Grace United Methodist Church Newport News, VA
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.
Preschool and Play to Learn
PLAY TO LEARN SUMMER PROGRAM
FOR CHILDREN AGES 2 1/2 - 4
Childcare by the hour!
REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, MAY 7.
CONTACT MARY SEGARS at
Grace Preschool is currently
registering for the 2013 -2014
For more information, please call
Beverly Ouzts, Director at
Grace Preschool currently holds a
4 star rating
from the State of Virginia!
See below for details!
The majority of your child's brain development occurs during the first five years of life. In order to ensure that your child receives a high quality learning experience, Grace United Methodist Preschool participates in Virginia’s Star Quality Initiative (VSQI). The VSQI is a quality rating and improvement system for early childhood classrooms across the state of Virginia. We are rated on the following four standards:
Staff Education, Qualifications and Training
Interactions with Children
Environment and Instruction
Grace Preschool has been awarded a Star Quality rating of four stars which means that our level of quality surpasses standards set by regulatory authorities. Our child/staff ratios are low, and our classrooms encourage positive relationships. We offer varied and stimulating activities, and integrate positive behavior management techniques in our classrooms. Our staff is trained in First Aid and CPR. The preschool supports the individual needs of the children, values parent communication and encourages smooth transitions to kindergarten.
Providing a basis for our instructional program, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, (Dodge, Colker, Heroman) has a firm foundation of research based on early learning standards combined with more recent trends addressing academic content for early learners.
Through the use of a developmental continuum, our curriculum encourages purposeful observation of children as we plan for the individual child within the context of the whole group. By teaching in ways that match how children develop and learn, we are able to demonstrate positive outcomes. Experiences will be provided that stimulate and encourage development in the areas of:
The Christian faith will be shared in natural ways throughout the day. We have a Children's Chapel twice a month for each class. Although we do not impose our doctrinal beliefs, it is our goal to help children feel that they are loved by God.
In the environmental approach prescribed by current research and trends in Early Childhood Education, various learning activities and interest centers are available in the classroom in which a child may create and explore. Our classrooms are divided into interest areas such as:
Play to Learn
The Play to Learn at Grace program, or PLG, is a ministry to the community that provides a loving, safe environment for the care of children throughout the year. The PLG program is open for busy parents at specific times. Although pre-registration is required, your child is welcome to attend this special play group.
Children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 are limited to 4 hours per day, and 8 hours per week.
Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 are limited to 5 hours per day, and 12 hours per week.
We also offer a "Lunch Bunch" program, which is open to children enrolled in Grace Preschool and is available Tuesday through Friday. The registration fee is discounted for “Lunch Bunch” children.
Supply & Registration Fee: $40.00
Hourly Rate: $ 5.75
September - May
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
June - August
Tuesday through Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Children are eligible for admission to the Weekday Educational Program
without regard to gender, race, religion, color,
and national or ethnic origin.