Over 60 Years of Imagination, Exploration, and Play!
Over 60 Years of Imagination, Exploration, and Play!

About Holladay Preschool

In 1954, Dr. Agnes Plenk, a member of the Holladay United Church of Christ, founded Holladay Preschool. It became a safe and nurturing environment where children could experience choice, exploration and discovery. More than 60 years later, Holladay Preschool remains dedicated to a developmentally-appropriate program, dedicated to learning through art, imagination, movement and play! Our teachers see the child as a whole person; a person with a mind, body, feelings and relationships that all need to be nurtured. Every preschool class shares these goals, as well as similar daily routines. However, each team of teachers determines their own day-to-day curriculum, art projects and activities. All of our teachers are passionate about sharing fun experiences with children. Hands-on learning is at the core of what we do in every classroom. 

Each day at preschool, children participate in at least five main activities:

  • Rug time, where there is an assortment of activities each day that may include stories, singing, learning pre-reading or math skills, a science experiment or group games
  • Outside play time with other children
    • ​If it is too cold outside, the Big Room is provided where portable playground equipment is set up to resemble outdoor play
  • ​Free play in a creative and varied environment, where there are dress-ups, props for dramatic play, sensory tables, building toys, tactile experiences and unstructured art opportunities with children their own age
  • Art, music or sensory projects where children draw, cut, glue, write, build, feel, explore and imagine while creating, painting or trying something new with their peers
  • Snack time, where children learn to share, pour and interact socially


We also stay in touch with parents, and try to involve them, by:

  • Beginning the year with a "Back to School Night" for the entire family
  • Chatting at pick-up and drop-off time
  • Providing monthly calendars with classroom activities and information
  • Inviting parents to call teachers at any time to discuss concerns
  • Inviting parents to attend a parent-teacher conference in November, and any other time parents feel a one-on-one is needed (3 & 4 year olds)
  • Offering a parenting class for parents of our 2 year old students
  • Providing a spring description of the child's progress and strengths, either in written report, at the parent-teacher conference, or both (4 year olds)


2631 Murray-Holladay Road

Holladay, Utah 84117

(801) 277-8455




Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30

Friday 8:30-1:00



Kristi Thompson, Director

Julie Neilson, Admin. Assistant

Sharon Bain, Office Assistant  


Don't Forget Snow Clothes

Holladay Preschool students go outside every day unless the temperature is below 25 or the air particle matter is above 35.4.

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