Classes for 3 and 4 year olds at a program that has been a SHINING STAR in preschool education for more than 30 years!


  • 3 year olds: Tues/Thurs, 9am-12pm (a second Mon/Wed class will be added if there is enough interest)
  • 4 year olds: Tues-Wed-Thurs, 9am-3pm


Bethany United Methodist Church
112 Leventry Rd
Johnstown, PA 15904 (Richland)

Our history, philosophy, and commitment to education:

Founded in 1976, Bethany U.M. Nursery School (Preschool) was created to meet the needs of young children in our community. Since that time, Bethany Preschool has evolved to keep up with the educational, social, and other developmental considerations that prepare the children for beginning kindergarten. Three year old classes focus on social skills, listening and speaking skills, gross motor skills, and introduction to academics, such as colors, letters, numbers, and shapes. Four year old classes build upon skills learned as a three year old and emphasize pre-reading, math, and writing skills. Lessons are supplemented with music, stories, finger plays and poems. Other subjects, such as science and social studies, are integrated into these lessons. Christian values are reinforced as the students are encouraged to practice kindness, love, patience, and caring for one another. The annual Trike-a-thon for St. Jude's helps the children develop a sense of giving and compassion for others.