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Children's Circle Preschool Programs

Children’s Circle Preschool of Second Presbyterian Church offers a nurturing, Christian setting, where a child can develop the skills and inner sturdiness necessary to live in today’s world. Since 1967, our experienced staff has led children to discover who they are and what they can do.

Classroom Information:

CLASS

DAYS

HOURS

MAXIMUM

CLASSROOM RATIO

AGE REQUIRMENTS

Nursery

1 or 2 days per week:

M,T,W,H,F

9:00-2:30

8 students/2 teachers

9 months by September 1

Toddlers

1 or 2 days per week:

M,T,W,H,F

9:00-2:30

10 students/2 teachers

16 months by

September 1

Twos

1 or 2 days per week:

M,T,W,H,F

9:00-2:30

12 students/2 teachers

23 months by

September 1

Young 3s

2 days per week:

M/W or T/H

9:00-2:30

12 students/2 teachers

30 months by

September 1

Preschool  3

2 days per week:

M/W or T/H

9:00-2:30

16 students/2 teachers

3 years by

September 1

Friday Friends

Fridays only

9:00-2:30

16 students/2 teachers

3 years by

September 1

Pre-K

3 days per week:

M/W/F or T/H/F

9:00-2:30

18 students/2 teachers

4 years by

September 1

 

 


Our classes for children ages three to five offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which includes an emphasis on Christian traditions and Bible stories.


Preschool 3s

Preschoolers are naturally curious about the world around them. With this in mind, their days are planned around themes that are meaningful to them. The children are introduced to activities that encourage independence and a joy of learning. Teachers provide engaging activities that address motor skills, problem solving, creativity and independence, like sensory play, open0ended art expereinces with a wide variety of materials, free play, Minds In Motion(TM), circle time, Music and Movement, Bible Time Adventure and on-site field trips. While we do not focus on letters and numbers, they certainly are a part of our day. Children will be learning to recognize the letters in their names. We count and discuss numbers throughout the day.

Preschool 3s attend school two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and build a real community as they learn the routines of school. Preschool 3 students should be confidently potty trained.

Three years old by September 1


Friday Friends

Preschool 3 students have the option of a third day on Fridays. Much like a day camp experience, this is a thematically-based class that offers the students a chance to really get involved in the theme and extend their play. Friday Friends classes are made up of students in all our Preschool 3 classes, so children will most likely know some of their Friday Friends classmates and will have a chance to make new friends. They may also have different teachers and meet in a different classroom from their other days at school.

Three years old by September 1 (Must be enrolled in a Preschool 3 class at Children's Circle Preschool)


Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarteners are inquisitive and imaginative. Play is still a big part of their day, but they will experience and learn letters, numbers and science through meaningful activities that relate to their world. Their days are based around age appropriate themes and incorporate art, stories, fine motor and gross motor activities. Our teachers continuously introduce number and letter concepts through hands-on activities designed to meet the developmental needs of the children. Through open-ended art activities, Pre-K students practice fine motor skills while expressing their thoughts and feelings. Research shows that social competence is a good indicator of future success. They will also participate in Bible Time Adventure and Music and Movement classes throughout the week and periodic on-site field trips.

Pre-K classes meet three days a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday) and students learn to work cooperatively, take responsibility for belongings and actions, enjoy the company of others and learn to be a friend.

Four years old by September 1


For curriculum questions, please contact Cara Paul at (317) 252-5517. 
For registration questions, please contact Regina Covey at (317) 252-5517.


Our Nursery, Toddlers, Twos and Young 3s classes provide an opportunity for young children to be cared for safely and lovingly in a stimulating environment while parents take a day to pursue personal interests.

This program is not babysitting. We recognize that children are learning all the time and never as much as in the first three years of life. Each age group has an age appropriate curriculum. Christian traditions and Bible stories are a part of the curriculum as well. Our spacious rooms are well stocked, and our staff is trained to make the day interesting and enjoyable.


Nursery

Children in their first year of life learn through firsthand experiences, repetition and imitation. They use all their senses to gather information about the world around them. They taste, touch, listen and look. Nursery students learn to separate from mom and dad and trust new adults. A day in the Nursery includes music, climbing, story times, sensory play and a daily stroller ride. Nursery students may attend classes one or two days per week.

Nine months old by September 1st


Toddlers

This lively age group is ready for new challenges. They are curious and building a sense of independence. Our Toddler teachers encourage the use of language and provide many developmental activities, such as painting, play-dough, climbing, finger plays, pouring sand and water, reading, building with blocks and playing on our appropriately sized playground. Toddlers also participate in Music and Movement class each day. Through all these activities, the children learn that God loves them unconditionally! Toddlers may attend classes one or two days per week.

Sixteen months old by September 1st

Twos 

 

At this age, children are becoming aware of others and practicing the social skills necessary to enjoy each other's company. The children are developing the concept of "friend" as they dress up for dramatic play, dig together in sand, ride scooters and listen to stories in circle time. They also participate in a variety of art activities and Music and Movement class. We share Bible stories and learn about our best friend, Jesus. Two year olds may attend classes one or two days per week.

23 months old by September 1st


Young 3s

​Children in this class are ready for more cooperative activities and experience the rhythms and routines of school. The children, who come to school two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday), start to from the concept of "my class" as the same children attend both days together. They enjoy a variety of enriching activities including dramatic play, building and sensory activities, art, Bible Time Adventure and Music and Movement. Potty training is not required for this class.

30 months by September 1