Franklin First United Methodist Church Preschool & Parents Day Out Program

Preschool

A child initiated, teacher directed curriculum fits well within the center based programming at Franklin First UMC Preschool.

We see that every child develops at a different rate.  That’s why we have a carefully selected curriculum.  The goals and guidelines of this curriculum correlate with TNELDS, Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards.

Preschool-PDO-3Our curriculum follows the philosophies of the nationally acclaimed Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive program where children learn through intentional play and teaching.  Children in our Preschool program will learn literacy, math, social studies, science, art and processing skills through planned activities that are developmentally appropriate.

A child initiated, teacher directed curriculum fits well within the center based programming required by the State of Tennessee for the STAR assessment program.

Parent’s Day Out

A program that is specifically designed so your younger children can grow and learn about the world around them through play, music and art.

We realize that all children are unique.  In the Franklin First Preschool we customize our activities to the needs of your children.  As the capabilities of the children develop and grow, our activities grow and expand in the same way.  Each day our activities will balance between active, fine motor, gross motor, and quiet play time.

We love to be creative.  In Art, we work with paints, play dough, crayons and a variety of other materials.Preschool-PDO-1

For literacy, we read stories and even get creative and use our imaginations as we make up stories and have fun with language. In Music, we learn to respond with our voice in fun and appropriate ways.  We sing fun songs and play musical games.

Our Purpose

We will provide your child a loving Christian environment  where they can grow to become part of a caring, responsible community. We are designed to take a child from the first group experience as a toddler to a Kindergarten readiness classroom that prepares them for future adventures in education.

At Franklin First Preschool & Parent’s Day Out, we believe that the whole child is important.  We look at your child’s development as spiritual, emotional, social, mental and physical.  We provide an opportunity to develop each of these areas at his or her own pace. Your child’s self worth and self esteem are vital.  That’s why we offer an atmosphere of love, warmth and safety.  As one of a child’s first group encounters with other children, it is important that this experience is positive, uplifting and enjoyable.

The trust extended to us to care for children is not taken lightly.  We will strive to make this program a meaningful place for both you and your child.

Summer Fun 2018 Information

Summer time is drawing near which means it’s time to think about our Summer Fun Days!!  These days will begin in late May and will be staffed by our great team of teachers who can’t wait to have a little extra fun with your children!  Each week, summer fun days take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

This year we will offer three sessions and themes for Summer Fun Days!

Session 1: May 29-31 – “Superheroes”

Session 2: June 5, 6, 7  – “Let’s Get Messy: Art, Water & Slime”

Session 3: June 12,13,14 – “Olympic Village: Games, Water Play & USA!”

June 18-21: – FFUMC VBS        Register Here for VBS

Summer Fun Application 2018

Summer Fun Days Information 2018

Fees and Tuition

Registration/Supply Fee: $150 Non-Refundable

Preschool Application for School 2018 

2018-19 Church Member & Open Public Registration Information

Tuition is determined by the number of days your child attends.

2 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $1,935 paid in nine equal installments of $215 each.

Monday & Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.- One Class for children 18 months of age to young two’s. (Class size is limited to 8 children). This class falls under the Parents Day Out provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

2 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $1,845 paid in nine equal installments of $205 each.

Monday & Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Two Classes for children who are older two’s (Class size limit of 10 children). This class falls under the Parents Day Out provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

2 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $1,845 paid in nine equal installments of $205 each.

Monday & Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – One Class for children who are three years of age (Class size limit of 10 children). Children are required to be potty trained to be enrolled in this class.  This class falls under the Parents Day Out provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

2 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $1,845 paid in nine equal installments of $205 each.

Tuesday & Thursday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – One Class with a combination of oldest two’s and youngest three’s. (Class size limit of 10 children). This class falls under the Parents Day provision of TCA 71-3-503b.

3 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $2,430 paid in nine equal installments of $270 each.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.- 2 classes of 3 year old’s (Class size limit of 10 children). This class is licensed and falls under the State of TN STARS designation.  This class does require children to be potty trained.

3 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $2,430 paid in nine equal installments of $270 each.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – One class of children young 4 year olds. (Class size limit of 13 children). This class is licensed and falls under the State of TN STARS designation and is in alignment with Common Core and the TNELDS.

3 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $2,430 paid in nine equal installments of $270 each.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.- One class of children PreK. This class is for those attending Kindergarten the following year. Children will be eligible to attend Kindergarten if they are 5 years old before August 15th, 2017.   Our curriculum is aligned with Creative Curriculum, Common Core, the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

4 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $3,060 paid in nine equal installments of $340 each.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.- One class of children PreK, four and five years of age. Children must be 5 by August 15, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten in fall of 2018. Our curriculum is aligned with Creative Curriculum, Common Core, the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

4 Days/Week: Annual tuition of $3,060 paid in nine equal installments of $340 each.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.- One class of children PreK, four and five years of age. Children must be 5 by August 15, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten in fall of 2018. Our curriculum is aligned with Creative Curriculum, Common Core, the TNELDS and with knowledge of kindergarten expectations. These are licensed classes that fall under the STARS designation.

Parent’s Day Out Ratios

Younger 2’s Class; 2 Teachers:  8 Children

Older 2’s Class; 2 Teachers:  10 Children

We offer four Monday/Wednesday Parent’s Day Out Classes.  These classes are for children who are 18 months of age by September 30, but not yet 3.

Preschool Ratios

Monday/Wednesday 3’s Class; 2 Teachers: 12 Children

Two and Three Day 3’s Class; 2 Teachers: 10 children

Three Day Younger Pre-K Class; 2 Teachers:  14 Children

Three Day & Four Day Older Pre-K Class; 2 Teachers:  16 Children

Affiliations

Franklin First United Methodist preschool is a licensed program through the State of Tennessee. The program has been awarded the 3 STAR rating, the highest rating available under licensing in Tennessee. The Preschool is a member of the United Methodist Association of Preschools.

The Preschool and Parent’s Day Out Programs are a ministry of Franklin First United Methodist Church and use the facilities at the Franklin First UMC Main Campus at Mack Hatcher located at 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069

Chapel Time

Each week the Children’s Ministry staff of Franklin First UMC come to visit the children of the Preschool for chapel time. We sign songs, learn Bible stories and pray together. We use an A-Z curriculum and celebrate a different story or attribute of God for each letter of the alphabet.

Staff

Our teachers are highly qualified through years of experience and often advanced educational degrees.

All Franklin First Preschool & Parent’s Day Out teachers are CPR and First Aid certified for both adults and children and are updated in the latest training in the TNELDS, Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards. All teachers earn a minimum of 18 hours of additional training annually.