Weekday Preschool at Hope Church in Memphis, TN

Preschool

BECAUSE PLAY MATTERS!

Our preschool's curriculum emphasizes hands-on, play-oriented learning. Our teachers encourage children to learn by doing. In the infant/toddler classes, babies learn to separate from their parents and have their first social interactions. The one-year olds become better at sharing and are exposed to art and literature.  Beginning with our two-year-old class, monthly units expose children to a variety of materials related to a theme.  Specific goals and curriculum are established for each age group.

Our preschool takes place in a clean, safe facility where your child can learn from a wealth of materials while also having fun and acting like a kid. Our varied curriculum provides many different kinds of experiences for your child in order to promote physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development.  We offer plenty of time for your child to try new things and learn at his or her own pace.  We also keep child/teacher ratios low so teachers can offer individualized attention.

Get the handbook here 2018-19 Supply List

CLASS OFFERINGS FOR 2018-19

Class hours: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. September through May  

  • Infants/Toddlers - Must be four months old by August 15, 2018. 2 days each week: Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Ones - Must have turned one by August 15, 2018. 3 days each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 2 days each week Tuesday and Thursday (Children may attend 2 or 3 days).
  • Twos - Must have turned two by August 15, 2018. 3 days each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 2 days each week Tuesday and Thursday (Children may attend 2 or 3 days).
  • Threes - Must have turned three by August 15, 2018. 3 days each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 2 days each week Tuesday and Thursday (Children may attend 2 or 3 days).
  • Fours - Must have turned four by August 15, 2018. 3 days each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 2 days each week Tuesday and Thursday (Children may attend 2 or 3 days).
  • Transition Class - Must have turned five by August 15, 2018. 3 days each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

TRANSITIONAL CLASS

Hope’s transitional class is a program specifically designed to meet the needs of students who have completed a four-year old program, yet are not quite ready for kindergarten. These children may have a late birthday that exceeds school cutoff or may need another year for social, emotional, intellectual or physical growth. The day is organized like a regular kindergarten class, but expands creative exploration to help the children develop confidence socially and academically. Due to the unique nature of this classroom, the teacher is able to develop more individualized plans based on each child’s ability. A personalized curriculum allows each child to move forward at their own pace fostering the confidence needed to succeed in kindergarten.

CLASS SIZES

We are committed to maintaining teacher/child ratios of not more than:

  • Infants/Toddlers: 1 teacher to 3.5 students (max class size: 7)
  • Ones: 1 teacher to 5.5 students (max class size: 11)
  • Twos: 1 teacher to 6 students (max class size: 12)
  • Threes: 1 teacher to 8 students (max class size: 16)
  • Fours: 1 teacher to 9 students (max class size: 18)
  • Transition: 1 teacher to 9 students (max class size: 18)

TUITION 2018-19

  • Infants attending 2 days each week- $205 for the month
  • Children attending 2 days each week-$195 for the month
  • Children attending 3 days each week-$280 for the month

Registration takes place annually for each school year. We start enrollment in February for fall classes. At the time of registration, we ask that you pay a registration fee of $60.00 per child or $85.00 per family. This fee is non-refundable.

There is a one-time activity fee of $55.00 per child. This fee will be included with the first month’s tuition, due on May 1, 2018.

Hope Preschool can only accept checks or cash at this time for any payment.

2018-19 Calendar

  • Welcome Hour Visits • August 23rd 
  • First Day of Preschool • August 28th 
  • Professional Development Day (Preschool will be closed) • September 27th 
  • Fall Break • October 9th – 12th 
  • Thanksgiving Holiday • November 20th – 23rd 
  • Christmas Holiday • December 20th – January 4th, 2019 (classes resume January 8th) 
  • Professional Development Day (Preschool will be closed) • February 15th 
  • Spring Break • March 12th – 15th 
  • Good Friday (Preschool will be closed) • April 19th 
  • Last Day of Preschool • May 21st 

CONTACT OR TAKE A TOUR

If you have any questions about the Preschool, please call the Preschool front desk at 901-844-4673, or email Janie Brooks, Hope Preschool Director. You are welcome to request a tour to see the program first-hand.

LICENSING AND ACCREDITATION

Hope Preschool follows the guidelines of National Association for the Education of Young Children and the licensing requirements of the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Preschool Contact

Janie Brooks

Preschool Director

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