Bethlehem First United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten has been certified by the United Methodist Preschool Association of the North Georgia Conference as "Program of Excellence for Young Children" since 2006.
We offer a wonderful preschool and kindergarten for children ages two through five. The school is located in Bethlehem and offers parents in this area a convenient facility where their children can develop a love of learning in small classes with dedicated teachers.
Our preschool curriculum is organized around units of study. We use Wonder-Filled Weekdays by Abingdon Press, World of Wonder, and High Reach. Our kindergarten curriculum correlates with the Georgia Performance Standards (Harcourt & Math Their Way).
We also offer weekly Music Class for all ages, Creative Movement (P.E.) Class for 3s, 4s & K, and Spanish for 4s & K included in monthly tuition.
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The Weekday Preschool & Kindergarten of Bethlehem First UMC is an integral part of the outreach ministry of the church. We seek to help the children in our preschool develop as God intended; spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. The curriculum for our preschool includes a balance of guided play activities, creative movement, reading and math readiness, creative art work, music, outdoor play, conversation, story times, dramatic play, chapel time, and group activities. Our overriding motive is to minister to preschool age children and their families in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Classes offered for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Classes are based on age of child by September 1, 2017. We accept children who will be two years old by December 31 for our young twos class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children in Kindergarten class must turn fie by September 1.
2 year olds: Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri (9:00am - 12:00pm)
3 year olds: Mon-Fri or Mon/Wed/Fri (9:00am - 12:00pm)
4 year olds: Mon-Fri (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5 year olds: Mon-Fri (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Our school calendar follows the Barrow County School Calendar (exception being the start and ending dates).
TUITION AND FEES
There is a yearly non-refundable registration fee which is equal to one month's tuition. Facility use fee is $30 for church members and $40 for non-members. Tuition for the year is divided into nine equal payments. First payment is due on August 1. The final payment is due on April 1.
The availability of all classes will depend upon sufficient enrollment to cover the cost of teachers for the class.
2 days (Tues/Thurs): $125 ($1125 year)
3 days (Mon/Wed/Fri): $145 ($1305 year)
5 day 3s (Mon-Fri): $175 ($1575 year)
5 day 4s (Mon-Fri): $180 ($1620 year)
Kindergarten (Mon-Fri): $215 ($1935 year)
Supply Fee (Ages 2&3): $40
Supply Fee (Ages 4): $45
Supply Fee (Kindergarten): $65
APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT
School office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Parents should file the registration form with the Preschool Director. The church office will accept applications Monday-Thursday, 1:00-4:00 PM.
Immunization records must be furnished by the first day of school.
Students with special needs are considered on an individual basis according to facilities, staff resources, and programs.
We are a self-supporting, non-profit organization. All fees and tuition are used to provide the best staff, supplies, and equipment possible for our program.
Click here to download an Application for Enrollment to Bethlehem First UMC Preschool and Kindergarten for 2018-2019 School Year
WHAT CONSTITUTES A QUALITY PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN?
Certification – Bethlehem First Preschool and Kindergarten is certified by the North Georgia Preschool Association as a “Program of Excellence.”
Staff – We have an administrative staff and school board that are passionate about early childhood education and committed to excellence. Our trained teachers are dedicated to help your child reach his or her potential.
Teacher/Student ratios – Our school meets the ratios recommended by the National Organization for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the NG Preschool Association.
Enrichment Programs – Bethlehem First Preschool & Kindergarten offers Physical Education, Chapel Time, Music class, and Spanish to enhance our curriculum. These enrichment classes are included in the monthly tuition.
Curriculum – We have chosen curriculums that fit each age group specifically to include: World of Wonder, Wonder-filled Weekdays, HighReach Learning. Our Kindergarten curriculum meets or exceeds the guidelines for the Georgia Performance Standards for Kindergarten. For reading we use Harcourt Trophies; for math we use Math their way.
Parent Involvement – We love involved parents! Our parents have many opportunities to be as involved in their child’s education as they would like.
Come and tour our campus. You may schedule a tour by calling Bethlehem First Preschool & Kindergarten at 770-867-3724 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bethlehem First United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten is certified by the North Georgia Preschool Association as a “Program of Excellence”