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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


The CHPC Preschool is a ministry of the church proudly serving the needs of the Community since 1956 by offering developmentally appropriate experiences, encouraging young children's perpetual curiosity, inexhaustible energy, enormous capacity for wonder and readiness to learn. In a safe environment planned and equipped especially for the young child, the preschool provides opportunities for all children to enlarge their spheres of relationships, their knowledge of their world and their ability to express themselves. Small classes ensure strong parent-teacher communication while trained educational leaders promote the social, emotional and academic growth of each unique child.


Our Goals
  1. To prepare children for success in their academic future through fun, educational, and creative play and classroom experiences.

  2. To develop individuality by nurturing feelings of self-worth, security, and uniqueness in a loving, caring atmosphere.

  3. To develop, nurture and promote sensitivity to others (children and adults) through socialization, curriculum and experiences.

  4. To expand on a child’s awareness of their environment and surroundings.

  5. To enhance and continually develop fine and large motor skills through healthy and physical activities.

2024-2025 Classes

First Steps

M/T 9:15 - 11:15 - openings

W/Th 9:15-11:15 - openings

$125/month (2 by 12/31/24)


M/T  9:15 – 11:30 - openings

W/Th 9:15 – 11:30 - FULL

$125/month (2.5 by 9/01/24)

Next Steps 3s

 M/T/W 9:15 – 11:45 - 1 opening

T/W/Th 9:30 – 12:00 - FULL

$145/month  (3 by 9/01/24 & potty trained)

Great Steps 3/4s

T/W/Th/F 9:15-11:45 - FULL

$170/month (4 by 12/31/24 & potty trained)

Big Steps 4s

 M/T/W/Th 9:15 – 11:45 - FULL

T/W/Th/F 9:30-12:00 - 1 spot

$170/month (4 by 9/01/24 & potty trained)

Future Steps 4/5s

M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 – 12:00 - FULL

$190/month (5 by 12/31/24 & potty trained)

CHPC Preschool has partial scholarships available. Please contact the Preschool Director for more details.


You can apply for the TFEC Early Education Scholarship fund.  The deadline is August 1.

We are also part of the United Way of the Capital Region’s list of approved Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) childcare providers! Check out their website for more details on scholarships.

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