WELCOME TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL OF GRAPEVINE!

Our hope is that you feel the warmth, love, and family atmosphere created at our school. We have provided Early Education in our community since 1984, and our philosophy is that children learn through their play. It is our goal to develop whole children through creative learning, academic skills, social skills positive self-image and self-expression. We believe in relationships and partnerships between parents and the school, among our teachers and administration, and among the children who learn and play together. We look forward to being able to provide your child with a safe and nurturing experience, and we thank you for letting us be a part of this important foundational block in your child's education.


Amy Richardson - Director


REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2022-2023!

*SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR INFORMATION*


Summer Camp registration Now open! See below


OUR PRESCHOOL AT A GLANCE

school campus & Safety

  • Welcoming campus and small school environment
  • Excellent teacher/student ratio
  • Procare app to share photos, messages throughout the day
  • All teachers and staff are certified in CPR, Shaken Baby and First Aid
  • All staff Covid vaccinated
  • Locked front doors
  • Fully licensed by the State of Texas
  • Large shaded playground
  • Children's Discovery Garden

Learning Programs

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program for qualified students
  • Get Set for School Curriculum used in Pre-K  and TK Program  - Readiness and Writing (Handwriting Without Tears),  Language and Literacy, Numbers and Math
  • Extra-curricular activities: music, science, and Spanish 
  • Chapel every other week with age-appropriate Bible stories, lessons, and songs

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Half-day for ages 18 month through 3 yrs old
  • Flexible 2, 3, 5 day a week enrollment option
  • Literature-based curriculum in the Afternoon Enrichment Program with special days including:  Let's Get Cooking and Wind Down Movie Day
  • Let's Get Acquainted Day prior to start of school
  • Parent Team coordinated special events
  • Summer Camp


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CLASSES WE OFFER:

Each age group within our preschool program has a developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of each individual child in areas including language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, music and movement, art and imaginative play. 

18-30 mONTHS

Flexible 2, 3, 5 days a week enrollment options


Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm


Children learn with us throughout the morning, and then get picked up before lunch.


Optional Afternoon Enrichment Program available till 2:30pm


Monthly Tuition: 

2 days a week -$200

3 days a week- $300

5 days a week- $500



2 1/2 YEAR OLDS

Flexible 2, 3, 5 days a week enrollment options


Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm


Children learn with us throughout the morning, and then get picked up before lunch.


Optional Afternoon Enrichment Program available till 2:30pm


Monthly Tuition: 

2 days a week -$200

3 days a week- $300

5 days a week- $500

3 YEAR OLDS

Flexible 2, 3, 5 days a week enrollment options


Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm


Children learn with us throughout the morning, and then get picked up before lunch.


Optional Afternoon Enrichment Program available till 2:30pm


Monthly Tuition: 

2 days a week -$200

3 days a week- $300

5 days a week- $500

PRE-K/TK 4/5 YRS

Flexible 2, 3, 5 days a week enrollment options


Hours: 9:00am-2:30pm


Children learn during the morning, have lunch*, and afternoon learning and play. 


*lunch not provided by the school, must be brought from home


Monthly Tuition: 

2 days a week -$300

3 days a week- $450

5 days a week- $650

Need-based scholarships are available, please contact the school for more information.



MORNING PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

The doors to the preschool open at 8:45 am each morning.  Instruction begins at 9:00 am.  Children engage in a variety of hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities throughout the time they are with us.  A typical day consists of center time, circle time, snack, outside play, story time and Bible lesson. 

Center Time

Children rotate through developmentally appropriate learning centers with a daily theme.  There is a math center, literacy center, science center, reading center, manipulatives center, art exploration center, blocks and building center and dramatic play center.  Center time gives children the opportunity to learn new concepts, and to practice new skills. Centers also give the teacher time to observe students as they explore and provides the opportunity to work with individual students or with small groups to reinforce concepts.

Circle Time

Children gather on the carpet for circle time where the teacher leads students through calendar and weather time.  This is also a time for the teacher to introduce new concepts or to review things previously learned.  




SNACK TIME


Children are offered a daily snack provided by the preschool.



Outside PlaY

We have a large shaded playground with lots of room to run, to climb and to enjoy imaginative play.  In addition to play equipment where children can crawl through tunnels and slide down slides, we also offer a rock box for digging, a playhouse for imaginative play, activity panels which allow children to have fun with musical sounds, matching and more, as well as a trike track for our Little Tikes cars so children can practice "driving" in our little city.  


DISCOVERY GARDEN


Children take an active part in learning about the beauty of God's work by planting flowers and watching them grow and attract butterflies throughout the year.  

Story Time

Story time is a magical experience for children this age.  Each day your child is with us, they will participate in story time where the teacher will read to the children or tell a story using felt pieces or puppets.

Teachers will also spend time each day with students teaching them about God's love through a developmentally appropriate Bible lesson.


MORNING PRESCHOOL ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES


Music- In addition to regular classroom music, our music teacher will spend time every week with each class. Children will be introduced to rhythm and movement activities, musical instruments and special songs. 


Science- Every other week, children enrolled in our 3 Year Old Program and 4 Year Old Pre-K Program will take part in a a hands-on science class conducted by our science teacher.  The curriculum is designed to teach children the wonder of God's creation and to teach them that they are equipped to be scientists.  Children will study the five senses, states of matter, properties of air and water, metamorphosis of the butterfly and frog, the human body, machines, magnets and outer space. 


Spanish- Children enrolled in the 4 Year Old Pre-K Program have 15 minute weekly Spanish lessons. Songs and games are used to learn basic Spanish through multi-sensory lessons. 


Chapel- Children attend chapel twice a month.  The service consists of songs, prayer and a short lesson taught by Amy Richardson, our Preschool Director, or Bob Crilley, the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, or Ashley Hood, the Associate Pastor or Jodi Haun, the First Presbyterian Church Director of Christian Education.



AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Afternoon Enrichment Program (A.E.P.) is a literature-based program available each afternoon for children enrolled in our Morning Preschool Program. Children enrolled in our A.E.P. attend Lunch Bunch from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm.  Following Lunch Bunch and a 15-20 minute quiet time, A.E.P. activities begin. Teachers introduce students to one or more authors each month and explore and interact with these stories using creative and educational activities that help to support what students are learning in the Morning Preschool Programs.  Special Days such as Let's Get Cooking and Wind Down Days (where students watch a short literature based movie in the church movie theater) make A.E.P. an extra special and fun experience. A.E.P. extends the school day to 2:30pm for participating students. Flexible, 2, 3, or 5 day options available.


Fee due at registration: AEP Supply Fee: 1 Day a week-$30, 2 Days-$60, 3 days-$90, 4 days-$120, 5 days-$150


AEP Monthly Tuition- Attend 1 Day a week-$70, 2 Days-$90, 3 days-$110, 4 days-$130, 5 days-$150




OTHER PROGRAMS AT OUR SCHOOL

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Throughout the year, the Preschool undertakes school-wide community service projects, such as a GRACE food drive, winter coat collection, spring recycling campaign, etc.

SPECIAL DAYS

-class holiday parties

-Country Critter Day

-Santa's Workshop

-Dad's Day Doughnuts

-Morning With Mom

-Pre-K Graduation

-Park Day Celebration

SUMMER CAMP

Ages: 18m-Entering Kindergarten

Camp Hours: 9am-1pm

Session 1: July 11-15

Theme: Exploring cultures around the world

Session 2: July 18-22

Theme: Exploring our community

Summer camp registration info


READY TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD?

We use an online system ProCare to manage registration

Registration-

new student


1. Read Parent Handbook


2. Complete and submit registration form and pay registration fee using Procare using button below


3. Pay supply fee invoice sent by school


4. Submit immunization record and physicians statement. Pre-K must also submit Hearing/Vision screening


click here to Register nEW STUDENT


REGISTration- previously enrolled STUDENT

1. Read Parent Handbook


2. Complete and submit registration form using link below


3. Pay registration/supply fee invoice sent by school


4. Submit immunization record and physicians statement. Pre-K must also submit Hearing/Vision screening



click here to register current student


REGISTRATION FEES



-One time, non-refundable registration $50* fee, this holds your child's spot in our program.


*There is a discounted registration fee for families registering more than one child.


-One-time yearly supply fee*. Fee is determined by length of care chosen. You will receive an invoice from the school for the supply fee after submitting registration.


*Supply fees cover all snacks, special programs and general school supplies for the year.  Supply fees are non-refundable after June 1st.


Registration DATES


Friday, February  11:

FPCGV Church Members


Monday, February 14:

Currently enrolled families


Tuesday, March 1st:

Open to general public


We are still enrolling for our current 2021-2022 school year! (Please contact the school for information)


REGISTRATION FORMS

Parent_Handbook_2021-2022.pdf