Ages 3 to 5 years
Northminster Presbyterian is proud to provide the finest preschool program in the area! Our preschool is a unique program offering children opportunities to develop cognitive, spiritual, and social skills through a variety of research based practices. This program is for children who are between 3 and 5 years of age on September 1st.
Half-Day Preschool Discovery preschool offers morning sessions from 8:30-11:15 a.m. or afternoon sessions from 12:15-3:00 pm. You may choose to have your child attend three days per week (Tuesday-Thursday), four days per week (Monday-Thursday) or five days per week (Monday-Friday).
Full-Day Preschool Full day preschool meets five days per week from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Tuition for this program includes hot lunch. This class enrolls 20 students with two teachers. Full day preschool benefits children who are age eligible but not ready to move on to kindergarten, children with English as their second language, and children at all developmental levels who would benefit from additional time spent at school. If you are interested in the full day program, please mark your application accordingly. Pre- and post-care options are avaiable for this group of preschoolers only.
Some of the specific details regarding Discovery Preschool include:
- Curriculum featuring "The Project Approach."
- Mixed age classes.
- Work sampling porfolio assessment.
- Certified teachers with up-to-date training.
- Morning session from 8:30-11:15 a.m. or afternoon session from 12:15-3:00 p.m.
- Literacy & Language development through "Shared Reading" program.
- The program will follow the Dunlap School calendar regarding vacation days.
- The children of Discovery Preschool go on several working field trips every year. The link below will show you a sample of how our information is collected, reviewed and displayed.
Discovery Preschool provides a nurturing, safe, and stimulating learning environment. As early childhood educators, we know children learn best through active, engaged, meaningful play; therefore, we firmly believe play is the children's work. We understand children are naturally curious and learn best when allowed to actively explore, involve all their senses, manipulate real objects, work together with adults and other children, make meaningful plans, and build upon what they already know. Our curriculum reflects these needs while fostering independence, empathy, cooperation, and creativity. In-depth explorations of a topic which are motivated by the child's interest, excitement, and curiosity allow the curriculum to be presented in a developmentally appropria
te manner. Families support the classroom by their collaboration and participation. Parents are considered partners in the learning journey and the program is dedicated to building strong family partnerships.