Registration for Fall 2019 will begin in February
School begins on Wed/Thurs September 5th/6th with Open Houses and the 10/11th as our first days
Enrollment is open to all children in the community ages 3-5 (must be 3 by Sept 10th and toilet trained). The MWF class is for children (4 by 9/10) who will be attending kindergarten the following fall. A non-refundable $50 registration fee is required to enroll your child in the program.
Each class has a teacher and assistant with up to eighteen students.
Each class is offered from 9-11:30 a.m.
MWF $150 a month
Tu/Th $100 a month
MWF $150 a month
Tu/Th $100 a month
ALC Preschool uses some of the Learning Without Tears program https://www.hwtears.com/gss
The purpose of our Pre-School is to assist parents in the development of their children by offering pre-school children a Christian setting in which to grow, learn, and develop. We enjoy being able to teach children about God’s word through story, play, and song. We have carefully planned a well-balanced program that will help your children learn through all their senses: hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting. We will encourage and guide your children in developing their language, manners, social skills, self-expression, creativity, independence, hand-eye coordination, large and small motor skills, and good personal and health habits throughout he day.
Our goal is to help your child grow and develop as a whole person: emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually. We will strive to aid parents in the understanding of age-appropriate curriculum and guiding their children’s development.
Pre-reading skills will be developed through the day’s activities including stories, music, and dramatic play.
Basic skills such as numbers & letter recognition, colors, shapes, sizes, etc., will be presented as the child is ready, through art, play dough, blocks, puzzles, etc.
Small motor skills will be enhanced through manipulative toys, puzzles, and child safe scissors.
Large motor skills will be developed through play, running, jumping, wheel toys, and creative movement to music.
Pre-K classes are introduced to phonics and math skills through art, cooking, science, and other hands-on activities.
Age-appropriate Christian concepts such as love, kindness, and sharing will be presented through stories, music, and crafts.
Our early childhood approach has a process vs. product result. Children ages 3-5 need practice with their motor skills (as well as social interaction) while in a safe, nurturing environment. It doesn’t matter if the end result looks perfect. What matters is that they learn to perform the skills themselves and find success. Play is an important part of a child’s day as well. Morals and manners matter! Children need to learn to work things out together using words that work
Discipline And Guidance
The goal of discipline is to help the child learn self-control. Positive behaviors will be reinforced. The teacher will stop any action that puts the child or another child in danger. Rules will be stated. Redirection, or “taking a break” may occur. Conversation and Cooperation are emphasized.
Contact us : if your child will be late or absent…..someone other than you will be picking up the child…..you have a question…..or you want to bring a pet for show and tell. PLEASE text us if you will be fairly late, because we lock our door as soon as the last child arrives.
Tuition is due the first of the month. Late tuition (after the 10th) will have an additional $10 fee if you have not talked to staff about it prior.
Calendars come home every month and will tell you the themes, if and when your child has snack day, birthdays, holidays, etc. The snack list will give you a head count. The calendar is also uploaded here on the web if you can't find yours.
Birthdays: We love birthdays. The birthday child brings treats and a poster to show to the class family photos, magazine pictures of favorite things, or drawings or stickers. Hint: save the poster for next year (or we can store it at school).
Show and Tell It used to be every Thursday and Friday at 11:10. I am switching this year to only one a day. The VIP gets to bring “one” item to share with the class on their day. No weapons please. Live animals are discussed with the teacher ahead of time please.
Traveling Library is a plastic bag that contains a book and an animal or toy. They should stay in the bag when not in use and hung on a door handle so they don’t get mixed up with toys at home. You may keep the book as long as you want. Only when you bring it back, may you get another one.
Dress your children for preschool activities, please. We do make messes. NO FLIP FLOPS at preschool please, sandals with straps ok. Just know that we play running games and might be stepped on.
Please send backpacks: It makes carrying things a lot easier for small hands. If you can put their names on it that helps too.
Scholastic Book Order comes home throughout the year. Often they have books for a dollar or two. DO NOT feel obligated to order. CLASS CODE: GKPXW