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PEACE Preschool

Welcome to Peace United Methodist Preschool of Pickerington, Ohio!

We are very pleased that you are interested in our preschool.  We are a Christian preschool that has been serving Pickerington and the surrounding area for over 10 years. Our qualified, dedicated and loving staff is eager to serve you during these formative years of your child’s development.

Peace United Methodist Church Preschool serves children 3 to 5 years old on a part time basis. We offer a morning preschool session and an afternoon session. Peace Preschool is in session from September through May..  Our preschool is part of the outreach ministry of Peace UM Church. Our preschool is fully licensed by the state of Ohio. It is inspected and regulated by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

 

At Peace UM Preschool you will find:

  • Degreed teachers
  • Low teacher child ratio
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play areas
  • Safe environment
  • Kindergarten readiness skills

We would love you to come by and visit!  Call us today at 614-837-3732 or email at jjk0319@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about PEACE Preschool contact me:

Jill Kilgore

Preschool Administator

Email:
Phone: 614.837.3732

 

2014-2015 Registration Information

  • For siblings of past & present preschoolers  - enrollment begins Monday, February 3rd at 9:00 am.
  • For Peace Church family – enrollment begins Monday, February 10th at 9:00 am.
  • Enrollment begins Monday, February 24th at 9:00 am.

 

Paperwork needed for registration:

  1. Registration Form     –     2014 – 2015 Peace Preschool Registration Form
  2. Child Enrollment and Health Information Form     –     Child Enrollment and Health Information for Child Care Centers and Type A Homes
  3. Proof of Immunization
  4. Custody Papers
  5. $75.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

 

About Us

Called to Ministry

In 2003 Peace United Methodist Church established our preschool in answer to a vital need in our community to provide care and Christian nurture for little ones in our church and community.  Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me….”

And we believe that He is calling us to “let the children come “to Peace and help them grow in His love.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to nurture and stimulate the “whole” child’s growth in a safe, Christian, educational environment thereby helping families experience God’s love and assisting parents in preparation for a successful kindergarten transition.

Our Objectives

Guide your child through the preschool years by modeling Christian attitudes and values; for we believe spiritual behavior is more caught than taught

Provide readiness skills at the child’s developmental level to help him with success in the early childhood school setting

Work together with parents to provide a positive preschool experience for their child

 

Classes:

Peace UMC Preschool offers a variety of schedules to meet the diverse needs of families in the Pickerington area.  Our classes have a low teacher to student ratio.  In the 3’s and 4’s class the ratio is 2 teachers to 12 students.  The ratio for the 4’s and 5’s class is 2 teachers to 14 students.  Peace teachers are some of the finest early childhood educators in the area.  All lead teachers hold a Bachelor’s degree.  All lead and assistant teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse.  Also, they annually attend Early Childhood Seminars. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom. Children love to have their parents come and read to the class or help out with a special craft.

 

2014-2015 Class Offerings 

Peace Preschool 

Cost

3-4 Year-Old Classes (must be 3 by August 1)

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00-11:30 a.m.

$100 per month

4-5 Year-Old Classes (must be 4 by August 1)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.

$140 per month

4-5 Year-Old Classes (must be 4 by August 1)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00-11:30 a.m.

$140 per month

41/2-5′s Class (must be 5 by February 1, 2015)

Monday-Thursday
12:30-3:00 pm

$160 per month

 

All students must be potty trained. Preschool assessments and Parent Teacher Conferences are held in February for the 4’s and 5’s.  The 3-4 year old classes are held in May.

 

A Look at our Daily Schedule:

  • Arrival and name recognition activities
  • Morning Circle
  • Learning Centers & Activities:

Language                  Art

Math                          Dramatics

Science                      Blocks

Small motor             Library & listening

  • Second   Circle
  • Gross Motor
  • Bible Time and Goodbye

Children take turns bringing snacks for their class – all snacks must be store-packaged and nut free. (No homemade goodies … sorry!)

Overview of Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is in line with the early childhood content standards to give readiness skills to be successful in the kindergarten classroom. Our curriculum is taught thematically. Each month there are certain topics or themes which are incorporated into our hands-on learning centers and whole group times.  Children learn best by hands-on- experiences.  We want to foster a love for learning and every child is unique.

 

Academic Overview of Preschool Program

Reading Readiness Skills:

  • Ten Primary Colors                                         3′s/4′s
  • First Name Recognition                                  3′s/4′s
  • Last Name Recognition                                  4′s
  • What’s Missing                                                3′s/4′s
  • Likeness/Differences                                      3′s/4′s
  • Positional Words                                             3’s/4′s
  • Opposites                                                        3′s/4′s
  • Says the Alphabet                                           3’s/4′s
  • Alphabet Letter and Sound Recognition        4′s
  • Rhyming Words                                              4′s
  • Writing Names                                                4′s
  • Phone Numbers                                               4′s

Math Readiness Skills

  • Four Basic Shape Recognition                        3′s/4′s
  • Rote Counting                                                            3′s/4′s
  • One to One Correspondence                          3′s/4′s
  • Sorting                                                                        3′s/4′s
  • Quantitative Concepts                                                3′s/4′s
  • Patterns                                                           4′s
  • Progression of Sizes                                        4′s
  • Money Recognition                                        4′s
  • Time Recognition                                            4′s

Social Studies

  • Self-Awareness                                               3′s/4′s
  • Family, Friends, and Feelings                         3′s/4′s
  • Community Helpers                                        3′s/4′s
  • Holidays                                                          3′s/4′s
  • Government                                                    3′s/4′s
  • Man and Globe                                               4′s

Science

  • Weather                                                           3′s/4′s
  • Seasons                                                           3′s/4′s
  • Senses                                                             3′s/4′s
  • Health and Safety                                           3′s/4′s
  • Animals                                                           3′s/4′s
  • Plants                                                              3′s/4′s
  • Magnets                                                          4′s
  • Weight and Measurement                               4′s

Other Areas of Curriculum

Spiritual Growth

  • Says Short Group and Echo Prayers               3′s/4′s
  • God is Their Creator                                       3′s/4′s
  • God Made Them Special                                3′s/4′s
  • Jesus is Their Friend and Loves Them            3′s/4′s
  • Sing Simple Bible Songs                                 3′s/4′s

Social/Emotional

  • Demonstrates Good Listening Skills              3′s/4′s
  • Follows Directions                                          3′s/4′s
  • Shows Kindness                                             3′s/4′s

Physical Education

Preschoolers daily take part in activities that promote large and small motor development.

Art

Preschoolers have opportunities to work with a variety of medium.  The children are encouraged to create their own unique works of art.  Through art the preschoolers will improve their fine motor skills.  The focus of art is on the process rather than the product

Music

Preschoolers are given the opportunity to sing, play instruments, listen and move to music.

 

About the Staff

The Preschool staff is trained to provide a safe environment for young children.  All lead teachers hold a degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.  Their technique of handling children in a warm, sensitive and loving manner will encourage the development of the “whole child.”  The entire staff is persons who see themselves as doing ministry by being positive role models for young children.

Teachers have taken classes in CPR, Communicable Diseases, First Aid & Child Abuse Recognition.  They annually attend Early Childhood Conferences.  Peace Church follows a Safe Sanctuaries Policy which states that all of our staff must have a current background check.

 

 

Your Children Will

Your children will have a variety of learning opportunities geared toward individual development at their own level. Here’s an example of some of the opportunities and activities planned:

 

 

  • Science – nature, animals, personal health, nutrition, weather
  • Reading Readiness – language development, listening, observing, name recognition, alphabet
  • Math Readiness – working with numbers, number recognition, counting, shapes
  • Art – creative opportunities through easel and finger painting, play dough, scissors, glue, collages, crayons and a variety of other art media
  • Everyday Life – activities that make the children feel they are helping and being responsible.  Examples: being a helper, sharing, cooking, using good manners, clean-up
  • Social Development – encouraged through free play and organized group activities
  • Motor Development – activities to help develop and define both large and small motor skills

 

Peace United Methodist Preschool welcomes you!