Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Growing as Christians... Reaching Out to Others

 
Bethlehem Preschool 2014-2015
 
We currently have a one opening in each of our 3 year old classes. Please contact our office if you are interested in learning more about these openings.

 
The Mission of Bethlehem United Methodist Preschool

To provide a Christian atmosphere that will help a child grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
 
The church believes that each child is a child of God and should have every opportunity to develop to the fullest potential.
 
Sissie Hargreaves is the director of Bethlehem Preschool, a Parent's Day Out and Pre-Kindergarten outreach ministry of the church. A former teacher in Bethlehem Preschool, Sissie also served as a teacher at Children of the Woodlands Preschool in Houston, Texas, and as director at Priestley Miller Preshool at Harpeth Presbyterien Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. She and her family reside in the Grassland community of Franklin.

Bethlehem Preschool was established in 1976 and is a licensed program with the State of Tennessee. The program has received a three-star rating and is committed to providing a Christian atmosphere that will help a child grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.The Board of Directors is composed of church members and parents of the program.
 
Tuition for 2013-2014 school year
Registration Fee                         -  $ 75
Parents Day Out (ages 1 – 3)    -  $195 / month
Pre-K 4s and Pre-K                    -  $265 / month
    
There is a supply fee and activity fee charged once per year in September.
These fees are set over the summer dependent on activities planned for the school year.
 
 
Rating
The Bethlehem Preschool ministry is a licensed program with the State of Tennessee and has a Three-Star Rating.
 
Classes
  • Nursery (must be 15 months old by August 15th)
  • Toddlers
  • Two year olds
  • Young threes
  • Older threes
  • Four year olds
  • Pre-K one
  • Pre-K two
 
Schedule

Parent’s Day Out                                   Pre-K 4’s and Pre-K
Ages 1 – 3                                            Ages 4 – 5

Tuesday/Thursday                                 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
9:30 – 2:30                                            9:30 – 2:30 

 
Curriculum
At Bethlehem Preschool, we structure our play and learning around the philosophies of Creative Curriculum.  This is a comprehensive curriculum that allows teachers and staff to plan meaningful learning activities that are developmentally appropriate, child-initiated and teacher directed.  The curriculum allows us to assess the children’s development in four key areas:  social emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.  In a Creative Curriculum classroom, students learn literacy, math, science, social studies, art, technology and processing skills through intentional play and teaching.  Students and teachers investigate topics of study that allow teachers to determine the children’s strengths and individualize instruction based on their level of development.  
 
Special Events
Each year there are a number of special events associated with the Parents Day Out and Pre-K ministry. They are:
  • Open House
  • Picture day
  • Christmas Play
  • Parent and Teacher Conferences
  • Special Dinners
  • Pre-K Graduation
 
For more information about the Bethlehem Preschool ministry contact
Sissie Hargreaves, Director
615-591-0501 | shargreaves@bethlehemumc.com