Class Times and Tuition
Children must be 4 years old by August 31st and completely toilet trained by the first day of class.
All PreK classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00am – 12 Noon
$320/Month based on 10 months
$100 registration fee
The class sizes are maintained under the required recommended state student-teacher ratio. Each classroom is directed by a highly qualified teacher along with the assistance of a teacher aide. This lower ratio is critical in being able to meet individual children’s needs, both academically, and socially.
Each child is formally assessed twice a year and informally assessed several times throughout the year in order to best meet their needs. Teachers offer parent/teacher conferences twice a year to discuss the amazing progress that the children are making. We will address any special needs or concerns on a case by case basis.
Spiritual Life for Families
Our church community offers many ways for all members of the family to grow spiritually. Preschool families are always welcome to participate with any of the church groups. Some opportunities are:
*Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday mornings, during preschool hours (nursery care is available with prior notice)
*Wednesday Evening: Bible Study groups, Music Groups, programs for all ages as well as nursery care and Dinner
Sunday Morning Services
Visit the Church website for more information: www.gilbertumc.org
The Preschoolers are educated about God in many ways throughout the school year.Chapel Time is held each week. The classes worship and learn about Christ in the Sanctuary or in the beautiful new Prayer Garden. The students sing joyful, age appropriate worship songs, and learn bible verses and bible stories as they practice interacting with each other in loving, meaningful ways. This Chapel time serves as a springboard for their activities during the rest of the week, which include prayer at snack time and bible story extension activities and discussions.
Each month the preschoolers and their families may choose to participate in a Mission activity as a way to help others as we “Spread God’s Love.” Often these mission activities coordinate with the church-wide missions committee. The activity is announced in our monthly newsletter and in the Preschool Office.
Some of our mission activities have been:
* Make clay crosses to give to the pastors to share as they visit people.
* Collect toys, hygiene items, and books to pack in shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The gifts are given to children in 3rd world countries
* Collect canned food drive for the Gilbert Food Bank
* Make Valentine Cards for our Military Service People
These mission activities teach the preschoolers ways to help other people. We are always open to new ideas and love to have families participate and help out!