Registration is open for the 2019-20 school year. Children must be 2, 3 or 4 by August 31, 2019. Class hours are 8:30 – 11:30 AM. Attendance days are Tu & Th for 2 Yr. ($110 Tuition); Tu-Th for 3 Yr. ($120 Tuition); M-Th for 4 Yr. ($130 Tuition). There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee and a $25 supply fee. Please share this information with family and friends. For more information please call the church office at 704-637-7843.
We welcome our new Interim Preschool Director, Mrs. Patti Goforth. Patti lives in Denver, NC, with her husband, Joe of 40 years. Together, they have four children, one of which is living with our Lord and four awesome grands, 2 months to 6 years of age. Patti was called into preschool ministry 32 years ago. She has served as a Director four times and has taught 2’s, 3’s and 4’s. Besides her passion for helping preschoolers grow, learn and play in God’s love, she claims to be a true vintage soul, loving the country life she was raised in. Patti is looking forward to serving Christ UMC Preschool and answering God’s call to work with preschoolers, their families and the church family. Her and Joe's favorite life verse is Isaiah 40:31 (The Living Bible): 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
The summer of 2019 is bringing changes to Christ United Methodist Church Preschool. The fall for the 2019/2020 school year promises to be full of new features for the children and families at CUMC. While change takes adjustment, there are also many things to bring excitement. Here are some of the items of interest the Church and the Preschool Board will make happen:
We commit to having a place of safety and love where children can grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, and mentally. We want children to experience life with a sense of joy through play, hands-on activities, and discovery. That is how children learn. But two-year-olds learn differently than four-year-olds. This is why a good curriculum is used by the teachers as the basic lesson plans which are age appropriate for each class. The teachers will creatively expand the lessons with practical and experiential activities. These preschool rooms will not be mini-classrooms, big school will come soon enough – these rooms will have learning centers and opportunities for dramatic play and housekeeping, sensory/tactile time and science for 3’s & 4’s. Fours will even try their hand at cooking occasionally.
CURRICULUM - Teachers will use the basic lesson plans from the Child Development Education Alliance (CDEA) called WEE Learn Curriculum. The goal of WEE Learn is to “nurture, educate and protect the hearts and minds of the children.” Materials for each age are created specifically for the emotional, spiritual, and developmental needs of two, three, and four-year-olds respectively, so each classroom will be devoted to various learning centers for each age:
- These learning centers will be clean, bright, and easy for each child to
- They will be stocked with items that “teach a foundation for
understanding God, Jesus, the Bible, church, self, family, others, and
the natural world.”
The WEE Learn materials begin with developmentally appropriate lessons for twos, build on that for the changes three-year-olds experience and finally brings each four-year-old to graduate knowing the requirements of the Rowan/Salisbury school district to enter Kindergarten. You can read more about the materials at www.cdealliance.org.
Christ UMC & the Preschool Board hope you catch the excitement for the redesigned program. We seek to build upon all that has gone before for the children in the love and grace of Christ.
If you have any questions about these items, you can call Mrs. Patti Goforth, Pastor Jill Smith, or anyone on the Preschool Board for more details. The church office (call 704-637-7843) will provide you the contact information.
How You Can Help: Register your child by July 17 for the fall program. These changes cannot take place if we do not have children in our program. Please tell your friends with children who are interested in a half-day program about the redesign here. Ask them to join the excitement at Christ United Methodist Church Preschool. The preschool serves children in two, three and four-year-old classes. If you know someone with a child who needs a loving place to learn about Jesus, please call the church office at 704-637-7843.
Preschool Update: The children’s classrooms in the church are being transformed from the inside out. The church is removing everything, painting the rooms, cleaning all the equipment, adding new items and only putting back in the rooms the best and most important items for the children to learn from and play with. The first classroom is done, COME in and see the different centers for each classroom for, reading, learning, quiet time, and directed play. With all volunteers, this is not a quick turnaround, but an intentional remodeling of many classrooms. If you know of any families with 2, 3, or 4 year old’s who desire a Preschool that will love and teach them about Jesus and the created world, Christ UMC Preschool is ready for them. Now taking registration for each class. We hope to have all registrations in by July 17th. A Preschool Open House for the church will be on Sunday July 28th. School begins this year on August 12th.