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Bitter Sweet Beginnings

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

Hello, welcome to Faithful Foundations Preschool. I'd like to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Stephanie Burch. For the last 5 years I have worked at Joyful Noise Preschool in Boring, OR. Many of you know in February 2022, Tracy Sapp, who has co-owned/owned Joyful Noise Preschool for the last 17 years, announced that 2021/2022 would be the last year of Joyful Noise Preschool and will not open in the fall of 2022. While I absolutely wish Tracy and her family the best as they move to the next chapter of their lives, I am sad to see Joyful Noise close its doors. For nearly two decades Joyful Noise

Preschool has provided students a quality start to their educational journey..

With that being said, I have a special place in my heart for providing this early learning for our children, and am being led to continue teaching by opening up a new preschool. The leadership of Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, in Estacada, OR, have given their approval to start Faithful Foundations Preschool in September 2022. To the extent that I can, I plan to model Faithful Foundations after Joyful Noise, which many of you have come to know and love. We will continue to use the Abeka curriculum, providing a Christian perspective to early childhood learning.

Why the name Faithful Foundations? Well, as a new business we needed a name that will capture both our calling and mission. I want children who come through this new preschool to enter into the next phase of their education knowing that God loves them, that they have unique God given talents, and they have both the spiritual and educational foundations for a lifetime of learning. This is what I have tried to teach my students for the last five years, and this is the charge I am carrying forward to this new endeavor. Please consider praying for me, my family, and this opportunity to bless and enrich the lives of children in the Estacada, Boring, and Sandy area as we work diligently to get this endeavor off the ground.

If you'd like to learn more about what I want to offer this fall, please look around our website. If you have any questions about me, or the preschool, please reach out to me and I'd be happy to talk to you. I hope to see your students this fall, and look forward to meeting you.

Stephanie Burch

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