LM PreK Counts students with staff

PreK Students and Educators Participated in the Annual Governor’s Egg Hunt

Lancaster Mennonite (LM) one of five regional schools that attended Governor’s event to support early childhood education

(Lancaster/Harrisburg, PA)  – Yesterday, March 28, Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro were joined by Pre-K for PA to host preschool and PreKindergarten (PreK) classes from across Pennsylvania for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence – the first of the Shapiro Administration.

Governor and First Lady Shapiro welcomed PreK students, educators, and advocates to their Residence in Harrisburg and highlighted the need for high-quality early-learning programs for students across the Commonwealth as part of the Shapiro Administration’s commitment to creating better schools, healthier families, and safer communities.

Safe and strong communities are built on the foundation of an adequate and equitable education, from PreK through college – and we must invest in early education so that every child in Pennsylvania can get the best possible start in life,” said Governor Shapiro in their press release. “Strong early childhood education programs set students up for success, both inside and outside of the classroom, and that’s why the budget invests over $30 million in Head Start and PreK Counts to help us recruit more preschool teachers and serve more students. Lori and I are thrilled to welcome preschool and PreK students and teachers to the Residence, and we’re committed to working just as hard for all Pennsylvania children as we do for ours.”

Lancaster Mennonite (LM) School was one of the five regional schools selected to attend the event this year with their PreK students, teachers and administrators. As a school with an active PreK program, LM appreciates the increased emphasis placed on high-quality early-learning programs, “which gives these young ones an advantage and jump start on their education before entering Kindergarten. It’s a great idea!” said LM PreK teacher, Gail Lanas. 

Students enjoyed the event that included an egg hunt, 4H bunnies to pet, photos with the Easter Bunny, a goody bag, and snacks. Many students echoed the sentiments of LM PreK student, Kali Davis, “This was the best day ever!

Lancaster Mennonite School was honored to be one of the schools selected for this unique opportunity, and the only Lancaster county school at the event this year. Our students and teachers were very excited to attend and had a great time!” said Lindsay Carson, Elementary Principal at Lancaster Mennonite School.

Learn more about Lancaster Mennonite School’s PreK Program at: https://www.lancastermennonite.org/academics/pre-k/

See the coverage of the event and LM student and teacher being interviewed on the WGAL 5PM News – click button below.