By My Side

Preschool is a big step for everyone in the family. Goshen helps make that transition smoother with By My Side, and gentle introduction to preschool for toddlers and their grownups.


Children learn to share, make friends and become more independent all with the comfort of a parent or caretaker close by. Tr. Jaime Shehwen leads the program with love and creativity, providing activities that help children explore and have fun! Below is a general schedule for the day:


9:30 Arrival: Children and their grown-ups arrive and are greeted by the teacher.

9:30 to 10 Free Play, Crafts and Story Time: Children may choose from a variety of toys and activities, paint at the easel, build with manipulatives or make a seasonal craft to take home.

10 to 10:15 Music with Tr. Chris: Children and their grown-ups gather for a sing-along, sometimes with movement, shakers and bells. Music always begins with a “Buenos Dias” and ends with “Circle of Friends.”

10:15 to 10:30 Snack Time: Snacks are provided by the school and may include water, juice, fruit, yogurt, crackers, cheese, and sometimes cookies! Snacks are healthy and allergen free.

10:40 to 11: Playground Fun: When weather permits, the group walks to our fenced preschool playground where they can swing, climb, slide, teeter, play in the playhouse and more. In the event of inclement weather, larger toys are set up in the classroom for free play.


By My Side is held on Wednesdays or Thursdays in the fall (September through December) and spring (January through April). Classes are limited to 10 grown-up/toddler pairs on each day.


Classes fill quickly! To inquire about an application, please call our office at 610-696-8869.