Welcome to our Preschool/Kindergarten program. We are pleased to offer this program to all children of Scott County and surrounding areas.
School is temporarily closed.
The preschool and kindergarten will follow Scott County’s lead and will also be closing beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 due to the Coronavirus concerns.
If you have questions, you may contact the Director by phone or email. ( Please see below for email information. )
Georgetown First Preschool has earned a five-star rating from the Kentucky Department of Education by meeting the standards for Level Five in the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System! Congratulations to Paige Willhite, Director of Early Childhood Education, the Preschool Advisory Board and especially the dedicated teachers and staff. We are so grateful for each one of you.
Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs. Studies show that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. The unified system serves all early care and education programs that receive public funding including child care centers, Head Start and public preschool. Kentucky All STARS is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. It recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement. On the path toward higher quality, programs can benefit from supports including training, technical assistance and coaching.
At First United Methodist Church, we pledge to provide a quality curriculum in a fun, nurturing, Christian-led environment; preparing each child for academic success by building a strong educational as well as spiritual foundation.
Our preschool offers classes for children ages 2 years through 4 years old. Classes run from 8:45-12:30 and operate with the Scott County Schools calendar. Please contact the church office for more information.
The Kindergarten program offers a full day curriculum with class running Monday-Thursday from 8:45-3:00. Teacher/student ratios are 12-1.
Our curriculum is designed to enhance the development of each child through age appropriate activities. This will be done through chapel time, art, language, music, thematic units, and play. Our curriculum includes YoGalore. In addition, Kindergarten will place an emphasis on basic reading and math skills.
What Is Yogalore?
YoGalore includes all the benefits of yoga while helping children nurture essential skills in an environment that fosters learning. YoGalore uses sensory-based activities to help children develop both fine and gross motor skills, encourage social interaction, learn to follow directions, and receive a variety of sensory experiences designed to help regulate and balance the body’s response system.
One very important aspect of YoGalore is that we provide the tools and concepts that will help you know WHY these activities are beneficial and purposeful. Sometimes — as adults — we forget that play is so much more than “play”. Just because kids are having fun, doesn’t mean that they aren’t learning something meaningful.
Our Yogalore classes are on average 30 minutes, but we fit a lot into those 30 minutes! We have a yoga practice where we have some familiar poses, breaths and stretches we always do. Then we have a few new poses, usually pertaining to our book we’re reading. Next we have a short story time, followed by our Creative & Sensory Exploration time. Sometimes we may mix it up a little and have an art activity or we may play a game or have some activities with the parachute for a change of pace. We end class with a short Rest & Relax (in yoga we call it savasana), which helps the children learn to relax and be still in the moment. Little ones are always on the move, so taking a minute or two out of our class is so important.
Learn more about YoGalore at the blog.
The variety of YoGalore classes is depicted in these photos:
Applications and pricing information can be picked up in the church office Monday-Thursday from 9:00-4:00.
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For more information, please contact Paige Willhite, Director, in the Preschool/Kindergarten office (502) 863-0186.