Southwest Preschool offers classes for 3 and 4 year olds on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring. Classes, consisting of no more than 15 students, are available in the morning or afternoon. Open enrollment begins February 1.
To plant a seed in children’s hearts by teaching them God’s Word and His love for them
The 3's class - children must be 3 by September 1, but not 4 and must be potty trained.; The 4's class - children must be 4 by September 1, but not 5.
A one-time non-refundable registration fee of $75 is required. This does not guarantee a spot in class. If we are full, you will be placed on a waiting list. There are no tuition charges or monthly fees. Teachers and helpers are volunteers from the church. The church provides for other costs incurred throughout the year.
Parents are expected to provide snacks and some school supplies during the year, and must also accompany their child on the field trips.
Classes offer . . .
• an awareness of God and His love
• Bible-based curriculum
• programs for parents that include a Valentine Tea, Christmas program and closing
• an atmosphere of love, acceptance and individual recognition through art
expression (paint, clay, crafts, music), oral expression (drama, puppets, “show and
tell”), active listening (to others, to Bible stories, to music), nature appreciation
(animals, plants, foods, seasons) and play time.
Some kindergarten readiness skills are taught to prepare children to enter school in the fall. Skills may consist of (but are not limited to) cutting, pasting, name writing, letter recognition, learning to stand in line, learning to sit and participate during group time.
Field trips throughout the year are designed to enhance a child’s awareness and learning skills. Some have a minimal cost to parents.
History of the preschool
Cornia Carroll started the free preschool in 1992 to reach out to the surrounding community and spread God's love. Thirteen children, some of whom already attended church at Southwest, were enrolled in the first class. Sixty children now are enrolled and we typically have a waiting list.
God has blessed this school, the teachers and helpers, and most importantly, the many children and families who have attended. Our hope is to reach many, many more in the years to come.
For more information, call Gail Hess at the church office. The number is 503-620-0221.