Our Mission Statement
The Maitland Presbyterian Preschool (MPP) is a Christian ministry of the church and community. Our programs are designed to provide an environment in which children are loved, respected and encouraged to learn through experiences which are developmentally appropriate for each child’s age. This helps to ensure self-esteem and self-worth throughout their early childhood years
It is the commitment of our staff, MPP board and church to encourage, love and provide a foundation on which each child will grow physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Each child entering our school is recognized as a “child of God”. We are proud that we are able to combine a positive “Hands-on” early learning experience with the Christian values we treasure.
For 2017-2018 calendar, registration and tuition information, please contact us at (407)628-1966, email us, or download the 2017-2018 MPP Registration Form. Note that church members receive a reduction in tuition payment and that the first day of registration is for church members only. We have an exciting summer camp program planned for 2017. View summer camp description. Download summer camp registration. Tours are available Monday-Friday between 9:30 – 12:30. Please call the office to arrange a time that’s convenient.
Our classes are offered for children 12 months (walking) through pre-K. School hours are from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
- Toddler program: two, three, four or five days per week.
- 2 year old program: two, three, four or five days per week
- 3 year old program: three, four or five days per week..
- 4 year old program (VPK): five days per week.
Our school uses the Creative Curriculum for all lesson plans and activities through the year.
- Circle time
- Small Group time
- Choice time
- Outside Classroom
- Reading & Literacy daily
- Art & Music enrichment
Our extended day program is held daily from 8:00am – 9:00am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm, $5.00 and $10.00 respectively. Please pay in advance in the office and we will keep track of your credits and let you know when you need to pay for more.
Annual Special Events
Each year MPP offers exciting events for our students and their families. Listed below are a few of our annual events and activities.
- Fall Festival
- Fireman’s Visit
- Thanksgiving Gathering
- Christmas Party
- Gingerbread Village
- Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
- Pancake Breakfast
Our well-trained staff uses knowledge of child development to plan and implement a quality program that is child centered and will support achievement of school readiness skills.
Our staff is fingerprinted and has undergone local, state and federal background checks.
Maitland Presbyterian Preschool is licensed with the state of Florida Department of Children and Families.
Every staff member has completed the 45 hours of mandated training in Early Childhood Education.
Our four year old classes participate in the state of Florida’s VPK program with all teachers having either a four year college degree or a C.D.A. in early childhood education.
Director – Linda Altizer
Associate Director – Susie Stull
4 year old class – Tiffany DePalma
4 year old class – Gina Rickard
3 year old class – Kristi Snelson
3 year old class – Jackie Sizemore
2 year old class – Juanita Real
2 year old class – Morgan Dixon
Toddler class – Tirsa Sutton
Linda Altizer (407-628-1966) is Director of the MPP. She taught environmental education at the NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Linda attended S.U.N.Y. at Cortland graduating with a B.S. in Geography in 1995. After teaching science in Massachusetts for a number of years she moved to Florida and worked as trainer and Q.A. specialist for Hewitt Associates. She started as a substitute teacher at MPP and became full time a year later. Over the next four years she helped with many MPP fundraisers and events including the Haitian Child Sponsorship drive. She also continued her education at Seminole State College in Early Childhood Education and Child Care Facility Management.
Susie Stull (407-628-1966) is Associate Director of the MPP preschool. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Roanoke College with a degree in Psychology in 1980. Susie worked at Winter Park Presbyterian preschool as the Manager of the Parent’s Day Out Program for five years. She joined the MPP preschool in 1998 as a VPK teacher and remained in that position for 15 years. Her continuing education includes classes at Seminole State College where she earned her CDA (child development associate) and her Director’s credentials.