The purpose of County Line UMC Preschool & MMO (Mother's Morning Out) is to extend the ministry of the church by providing educational and developmental opportunities in a Christian atmosphere for every child enrolled and by providing a program of ministry and outreach to the families of the children involved.
County Line United Methodist Preschool and Mother's Morning Out (MMO) is open Monday through Friday (depending on the class) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. MMO serves children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. Preschool serves children between the ages of 3 and 5. The Cobb County School Calendar is closely followed in regards to school holidays and inclement weather closings.
If you need more information, please call us at 770-428-0511 x105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each child is unique, with special talents and abilities. All children are worthy individuals capable of success. We strive to instill in all children a positive self-image and confidence in their own abilities.
Our program focuses on all areas of development. This program is based on an understanding of how children grow, develop & learn. Learning develops sequentially at individual rates. Children have a natural curiosity and desire to learn. We capitalize on these characteristics. Children learn by modeling, observing and doing. We lend positive reinforcement to children's attempts to master age appropriate skills. A solid foundation in the early years is basic to future success in learning.
Children deserve to be children and will be provided a safe and nurturing environment for learning. Our teachers are enthusiastic, supportive, loving and understanding. Children need to have this same support at home. We believe that the home and school must work together and we encourage parental interest and participation in our program.
Turning 6 – 17 months by August 1st of current school year.
This class is a warm, structured and nurturing environment where the children are encouraged to reach their age appropriate developmental milestones. Teachers will work on separation anxiety, following simple instructions, recognizing familiar people, objects, and body parts. Hand and finger skills are a big part of their day as well. Children will also be exposed to crafts, music, and movement classes. They will play with objects such as blocks, balls, textured books and age appropriate toys. Language will be encouraged as we work with the children to respond to simple verbal requests and to imitate words.
Turning 1 ½ by August 1st of current school year.
This is a very high energy yet structured environment where the children will engage in sensory activities, monthly themed art, cooking, movement class, and chapel. They will participate in circle time which will include stories, flashcards, games, puppets, music and much more. The children will be encouraged to communicate verbally as we begin to build their social skills in a group environment.
Turning 2 ½ by August 1st of current school year.
This is a warm, structured setting where a large part of the daily focus will be on cognitive skills. The children will work on sorting, putting together 4 and 5 piece puzzles, lacing, cutting with safety scissors and using crayons. Social skills will be taught such as taking turns, understanding the concept of "mine" and "his/hers" as well as imitating adults and playmates. Verbal communication is an integral part of this classroom as the children will begin to follow two and three part requests, use four to five word sentences and identify common objects and pictures. Gross motor skills will be encouraged through playground time, movement class as well as using the stairs. The children will also participate in chapel, circle time, center play and have monthly themed art.
Children in this class do not have to be potty trained, but need to show an interest and be working on potty training at home. Our teachers will continue to work with the children in this process.
Turning 3 by September 1st of current school year.
This is a fun, structured classroom setting where the children will be engaged in appropriate developmental activities as well as art, cooking and simple science experiments. They will participate in circle time which will include, but not be limited to, days of the week, seasons, weather, calendar time and monthly themed discussions. The children will review colors, shapes, sorting objects and hand/finger skills. They will continue to work on cutting out pictures and use lacing cards, holding and using pencils and crayons. The numbers 1 – 10 will be reinforced throughout the year. These children will go to movement class and chapel bi-weekly.
All children in this class must be fully potty trained.
Must be 4 by September 1st of current school year.
This is a structured classroom environment where a large focus will be on social skills in a group setting, cooperation with other children, inventive play, and independence. Cognitive skills will be reinforced such as naming colors, counting objects, and recognizing the numbers 1 – 10, sequencing, and matching. They will begin phonics to include recognizing letters and their sounds. The children will continue to follow 3 part verbal requests, begin to recall parts of stories, and understand the concept of "same" and "different". Language skills will be reinforced using 5 to 6 word sentences. The children will continue to work on fine motor skills, drawing people, circles and squares, using scissors, lacing, and putting together puzzles. Each day will include circle time to include days of the week, weather, music, stories, and monthly themed discussions. The children will enjoy playground and movement as well as chapel, hands on art, cooking and simple science experiments.
Must be 5 by December 31st of current school year.
Join us on this "Pre-Tendergarten" journey where your child will experience all of the excitement that goes along with the real kindergarten experience. Even though this is not "real kindergarten", the classroom curriculum is. Your child will be taught kindergarten skills.
Your children will learn basic personal information such as: complete name, address, telephone number, birthday, and parents' names. They will also learn to write (and spell correctly) their first and last name.
Language arts will also be a part of their daily curriculum. For example, they will learn the vowels, identify rhyming and compound words, blend sounds to make words, and count the number of sounds in a word. In addition, they will begin reading sight words, color and number words, and will learn to write a complete sentence using invented and correct spelling.
The children will also begin focusing on math. This will include, but not be limited to, counting to 100, counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's. They will begin identifying and correctly writing numbers as well as identifying ordinal numbers. The children will begin to graph given objects and interpret graphs. Solving simple math equations will be introduced.
This is just a small portion of what the "Pre-Tendergarten" school year will cover.