Preparing your child for their next big step!


The goal of Main Street Preschool is to partner with families to prepare their child for their next big step, kindergarten.  A child’s family is their primary educator and Main Street Preschool wants to work with your family, creating a strong village, to provide the best possible care and guidance for your child.

We believe that early education helps lay a foundation of lifelong learning and allows children to discover the power of knowledge. Main Street Preschool will assist in your child’s growth and learning in ways that best suit their unique mind.  We will provide a safe, nurturing environment, that promotes social, emotional, and physical growth, with classroom activities that will help to develop relationships with others and the world around them.

Perhaps most importantly, Main Street Preschool strives to instill self-esteem by showing each child who they are in Christ and  to help them understand the importance of the Bible in shaping their lives.

hours of operation

Monday - Thursday
  • Drop off: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Preschool: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Part Time Option: T/TH 9:00 AM - 3:00 AM

age requirements

  • Children must be between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
  • Children must be 3 years of age by August 1st.
  • Children attending the program must be potty trained.


2022-2023 registration is OPEN!
A non-refundable $30 registration fee is required in order to reserve your child's place.


  • The cost of the program is $160 a week.
  • Part time cost is $90 a week.

Parent Testimonials.

As a kindergarten teacher, I experience students with varied levels of background knowledge and foundational skills. I try to quickly identify students with work habits that I want to highlight and use as an example for other students. This year, I observed that most of my model students came from Main Street Preschool! Students who came from Main Street Preschool not only had academic foundational knowledge, but they had so many social and emotional self-regulation skills. I observed them to have noticeably strong stamina, a positive attitude, and strong work habits. I can’t even count the times I have heard, “ Miss Amanda taught me that!” or “ I miss my preschool teachers. They loved me so much.” Hearing things like that make me so thankful that our community has an opportunity to send their  little ones to Main Street Preschool.          - LVPS Kindergarten Teacher

Parent Testimonials.

My son attended Main Street Preschool for the year before he went to kindergarten. It was truly one of the best experiences for him and for me and my mommy heart. We had wanted to place him in preschool the year before but covid happened and preschool didn't. As his mommy I knew he would benefit from some type of preschool program but wasn't sure that some of the other school in the area were right for our guy. Main street was accepting kids and it was exactly what we thought he needed. We had worked with him at home so he knew letters, numbers, colors etc. but he needed to have some time with a teacher figure and kids his age. I needed someone who was going to nurture his love and curiosity of learning but also love him. This is exactly what this preschool did! They helped him be ok with being away from mommy. They helped him continue to grow his knowledge of all things age appropriate and they loved on him if he had a bad day or wasn't feeling well. I as a mommy could not have asked for a better place for my little guy to go. He loved it and so did we as parents.          -Dakneeka

Parent Testimonials.

Main Street Preschool is hands down the best around. The teachers are patient, kind and treat the kiddos like their own. You can tell they genuinely love their jobs and these kids. Our daughter went in without knowing a single letter and came out writing her entire name. The staff go above and beyond with fun, hands on activities to keep the kids engaged. They also do a great job of keeping parents updated with pictures throughout the day. Our daughter always begged to go back. Couldn’t say enough good things! What a blessing it was. Thank you Main Street Preschool!          -Kendra

Parent Testimonials.

“Main Street Preschool is the best. Walking into the classroom you can just feel that it is a positive, friendly, and caring learning environment. All of the teachers are amazing, they are so good with the kids and make an impact in their lives. This is my son's second year and we both are going to be so sad to leave when he moves on to kindergarten next fall. 10 out of 10 recommend this preschool to all my friends and coworkers.”  -Melissa

Meet the Team.


Director of Main Street Preschool
Amanda grew up in Licking County where she graduated from Heath High School. She went on to attend Wright State University and graduated with a liberal arts degree in Criminal Justice. She stayed in the Dayton area and began her career at Dayton Children’s Hospital as an Orthopedic Technician.

In 2016, Amanda, along with her husband and 3 children, returned to Licking County to be closer to family. They have been attending More Life Church since the relocation.

An opportunity to begin a preschool at More Life Church presented itself and Amanda took the path that God provided for her towards her purpose. Through her faith, she became dedicated to creating a space for children that would lay a foundation for their education and their spiritual journey.

Sydney Shepherd

Sydney is a life long resident of Licking County and a graduate of Licking Valley High School. She spent many years homeschooling her children and volunteering in preschool ministries at church. Sydney and her husband have raised six boys and now have five grandchildren, with more coming. Her family has been a part of More Life Church since its first year.

In the fall of 2021, Sydney was given the opportunity to join Main
Street Preschool where she is happy to be a part of shaping, loving and preparing little students for their future.

Audrey Pennington

Audrey was born and raised in Licking County and graduated from Licking Valley in 2019. Audrey has always loved teaching kids and began serving in Kid’s Ministry at a young age.

In 2020, Audrey was asked to consider becoming the Kid’s Ministry Director at More Life Church. After accepting this role at the church, God continued to show his faithfulness and opened the opportunity to now be able to teach preschoolers throughout the week and not only on Sundays.

From a young age, she always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, although plans changed and she is now attending college as a pre-law major, God still made a way for this dream of hers to come true. Impacting the kids at Main Street Preschool is one of her greatest joys.

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