ABOUT village preschool
Village Church on Mission Weekday Preschool is a NAEYC accredited and KQRIS Five-Star rated preschool that offers a developmental program of quality education for children ages 3-5. The program is guided by the HighScope curriculum and is taught by Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education degreed professionals in every classroom.
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PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT DATES
Enrollment dates for 2021-2022 school year are:
Enrollment begins for current VOM Preschool families on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
Enrollment begins for KDO families & Village Church members on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Enrollment begins for former VOM Preschool families on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
Enrollment opens to the community on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021
Village on Mission Preschool enrollment may be requested through our Enrollment Application online form. A link to the Enrollment Application will go live on the specific enrollment date for each group. Filling out the Enrollment Application does not guarantee enrollment. All enrollments will be confirmed within 2 business days with further instructions on submitting your Registration Fee and Tuition Deposit. Once enrollment is full, a Wait List will be started. No payment will be due until enrollment is secured if you are placed on the Wait List.
Once enrolled, all other paperwork for your child will be due on or before August 13, 2021.
Creations by Kids
The art class “Creations by Kids” will visit each preschool class regularly. The method will be process art, which encompasses all of one’s senses. Process art, not product art, means that the child is free to experiment with different art materials and enjoy what happens. There are no concerns about right or wrong or copying an example. Each child is the artist, whatever they create is right and most times more exciting than what we as adults imagine. The CBK curriculum is original to Village Preschool and is administered by Debbie Smith.
When looking at art, children tend to focus on the subject of the art rather than the aesthetics. Creations by Kids helps to develop children's language skills by talking about shape, size, color and texture. Creations by Kids extends these art concepts by asking open-ended questions and engaging in meaningful conversation about specific artists and their creative styles. Creations by Kids classes help develop fine motor, cognitive, language and social skills.
Music Is Fun
In addition to the music the children experience daily in the classroom, our music teacher Mary Van Thullenar visits each class once a month. She follows the key experiences in the High Scope music guidelines, including:
Movement Is Fun
The Movement Is Fun (MIF) program was developed for use in preschools to enhance normal growth and development. Using concepts of movement exploration embedded in a framework of sensory integration development, children learn how to move their bodies through space. They also learn about how muscles work and how to visualize body movement and then plan and execute the ideas (creative movement). Because of the emphasis on a sensory integration framework, the activities concentrate on enhancing the basic sensory systems - activities which are at a much lower level than most movement exploration programs.
A curriculum has been developed for use in preschools that provides each child with the MIF program twice a month for the school year. A minimum of equipment is utilized, so that the children will concentrate on their body movements rather than on a piece of machinery. Movement is fun is taught by Mary Van Thullenar.
Speech and Hearing Screening
We offer, through Children’s Therapy Group, a screening test for articulation to assess speech sound development, an observation of the child’s expressive and receptive language skills and a hearing screening. All test results are reported to parents by the speech pathologist performing the screening. This screening is done in the fall for our 4s and 5s and in the spring for our 3s.
Village Church Preschool places a great value on the individual development and uniqueness of each child. The team teacher approach in the classroom allows the assessment of sixteen children to be done in a step by step process with observational record keeping at the very core. Several categories of child development are addressed with parents at least twice a year. It takes time to create an accurate picture of each child and how they are relating all of the areas; to the teacher, to each other and the group as a whole. The documentation (observational record keeping) is important verification of the whole picture and how the child’s development unfolds throughout the school year.
Our policy is to respond outside of the twice a year format when it is deemed necessary by the classroom teacher or is requested by a parent. It is our charge as teachers to have a constant and accurate evaluation of each child and to relay information to the parents in a systematic way. Our team approach includes the teachers, administration and the parents using the following process:
Director of Village Church Preschool