Dear Prospective Family,

Sharon Wallenborn

Circle of Friends Preschool is a faith-based, non-denominational, early childhood education program. We are a mission outreach program of Columbia Presbyterian Church. For the past 60 years, Columbia Presbyterian Church has supported a preschool program in its building. In 1995, the church acquired the former Ladybug preschool, and Circle of Friends Preschool came into being.

Our goal at Circle of Friends is to equip each child with a basic foundation in faith, helping them experience God’s love through example, as well as encouraging them to develop good morals and character. Daily activities mimic a smaller-scale routine similar to those they will experience once they leave the comfort of this program and move forward into their formal school setting. The age-appropriate curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all aspects of development in a young child: academics, music, literature, gross motor, fine motor, creativity, and socialization, including an introduction to basic signing. This is a somewhat structured program with opportunities for freedom of choices made throughout the day.

In addition to an introduction to academics; letter recognition, shapes, colors and numbers, basic sight words, and letter writing, we are a theme-based center. The children will also learn about various topics and the world around them. The activities during the day are deemed age-appropriate, taking into consideration brain development, attention levels, and maturity expectations.

Circle of Friends Preschool is a truly loving and nurturing environment with a wonderful staff of Christian women. Our goal is to help God’s little gifts to grow and mature while providing a caring and supportive place for all of our parents.


Sharon Wallenborn
Preschool Director