To help preschoolers see themselves as a special creation of God and to help strengthen their physical and mental abilities, giving them the self-confidence to become healthy, emotionally stable, socially adjusted individuals in their world.
To provide a planned, well-rounded program, lovingly guided by well-trained, Christian teachers in a safe, happy environment.
We follow the Bibb County School System Calendar (August-May).
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(For your child's safety and your convenience, we provide drop off services at arrival time only. A staff member will assist your child from the car beginning at 8:50 a.m. until 9:10 a.m.)
Staffing and Class Size:
Each class has a teacher and an assistant teacher that are dedicated to loving your child in a Christ-like manner.
Our curriculum is designed to provide many diverse opportunities for learning as your child develops physically, socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Recognizing that each child grows at his or her own pace, we respect and celebrate their differences. It is expected that within any particular class, there will be a wide range of abilities and readiness. Our small classes allow us to work with each child as an individual, building on his or her strengths so that the learning experience is one of success and joy.
PLAY IS CHILDREN'S WORK, IT IS THE WAY THEY LEARN. In our center-based classrooms, we provide the tools for play with specific objectives in mind:
Art: Art play is how children expore hands-on creativity, learn to understand marks and symbols, and discover patterns. Art builds small motor coordination and self-esteem, stimulates ingenuity, and stretches the imagination.
Blocks: Block play provides opportunities for using large muscles and for working with others. Children learn to use their own ideas, to plan, to choose sizes and shapes, and to put things away.
Homeliving: Homeliving provides opportunities for imaginative play, either alone or with others. Children can iron, cook, set a table, serve food, care for a baby, and dress up for role play.
Nature: Through nature materials, children begin to appreciate beauty and become more aware of their surroundings. They enjoy sensory experiences. They begin to associate God with His beautiful world.
Books: Books are a gateway to new ideas. They stimulate conversation and curiosity and provide opportunities to increase vocabulary. Children enjoy handling and looking at books and can begin to take responsibility for their care.
Puzzles and Manipulatives: When working with puzzles and manipulatives, children have opportunities to think and reason, to solve problems, make choices and work independently. They develop awareness of shape, size, color, direction, detail, and design. They practice hand-eye coordination and enjoy a sense of achievement in work completed.
Group Time: Songs, musical activities, finger plays, poems, stories and games may be used in group time. The weather and calendar may be discussed. Bible stories and a Bible verse will be presented. The teacher will use this time to talk about the unit for the week. The length of time spent in a group will increase with age and attention span.
SPECIFIC AGE-GROUP OBJECTIVES:
Twos enjoy art activities daily. They work on socialization skills, making friends and learning to function as part of a group. Basic skills such as counting and recognition of shapes and colors are emphasized. Monthly units provide opportunities for building vocabulary. They also take special trips to the library and to chapel events.
Threes are involved in a wide variety of pre-math and pre-reading activities. They are introduced to the letter of the alphabet and the sounds they make. They explore art on a daily basis, using many different media and techniques to stimulate creativity. They also visit the library and chapel and will enjoy field trips.
Fours participate in activities geared to reading and math readiness. A phonetically based letter recognition program is used. They receive exposure to early science concepts. Computers in their classroom provide an additional tool for learning. They also take part in our library, music programs, chapel and will enjoy field trips.
Schedule: Our mornings are divided into several segments which allow the children to participate in a variety of activities. These include opportunities for individual and group play as well as busy and quiet times. While each teacher personalizes ther routine to suit the needs of the particular class, an average day will be structured somewhat as follows:
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Children
9:30 - 10:30 Learning Centers
10:30 - 10:40 Group Time
10:40 - 10:50 Snack
10:50 - 11:00 Quiet Time/Bathroom
11:00 - 11:20 Group Time
11:20 - 11:50 Playground
11:50 - 12:00 Group Activity/Prepare to go home
Beginning in February, enrollment will open for the following school year. Applications can be obtained by calling the preschool office. We will also be glad to answer your questions about our program or schedule a visit.
Monday - Friday
Two-day classes - $100
Three-day classes - $140
Five-day classes - $175
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. A late fee of $20 is added if payment has not been received by the 10th.
The registration fee for the school year is equivalent to one month of tuition and is non-refundable.
Full payment of the registration fee and all completed forms are necessary in order to hold your spot in the program.
The registration fee is not the August tuition.
Georgia law requires that we have a current Certificate of Immunization form 3231 on file for your child before he or she begins school. Some doctor's offices are willing to fax records directly to us. Our fax number is (478) 741-9859.
Dismissal Policy: Vineville Baptist Morning School reserves the right to dismiss a child if, after entering the program, he/she seems unable to participate in group experiences or if fees have not been paid.
Vineville Baptist Church
2591 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Laura Terry, Weekday Preschool Director (Ext. 240)
Vineville Baptist Church does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Affiliated with Georgia Preschool Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.