About Stockbridge Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten:

Our Mission:
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.

Our Statement of Faith:
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.

Non-Discrimination
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.

Meet Our Staff (click here)

 

We 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 a.m.
Contemporary Sunday Worship 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.
Family Night Suppers 6:00 on Wednesday September through May

What 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 day.

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.

Our 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

All classes 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!

Our Curriculum

The 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 skills.

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 your child!

2 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 for others

3 Year old classes will teach:
~Color and shape recognition
~Number and Letter recognition and sounds
~Fine motor skills – cutting with scissors, beginner writing

4 Year old classes will teach:
~Advanced shape learning
~Recognition and sounds of upper and lower case letters, beginning reading skills
~Math skills including counting and graphing
~Guided writing practice

Kindergarten will teach:
~Georgia Common Core Performance Standards
~The Four Blocks Approach
~Saxon Phonics curriculum including writing skills using D’Nealian format
~Creative writing
~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

(current students please see members photo area)


Congrats to our Alumni - 1st place in school recitation contest. 2nd place in the county in the recitation contest.

 

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