A limited number of openings for the 2017-18 school year are available in the following classes: T-Th & MWF 2’s, T- Th & MWF 3’s, & TK. Registration for these classes is available on a first come, first serve basis at the Preschool office beginning Monday, February 13, 2017. Contact Nancy Cork (704-896-0082) for further information.
Preschool Director: Nancy Cork (704-896-0082)
Weekday Preschool is an outreach of Davidson United Methodist Church. We serve families and children of the church and the surrounding communities as space permits. We are guided in our work with children by the belief that each child is a unique gift of God worthy of love, respect, and encouragement.
Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be part of our daily schedule. School operates on a September to May schedule, excluding days off as stated in the Parent Handbook distributed in the fall.
That young children learn the foundations of trust, love, faith, hope, and forgiveness as they interact with caring adults and other children in a nurturing environment.
That children learn best with a low student/teacher ratio. In the importance of encouraging growth of the whole child including the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and cognitive development.
That development is a sequential interrelated process and that each child has an individual pattern and timing of growth, learning style, and family history.
That children need to be able to identify and communicate their feelings, needs, and desires in order to begin to function positively in society.
That children have important rights as human beings.
That children must learn respect for others and appreciation of differences. Children must learn problem solving skills rather than correct answers.
That it is the job of teachers to prepare the environment with a rich variety of opportunities for concrete “hands-on learning”. Our curriculum is based on the belief that “children’s work is play.” Our daily program includes art, music, literacy, science, math, physical and community experiences.
That it is important to have families take an active part in the Preschool.
That learning is a life-long process.
Admission and Registration
Admission to the preschool is determined by lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following priority order:
1. Currently enrolled children of church members (joined by 1/01/17) and their siblings.
2. Currently enrolled children of non-church members and their siblings.
3. Siblings of alumni children.
4. Children of church members (joined by 1/01/17) who are new to the Preschool.
5. Children of non-church members who are new to the Preschool.
TransitioNal KINDERGARTEN (TK)
TK students must be five years of age by 08/31/17.
Parents of TK students must include, in addition to the registration fee, your May 2018 tuition at the time of registration. This payment is not refundable. Payment #2 will be due April 1, 2017. This payment is for April 2018. This payment is refundable only if the student moves outside of the Lake Norman area and gives a 30-day notice.
Tuition Fees (2017-18)
Tuition is based on nine months and is paid monthly.
2-day 2’s T/TH $197
3-day 2’s MWF $247
2-day 3’s T/TH $193
3-day 3’s MWF $239
3-day 3’s MTTH $239
4-day 4’s MTTH $286
5-day 4's M-F $334
TK 5's M-F $344
Registration fee: $80.00 for first child, $60.00 for additional child.
Please note: For families who are new to our program, the first tuition payment will be due with registration. This payment will be for May 2018’s tuition. Registration and tuition fees should be paid in one check, made payable to DUMC Preschool. Both fees are non-refundable. If space in the program is not available for your child, all fees will be returned to you.
Classes by Birthdate
2’s 8/31/15 - 9/01/14
3’s 8/31/14 - 9/01/13
4’s 8/31/13 - 9/01/12
TK 5’s 8/31/12 - 9/01/11
Child Teacher Ratios
TK 5’s 16:2
Some exceptions may be made to these limits where circumstances are deemed necessary by the Preschool.
Easing in takes place in all classes to assure a smooth transition into the class for both children and teachers. This easing in process will be different for each age group. If individual children need more time, the teachers and Director will work with you to meet your child’s needs.
All children’s medical records must be in the school office NO LATER THAN August 1. YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND PRESCHOOL UNTIL THESE COMPLETED FORMS ARE RECEIVED.
Funds are available for scholarships. If you need assistance, please complete an application available through the Preschool Director. Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and are kept strictly confidential.
About the Preschool Director
An Early Childhood Education major, Nancy Cork has nine years classroom teaching experience and 31 years experience as a Preschool Director. Nancy has been Preschool Director at DUMC since July 2001.
Davidson United Methodist Church Preschool
P.O. Box 718, 233 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036