Our Elkhorn Hills Education Wing facilities have been substantially improved. These improvements are largely the result of our successful Elkhorn Hills Preschool ministry.
For the first time since opening, Elkhorn Hills Preschool is at its max capacity, and there is a wait list for all classes. This is a noteworthy accomplishment and speaks volumes to how the preschool is staffed and managed.
An open house is being planned toward the end of August to see the improvements to the Education Wing. A great amount of work has been accomplished over the summer, and the congregation will be invited to see the end result.
The EHUMC Education Wing houses our Children’s Ministries Department, Conference Room, Choir Room, two offices, and our Elkhorn Hills Preschool. There are 8 classrooms and a large gathering space that the Preschool, Sunday school, and other groups all share.
Elkhorn Hills Preschool spearheaded replacement of flooring (carpet and tile) in 9 classrooms, the choir room, 4 offices, all hallways and open areas, and the sanctuary kitchen. The preschool paid for all of the new flooring and installation, as well as new cabinets.
Ashley Bossert, Director of Children’s Ministries & Assistant Preschool Director provided us with the following information.
“We provide a professional, clean, safe environment for kiddos and we want the public to see that. This was one of the projects that had to take place to achieve that.”
The flooring needed replacing because it was starting to bubble up in places and looked stained and worn. The durable carpet that was chosen will give the preschool and education wing a fun, vibrant feel for many years.
“Due to limited space, a growing church, and a growing preschool, we felt we needed to improve functionality and better utilize our space.,”
Therefore, Elkhorn Hills Preschool is putting in new school-grade, custom cabinets in three classrooms and one office.
Other improvements are taking place, as well.
Windows: The Trustees are currently amid a substantial project to replace all windows in the Education Wing. Thus far, two sets of windows (Conference Room and Preschool Office) have been replaced.
Doors: Four sets of exterior doors to the Education Wing have been replaced to improve security and functionality. All doors are adjusted and working properly. The Trustee are also fixing the stairs that lead up to the preschool doors.
Landscaping: Preschool will also be adding landscaping to the side of the building by the playground and updating the fence, mulch and playground equipment.
Elkhorn Hills Preschool
Elkhorn Hills Preschool is a vital ministry and has a positive impact on growing our church. Many preschool families don’t have a church home and develop a positive impression of Elkhorn Hills through the preschool programs. The mission of Elkhorn Hills Preschool is to grow and educate young minds in the eyes of God.