First Presbyterian Preschool
Open Registration for the public begins in March for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Purpose and Structure of the Preschool
First Presbyterian Preschool operates as a community service ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It is not a full time day care center. An age appropriate setting is provided for play and learning as an extension of the home. Classes are open to children age 2 and to those not yet in kindergarten by August 15.
Developing social, physical, emotional and mental skills, building confidence, and affirming each child's important place in the family of God are the primary objectives of the preschool. The curriculum is planned around units common to preschools, and the Christian perspectives pervade every aspect of the program.
Director: Amy Smythe Leonard
Teaching Staff: Allison Panter
There is a yearly non-refundable registration fee that secures your child's spot when paid. A pre-placement visit is required. During the second month of school, you will be charged a $40.00 supply/event fee. This fee will cover holiday party supplies.
Children are admitted on a first come first serve basis within the confines of the following priorities:
- Children already enrolled and their siblings
- Children of First Presbyterian Church
- Families enrolled from past
- General Public
Hours of Operation and Schedule
The preschool is open from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Children from age 2 to those not yet in kindergarten may attend. Children may stay late on extended days that are offered until 2pm for all class schedules. The cost is $10.00 per extended day.
The preschool will adhere to city and county school holidays and snow days. The preschool will be closed on scheduled county in-service days and early dismissals.
2 Year-olds class - 2 days a week $65/Registration Fee $180.00/Monthly
3 Year-old class - 3 days a week $75/Registration Fee $210.00/Monthly
(Mon, Wed, Thur)
4 Year-old class - 4 days a week $85/Registration Fee $250.00/Monthly
(Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur)
Preschool is in session for nine months (36 weeks). Tuition is due by the 10th of each month. Children may stay until 2:00 p.m. on days his or her class is scheduled for a cost of $10.00 per day. Pre-registration for the public will begin on February 9th for the following school year. Your child must be of age by August 15th. During the second month of school you will be charged a $40.00 supply/event fee. This fee will cover holiday party supplies.
As a licensed preschool, we will teach a personal safety curriculum that has been approved by the Department of Human Services. It is developmentally appropriate for ages three and four. Because this is a Christian preschool, bible stories and songs will be incorporated into our curriculum. Christian holidays and other traditions will be observed such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine's & Halloween. Along with teaching letters and numbers recognition, writing, sight words, science, and counting the curriculum will be theme based.
2016 - 2017 Calendar
August 15 Open House (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
August 16-18 ½ Day (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
September 5 Labor Day
October 3-6 Fall Break
November 21-24 Thanksgiving Break
December 19-January 3 Christmas Break
January 4 School Resumes
January 16 M.L. King Birthday
February 15 President’s Day
March 27- March 31 Spring Break
May 18 Last Day
Summary of Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers
Please visit http://state.tn.us/humanserv