Prince of Peace Preschool is a ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

At Prince of Peace Preschool, we strive to ensure an accepting, safe, secure, developmentally appropriate, Christian environment where children are free to learn and grow. Through an array of structured educational experiences, children are able to explore in a well-planned environment that enhances and activates the learning process. We make learning fun!

Our Philosophy

Prince of Peace Preschool welcomes children of all races, socio-economic backgrounds and religious preferences. We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning experiences at Prince of Peace Preschool. We respect that you are your child’s first teacher. We would like to partner with you to make the learning experience at Prince of Peace Preschool even better. You are always welcome to visit, volunteer or assist teachers with school projects from home.

What We Offer

  • Full and Part-Time Instruction
  • Preschool Classes from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Free VPK Classes from 9:00AM to 12:00PM*
  • Before Care Available at 7:00AM
  • After Care Available until 5:30PM
  • Lunch Bunch from 12:00PM to 12:45PM ($5.00)
  • Friday Pizza Day – ($4.00)
  • All School Enrichment Activities M-TH
  • Science & Literature
  • Artistic Exploration
  • Weekly Chapel on Wed.
  • ABC Mouse
All children must be 2 years of age prior to enrollment. Each child must have a record of immunization FORM 680 and a completed physical exam prior to enrollment.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment*

As a certified Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider, Prince of Peace Preschool creates an opportunity for early learning in a structured environment. Four-year-olds may enroll at no cost during the learning hours. Children enrolled in the VPK program pay no tuition but must turn 4 prior to September 1st and be entering kindergarten the school year after they turn 5.

Tuition and Fees**

Annual Registration: $100 (non-VPK students)

Full-Time Enrollment: $150.00 Weekly
7:00AM to 5:30PM, Monday – Friday

  • $310 Monthly- 2 days per week
  • $446 Monthly- 3 days per week
  • $600 Monthly- 5 days per week
  • We accept Early Learning Coalition(ELC)

Part-Time Enrollment – Monthly Tuition
9:00AM to 12:00PM

  • $142 Monthly: 2 Days Weekly Enrollment (Tues, Thurs)
  • $195 Monthly: 3 Days Weekly Enrollment (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • $264 Monthly: 5 Days Weekly Enrollment

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Children participating in the VPK program pay no tuition

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Before & Aftercare

  • $35 Registration Fee
  • $84 Weekly Wraparound care
**For a more customized schedule, please contact our Director, Kelly Mende.

POP Preschool Application

Your Child’s Experience

With an experienced staff having more than 75 years of combined experience, you can rest assured that your child – and their early education – is in the right hands. We foster learning in a loving, Christian environment and offer low student-teacher ratios so that children obtain the attention and structure necessary to thrive well-beyond their preschool years. Through individualized learning activities, outdoor learning experiences, and weekly Chapel programs, we’ll create an environment that encourages exploration and education as children grow.

Keri Lucas, Preschool Director

Keri formerly taught VPK at Prince of Peace before moving up into the director’s role. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Education and has been working with children for over 10 years. She considers making a difference in education her life’s purpose. Keri is a great testament to living according to God’s will and she incorporates that into all that she does while working at PoP. She has two children of her own that she enjoys to teach, love and laugh with.

Barbara Holm, 2’s Assistant

Barbara’s teaching style helps our children accomplish productivity in a loving, supporting manner. Barbara has received an above-average rating from the Early Learning Coalition; her caring approach to education and nurturing is used as a model to other teachers within the Coalition.

Deb Marshall, VPK Teacher

With 17 years of experience, Deb brings an air of excitement and creativity to PoP’s preschoolers. “I teach because I love to see the children learn new things.” Deb is always kind and considerate and uses that approach to engage our little ones in learning. Her experience helps to create a platform for preschoolers to emerge.

La’Quanda Kinglock, Older 3’s teacher

La’Quanda received her National CDA in the preschool setting. She has enjoyed helping shape young children’s minds for 13 years. She is extremely patient, compassionate, and loves seeing children grow. Her philosophy on teaching is that every child learns differently and it is her goal to find ways to help each child to be successful. She is excited to continue her career here at Prince of Peace Preschool.

Sandy Phillips, 3’s Teacher

Sandy is originally from California, then Oregon, and eventually Florida. Sandy has her staff credential in early childhood education. She strives to provide a safe learning environment, where children can absorb new skills and achieve more independence. She enjoys the caring and family atmosphere at POP Preschool.

Stacy Hasse, 2’s Teacher

Stacy is from Chicago, Illinois, has three beautiful children, and six precious grandchildren. She have been teaching since 1995 and has taught all preschool ages, along with special needs and school-age children, as a group leader and assistant director for before and after school care. Her heart has always been fulfilled as a two year old teacher! She believes that age is magical. She strives to make a difference in the lives of children by providing them with a safe and nurturing environment that encourages their own individual ways of learning. Each child is different and they learn in a variety of ways. She feels blessed to be able to teach about God, kindness, and respecting others, while providing the tools to help our children become successful in all areas. Her heart is full when she is able to teach, play on the floor, get messy, giggle out loud, and provide constant encouragement.

Stephanie DeBoer

Ms. Stephanie is a regular substitute. She moved here from Indiana over three year ago with her family. Her family includes herself, her husband Matt, her two daughters Lily and Madelyn, a dog, and two cats. Madelyn is a recent POP graduate, so Ms. Stephanie knows the excellence our preschool expects and offers. She graduated from Indiana State University with Elementary Education and Radio-TV- Film majors. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family at the beach or pool. One of her biggest joys is watching her daughters dance and sing.

Contact Us to Enroll Your Child!


Applications are available at Prince of Peace Preschool.

Mrs. Kelly Mende –
455 Missouri Ave | Largo, Florida 33770 | T: (727) 585-9790