Thank you for your interest in our preschool and kindergarten program! We believe that children truly are a gift from God. It is the goal of our staff to meet the needs of each individual child. Please feel free to call our office or email if you have any questions.
School Philosophy Established in 1964, the goal of Embry Hills United Methodist Church Preschool & Kindergarten is to meet the needs of each child. We want to nurture the whole child in the areas of physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development.
Teaching Staff Our teachers are professionally trained and experienced, loving adults. Credentials are constantly updated through special courses offered and participation in professional, DHR-approved workshops. All teachers and assistants are certified in CPR.
Christian Atmosphere Our program is a ministry of Embry Hills United Methodist Church. Children in our program flourish in a loving Christian environment. An age-appropriate chapel time is offered weekly to our 3, 4, and 5 year olds. The daily classroom curriculum is Christian-based.
Operating Hours Our school day is 9:00am until 1:00pm for students in the toddler, preschool and kindergarten classes. Our infant classes attend from 9:00 until 12:00pm, with an option to stay for lunch until 1:00pm.
Our school year begins the first week in September through the third week in May. We follow the DeKalb County School System calendar with a few exceptions.
Lunch Bunch An optional lunch program is offered for our infant classes. Children enjoy bringing their own lunch, eating and socializing with their friends.
Carpool Morning and afternoon carpool (drop- off and pick-up) are part of our program for our preschool and kindergarten. Teachers are present to help the chil- dren in and out of the cars and to and from their classrooms. Each family will receive a carpool number for pick-up.
Preschool Curriculum Our preschool program is available for ages one through four years old. We help children begin development of the basic skills needed in language arts and math concepts. Our curriculum is designed to give the child a variety of experiences in art, science, social studies, music, religion, health, safety and physical education.
All age groups utilize a unit method of study, from units on nursery rhymes to the solar system. The Pre-K classes utilize Alpha Time, Handwriting Without Tears, beginning readiness skills, and a hands-on approach to math using manipulatives.
Kindergarten Curriculum Our Kindergarten program provides students with a class setting of 16 students, giving opportunities for individualized and small group instruc- tion. The Kindergarten classes use The Literature Experience, Wright Group Phonics, Math Their Way, Everyday Math, and Handwriting Without Tears.
We provide all children with outdoor playtime each day, weather permitting. In-house programs are scheduled throughout the year for all classes to enjoy.
Music Our trained music teacher provides preschoolers and kindergarteners with music class once per week. Children experience a broad range of music in a variety of forms.
Spanish Our Spanish teacher provides intro- ductory language instruction to our Pre-K and Kindergarten students. These classes have Spanish once per week.
Creative Movement Creative movement is offered to our preschool and kindergarten classes once per week. These activities enhance hand/eye coordination and gross motor skills for children.
PTO There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in our school. Our Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) is an active group that sup- ports our school through fundraising activities. Our school's largest event is our Fun Day/Silent Auction which occurs each Spring.