Our History

Our History

Pleasantville Pre-School was established in 1969.  It was the vision of the Rev. Donald T. Floyd, pastor of Pleasantville UCC church from 1965 – 1973.  The church served as the owner and sponsor of the school, supplying the facilities and utilities.  The purpose of the school was to provide early childhood education for children ages 3, 4 and 5 in the surrounding Bucks-Mont communities.  Pastor Floyd felt that the empty classrooms could be better utilized during the week, rather than sit empty, and that the school would serve as the church’s outreach to the community.  It was explained that the program would be secular, so that families of all faiths and denominations would feel comfortable.

The first classes in 1969 included fifteen 4-year olds and four 3-year olds.  Enrollment greatly grew over the decades.  Early in the 1980s, the school became self-supporting.  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, several programs were added, including Explore and Expand, special music programs, and Lunch Bunch.  In 2000, Janet Lamb joined the staff as a teacher.  She was promoted to Director in 2005.