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The January/February Focus has lots of information about upcoming open houses for schools in Decatur. Here’s information about one more:

Decatur First Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for School Year 2015-2016

 Decatur First Methodist’s Weekday Children’s Ministries includes a Preschool and Kindergarten program located at 312 Sycamore Street. Children ages 2 ½ (3 by December 31) to age 6 may attend our half day program which runs 9 am until 12 noon, Monday through Friday, mid August through May. Optional 12-1 enrichment classes are also available.

Classes offer many opportunities to play and learn while developing readiness for learning academic skills. Special features of the program include:

  • Small child-teacher ratio
  • Large classrooms
  • An outdoor playground
  • A rainy day indoor playroom
  • Music every day for every class
  • A weekly chapel service for the 4’s and 5’s led by the ministers of the church
  • Teachers who attend at least four preschool workshop classes each year, are CPR/ First Aid trained and all have completed a nationwide background check
  • Special programs: storytellers, musicians, puppet shows, Science To Go, Atlanta Gymnastics
  • Field trips to the Decatur Fire Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia Aquarium, Oakhurst Community Garden and more
  • Handwriting Without Tears curriculum
  • Option of extended day from 12 noon until 1 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • Spanish classes with Theresa Taube
    • Art classes with Myrna Hardjono
    • Storytelling Theatre classes with Christy Foelsch
    • Global Kids classes with Kara Campbell
    • Letter Bugs classes with Jessica Dykes
    • Junior Scientist classes with Myrna Hardjono and Kate Pawlicki
    • Yoga classes with Kara Campbell
  • Vegetable garden planted and maintained by the Kindergarten class
  • An active Parent Group with volunteer activities
  • Summer Smiles weekly summer camps

Please join us for an Open House on either Thursday, January 15th or Monday, January 26th from 9:15-10:30 am. Visitors, by appointment, are always welcome to visit our classes prior to the Open House dates. Call Joanne Hauserman at 404-377-5784, e-mail dfumpreschool@gmail.com or visit the website at www.decaturfirst.org.

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