United Methodist Church of Chillicothe
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Love God, Love People, Serve the World
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1414 Walnut
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone: (660)646-2580
Fax: (660)646-5335







United Methodist Preschool

Director:  Patricia Howard

Call 660-646-2580, ext. 22 for more information.

Organized in 1968, this preschool is sponsored by the United Methodist Church as a service to the community. The overall objective is to provide a quality early childhood program in a Christian atmosphere with trained and experienced teachers.
Enrollment begins for church families and current enrolled families February 1st. Enrollment is open to the public the 16th of February. To enroll your child, or if you have questions, you may contact the United Methodist Preschool at 646-2580, ext 22.. You may also contact us via email:  preschool.link@gmail.com
All children need to be enrolled BEFORE starting preschool. To enroll all children must have presented the following:
· enrollment form
· record of immunizations
· permission slip for field trips
· Supply Fee (non-refundable) to be set each year
This fee provides all the supplies that your child needs for preschool for the school year, and secures your child's place in preschool.
The UMC Preschool has classes for two age groups:
Primary class is geared toward name recognition, social skills, basic shapes and color, and activities to enhance large and fine motor skills. Children must be 3 years of age by August 1 to qualify for enrollment in the Primary class.
Prekindergarten class adds emphasis on the alphabet, numbers, language development and social skills. Children must be 4 years of age by August 1 to qualify for enrollment in this class.
Educational Enhancements
· Monthly Large Group Bible Story and daily classroom Bible Story,
· Christian Holidays, Seasonal Holidays and Birthday Celebrations;
· Music Enrichment Class meets for 25 minutes twice a month,
· Field Trips are arranged to places of interest, and special people stop by from time to time.
The UMC Preschool starts the day after Labor Day and follows the Chillicothe Public School Calendar. 
Primary Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m 
Prekindergarten Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m (new hours)
Primary Class Tuition - $60
Prekindergarten Class Tuition - .$90
Tuition is due by the first of each month. There is no refund or adjustment of tuition for absences.
UMC Preschool offers a supervised early arrival play group. Children may come in as early as 7:30 am and is located in the Christian Life Center,
Playgroup fees will remain at $3 per day, $12 a month for Primary (2 days a week)
$18 a month for Prekindergarten (3 days a week)
Our daily schedule is very flexible and is divided into active and quiet blocks of time. The UMC Preschool Staff are using the Creative Curriculum Frameworks in curriculum planning. 
· Constructive Kids (blocks, Lego's)
· Creative Corner (Art),
· Dramatic Play,

· Manipulatives (games, puzzles, sorting, etc.)

Circle time:
· colors, shapes, numbers, weather,
· letters, poetry, Show and Tell, etc,
Snack Time with prayer,
Outdoor play (weather permitting) or fun and games in the Christian Life Center,
Music, story telling, songs and closing.
First day of school - classes will start the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Orientation Day will be held before school starts to allow the children and parents to meet their teacher and see their classroom.  School Snow Days - we will follow the policy of Chillicothe R-II School District.

Conferences will be held in January & may be scheduled any time during the year as needed, by either the teacher or parent. Progress Reports will be distributed twice a year.

Class assignment of your child will be made on a random basis.
UMC Preschool helps children develop a good self-image and nurtures them in reaching their potentials by providing opportunities through:
· experiences in social relationships,
· physical development,
· finding acceptable outlets for their emotions, and
· stimulating academic experiences which encourage a child to think and analyze,
· In a Christian learning environment.
We encourage the children to learn with enthusiasm, make good decisions, exercise self-discipline and communicate with others. Children who think for themselves enjoy new challenges. These children have a strong foundation for being productive and happy adults.