It was three short years ago that we celebrated Play School’s 50th year and it’s founder, Helen Karsten! Helen’s vision for a quality, community preschool program was realized in 1968 and continues to this very day. Our program is still guided by the principles Helen set forth. You can read the history here.
We continue to honor Helen by fulfilling our commitment to purchase and install the signage naming the Education Wing the Helen F. Karsten Education Wing. The sign was installed September 2021. We still need your help to cover our costs. Any money collected above the cost of the sign will be placed in the Helen Karsten Scholarship for Play School to continue this important ministry. Checks can be sent to New Paltz United Methodist Church (memo Helen Karsten Sign) or donate online: Online Giving. Thank you for your generosity!