About The Director

The Director of our school, Dana B Tarnoci, is an employee of the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church. Dana received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University. She was a teacher at the preschool for eight years before assuming the role as director. The Preschool office is located on the corner of the two hallways on the upper level of the education wing. Feel free to see Mrs. Tarnoci with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach her by phone at (717) 761-6003 or email her at dtarnoci@thechpc.com


The Preschool serves the needs of the community by offering children experiences that are adapted to their developmental needs. Each experience is designed to be meaningful to the young child and to enhance their great capacity for wonder, their inexhaustible energy, their perpetual curiosity, and their readiness to learn. The Preschool is a supplement to, not a substitute for, the home. It provides an environment planned and equipped especially for the young child, under personnel trained to promote the child’s best development. The purpose of the Preschool is to provide opportunities to enlarge their sphere of relationships, their knowledge of the world, and their ability to express themselves – all in a secure environment under the guidance of committed Christian leaders.


Our Goals
  1. To foster individuality and independence by nurturing feelings of self-esteem, security, and uniqueness in a loving and caring atmosphere.

  2. To encourage sensitivity to others (children and adults) by the development of social skills through play and classroom experiences.

  3. To cultivate an awareness of the child’s environment and his or her surroundings.

  4. To facilitate “readiness” learning through fun and creative experiences. 

  5. To enhance fine and gross motor skill development.

  6. To nurture the development of the “whole” child.

2020-2021 Programs

First Steps/Betweeners

M/T  9:15 – 11:30

$120/month (2 by 12/31/20)

Next Steps 3's

 M/T/W 9:15 – 11:45 

T/W/Th 9:30 – 12:00 

$140/month  (3 by 9/1/20 and potty trained)

Great Steps 3/4's

 M/T/W/Th 9:00 – 11:30

$160/month (older 3's & 4 year olds)


M/T/W/Th/F 9:15 – 11:45

$180/month (older 4's & 5 year olds.)

Virtual Steps - online preschool class

Ages 3-5


full year commitment or

transfer to in-school class if available

101 N 23rd Street Camp Hill, PA 17011

Preschool # 717-761-6003

Church Phone # 717-737-0488 

Church Site www.camphillpres.org