- Low Teacher/Child classroom ratios
- Experienced and Certified Teachers
- Daily Playground time on our Large Shaded Playground (weather permitting)
- Daily Snacks provided
- Structured weekly themes utilizing the WEE Learn Curriculum
- Weekly Diaries
- Weekly Chapel Program
- Special Visitors – Such as City of Tampa Fire Department and Friendly Pirates
- Special Events – Halloween Parade, Thanksgiving Picnic, Christmas Program, Easter Egg Hunt, End of Year Program and Classroom Parties
Schedules and Fees
2 Year Olds – Hours are daily 9:00AM to Noon.
- Choose 2, 3 or 5 Mornings a Week.
- All Fees are Monthly: 2 Mornings – $250.00 3 Mornings – $350.00 5 Mornings – $450.00
- * * * Please Note * * * Your child must be 2 years old on or before August 31st to be accepted into this program.
3 Year Olds – Hours are daily 9:00AM to Noon.
- Choose either 3 or 5 Mornings a Week.
- All Fees are Monthly: 3 Days – $350.00 and 5 Days $450.00
- * * * Please Note * * * Your child must be 3 years old on or before August 31st and be completely potty trained to be accepted into this program.
Registration & Material Fees:
- Annual Registration fee of $200.00 – due at time the registration packet is submitted.
- Annual Material Fee of $200.00 – the first $100.00 of this fee is due in September and the remaining $100.00 is due in January.
Our programs are structured around the Weekday Early Education (WEE) Learn Curriculum which is a developmentally appropriate weekday curriculum for Christian settings designed to support children and families. Your child’s individual differences and learning styles are considered as they learn through play and interactions with their teachers and classmates to maximize their learning potential.
We utilize a weekly module-based approach that teaches a different theme. Each week we update your child’s classroom with books, toys and manipulatives which relates to that week’s theme. Your child experiences age appropriate learning activities that are designed to lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, Bible, church, self, family, others and the natural world. This includes learning centers, group activities and a weekly diary of the week’s activities that is sent home each Friday.
Each classroom has been designed and equipped to support your child and his/her classmates with height appropriate tables, chairs, sinks and restrooms. In addition, there are learning centers (such as Home Living, Blocks, Books, and Puzzles) that encourage both individual and group activities as well as a group area on the floor where the children and teacher interact.
The children in our 3 Year Old Classes participate in our weekly Chapel program on Friday mornings at 9:30AM. Parents are always welcome to join their child to listen to a Bible story and sing Bible songs. We use a flannel board method to tell the stories so the children see the characters as well as hear the story. We do not teach Baptist doctrine, but teach Christian principles.
The Chapel program for the children in the Two Year Old Classes begins in early November, after they have become accustomed to attending school. Their Chapel time is Fridays at 11:30AM, toward the end of their morning. We use the same flannel board method to tell the Bible story, but the length of the story and the time spent singing is shortened to accommodate their attention span.
All of the children bring home a picture about the story, which we hope will be a visual prompt to tell you a little bit about what happened. For example, Mary rode on the donkey and Joseph had to walk because there were no cars. Our primary goal is for the children to learn how God loves and cares for us.
Children that do not attend Preschool on Fridays will have a Bible story taught by their teachers that goes along with the weekly theme. The children will also learn several blessings to say before eating their snacks.
Our playground is located on the Morrison Ave., side of the church. We are proud to say that it is quite large, shaded and offers many different features for the children to enjoy. Features include a restroom, water fountain, four (4) picnic tables, four (4) swings, tire swing, four (4) slides, hand over hand bars, climbing dome, Gus the Caterpillar (tunnel), a lighthouse, pirate ship, the “fort” and the children’s favorite, the “Castle”.
There are plenty of areas for the children to run, in addition, steps, stairs, ladders, steering wheels and the wall all provide opportunities to help develop gross motor and balancing skills. You can see photos of the playground in the Galleries section of our website.