We believe in the dignity of the child and are committed to providing:
A Christian atmosphere and materials designed to help the child observe, investigate, and acquire information to develop a lifelong desire for learning.
The opportunity for the child to develop spritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
The opportunity for the child to develop his/her self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-control.
Support, assistance and encouragement for each child’s family.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our dedicated and qualified staff prides itself in meeting the needs of the whole child, by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences in a safe, healthy, interactive environment. Language and literacy skills, math and science, social studies, art, and music are integrated into our curriculum. We balance each day with outdoor play, teacher-directed activities, and center time; each classroom is set up into learning centers where children are given time and space to explore and play. Children attend Chapel and Discovery weekly. Children become problem solvers, independent learners, and gain self-confidence as they move from center to center. Trusting relationships with adults are formed as the teachers respect individual needs, and set clear, consistent limits about acceptable behavior. We follow the guidelines set forth by the NAEYC, The National Association for the Education of Young Children, and by Foundations: Early Learning Standards for the State of North Carolina. Teachers are trained yearly in CPR and First Aid, and also attend various Early Education workshops and seminars.
We have an open-door policy for parents; parents are always welcome and encouraged to volunteer as much as possible.
Our program is designed for children 18 months to 5 years of age.
August 31 is our date-of-birth cut off; for example a child needs to be 3 years old on August 31 to enter the three-year-old class in September.
Toddlers, 18 – 24 months, may attend 2 days per week.
Children 2 to 5 years of age may attend 2 – 5 days per week.
Class Hours: School hours for all children are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Children bring their lunches daily.
PGUMC Preschool closes most Wake County Traditional Public School holidays and teacher workdays.