As Erie's longest established early learning program, Covenant Preschool has a long tradition of excellence. We strive to meet each child's needs to help them in their transition from the home to school. For three generations we have developed a love of learning in our students.  

The leaders in early childhood education, since 1949.

The leaders in early childhood education, since 1949.


At Covenant Preschool, we recognize that much of a child's intellectual and creative ability develops before formal education begins.  We strive to:

  • Provide an enriching transition between home and full-time school by building self-esteem, and developing a positive attitude toward learning

  • Promote social interaction by building healthy relationships with others, developing self-control, self-motivation, independence, responsibility for actions, and a sensitivity to the world around

  • Offer spiritual development through the teachings of God's love in the Bible, through Jesus Christ, our faith community, and each other.


  • Convenient downtown location at the historicFirst Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

  • 4 Spacious and bright classrooms with observation windows

  • Child restrooms adjoining each classroom

  • Outdoor playground

  • Secure FOB entry

  • Dedicated parking for drop off and pick up

  • Elevator

  • Lunch Room

  • Peanut/nut free school

  • Small child to teacher ratios per class


  • "I loved Covenant so much for my own children, that I decided to teach here. This is my 10th year teaching and I've loved every minute! My own children have become very successful students and I know that their great beginning at Covenant deserves much credit" -Deborah Ann Sinnott Steves

  • "Our oldest daughter had a great experience during her Covenant years. Looking forward to sending our twins next September!
    - Leanne Ostrowski Melody

  • "We are new to Covenant this year and have had a wonderful and welcoming experience!"
    - Jacqueline Dreyfus Spry


Our outstanding teaching staff have many years of experience with young children, and are truly the heart of Covenant Preschool.  They strive to meet the needs of each individual child.  To meet our faculty, click here.


Director: Lisa Hiegel

President: Rick Skrbin

Vice-President: Christine Toohey

Secretary: Leanne Carlson

Treasurer: Lisa Sweny

Registrar: Carly Murphy

Marketing/PR: Lisa Hiegel

Ways and Means: Kelly Reams

"Play"School Rep T/TH: Lesley Allen

"Play” School Rep M/W: Tina Litz

“Play” School Rep F: Leah King

Mon/Wed 3's Rep: Julie Fetzner     

Tues/Thurs 3's Rep: Amanda Duncan

4's (3 day) Rep: Megan Gilmore

4's (4 day) Rep: Jody Fulton

Pre-K Rep:  Tina Litz   









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