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Preschool Programs

MEMORIAL PRESCHOOL is a state licensed program inspected once a year by our licensing representative.  We work closely with the Xenia and Beavercreek Public School Systems to provide your child with a positive, hands-on learning environment while we ultimately prepare them for kindergarten.  

We are trained in the Literacy Collaborative Program out of The Ohio State University as well as the Ohio Content Standards.  Our curriculum provides learning experiences that concentrate on social skill development, attention span, staying on task, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, and creative writing.   We also provide a Christian based program where the students go to a 20 minute Chapel once a week. 

Numerous special events throughout the year provide parents with opportunities to get to know teachers and see what the children are learning.  We have an “Open Door Policy”.  Our spacious classrooms are twice the normal size and we have access to all areas of the church, as needed. A modern safety-inspected playground allows children to be outside as weather permits.

Xenia United Presbyterian Church - Preschool Programs
Chapel Time

Most weeks, we spend about 20 minutes at chapel.  This is a special time for us to share our joys and our concerns.  We sing some songs, say a prayer, and receive a blessing.  What a wonderful way to spend quality time with the Lord, our friends, and our teachers.

Creative Writing

Children have fun creating imaginative stories that are shared with their class. Children create individual stories as well as whole group stories.

Daily Centers

Our program provides a hands-on learning environment that offers children the opportunity to explore, create, and test the work around them.  There are at least 8 different centers each day that the children move freely about during center time.

Literacy Collaborative

We are proud to include the Literacy Collaborative Program as part of our curriculum.  This Ohio State University program is currently being used in several surrounding school districts.  Our Pre-K children journal on a weekly basis.  The three year olds do many projects that prepare them to journal the following year.

Math and Science

Our classes participate in many classroom science and math experiments.  These group activities are all “hands-on” learning experiences.

Musical Programs

All of our preschool classes perform a variety of musical shows. Each class will sing songs on special holidays for their parents.  The Pre-K classes perform an Easter Show or a Circus.  The three year olds will present a Mother Goose play.


Each teacher provides your child with a personalized portfolio at the end of the school year full of memories and photos of your child′s many classroom experiences.

Seasonal Parties and Activities

Each preschool class celebrates many seasonal parties and activities to include a Thanksgiving Feast and a visit from a Native American, "Happy Birthday Jesus Party", Valentine and Easter parties, Dayton Philharmonic Quartet, Peter Rushton-The Reptile Man, and much more.

Snack Time

We furnish snacks each day for our students from two different food groups as required by our licensing regulations.

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Director:   Dixie Szalejko
Location:   343 West Ankeney Mill Rd
  Xenia, OH 45385
  (Across from Greene County Fairgrounds)

(937) 376-2567


Hours:   Monday thru Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Address: 343 West Ankeney Mill Road, Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: (937) 376-9461   Email:

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