Ms. Bobbi’s Newsletter
Annual Pre-school Forms:
Vanderburg United Methodist Preschool
Play is an integral part of our theme-based, teacher-lead program. Our curriculum is child centered and developmentally appropriate. We emphasize hands on, play based learning throughout the classrooms. We encourage growth, as children are free to explore a variety of creative experiences through art, science, dramatic play, and music. As they use their imagination, language skills are encouraged through play, stories, songs and finger play, sharing and discussions. Reading readiness is developed through activities such as rhyming, singing, reading stories, and retelling stories. Small motor skills are strengthened by using art materials, puzzles, play dough, building blocks, and easel painting/drawing. Beginning math and science concepts are learned with block play, counting, calendar, and sorting. Outdoor play with climbing equipment, riding toys, as well as indoor play room, encourages large motor skills.
8:55-9:15 Welcome (children arrive) free play, craft time 9:30 Class time begins (calendar, story time)
10:40 Snack time, outdoor play
11:45_12:00 Children dismissal
Non refundable Annual Registration Fee: By June 30, 2014
*****$75.00 Church Members
*****$85.00 non-Church Member
Registration fee increases to $90.00 if paid after June 30, 2014
Programs available for the 2014- 2015 school year:
2 year olds, 2 days/week T-T/M-W $130.00/ Monthly
3 year olds, 3 days/week M-W-F $140.00/Monthly
3 or 4 year olds, 5 days/week M – F $185.00/Monthly
5 year olds, 5 days/week M – F $195.00/Monthly
All class enrollments are subject to minimum enrollment criteria. We reserve the right to class changes as necessary.
Our preschool program emphasizes the development of the total child, including the emotional, social, spiritual, physical and intellectual growth of each child. A play environment is provided to stimulate the child’s curiosity, awareness of self, and encourage social interaction with other children and adults.
We encourage children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of skills, with emphasis on nurturing positive self-image and positive attitude toward learning. Play is a child’s work. Play provides opportunities for children to discover new things. It is a way they can explore and learn about the world around them.
We strongly encourage Christian values in our daily learning. Each Wednesday the children participate in a Chapel lesson lead by our director. Anyone who feels lead to join us during this time is welcome! A Daily devotional is read to the children to promote Bible awareness, and we also incorporate a monthly Bible Verse, and Blessing in our lesson plan to create spiritual growth.
Two Day 2 year olds Program
Toddlers learn to be separated from parents in a safe, fun, caring environment. The class consists of free play, songs, finger play, stories, and a take home project related to our weekly theme. To enroll in this class, the child must be 2 years old before August 31, 2014
Three Day Preschool Programs
This program is designed for 3’s, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The program encourages children to be actively involved in the learning process through play based and planned activities. To enroll in this program, the child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2014
Five Day Preschool Program
This is a pre-kindergarten class. Classes meet Monday through Friday. The children are introduced to basic skills of kindergarten readiness, while building their self-esteem and focusing on socialization. To enroll in this program, the child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2014.
Five Day Kindergarten Readiness Program
This class is designed to allow additional time for kindergarten readiness skills while continuing to build the child’s self-esteem and socialization skills at a more challenging schedule than in the pre-kindergarten classes . To enroll in this program, the child must be 5 years old after the August 31, 2014 kindergarten enrollment date.
Early Bird Arrival
Children arrive at 8:00am for supervised play by a teacher until preschool starts, at which time the child will be escorted to their classroom. This program is an additional $3:00 per day
For your child’s protection, we require that all children are current on their immunizations. Please ask your pediatrician to complete the immunization form enclosed, or provide a copy of your child’s immunization records, or a statement which certifies that all immunizations are current. All documents are due on or before open house, and must be updated annually.
Registration for returning students for fall 2014, will be held the week of February 10 – 14, 2014. A Registration Form will need to be completed and the non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 will need to be paid to guarantee your child’s placement.
Registration for news students will be held the Week of February 17 – 21, 2014. A Registration Form will need to be completed and the non-refundable registration fee will need to be paid in full to guarantee your child’s placement.
You may also mail your form and fee to: Vanderburg United Methodist Preschool 1809 Charlotte Hwy Mooresville NC 28115 (704) 664-1625 Make checks payable to Vanderburg United Methodist Preschool Please note: if you register after June 30, 2014, the non-refundable fee increases to $90.00 A payment equal to one month’s tuition is due August 31st to be applied to September’s tuition If a family finds the need to withdraw from the program a 50% refund will be given if a written notice of withdrawal is received by September 1st Vanderburg United Methodist Preschool will not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, national origin, or religion.