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Thank you for visiting our site. When looking for the right school for your child we recognize that you have many questions and concerns as you consider options. We hope that this site will answer your questions and address your concerns as you decide where to enroll your child. We encourage you to call or e-mail us if you seek further information about our program and hope that you will schedule an appointment to see our facilities. We look forward to visiting with you!

Blessings

Redeemer Preschool


2020-2021 REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open to the public on March 2nd.  Fill out an online registration form and the director will contact you to complete your registration, or visit the church office to complete a registration form.  For questions email us at preschool@embracedbyhim.org

 

Please note the following important information:

  • Visitors are welcome – please call the church for details or email preschool@embracedbyhim.org We look forward to meeting you!
  • Registration can be done in person in the church office Monday – Friday from 9:30am-1:30 pm or by clicking the link to register online.  Please keep in mind that registration is not complete until we receive your registration fee.  If you register online, you can mail your registration fee to the church or bring it by the church office.

BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATION
It is our belief that a preschool experience based on God’s love, grace and forgiveness will provide a child with a lasting spiritual foundation, develop self-esteem and an appreciation and respect for themselves and others. The child who has the opportunity to know God will grow and prosper, become a good citizen, maintain a Christian life and enrich the lives of others.

Our curriculum includes many socialization opportunities; familiarization with Bible stories and music; the development of gross and fine motor skills; the study of colors, numbers, shapes, letters and letter sounds. Furthermore, our curriculum includes supervised games, educational field trips, chapel and the foundational sharing of Jesus’ love every day.

Our entire curriculum and program is designed to prepare your child, very specifically, for their eventual participation in a full-day kindergarten experience. Care and attention are applied to your child’s developmental needs and we firmly believe they will benefit from what we have to offer. Our program uses the One in Christ curriculum.

Before completing the On-line Registration and Medical Information forms, please be aware of our fees.


 

CLASS SCHEDULE
3 Year Old, 3 day class: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday,  9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

3 Year Old, 2 day class: Tuesday/Thursday 9;15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

4 Year Old, 4 day class: Monday-Thursday  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

4 Year Old, 3 day class: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

FEE SCHEDULE (2019-2020)

  • Non-refundable Registration – $75.00
    • Placement in class is not guaranteed until this fee is paid. Available spaces in our classes are filled in the order in which registration fees are received. (Fee is per family, families with multiple students pay this fee only once)
  • Supply Fee – payable with registration (refundable until August 1st)
    • 3 year olds: $50
    • 4 year olds: $60
  • Tuition – due on the 20th of the previous month
    • 3 year olds, 3 days: $170
    • 3 year olds, 2 days: $135
    • 4 year olds, 4 days: $210
    • 4 year olds, 3 days: $170

 

Enrollment
3 Year Old Class
4 Year Old Class
Class Schedule

All children must be toilet trained prior to the first day of school
Children must be 3 years old on or before September 30 to enroll in the 3 year old class
Children must be 4 years old on or before September 30 to enroll in the 4 year old class
A complete immunization record, signed by your child’s Physician, and documentation of birth must be on file in our office on the first day of school.
Upon receipt of on-line registration form we will contact you regarding availability and specifics
Redeemer Lutheran Christian Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally or made available to students at the school. Redeemer Preschool does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national and ethic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs and other school administration programs.

For most 3 year olds preschool is their very first experience stepping out on their own. We understand this experience can be emotional for both child and parent which is why one of our main curriculum goals is to make this separation a positive experience. We focus on socialization – sharing, verbalizing wants and needs, and making new friends. We also introduce basic foundational academic principals such as letter recognition and sounds, numbers, shapes and colors.

To give children an appreciation of seasons we plan special holiday celebrations which include a Thanksgiving Day Feast, Christmas Program, Valentine’s Day Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt, a Mother’s Tea, and an End of the Year Picnic. In order to expand their experience all of the children enjoy a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch in the fall and a trip Salem Church Library midway through the school year.

In an effort to maintain close one on one contact we limit our class size to 14 students. Our current staffing standards are maintained at one teacher and one teacher’s aide per class.

Our primary goal for your 4-year old is to prepare them for Kindergarten. There are field trips and special activities focused on expanding their socialization habits and broadening their academic exposure. We expand their academic curriculum to include advanced letter and word recognition, writing, numbers and counting.

Your child will enjoy some additional experiences including a Chapel services in the Sanctuary with the Pastor, a visit from the Fire Department, and a Graduation Ceremony and reception.

To give children an appreciation of seasons we plan special holiday celebrations which include a Thanksgiving Day Feast, Christmas Program, Valentine’s Day Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt, a Mother’s Tea, and an End of the Year Picnic.

In order to expand the experience your child will enjoy a special field trip to the Pumpkin Patch in October and a spring field trip. In an effort to maintain close one on one contact we limit our  class size to 14 students.  Our current staffing standards are maintained at one teacher and one teacher’s aide per class.

  • Structured Play (table activities) – painting, puzzles, play dough, Lego’s
  • Morning Work (4 Year Old Class)
  • Instructional Circle Time – including Job Chart, Flag, Calendar, Bible Stories, Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Letters and Sounds, Special Lessons
  • Bathroom and Outdoor Activity Preparation
  • Outside or Indoor Physical Education
  • Rest, Snack and Free Time
  • Crafts
  • Story, Show and Tell, and Departure

Did you know?

  • Our preschool program has passed all of the Commonwealth requirements and inspections to be exempted from licensor as a religious sponsored preschool program.  These forms and inspections are renewed annually.
  • Our 4 year old teacher, Ms. Emily Williams, earned her Degrees in Early Childhood Development and K-8 Education from Germanna Community College and has experience as a Teacher Assistant/Substitute teacher as well as teaching drama/dance. She has been with our school since 2019.
  • Our 3 year old teacher, Mrs. Joan Woollard , earned her masters in Education/Counseling from University of Dayton.   She has taught preschool as well as being a Substitute teacher.  She previously taught here at Redeemer and returned in 2019.
  • Oversight of our program policies falls under the responsibility of the Preschool Committee which is composed of parents and church members, the Redeemer Lutheran Church Board of Education and the Redeemer Lutheran Church Council. The Preschool Committee meets monthly and all parents are encouraged to notify the Administrator, prior to a meeting, regarding any issues or concerns.
  • We have an Orientation Evening prior to the first day of school. This program has been established to provide you and your child an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff, tour the classroom, meet classmates, and receive basic procedure instruction. Meeting information will be mailed to each registered family in late August.
  • We are located at 5120 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Our preschool makes use of 2 dedicated classrooms in the church’s education wing building.  We do not provide food services.  
  • Our facilities are covered under the liability policy of Redeemer Lutheran Church and our staff is required to be certified by a physician to be free from any disability that would prevent them from caring for children.  This certification is renewed annually.  Our staff are also required to have up to date First Aid/CPR certification, and are background checked and fingerprinted.

Payment

Please note: Any fees paid in the church office must be check or money order only. No cash payments will be accepted in the main office. Checks or money orders for all fees and tuition should be made payable to Redeemer Lutheran Christian Preschool.