Preschool Program (3 and 4-year-olds)

IMG_1077Purpose Our program has operated since 1984 with the purpose to provide a loving Christian atmosphere for parents to leave their children and, at the same time, give children opportunities to develop cognitively, physically, socially, and spiritually.

Hours and Eligibility We operate Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm, September through May. We generally follow the CCISD calendar for school holidays and closures. Children must be potty trained and 3 or 4-years-old as of September 1, 2017 to be eligible for the preschool program. (We offer a Mother’s Day Out program for younger children).15940871_1259570950765994_3801019811089444265_n

Philosophy and Curriculum We believe in a play-based learning philosophy that supports the development of the whole child. Each day is filled with a variety of activities that cover curriculum areas including literacy, social studies, math, and science. Our teachers create learning centers that provide free play experiences in social, physical, and cognitive areas. Large muscles are developed through indoor and outdoor active play each day and fine-motor skills are practiced through sensory play and other activities. Children are guided in developing social and “school-readiness” skills, such as problem-solving, cooperation with peers, self-control, and managing transitions in the day.

Picture1Our teachers create their classroom curriculum to address their students’ interests and abilities and help them acquire new skills. Child-led times are balanced with teacher-led activities. Each class follows a dependable yet flexible schedule to give the children the security of knowing what is going to happen throughout the day.

Sample Preschool Schedule

9:00 Arrival and Table Work

9:15 Circle Time

9:30 Tuesday-Shared Reading; Thursday-Chapel

9:45 Snack

10:00 Learning Centers

10:50 Enrichment Class

11:20 Read Aloud and Activity

11:50 Outside Time

12:20 Lunch

12:50 Developmental Play Centers

1:15 Gym Time

1:45 Songs and Dismissal

14600983_1238115846244838_8958088529463823050_n Program Activities Chapel is held weekly for approximately 20 minutes. The children sing, pray, and hear a Bible story. Our daily Enrichment class focuses on music, movement, art, cooking, and science. We also have special events throughout the school year. See our 2017-2018 Preschool Calendar for more details.

Class Sizes We strive to maintain low teacher to student ratios to facilitate one-on-one attention and close relationships. Our current ratios and max class sizes are:

3-year-olds 1:8, max 12 students per class

4-year-olds 1:10, max 16 students per classSandra with kids on bridge

Tuition and Fees Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $160 per month. A discount of $5 per child/per month will be given to families with multiple students enrolled in our program.

A list of required supplies or a $25 supply fee is due upon enrollment.

Levi and Terra bubbleOther costs during the year are optional and include school pictures, book orders, and supplies requested by your child’s teacher for parties and special activities.

Registration You must complete a registration form and pay the $100 non-refundable registration fee to secure a spot for your child. A school t-shirt is included in the registration fee. Come by our office or email for a registration form.

Additional paperwork, including a copy of your child’s immunization records, is required upon enrollment.

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