ST. James United Methodist Church Preschool
 
 
 
 
2016 graduates
 
 
Mission Statement:
The St. James UMC Preschool is a ministry of St. James UMC.  We’ve been
Following Jesus, Loving Opreschoolthers and Changing the World one child at a time since 1965. Our MISSION is to provide opportunities for spiritual, academic and social growth through qualified instruction and prayerful nurturing.
 

Curriculum:

Research has shown that preschoolers learn best through play. We have developed an internal curriculum with guidelines in place to help our staff develop and broaden childrens’ learning experiences in key areas of development (social/emotional, language/literacy, cognitive, physical).  We aim to make them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners!  Most importantly, we want them knowing just how much God loves them and that each of them are special.
 
 “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.

But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

Mr. Fred Rogers (famous children’s TV personality and educator)

 
Our Bible curriculum is called “First Look”.  It was developed by Think Orange Resources. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know these three basic truths: God Made Me, God Loves Me, Jesus Wants to be my Friend Forever!
 
 
Each classroom offers the following centers:
 
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Family Living/Dramatic Play: 
  • Role playing/socialization
  • Engage in problem solving
  • Skills for conflict resolution

 

 

Reading/Book Center:reading

  • Develops language/vocabulary
  • Using imagination
  • Develops interest in books/reading

 

 

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  • Develops coordination through balancing/lifting/stacking.
  • Promoting spatial relationships
  • Develops sense of design and form

 

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  • Helps develop fine motor skill
  • Develops eye-hand coordination
  • Develops skills of matching, sequencing and categorizing

 

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  • Encourages creativity
  • Stimulates the imagination
  • Assists in learning about colors, textures and form 
 
 
 
 
~ Music/Movement twice a month
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~ Outside play daily (weather permitting)
~ Suzuki violin program on site (at additional cost….see link below)
~ Story time twice a month in the library
~ 4 year old classrooms have a computer center and teachers have use of an Ipad to enhance children’s learning experience
~ Our Preschool hours are 9:00am to 12:00pm. We offer an early drop off (breakfast club) at 8:00am which is $3 per day and billed the following month. For our 3’s and 4’s we also offer lunch bunch from noon to 1:00pm and is also $3 
per day and is billed the following month. 
 

 

 
 
 
St. James Preschool 2017~18 Registration is Here! Please click on links below to find all the information you need to register your child.
 

Preschool Enrollment Packet 2017

 

Preschool Enrollment Application 2017

 

 

 

St. James’ Suzuki “Pre-Twinkle” Violin Program

 Now Celebrating 8 years!

Is your child interested in Suzuki violin?

 

Click here to see detailed Suzuki information for Pretwinkle 

 

 

Click here to go to Leigh Sypawka’s website
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Staff Openings at St. James Preschool

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The St. James Preschool has openings for Teachers and Assistants starting this fall. For information about the positions, please contact Kendyl Sisk, Preschool Director, at
(252) 752-6154 or Preschool@stjconnect.org.