Walkersville United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Our Program

2017 - 2018 School Year  
Our faith based educational programs are offered for children ages two through five.  Monthly tuition fees are paid on the first class meeting of each month; checks should be made payable to WUMC Weekday School.  A $50.00 nonrefundable registration fee per family is due at registration.    A supply and activity fee is due at the first class meeting in September ($50/2 day classes, $75/3 day classes, $100/5 day classes).  Group size is limited to no more than 10 children to one teacher ratio.  As required by the state: a health inventory with a doctor's signature, immunization record, and emergency information card must be on file for each child in attendance.  (Forms are provided by MSDE).
 
 
Most morning classes meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with the exception of Young 3's and 3's.  These classes meet from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
 
The Transitional K class meets from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  
 
Afternoon programs meet from 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
 
Lunch Bunch will be offered to our morning 4s and Pre-K classes in 8 week sessions 2 or 3 times a week, depending on participation.  Unfortunately the timing of the afternoon classes does not allow lunch bunch for those students.
 
Regular conferences are scheduled during January and April. Two day a week classes are only scheduled for January conferences due to limited class time.  We provide age appropriate assessments that focus on cognitive, social, and behavioral development.  These conferences are 15-20 minutes in length and are held during normal class time.  The children do not attend Weekday School on these days.
 
 
 
Program Descriptions
 
 
YOUNG 3’S:  This program is designed to be a mixed-age group for children ages two or three years. Supervised play, art and craft activities, and alternating quiet and active times describe a bit of the routine. Toilet training is not required. A Teacher's Assistant is always present.  Disposable diapers or pull-ups are supplied by the parent, as needed. Young 3s will need to be 3 by March 1, 2018. Students meet two mornings per week for 2.5 hours.
 
PROGRAM FOR THREES: The three’s classes meet two days per week for 2.5 hours. Groups are limited to 10 children per 1 teacher ratio. To be eligible for the threes, a child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2017. Toilet training is required.  This program is designed for students who are experiencing school and/or any structured time away from mom and dad for the first time.
 
PROGRAM FOR OLDER THREES:  The Older 3s classes meet three days a week for 3 hours.  Groups are limited to 10 children per 1 teacher ratio.  To be eligible for the Older 3s, a child will need to be 3 by March 1, 2017.  Toilet training is required.  These students participate in the beginning workbooks that support the Handwriting Without Tears program. 
 
PROGRAM FOR FOURS AND PRE-K:  Groups are limited to 10 children per 1 teacher ratio. The child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2017 (some exceptions will be made for the 4s program which will allow students with September birthdays to enter early - must turn 4 by September 30, 2017). Toilet training is required. 4s classes meet three days a week for 3 hours and Pre-K meets 5 days a week for 3 hours.  Both programs work off of the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum and learn with math manipulatives.  The Pre-K class works at a faster pace since they meet five days a week.  No children may attend both morning and afternoon on the same day.
 
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN: Groups are limited to 8 children per 1 teacher ratio.  The child must be five by November 1, 2017 but exceptions may be made.  Groups meet 5 days a week for 5 hours.  Students bring their own lunch.  Instruction is based on a more advanced curriculum.

 

Program Schedule and Fees (2017 - 2018)
Young 3’s & Threes
         Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
          ($140 per month)
          
Older Threes
         Mon, Wed, Fri (AM) 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
         ($210 per month) 
                                
Fours
         Mon, Wed, Fri (AM) 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
         ($210 per month)                            
          Mon, Wed, Fri (PM) 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
          ($195 per month - afternoon discount*)
 
Pre-K
         Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
         ($275 per month)   
          Monday - Friday, 12:15p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
          ($260 per month - afternoon discount*)
 
Transitional K
            Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
         ($350 per month)
 
Checks should be made payable to WUMC Weekday School with child’s name and class noted.  Tuition is due on the 1st of every month.  After the 10th, a late fee of $25 will be added.
If two children from the same family are enrolled, the second child’s tuition is reduced by 20 percent.
If a child is absent from school due to illness for more than half the class sessions, fee is reduced by one-half for the month.  A doctor’s note is required.

In the Event of an Emergency, Please Contact:
Pastor Richard Baker 

@ 443-375-9556