Our 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.
We provide 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.
Please mark your calendar for Thursday, August 23rd, to attend our Welcome Hour Visits, an open house which you may attend anytime between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Upon arrival, you will find your child's classroom assignment posted at the Preschool entrance. During your visit, you will meet your child’s teachers while your child becomes familiar with his/her classroom. There will be required State of TN forms regarding your child to fill out. Teachers will introduce you to the classroom schedule and share what a typical day will look like. The Welcome Hour Visit is a great opportunity for us to get to know your child a little better before the start of school.
We are currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year! Please call (901) 844-4673 for more information.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Welcome Hour Visits • August 23rd
First Day of Preschool • August 28th
Professional Development Day (Preschool will be closed) • September 14th
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
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.
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.
All Staff, Weekday Preschool