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We hope you and your family are enjoying a safe and healthy summer! We continue to monitor updates, protocols and guidelines recommended by the Memphis City and Shelby County Mayors, as well as the Health Department. For the latest updates regarding Hope Preschool follow us on our social media platforms Instagram and Facebook.


HOPE CHURCH PRESCHOOL

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.

CONTACT OR TAKE A TOUR

At this time, we are closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, however, we are committed to meeting the childcare needs of our community. If you would like to register for the 2020-2021 school year, please email our Preschool director, Janie Brooks.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our Memphis area 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 2020-21 Supply List

HOPE PRESCHOOL CLASSES FOR 2020-21

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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, 2020. 2 days each week: Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Ones - Must have turned one by August 15, 2020. 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, 2020. 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, 2020. 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, 2020. 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, 2020. 3 days each week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kids at Preschool in Memphis, TN

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)

Kids at Preschool

Kids in Preschool

TUITION 2020-21

  • Infants attending 2 days each week- $215 for the month
  • Children attending 2 days each week-$205 for the month
  • Children attending 3 days each week-$290 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 $75.00 per child or $100.00 per family. This fee is non-refundable.

There is a one-time activity fee of $65.00 per child. This fee will be included with the first month’s tuition, due on May 1, 2020.

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

2020-21 Calendar

  • Welcome Hour Visits (anytime between 9:30 am–Noon)August 20th 
  • First Day of Preschool (Updated shot record must be on file prior to this day)August 25th
  • October Tuition DueSeptember 1 
  • Hope Market (Preschool will be closed) • September 24th 
  • Fall Break • October 13th – 16th 
  • Thanksgiving Holiday • November 24th – 27th 
  • Christmas Holiday • December 18th – January 1st, 2021 (classes resume January 5th) 
  • Spring Break • March 15th – 19th 
  • Good Friday (Preschool will be closed) • April 2nd
  • Last Day of Preschool • May 18th 

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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

All Staff, Weekday Preschool