About Pioneer Preschool
Pioneer Preschool LLC aspires to provide skills for learning at all levels of continuing education, to develop very positive feelings of self worth for each of our students and to instill love, courtesy and respect for all with whom they may interact throughout their lives. This is accomplished by the success the children have in their activities through the love and nurturing of our staff.
PIONEER PRESCHOOL LLC, located in Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS, is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and serves children ages three years through transitional kindergarten.
Pioneer Preschool LLC, a privately owned preschool of Barry and Geri Allcorn, has operated under the directorship of Geri K. Allcorn since 1981. Our staff of 10 teachers include nine who hold college degrees and one holding the Child Development Credential as a Child Development Associate awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. Our teachers are supported by four assistants.
- All teachers and assistants are required to complete 16 hours of in-service training each year. Staff tenure varies from 3 years to 26 years.
- All teachers, assistants, the director and owners on premises are subject to background checks annually by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
- The safety and well-being of our students is a priority issue with all members of Pioneer Preschool LLC, as evidenced by the measures in place to monitor visitors to our premises.
- We have an “open door” policy for parents, and legal guardians of our students who wish to visit while their child/children are in attendance.
Parents considering enrollment at Pioneer Preschool LLC are encouraged to visit. Please call for an appointment.
Please check in at the office when visiting.
Pioneer Preschool LLC does not discriminate in admissions or determination of enrollment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, or physical handicap in accordance with Kansas civil rights statute K.S.A. 44-1009.
Children learn by having fun. They learn to become independent while associating with others; by expressing themselves creatively through art and music as well as verbally before their own group; by awareness of right and wrong through interaction as well as through process of thought; and by awareness of love and how to express that love to others. Our program is planned around a developmentally appropriate curriculum where children are engaged in hands-on activities. This provides the children the opportunity to experiment and create, and through those experiences know that learning is fun.
Kindergarten readiness skills are introduced in our daily schedule, which is centered around structured as well as free time activities. These activities include arts and crafts, music, games, stories, outdoor play, snack time and free play.
Transitional Kindergarten classes are offered for students who may benefit from an additional year of preparation prior to attending kindergarten.
Additional features of our program:
- One-on-one visits with the child’s teacher are offered before classes begin in the fall.
- Speech and Hearing screening for each child is made available to those parents who may wish to take advantage of the screening.
- Monthly newsletters keep parents informed of the curriculum units presented during each month.
- Teacher conferences are available for the 4 and 5 year old students in the Spring.
- Parents are always welcome in the classroom to help with many of the activities and planning our parties throughout the year.
- Extended Day sessions are available both morning and afternoon sessions as space is available.