Good Beginnings Preschool Plans for December Activities

Posted November 29th, 2018

The Prekindergarten Family Fun Night, originally scheduled for November 26, was cancelled by the snow storm! It has been rescheduled for Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.  The children will share photos, songs and finger plays, and a snack with their families!

In December, all the children in both classes will have the opportunity to decorate a Christmas tree; create a gift for their parents; hear the Christmas story and retell it with figures or finger puppets; and frost and decorate Christmas cookies. They love to learn and share many Christmas songs such as Away in a Manger, There Was a Little Baby, Ring Those Bells, Drummer Boy, Jack in the Box, and Jingle Bells. Old Christmas cards will provide lots of opportunities for cutting and gluing.

Look for “Wishing Stars” hanging beside the preschool doors. We are saving for new Melissa and Doug cardboard building blocks and a hand-held vacuum besides other little items. Thank you for your ongoing monetary and prayer support!

Blessings to you as you celebrate Christmas and the New Year with family and friends.

Carol Temple, Director

2019-20 Enrollment Schedule for Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted November 29th, 2018

We are very excited about Good Beginnings Preschool’s colorful new website designed by Darren Hendricks!  Go to to view it. Current preschool families will enroll for the 2019-2020 preschool year in December. Enrollment for the public will be on Monday, January 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Spread the word! You can also enjoy the photos on the Good Beginnings Preschool Facebook page!

Good Beginnings Preschool Shares Information for the 2018-19 School Year

Posted July 23rd, 2018

I am looking forward to the 2018-19 preschool year with returning staff members Dorothy Janzen and Cora Duerksen! Dorothy and I will teach the Prekindergarten Class and Dorothy and Cora will teach the Younger Class. Both classes are full!

We are excited about implementing more of our new curriculum this year. Get Set for School is a nationally recognized curriculum focused on social/emotional development, kindergarten readiness, and motor skills. Thanks to the Barbara Flory Memorial Fund, we were able to purchase curriculum resources and all staff received training for the curriculum this summer. We were very thankful for this opportunity and thank the Flory family for making it possible!

Parent orientation meetings are on Thursday, August 23. Younger class parents meet at 6:30 p.m. and Prekindergarten Class parents meet at 7:25. The Prekindergarten Class begins on Wednesday, August 29 and Friday, August 31 and the Younger Class begins on Thursday, August 30. We are looking forward to greeting returning preschoolers and meeting new students!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Carol Temple, Director

Fundraiser at Wendy’s to Benefit Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted May 25th, 2018

Everyone is invited to join the preschool staff at Wendy’s, on Wednesday, June 6, from 5-8 p.m.  Twenty percent of your purchases will be donated to the preschool!!!  Take Mom, Dad, Grandma,and Grandpa!  Invite friends and family!  Take dinner to your employees!  Call ahead and large orders will be ready for you. Thank you for your support!

– Carol Temple, Director


News from Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted April 18th, 2018

It’s hard to believe the preschool year is wrapping up already! It has been a year of tremendous growth and learning for each child. Dorothy, Cora, and I have been thrilled to be a part of each child’s journey.

The Prekindergarten Class will explore insects and animals in May. They will create an edible caterpillar, do insect lacing, and count and sing with Creepy, Crawly Calypso and The Ants Go Marching. A highlight this month will be our field trip to Hedrick’s Exotic Animal Farm, rural Nickerson, to see and learn about many unusual animals. The children will have an opportunity to feed giraffes and kangaroos!

The Younger Class is planning “construction fun” in May and will enjoy a trip to Lakeside Park. Both classes will enjoy play time outside on the wonderful playground and celebrate the friendships they have made this year!!

Thank you for your support and prayers this year! You make a difference in the lives of the preschool children.

— Carol Temple, Director

June opportunity to support Good Beginnings Preschool:  Join us for supper at Wendy’s and bring your friends on Wednesday, June 6 from 5-8:00 p.m. 20% of all sales during this time will be donated to Good Beginnings Preschool! Thank you!