Southwest Preschool


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.

Mission
To plant a seed in children’s hearts by teaching them God’s Word and His love for them

Requirements
Children must be 3 by Sept. 1 and must be potty trained.

Fees
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.

Parent involvement
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
   program
 • 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.

A minimal amount of 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 and letter recognition.

Field trips
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 plus 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.

Contact
For more information, call Gail Hess at 503-639-4400 or at the church office at 503-620-0221.