Preschool/MMO

Registration for 2017-2018
6 months-4 years old

Registration for currently enrolled students,
siblings and church members opens
Feb. 27th - March 5th

Registration is open to the public
March 6th


During the summer please contact
Drew Greenberg, Director at
678-371-1484 for information

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Students do need backpacks and
lunch boxes.

 

 

At Fayetteville First United Methodist Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) we provide a Christian environment of learning for ages one through four years old. We have five basic goals. First, to provide time for social interaction with other children. Second, provide experiences designed to develop both fine and gross motor skills. Third, to provide opportunities to develop basic pre-learning skills of math, reading, writing, science, and social studies in the day’s activities. Fourth, provide opportunities to succeed at tasks suitable for individual developmental levels. Last but not least, we want to provide opportunities for your child to hear about God’s love in an environment of Christian love and concern.

Play and discovery can also serve the purpose of academic awareness. Early childhood is a time to introduce children to elementary concepts in social studies, math, reading, writing, and science. By physical involvement with manipulative devices, matching similarities and discriminating differences, children learn. We base our program on a curriculum called creative curriculum by learning strategies. We incorporate into our program:

Group Living: The child works with children his own age in a variety of activities: drawing, painting, cutting, pasting, and especially sharing ideas.

Physical Activity: in fair weather, playground equipment is used as an aid in large muscle and motor development. When we have to stay in side due to weather, we do exercises, and indoor play equipment is used to develop general coordination and take part in active games. Children attend a physical education/creative movement class once a week.

Music: Children sing with their teachers, listen and sing along with CD’s, and respond rhythmically to songs. All children also attend special music classes once a week where they sing and play instruments interacting with our music teacher.

Cultural Arts: Cultural events such as musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, etc. are brought in throughout the year to provide a well rounded education experience for the children. Most events are sponsored by Young Audiences of Atlanta.

Learning Centers: Learning centers provide an enriching alternative to free play in the classroom. Each classroom uses different learning centers to coincide with the themes that they are studying.

Language Experience: Stories, verse, and conversation, are used to aid in language development. We read to our children daily, aware that poetry and rhyming words help teach phonics.

Routine: The routine of the child’s play at school offers him stability and security.

Reading Readiness Program: A reading readiness program helps the child make an easy transition into kindergarten. They are taught left-to-right eye movement, hand-eye coordination, rhyming words, reading of pictures, recognition of likes and differences, learning to recognize the alphabet by sight and sound, to spell and write his or her name and recognize simple sight words. A comprehensive phonics program is introduced at the four year old level in which phonic skills combined with small group study lead most of our four year olds to reading sight words and beginner level books.

Religious Education: The Christian way of life is taught in the everyday experience of living and working together. Children attend chapel once a week in our chapel sanctuary where they listen to a bible story, sing religious songs and pray. It is a brief but effective moment in our week, conducted by our Minister to Families with Children, Rev. Kristin Scarboro.

Special Events: Special events are planned in culmination of selected units of work. Our Thanksgiving Feast, and Transportation Day are two of these special times that we share with our parents and friends. Also planned in our year is a Christmas program and an End of the Year/Graduation.

Select the appropriate topic:
1 Year Old  |  2 Year Old  |  3 Year Old  |  4 Year Old
Our Facility  |  Parents' Group  |  Tuition and Fees

Mother’s Morning Out

ONE YEAR OLD CLASSROOM:

  • Tuesday/Thursday or Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Must be 1 by September 1st
  • 2 teachers to a maximum of 8 students
  • Learn by play and center activities
  • Occasional craft projects
  • Singing with teachers
  • Story time with teachers
  • Monthly informational calendars from the teachers
  • Diaper changing twice during the day and as needed
  • PE, Music, Chapel, and each once a week
  • Gloves worn by teachers to change diapers; gloves changed with every diaper and teachers wash their hands between each set of gloves; changing table is sanitized between each diaper changed
  • Teacher provides snack though out the year (students pay a one time snack fee for the year)
  • Lunch provided by parent
  • Parents drop off line opportunity and pick up at classroom door (For those who have a child in the preschool and the MMO there are other pick up options)

YOUNGER TWO YEAR OLD CLASSROOM:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • 9:00 AM-1:00PM
  • Must be 2 by January - August 2010
  • 2 teachers to a maximum of 12 students
  • Monthly themed units of study (family, harvest, spring, oceans, insects, etc.) and color, shapes, numbers and the alphabet introduced
  • Craft projects
  • PE, Music, Chapel, and Spanish each once a week
  • Monthly informational calendars from the teachers
  • Diaper changing twice during the day and as needed; teachers work with parents to continue any potty training efforts
  • Gloves worn to change each diaper; new pair of gloves worn for each child; teachers wash their hands between each set of gloves; The changing table wiped down after each diaper changed
  • Teacher will provide snacks through out the year (Students pay a one time snack fee for the year)
  • Lunch provided by each individual parent
  • No sippy cups; paper cups of have water used for snack; for lunch you may send juice boxes or non-spilling cups that have a top and a straw
  • Parents drop off opportunity and pick up at classroom door (For those who have a child in the preschool and MMO there are other pick up options)

Preschool

OLDER TWO YEAR OLDS*:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Or Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Must have turned 2 within the months of September - December 2009
  • 2 teachers to a maximum of 12 students
  • Monthly themed units of study (family, harvest, spring, oceans, insects, etc.) and color, shapes, number recognition 1-10, colors, and the alphabet.
  • Craft projects
  • Music once a week
  • Chapel once a week
  • P.E. once a week
  • Spanish once a week
  • Monthly informational calendars from the teachers
  • Diapers will be changed on an as needed basis and teachers work with parents on potty training
  • Gloves worn to change each diaper; new pair of gloves worn for each child; teachers wash their hands between each set of gloves. The changing table wiped down after each diaper changed
  • Snack baskets are used (parents take turns providing snack for a week at a time) and the students drink water with their snacks
  • Parents pack their child’s lunch on a daily basis
  • Morning drive up drop-off and afternoon drive up pick-up lines are available

* This is a new class that we are offering in the 2009-2010 school year. Our goal with this class is to take the classroom experience further than they would reach with a basic 2 year old class, and not quite as far as a 3 year old class. We acknowledge that these children are ready to move on to bigger and better things than most 2 year olds and we are striving to provide that opportunity for them.

THREE YEAR OLD CLASSROOM:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday or Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Must be 3 by September 1st
  • Must be potty trained completely
  • 2 teachers to a maximum of 10 students
  • Monthly themed units of study (5 senses, family, dinosaurs, zoo animals, etc.). They also study their shapes (extending into oval, heart, diamond, etc.), numbers 1-10, colors, and beginning on letter recognition of the alphabet.
  • Craft projects
  • Daily recess (weather permitting)
  • Music once a week
  • Chapel once a week
  • P.E. once a week
  • Spanish once a week
  • Access to the children’s library which is located in the church
  • Monthly calendars sent home from the teachers
  • Snack baskets are used (parents take turns providing snack for a week at a time) and the students drink water with their snack
  • Parents pack their child’s lunch on a daily basis
  • Morning drive-up drop off and afternoon drive-up pick up available

FOUR YEAR OLD CLASSROOM:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Must be 4 by September 1st
  • Must be potty trained completely
  • 2 teachers to a maximum of 12 students
  • Monthly themed units of study (5 senses, family, dinosaurs, zoo animals, circus, etc.) study of shapes including crescent , oval, star, trapezoid, etc.; numbers up to 30 and primary colors as well as pink, purple, grey, etc.
  • Introduction to Cindy Cupp readers as used in Fayette County kindergarten curriculum
  • Our teachers use a small group reading program that is unique to our school. In the past all but a small percent of students leave here reading their sight words if not reading beginner level books.
  • Developmental skills are fine tuned in preparation for kindergarten (scissor grip, pencil grip, writing name and beyond, introduction of math concepts, etc.)
  • Craft projects
  • Daily recess (weather permitting)
  • Music once a week
  • Chapel once a week
  • P.E. once a week
  • Spanish once a week
  • Access to children’s library located in the church
  • Monthly informational calendars sent home by the teachers
  • Snack baskets are used (parents take turns providing snack for a week at a time); students drink water with snack
  • Parents provide child’s lunch on a daily basis
  • Morning drive-up drop off and afternoon drive-up pick up available

Our Facility

  • Each classroom has a bathroom located within the room
  • Large gym for P.E. and for use on rainy days
  • Refrigerator on the premises that can be used for the children’s lunches if need be
  • 2 separate playgrounds, one for 1 and 2 year olds, and a separate one for the Older 2's, 3 and 4 year olds
 
  • Separate music and spanish room
  • Full use of the church facilities
  • State-of-the-art security system with codes for entry on exterior doors as well as preschool hallway
  • All teachers are CPR certified and undergo background checks

Parents’ Group

Our mission is to promote open communication between parents and staff and to enhance the educational environment for our children. Throughout the school year, we hold Parents’ Group meetings, provide volunteers for the teachers and special events, and take care of the fundraising for the school. We conduct a Trick-or-Treat Hallway, Secret Santa Shop, and Field Day to just name a few.

Parents, whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, time, and talents are truly needed. We have many ways in which Moms, Dads, Grandparents or Caregivers can contribute. Please consider volunteering! It really does make a difference in the lives of our children.

Tuition and Fees

2 days a week

$145.00/month

Tues./Thurs. or Mon./Wed.

3 days a week

$165.00/month

Tues., Wed., &Thurs.

4 days a week

$185.00/month

Mon. Through Thurs.

  • There is a one time non-refundable $50.00 registration fee to be paid at the time of registration
  • When pre-registering your child, the pre-registration fee + one month's tuition will be due.  The tuition will be credited to the students account as May 2015 tuition.  If for any reason the student does not finish out the school year, with a 30 day notice, the tuition only will be refunded.
  • There is a one time activities fee of $20.00 per student (ages one through 4) due with the first month’s tuition. These funds provide in house field trips (i.e., puppet show, storytellers, clowns, etc.) to enhance our units of study.
  • We do give a courtesy discount of $25.00 off a month to members of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and sibling enrollment.
  • If you choose to register your child please remember that you are registering for an age group and not a particular teacher or placement with another child.

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