The Early Learning Center offers classes for children
from 18 months to 5 years of age
(Program is based on child’s age as of September 30, 2016)

Parents’ Morning Out (18 months and up)

Preschool (3-year-olds)

PreKindergarten (4-year-olds)

Junior Kindergarten

PARENTS’ MORNING OUT PROGRAM

FOR CHILDREN 18 MONTHS AND OLDER
9:10-12:00 noon

Our Parents’ Morning Out program provides a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for your little ones. The teachers use age-appropriate toys, stories, and crafts. Your child does not need to be potty trained to attend this class. Social skills including sharing, cooperative play, and respecting one another are emphasized. Children learn to follow a classroom routine, express wants and needs, and build fine and gross motor skills. Children explore colors, numbers, and shapes throughout the morning.

  • Children must meet the minimum class age requirement by September 30 to be eligible for this program.
  • Children must be ‘independent’ walkers to be eligible for this program. That is, they must be able to walk to/from the classroom to the playground on their own (with teacher supervision).
  • Children in this classroom must be signed “in and out” each day.
  • Your child will need a bag that contains, on a daily basis, the following items:
    • Disposable diapers and wipes
    • Drink in a non-spill sippy cup
    • Healthy peanut-free snack
    • Change of clothes including socks and underwear
  • Teachers will work with your child as he/she is learning to master bathroom skills.
  • Independence and self-help skills are encouraged as appropriate.
  • Hands-on experiences develop the child’s natural curiosity and an eagerness for learning.
Fees for 2017 – 2018 Parents’ Morning Out Program

Annual Registration Fee $100
Supply Fee $50
Tuition for 1 day a week program  – $110/month
1 day a week classes offered:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  and  Friday

Tuition for 2 days a week program  – $200/month
2 day a week classes offered:  Tuesday & Thursday, and Wednesday & Friday


PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

FOR CHILDREN 3 YEARS AND OLDER

Tuesday and Thursday
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Monday through Friday
9:10- 12:00 noon
Optional Extended Day Program Available from 12 noon – 2pm; M-W-F

Our Preschool program provides a transition for your child from family-centered activities to structured activities involving other children and adults. Our teachers are sensitive to the needs of young children who are separating from their parents for the first time.

  • Children must be 3 years old by September 30 to be eligible for this program.
  • Children must be completely potty trained to be in the program. Pull-ups may not be worn.
  • Self-help skills are encouraged at all times.
  • Children have a cooking experience once a month.
  • Children will bring a healthy peanut-free snack to school daily.
  • Children learn to share toys and books with their new friends.
  • They participate in “Circle Time” each day where they may play games, sing a song, dance, count, share with their friends, and/or listen to a story.
  • Each day contains a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities.
  • Children are given outside play time everyday as weather permits.
  • Our theme-based curriculum concentrates on counting, number concepts, and one-to-one correspondence.

Fees for 2017 – 2018 Preschool programs

Annual Registration Fee: $100
Supply Fee: $50/$75/$100

 

Tuition:
Two days a week: $200/month
Three days a week: $235/month
Five days a week: $325/month


PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

FOR CHILDREN 4 YEARS AND OLDER

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Monday through Friday
9:10- 12:00 noon
Optional Extended Day Program Available from 12 noon – 2pm; M-W-F

Our PreKindergarten program builds upon the skills which the children began learning in preschool. We emphasize creative and noncompetitive play. Our teachers are experienced in working with young children and strive to enable their students to be successful.
  • Children must be 4 years old by September 30 to be eligible for this program.
  • Independence and self-help skills are encouraged at all times.
  • The alphabet is introduced through our changing thematic units of study and numbers are reinforced.
  • The children will receive an introduction to each letter of the alphabet and their appropriate phonetic sound.
  • Science experiences are a valuable part of our classrooms.
  • These children will cook monthly and help measure, mix and most especially… enjoy their results.
  • Children will bring a healthy peanut-free snack to school everyday.
  • They meet monthly with Pastor Skip for “Chapel Time”, welcoming all children of God. (Sample themes include: Creation, Friendship, Being Thankful, Joy, Love.)
  • The successful writing of each child’s name is an important goal in the class.
  • “Circle Time” is an important component of the preschool day. At this time, the children will engage in games, songs, dance, share with their friends, and/or listen to a story. This is an important time for class discussions, where teachers value each child’s contribution.
  • Each day contains a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities.

Fees for 2017 – 2018 PreKindergarten Programs

Annual Registration Fee: $100
Supply Fee: $75/$100
Tuition:
3-day class: $235/month
5-day: $325/month

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Monday through Friday
9:10-12:00 noon
Optional Extended Day Program Available from 12 noon – 2pm; M-W-F

Our Junior Kindergarten children will practice working independently, which will in turn introduce time management skills.  Our objectives for these children will be presented and learned through child-directed activities, art, learning centers, circle time, and teacher-directed activities.  Skills are mastered according to each child’s developmental readiness.

  • This class is designed for young five-year-old children. All children must turn 5 by January 31 to be eligible for this class. Often, a child may be 5 by the September 30 cutoff date for kindergarten, but may need a bit more time for maturing. Our Junior Kindergarten class is designed to allow these children additional time to grow at their own pace. These young five-year-olds will be given priority for placement in this class.
  • If your child’s 5th birthday falls after January 31st, and you wish to have him/her considered for the 5 day class, they must be assessed for developmental readiness using the Gesell Developmental Screening. This is to ensure that your child is placed in the best possible environment for success. There will be a $35.00 assessment fee for this screening. If you desire to have your child screened for this class, please contact the school office. The Director makes final placement decisions.
  • Class contains a maximum of 16 children with 2 teachers.
  • Independence and self-help skills are encouraged at all times.
  • Social experiences in the classroom help develop your child’s self-worth, self-direction, and self-confidence.
  • Hands-on experiences, learning through directed play, are valuable parts of our classroom; this develops curiosity and an eagerness for learning.
  • Children will cook two times each month — they measure, mix and most especially… enjoy their results.
  • Children will bring a healthy peanut-free snack to school every day.
  • They meet monthly with Pastor Skip for “Chapel Time”, welcoming all children of God. (Sample themes include: Being kind to the Earth, Friendship, Being Thankful, Joy, Love, Helping Others)
  • Each day contains a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities.
  • Children are given outside play time, or indoor gross motor activities if weather is uncooperative.

 

Fees for 2017 – 2018 Junior Kindergarten Program

Registration Fee: $100
Supply Fee: $100
Tuition:
5 days: $325/month