Two Year Old
Our two year old program focuses first on self-esteem and positive self image. Additional objectives include the enhancement of social interaction, self expression, creativity, large and small motor development, and intellectual growth.
Planned activities and materials are open-ended to allow children at varying developmental levels to participate in and experience them in meaningful ways. Children enhance social skills through play both in small groups and independent settings. Opportunities for problem solving are facilitated by staff as they arise throughout the day. Children are provided with individual attention and one on one conversation with teachers and staff.
Threes, Fours, and Pre-Kindergarten
The room activities and group times are planned to enhance all areas of a child's development - cognitive, language, sensory, physical, social, and emotional. Children ages three to five learn through play; hands-on experiences, role playing, trial and error, interaction with others. All lay the foundation for formal education.
Some of the areas we focus on through the year are numbers, colors, shapes, math concepts (sorting, matching, one-to-one correspondence, sequencing, etc.), the five senses, families and friends, nature, animals, weather, seasons, safety, occupations, holidays, and much more. These concepts are offered through stories, songs, finger plays, art activities, dramatic play, and other first hand experiences.
Social and emotional development is an important aspect of our preschool program. Participation in group activities, taking turns, sharing, taking responsibility for self, and interaction with teachers and peers are all important experiences provided for developing each child's self-esteem, independence, and school readiness.
Two Year Olds Program
We offer a 2 DAY a week program on Monday and Wednesday and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:45am.
Three Year Olds Program
We offer a 3 DAY a week program for children on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as well as Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am -12:00pm.
We offer a 2 DAY a week program on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00pm.
Four Year Olds Program
We offer a 3 DAY a week program for four year olds meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 12:00pm.
We offer the PreK program Monday through Friday 9:15 to 12:15.
Specials (TEMPORARILY CANCELED)
As a supplement to each week's curriculum, the preschoolers enjoy a different special , either music, story time or physical education.
Lunch Bunch (TEMPORARILY CANCELED)
Lunch Bunch is an opportunity to extend the preschool day. Students ages 2-5 will play together in a fun, safe, and stimulating environment after their regular preschool day is through. Children bring a bagged lunch and play until 1:30 p.m. Parents can register their child in advance or the day-of(if space allows) at the preschool office.
Parents' Day Out (TEMPORARILY CANCELED)
In Parents' Day Out your child will have the opportunity to interact with other children and learn through play. They'll listen to stories, play with age appropriate toys, make crafts and enjoy outdoor time. A snack is also provided. This program is offered as a service not only to preschool families but to ALL children of the community ages 2 - 3 on Fridays.
LET'S GET STARTED
Classes begin for all age groups the week of Labor Day.
Tuition may be paid
in full* by September 30 or in monthly installments.
Registration fee and Tuition for May 2021 is due upon registering.
2 & 3 Day Programs - $80
PreK - $105
Family - $150
2 day- $185/mth
2 day- $220/mth
3 Day- $290/mth
3 Day- $290/mth
Early enrollment privileges for NUMC members
The preschool offers an early enrollment period for members of Newark United Methodist Church and current/former preschool families the last week of January. All openings not filled during this time are offered to all community families the first Monday of February.