Little Dukes PreSchool Program



The Little Dukes preschool offers a rich and stimulating learning environment where children can develop positive relationships with others. The curriculum focuses around play-based learning. It is through play where children learn about their world. Children are encouraged to use their imagination in costructive and engaging ways through provided play experiences.The program strives to achieve an optimal balance betwen children's self-initiated learning and adult-guided learning

For questions regarding Little Dukes Preschool please contact Laurie Foss (Crist) at ( 


Enrollment for Little Dukes Preschool during the 2018-2019 school year will begin on August 20th, 2018.  Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis, and the program runs from the beginning of February until mid May (2019). 

Preschool is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:45-11:15. Children need to attend all three days of the week in order for the high school students to complete their observation and case study requirements. Tuition for the 13 weeks is $250. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration. Please make checks out to York High School. 

Children must be between the age of 3 and 5 and be potty trained.

Important Preschool Dates - 2019

1st day of preschool: Tuesday, February 5th 

Preschool closing program: TENTATIVE Friday, May 10th 

Parent meeting: Tuesday, January 29th from 10-11AM

To Register: Enter the school through the "main entrance" doors. You will be directed to the bookstore where they will collect your registration forms and deposit. Forms can be printed out ahead of time or completed at the time of registration. 

**Please make checks out to "Beck's Bookstore" instead of  "York High School." 

A Unique Learning Opportunity

Little Dukes preschool is a laboratory school for our high school Child Development class. The preschool classroom is located within York High School. The preschool teachers are high school students who have completed the first semester Child Development course. In this class students learn about the development of children from birth through age 5 and how to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of young children. Many of the high school students are interested in early childhood careers. Under the supervision of the highschool teacher, our high school students work closely with the preschool students by conducting lessons, art projects, storytelling, supervising learning centers, and coordinating games and activities to develop large motor skills. The highschool students also complete observations and prepare a case study of an indidivual preschooler.