual, gross, and fine motor skills.

  • Activities in math help each child to count and recognize numbers, shapes, and sizes.

  • Language Arts includes dramatic play, storytelling, puppets, rhymes, fingerplays, expressing thoughts and feelings, and recognizing letters/sounds.

  • Various art materials are used to encourage creativity and the development of fine motor skills, including development of writing skills and color recognition.

  • Music is used throughout the program for enjoyment, as well as to increase listening and following directions skills.

  • Children explore the realm of science by studying the weather, learning how plants and animals grow, and how the world around us moves.

  • By developing an understanding of community helpers, his/her family, and friendships, each child begins to grow in their awareness of the world around them.

2021-2022 Classes

3 year olds on Tuesday & Thursday: Morning: 9:00-11:30 OR Afternoon: 12:00-2:30. $170 with 9 monthly payments

4 year olds on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: Morning 9:00-11:30 or Afternoon: 12-2:30. $180 with 9 monthly payments

PreK class (upon Principal's recommendation only): Monday-Friday, full or half-day

Half day: 8:45-11:45 Catholic: $2535 year, Non Catholic: $3275 year

Full day: 7:45-2:30: Catholic $3625 year, Non Catholic: $4685 year

Sheryl Krahulik - 3's Teacher

Sheryl Krahulik teaches the 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool classes. She holds degrees in Art and English from Penn State, and a Master's in Education from Duquesne University. She taught for several years in Manheim Township School District, and has worked in Diocese of Harrisburg preschools since 2003. Mrs. Krahulik and her husband have 3 college-aged children who are all graduates of this preschool family... and when they moved on to elementary school, Mrs. Krahulik decided to stay in preschool indefinitely... where else could she play with playdough and fingerpaint every day?!?!




Sandra Hanna - PreK Teacher


Sandra Hanna teaches the Pre-K 5 classes. She was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She went to law school and graduated as a lawyer with a specialization in criminal law. She returned to college and received a Master's degree in Education with a specialization in Reading from Cabrini University. She has over 14 years of experience as an educator. She taught for several years in Austin, Texas and the School District of Lancaster. Mrs. Hanna has one daughter in college.



Kendra Huber - Preschool Aide

Kendra Huber has been an aide in the preschool program since 2015. She is a graduate of York College. Kendra enjoys crafting, traveling, watching her daughter Irish dance and showing her dogs on weekends with her family. Her daughter, Genevieve is an alumni of the preschool.


Sandra London - Preschool Aide

Sandy London has been an aide in the preschool program since 2010. Previously, she worked in banking for almost 10 years before becoming a stay at home mom. Born and raised in Lancaster County, she graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School. Sandy is the proud mom to three alumni: Kya, Amia and Tyran.

Contact Us!

  • Do you want to learn more about our preschool curriculum, the teachers, or daily life at SHS Preschool? Contact Sheryl Krahulik at skrahulik@sacredheartsch.org.

  • Would you like to learn more about our PK - Grade 8 program, tuition assistance, or registration information? Contact Ellen Tuzzino (etuzzino@sacredheartsch.org) or Ann Weaver (aweaver@sacredheartsch.org).

  • We welcome you to schedule a time to tour our school, talk to our teachers, and plan for an education for life for your child. Call 717-393-8433 for more information or complete the interest form here and we will get in touch with you soon!