Preschool classes are offered 9:00-11:30am, (2 1/2 hour sessions), for children 3 and 4 years old. Students must be the age of the class in which they enroll by September 1. The Preschool class curriculum is set up on monthly themes. Preschool days can be lengthened by adding Extended Enrichment. All Preschool teachers who work in the Preschool program have education degrees.
Rainbows (3 Years Old - younger)
Children in this class turn 3 betweenJanuary 1 and August 31
The Rainbow class is the first opportunity for preschool in our program. We take a maximum of 15 students with 2 teachers. This class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30. The class consists of gross and fine motor free play, as well as two circle times, where stories and calendar activities take place. Colors, shapes, numbers, and letters are introduced during circle and learning to listen is part of this process. Play centers in the classroom begin the concept of the more structured learning centers. Children rotate through these play areas during their morning. Social skills, such as, sharing, taking turns, and treating others like you'd like to be treated are also a part of class time. Socialization of the child is so important and begins at this age. Imagination is vital to growth and development, and is included during the year's learning. This class prepares the child to move into either a public or private Pre-Kindergarten classes.
Sunbeams (3 Years Old - older)
Children in this class turn 4 between September 1 and December 31.
Sunbeam class begins our structured learning centers which prepares a child to enter either a public or private Pre-Kindergarten class. We take a maximum of 18 students with 2 teachers. This class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30. The students in this class work on the social skills necessary for interactive play. Structured learning centers will be introduced in this class sometime after fall break. These structured centers include some hands on as well as pencil and paper tasks involving: language / letter learning, math / number recognition, fine motor activities and art. The class activities are set up on theme topics, and the learning centers are coordinated with these themes for each month. Social skills are stressed as in earlier classes. Sharing, taking turns, using good manners and treating others like you want to the treated are important aspects of this class.
Superstars (4 Year Old)
Children in this class turn 4 by September 1.
This Pre-Kindergarten class is designed for families who value the small school environment instead of a larger or public school influence at this age. We take a maximum of 18 students with 2 teachers. Children in this class may not be quite ready for the "big school" experience in Pre-K. This class meets Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30. This class includes 30 minutes of both fine and gross motor skills and free play. The middle portion of each day is structured teaching with large group circle time and learning centers. The circle time is for calendaring activities, introduction of the letter of the week and explanation of the learning centers. Centers consist of language / letter learning, math / numbers recognition, fine motor development and art. Class activities are set up on theme topics and the learning centers coordinate with the theme of the week. Social skills are continued from earlier classes. Sharing, taking turns, using good manners and treating others like you want to be treated are important aspects of this class.
Sessions are sold in the Preschool Office for $12.00. Guaranteed Enrichment students pay $135.00/month, which is added to their tuition if they are attending a Preschool/Pre-K class in our program.
A registration fee of $55.00 is required for a child who has been an FUMC PS/MDO student and is NOT CURRENTLY enrolled in the FUMC Preschool program. For example one who is enrolled in Public School Pre-K program needs to register for Extended Enrichment.