Preschool Programs for Age 2 1/2 thru 5
ENROLLMENT FOR FALL OF 2020 OPENS JANUARY 27 TO HUMC FAMILIES, FEBRUARY 3 TO PRESCHOOL FAMILIES AND FEBRUARY 10 TO NEW FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY
ENROLLMENT FOR 2019 IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
All preschool classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
|2s Program (2½ by Sept. 30)||Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday||$150/month|
|3s Program (3 by Sept. 30)||Tuesday/Thursday||$150/month|
|Pre-K Program– 3 day (4 by Sept. 30)||Monday/Wednesday/Friday||$170/month|
|Pre-K Program – 4 day – (4 by Sept. 30)||Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday||$190/month|
|Pre-K Plus Program (4 years, 8 months, by Sept. 30 or 5)||Monday through Friday||$205/month|
The Pre-K Plus program is designed for the older 4-year-old or the 5-year-old who will not be entering kindergarten in the Fall.
- Ride big wheels
- Bounce on big balls
- Play with hula-hoops
- Enjoy the fun of a colorful parachute
- Toss beanbags
There are also ample opportunities for the children to develop their fine motor skills as they play and work with materials and resources that make learning fun. They will:
- Put puzzles together
- Create with play dough
- String beads
- Work with a vast assortment of quality manipulatives in the classroom
The children will hear the teachers use grammatically correct language and engage in numerous individual and group activities to develop their use of language. They will have access to a reading corner in their own room, as well as over 2,000 age-appropriate books in the school’s library. These books are diverse in content (fantasy, fact, nature/science, numbers, letters, colors, shapes, Bible stories, and specific units of study). Recorded books are also available. In addition, the children can enjoy being read to by the teacher individually and in both large and small groups. The children will act out stories as well as dictate stories of their own to the teacher. They will be encouraged to express themselves freely at circle time, as they play, and during specific times of sharing.
- Plant seeds
- Watch tadpoles develop into frogs and caterpillars develop into butterflies
- Work with magnets
- Examine bird nests, snake skins, and empty bee hives,
- Use a magnifying glass, prism, or kaleidoscope
Once a week, the 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children learn from the staff at Melody Makers, a private music program offered in the Lynchburg and Roanoke areas. Through Melody Makers, the children learn about musical terms and notes, instruments in the orchestra, and classical composers.
Ms. Pat, the Director of HUM Preschool, leads the music program for 2-year-olds. The program follows the monthly theme of the classroom and is designed to reinforce key concepts through music the children are learning, such as shapes, Bible verses, colors and nursery rhymes.
They will work in small groups as they:
- Play with clay
- Do puzzles
- Play in the home living center
- Work at the writing center
- Build blocks together
They will work in larger groups as they:
- Play outside
- Share ideas and listen to stories during Circle Time
- Take part in large group presentations such as a magic or puppet show
Learning to play together is considered a major goal of the preschool experience.