School Year Program

School Year Programs

The Readiness class is for children who will be five years old by August 31. It meets five mornings per week. This class is for students who have completed the 4’s and would benefit from another year of learning in a smaller, half day preschool class.

 Preschool Hours

All classes are in session from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Lunch Bunch is available from noon to 1:00 p.m. “Lunch Bunchers” bring a lunch and beverage.

Breakfast Bunch (BB)  is another available option from 8am – 8:50am.  “Breakfast Bunchers” also bring their own breakfast and beverage. Pick-up time must be precisely at 12pm for those utilizing BB.   Breakfast Bunchers are not allowed to stay for Lunch Bunch on the same day.  Pre-registration will be required in order for us to have adequate staff available.

 Requirements

Children registering for a certain age class must be that age by August 31. For example, a child in the 3-year-old class must be three by August 31. All children attending New Philadelphia Preschool must have a completed medical form on file with the director on the first day of school. Forms are available online or in the preschool office.

Staff

Our wonderful staff is composed of talented and nurturing individuals. They regularly attend professional workshops and conferences to keep updated. Employee turnover is at a minimum.

Parent Involvement

We encourage you to share your time and talents with us! “PALS” is a volunteer organization open to all New Philadelphia parents. Activities include planning fun events for children and families. Roundtable discussions provide parental support, fun and fellowship.

Daily Schedule

A typical day includes center play, circle time, art, music, learning activities, specials, outdoor play and snack. Children are encouraged to explore their environment, interact with materials, express themselves, and to respect and appreciate others. Learning activities include language/pre-literacy,math, science, social studies, and Christian education.

Curriculum

Handwriting Without Tears: 4 year classes and the Readiness class use this curriculum to teach handwriting and alphabet.

Christian Education: Christian stories, songs and art activities are included in the monthly calendar.

Outdoor Play: Children play actively everyday on our spacious, fenced playground. The fellowship hall gym is available for cold or rainy days.

Music, Movement and Dramatic Arts Specialist: Classes enjoy a weekly visit with our music teacher. Activities include puppetry, singing, creative movement, instruments, and interactive fingerplays and storytelling.

Art Specialist: Children meet with the visual arts teacher once a week. They are introduced to a variety of artistic materials and receive fun filled instruction in the fundamentals of art.

Science Instructor: Children ages 2 -5 are introduced to many Science concepts through hands-on exploration.

Chapel: 2-5 yr classes visit with the Christian Educator once a month for a special Bible story using Godly Play.

Special Activities
  • Fall Carnival
  • Christmas Program
  • Fall and Spring Children’ Clothing Sale
  • Donuts with Dad
  • Muffins with Mom
  • Holiday Parties
  • End of Year Graduation Program
  • Visit with Santa
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • And Much, Much, More!!!!!