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willow-school-logo_with-taglineOpening March 2, the Willow School, 141 Sams St., a Reggio Emilia inspired school will offer learning opportunities and care for children ages 3 months through 5 years. The school is offering tours for interested parents on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 am
  • Monday, February 2 at 9:00 am
  • Friday, February 6 at 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 8 at 4:00 pm
  • Monday, February 9 at 9:00 am
  • Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 am

The Willow School is currently accepting enrollment applications for its opening day on March 2, 2015.  In addition, the school is enrolling students for the 2015 – 2016 school year beginning in August 2015. Enrollment will be ongoing until all classes are full.

For more information about the school or to inquire about enrollment, email Teresa Cole at willowschoolga@gmail.com.


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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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