Faith Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten celebrates over 50 years in operation. The preschool was established in 1960 to serve the community as an educational arm of the total mission of Faith Presbyterian Church, to witness to the love of Christ.
If you are interested in additional information about our program or curriculum, please visit our website or call the preschool office at 385-0725. We are very proud of our preschool ministry.
Beverly Sims, Director
Special Christmas message from the Preschool Director:
The Christmas season is upon us. What a special opportunity for our children and families to share the love of Jesus with one another. While our children are young we are still their greatest influence. One of the most important parental responsibilities is setting an example and being the kind of person we want our children to be. It can be challenging yet so rewarding at the same time. Children watch us closely and constantly in all that we do. They see how we treat relatives, friends and strangers especially during the holiday season. Jesus, being the best role model throughout the Christmas season, gives us teachable moments to perform acts of kindness for others. When we treat others with respect, compassion, love and kindness your child learns all about altruism, defined as an unselfish concern for the welfare of others. This is seen in our families and friends that adopt other families and children from our angel tree. We are so thankful for the generosity of all of our preschool families. The compassion and outreach of the preschool ministry is one of the many things that sets our school apart from other schools. We take the time to be kind and we minister to others less fortunate than ourselves.
With our preschool and kindergarten registration approaching in January for the upcoming 2019-20 school year we invite you to stop by for a school visit to tour the classrooms and meet our staff and teachers. Faith Preschool and Kindergarten is fully accredited through NAEYC and licensed through the Department of Children and Families. We have credentialed teachers with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher in each classroom. Many schools are known for specialty in certain areas. When looking for a quality early childhood program parents need to look for and expect a preschool program that specializes in early childhood education with quality teachers maintaining certification and child development credentials in addition to experience in working with the young child. I am proud to say that Faith Preschool & Kindergarten far exceeds these criteria. Each teacher provides a warm, positive and loving environment for young children. Our goal is to instill in each child the self-confidence that comes from the security of God’s never-ending love: thus forming a secure and faith based and academic foundation that will last a lifetime.
Our new Stay n Play program now offers extended hours for parents and families that work fulltime. There are several scholarship opportunities and financial assistance for those families that qualify and I am more than happy to meet with you and discuss these options with you.
During registration time, parents will often ask me what is the curriculum for the respective classes at Faith Preschool and how does the curriculum reflect the philosophy of the school?
The curriculum of the school is what is taking place in the classroom. The curriculum is reflected in the early learning centers from the study of a fish, working with magnets, role-playing in the dramatic play area, building blocks, singing songs, learning to write our name, making books, interacting in a group, sharing with friends, solving problems or conflicts, pretend cooking with play dough to sand and water play. We are proud to say that learning through PLAY is important and evident at Faith Preschool and Kindergarten. All academics and skills taught at Faith Preschool are integrated into a thematic approach to teaching where hands on learning and discovery create a balance of learning experiences that young children need to grow and learn. If you are a preschool alumni family, please refer us to your friends or family that may be looking for a quality preschool that is fully accredited and let them know about our upcoming registration in January.
We extend a warm invitation to the church congregation to attend our school Christmas programs on Wednesday December, 12th. Our two year olds will sing at 9:30 in the fellowship hall and our other classes will sing at 11:00 in the church sanctuary. The holidays can be a time to renew your family’s commitment to life and human kind; especially in light of all the challenges and uncertainty that many families face. Hearing the children sing and watching them perform will certainly fill your hearts with the Christmas spirit.
I send a special and heartfelt thanks to Faith Presbyterian Church and to our children, parents, and families for your continued support over the years. You help to make each day a Faith Preschool Day!
Merry Christmas & Blessings to you all,
Beverly Sims, School Director