Bakerstown United Methodist Church Day School

2&3 Year old Classroom

Our purpose, at Bakerstown UMC Day School, is to partner with parents in providing education and nurture for their children that is high quality, distinctive, and developmentally appropriate; in a way that reflects the love of God and respects the educational and social needs of each child.

 

Our day school has aligned our curriculum with the local school districts for a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten.  Our curriculum is specifically designed for pre-K students, that is comprehensive in addressing the child’s developmental needs (self-esteem, cognitive, creative, social, physical) within the context of Christian faith and values.  We are blessed to have Bakerstown UMC’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Rachel Whipple visiting our classrooms weekly with a dynamic, interactive, faith based educational curriculum that she has written. 

We still have some spots open for this year.  We are busy giving tours and meeting lots of new faces.  If you would like to find out more about the preschool, please stop by. We are now accepting registrations for the 2019/2020 school year.    For more information  call Kelly Campbell, the day school director at (724) 272-6032.

Day School Open House! Sunday, January 26 we open our doors to the church and public to visit our Day School, meet our teachers and see our beautiful learning spaces. Current day school families will also be here to talk with you and share their perspective on our school. We have a special preview time for church members at 12:00 p.m. We will open our doors to the public at 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will accepted. Please stop by; we’d love to see you! Please spread the word to families looking for classes for children aged 2 up through Kindergarten! If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Campbell, the day school director at 724-272-6032 or director@bakerstownumc.org 

Two Year Old Class

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 – 11: 30 a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:30 a.m.  This class is available to children who have reached the age of 2 by September 1st and attend without a parent or caregiver. 

Maximum 10 children

Three Year old Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or Monday, Wednesday, Friday Afternoons from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   This program is available to children who have reached the age of three before September 1st and are potty-trained.    While the primary focus of the program will be on fostering the child’s social and emotional development, our activities and games will include the mastery of basic, developmentally-appropriate cognitive skills. Maximum 12 children       

3 Day Pre-K Class

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This program is available to children who have reached the age of four before September 1st. There will be a much more defined emphasis on cognitive development, including developmentally-appropriate literacy and mathematical skills, with the ultimate goal of kindergarten readiness.  Activities will continue to address the child’s social and emotional development as well. Maximum 12 children

4 Day Pre-K Class

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This program is available to children who have reached the age of four before September 1st.  The focus of this class is kindergarten readiness.  Journal writing, reading and math readiness, Pre-K sight word recognition as well as social and emotional development will all be covered daily.  Maximum 12 children 

Full Day Kindergarten

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Christian based Kindergarten program that will offer students unique experiences every day that foster creativity, discovery, academic, social and emotional growth and a genuine love for learning. The warm, Christ- centered environment and closeness between day school families and staff will provide a quality, nurturing program that allows every child to be happy and successful.  Children will participate in several service projects throughout the year impacting our local community and the world. Maximum 15 children with 2 certified teachers

Early Drop Off for Kindergarten Students! 

Parents of children enrolled in our Full Day Kindergarten can drop off as early as 8:00 a.m. with no additional charge.

 

Extended Day, after school care is available to children attending the afternoon preschool classes as well as the Full Day Kindergarten for an additional $10.00/hour. If we do not meet the minimum amount of children, we will not be able to have extended day care. 

What Makes Us Unique

 Our list of Goals are skills we are working on all year long in our preschool classes.  These goals are pulled right from the Pennsylvania State Standards for Early Childhood Education.  As the Standards are updated, we also update our curriculum. Our curriculum follows the Pennsylvania State Standards for Early Childhood Programs.  We work directly with the local school districts ensuring a smooth transition into Kindergarten.  Our highly qualified teachers send home weekly newsletters outlining their lessons for the week.  Our Children’s Minister shares dynamic, weekly faith based lessons with each class.  Our class sizes are small allowing more individualized attention.  We have a Library/Story Play Room:  Inspired by new story each month, the library is decorated from floor to ceiling to become the story for the children to “play the story”. 

 

Contact Kelly Campbell the day school director  at 724-272-6032 or director@bakerstownumc.org with any questions.

Bakerstown United Methodist Church

724-443-3184

5760 William Flinn Highway

Gibsonia PA 15044

Church Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday        7:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday and Thursday              7:30am-3:00pm

Church Fax            724-443-3124

Day School            724-272-6032

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