Calvary Preschool

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Dear Families,

Preschool is the beginning of an important phase of growing up. We consider it a privilege to open this door of learning opportunity for your child. We welcome the opportunity for Christian service to our community, and we are pleased that we can offer excellent education and care for young children.

Calvary is pleased to offer a preschool program for infants to pre-kindergarten. We pride ourselves in providing an environment that not only allows the child to grow in knowledge but also in their faith.
Most important to our preschool is the child’s environment. Our campus is secured and safety is of the utmost importance. When a child is safe, they can grow emotionally. Class sizes are small so we can give full attention to the students.

Knowledge enters the mind gradually, almost unconsciously. It is the teacher’s job to plant it like a seed, tend to it with encouragement and love, and nurture it while it grows and blooms. I believe the teachers, specialists, and support staff in our program provides such an atmosphere for all our students to grow and bloom.
We know we will enjoy getting to know all of our friends and families at Calvary Preschool.

Sincerely,

Melanie Taylor
Preschool Director
Contact Melanie Taylor at (318)445-0959 or melanie@calvarynet.net for more information. 

Registration Info:

You will be notified via the e-mail address provided on your registration form upon acceptance.  Students registering for both Summer and Fall will have priority over those registering for Summer only. Priority is given as outlined below.

1.    Current Students and their siblings
2.    Alumni and their siblings
3.    Calvary members active for at least one year
4.    General Public

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Current Rates

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Infant/Crawler Program:(6 weeks - 12 months)

Our babies are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic, and responsive caregivers in a calm, soothing, happy environment. Loving interaction between baby and caregiver is given during diaper changes feedings, rest time, and playtime. Your child’s happiness and comfort is our first priority as we provide you with a safe and secure program.

Toddler Program:(12-24 months)

Children must be 1 year old by September 30 to register for this program. We believe that young children are concrete learners who learn by doing. They use all of their senses to explore and find out about their environment. They feel a sense of security from pattern, rhythm, and predictability to their days. Young children are looking to the adults in their lives to provide a safe and nurturing environment where they have lots of time for uninterrupted play, to participate in real-life activities, and to simply enjoy being a child.

Two year old program:

Children must be 2 years old by September 30 to register for this program. The monthly themes in the 2 Year Old Program promote independence through child-centered and teacher-directed activities throughout the day. Self help skills such as eating skills, potty training, hand washing, and independently cleaning up are taught. Students are introduced to circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs. Age appropriate activities promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing, and expressing feelings in an appropriate manner. Children will be busy each day making friends, exploring toys and how they work,looking at books and being read to, singing songs, playing, working on puzzles and so much more. Engaging in group play allows toddlers to begin to learn the concept of sharing.

Three Year Old Program:

Children must be 3 years old by September 30 to register for this program. Children must be potty trained before they enter the three year old program in the fall. Our goal is to introduce our three year old students to preschool and teach them that school is a safe place to explore their world in many new and exciting ways. Our class combines independent play, large group, small group and individual instruction times. Various activities are used to support our phonics based curriculum. We enjoy arts and crafts, singing and dancing, books, nursery rhymes, poems and cooking projects.

Four Year Old Program:

Children must be 4 by September 30 to register for this program. In our four year old program we encourage children to look for peer relationships; to play cooperatively with others, to share, contribute and interact with others in a group and to explore and create! This program consists of a vast array of units and themes which concentrate on continuing to develop social skills while introducing Kindergarten readiness activities in a fun, exciting and developmentally appropriate way. In addition to social development the program focuses on letter recognition and sounds, handwriting, sight words, reading readiness, simple math concepts, and exploring the world around us through science and social studies. Parent conferences are held in February.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

Stay and Play:

Stay and Play is available Monday through Friday from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm for students enrolled in the two year old, three year old, and Pre-K program.

Early Bird:

Parents will be able to bring students into the school from 7:30 am to 8:25 am on an as needed basis. This allows the parents some flexibility when dropping off older siblings or meeting work demands. There is a fee of $2.00 each day for this service. The students will remain in the classroom and be cared for by an adult until the start of the preschool day.

Additional Experiences:

Library, Music, Spanish, Art & Godly Play

Other Yearly Activities:

Speech ScreeningsScholastic Book OrdersVision Screening (Lions Club)Special Events: Thanksgiving FeastChristmas Programand the Sunshine Program in May