Stockbridge Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten:
We are a ministry of Stockbridge First United Methodist Church. Our Goal
at SMPK is to help children with God's guidance, to develop a love for
learning, enhance their self-esteem and to provide a loving and warm environment
that will enable them to acquire a solid educational foundation on which
they can build.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that salvation is freely
offered to all and comes only through Jesus Christ. We believe there is
only one God who exists infinitely loving, just, and holy.
SMPK does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, and religion,
national or ethnic origin for students. We encourage an environment
where everyone feels loved and accepted.
Our Staff (click here)
are a ministry of Stockbridge First United Methodist Church.
We strive to enhance the role of the church in service to
the community, and to encourage families to know that church
life should be a vital part of their lives. The children’s
ministry here at our church is very active, with lots of activities
for children. We also offer many wonderful Sunday School classes
for adults. Even if you do have a church home we would love
for you to come and visit.
Traditional Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00
Contemporary Sunday Worship 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.
Family Night Suppers 6:00 on Wednesday September
to expect at SMPK
Our Daily Routine begins at 9:00
am each school day. Our morning car line, starting at 8:50,
eases your morning. The first days of school parents will
walk their child to class. Then we start the car line on Thursday.
At 12:00 (12:30 for kindergarten) you will walk in to meet
your child at their classroom. We believe it is important
for you to have face to face time with their teacher each
We have a daily routine in each
class that begins with the pledge of allegiance and a morning
prayer. Each class day is structured to include circle time
with calendar and songs, craft time, snack, special classes,
recess, and play time in centers. It is important for your
child to arrive to class on time and come consistently.
special classes include:
5 Day classes attend
Bible, Music, Creative Movement, Library, Discovery
class (Hands-on Science lessons)
3 Day classes attend
Bible, Music, and Discovery class
will attend Chapel Bi-Monthly
Twice a year we will have a Musical
Performance where your child has an opportunity to perform
a short program with their classmates. We believe it strengthens
every child’s confidence to be a part of the shows.
You will be amazed what a great performance our kids have!
registration fee includes Curriculum, Art supplies, Miscellaneous
supplies such as tissues, wet wipes and soap, a school T-shirt,
daily snack and juice, and special events. Registration
fees must be paid to hold your spot.
Our Curriculum is a unique and
challenging curriculum based on thematic units. Each
month a new theme is introduced that will integrate Math,
Science, Social Studies and Language skills into one unit.
Some of our themes may include: Our Mighty Ocean, Community
Helpers, Down on the Farm, Christmas and the Birth of Jesus,
and Amazing Animals. The children will learn new concepts
and academics through a variety of hands-on experiences. We
encourage activities such as science experiments, graphing,
cooking projects, painting, drawing, learning games, creative
writing, and use of manipulatives. When
blended with Bible stories, it creates a well-rounded program
for your child.
These experiences combined
with Art, Music and Creative Movement Discovery and Library,
will give your child an environment that will encourage creativity
as well as a love for school.
Our Kindergarten uses a combination
of thematic units and the Saxon Phonics and Math curriculum.
Our Kindergarten program encourages hands on activities
as well as strengthening their reading, writing and arithmetic
We have special events each month
according to our theme. For example, during community helpers
month we will bring in special visitors from the community
such as a police officer, doctor, and dentist. Parents are
invited to join us for some of our special events such as
our Thanksgiving Feast, Pastries with Parents, and our Christmas
Party. The children love our dress up days including Hat Day,
50’s Day, Nursery Rhyme Dress up day, and many more!
At the end of the year we will have an art show displaying
special pieces of your child’s art from their school
year. Each year we have new and exciting things for you and
Year old classes will teach:
~Basic color and shape recognition
~Beginning Number and Letter recognition
~Social skills such as sharing, walking in line, and respect
Year old classes will teach:
~Color and shape recognition
~Number and Letter recognition and sounds
~Fine motor skills – cutting with scissors, beginner
old classes will teach:
~Advanced shape learning
~Recognition and sounds of upper and lower case letters, beginning
~Math skills including counting and graphing
~Guided writing practice
~Georgia Common Core Performance Standards
~The Four Blocks Approach
~Saxon Phonics curriculum including writing skills using D’Nealian
~Letter sounds, blends and reading skills
~Math skills including counting to 100 by ones, fives, and
tens, graphing skills, Saxon 1st grade curriculum including
addition and subtraction
~Self selected and guided reading
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A Glimpse at some of the fun at our school
please see members photo area)
Congrats to our Alumni
- 1st place in school recitation contest. 2nd place in the county
in the recitation contest.