Pleasant Dale Preschool
Pleasant Dale Preschool strives to provide sound education and instill character and strong values to prepare your student’s heart, mind and spirit for all that comes before them that they may be a light and witness of God’s love in this world.
“And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” -Isaiah 54:13
Pleasant Dale Preschool was established in 1978 by Barbara Barger to provide a Christian preschool for our community. Susan Landis joined the staff in 1989 and continued as the director until her retirement in the spring of 2022. We are excited to welcome Jeremi Schortgen as our new director as we step into the next chapter of this ministry, while still maintaining the vision and heritage of Christian education that began so many years ago.
If you would like to provide financial support to Pleasant Dale Preschool, we welcome your donations using the link below. Be sure to select "PD Preschool" from the drop down menu in order to designate your gift. Or you can mail a check marked "Preschool Donation" to Pleasant Dale Church, 4504 W 300 N, Decatur, IN 46733
The ABCJesusLovesMe Preschool Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based preschool curriculum focusing on Bible, academics, and development. Each curriculum contains goals and objectives to gauge the child's learning and growth. Beyond the weekly lesson plans, ideas and materials are provided to support parents and teachers along the way.
Jeremi Schortgen - Director
I am a mother to two beautiful children, Brason (13) and Slone (10). I have been married to Brad for 17 years, and we reside outside of Monroe on a little hobby farm. We raise goats, cows and have horses! Currently, I am the owner and operator of Yellow Creek Photography. I have owned my business for 10 years now. It has afforded me the opportunity to stay home with my children while still earning a salary to help provide for my family! Previous to starting my own business, I was an elementary teacher for 9.5 years!
I started my teaching career in Middlebury, IN as a 6th grade teacher and varsity volleyball coach. Then I moved home to teach at Adams Central. I taught Title 1, 3rd grade and 5th grade and was the varsity volleyball coach for 5.5 years. I have taught all ages of Sunday school at Pleasant Dale where I have attended my entire life! I graduated from Anderson University with a degree in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement. I also have my master’s degree in education. I am so excited to try my hand with the littles!
Pleasant Dale Preschool is a Christian preschool serving
Decatur & Bluffton, Indiana
and surrounding areas.