Sunbeams Preschool Overview
Purpose and Philosophy
Platte Woods United Methodist Church Sunbeams Preschool is here to provide a warm, loving atmosphere in which children may play, socialize and participate in experiences that meet the developmental stages of early childhood. Our philosophy is that each child has a unique personality and will be treated as a special individual. The small teacher/student ratio allows that personalized treatment. Our purpose is to serve families in our church and community, offering them a comfortable atmosphere for their child's growth and natural learning experiences.
A Christ-Centered Environment
Especially during your child's impressionable years, this kind of surrounding means so much. Here your child will learn to love, accept, help and forgive others because Christ first loved and forgave them. At Sunbeams Preschool, children are encouraged to develop their God-given talents in a secure atmosphere of love and acceptance.
What We Offer
We believe in helping children experience all areas of development so that they may be better prepared for their elementary school experience. We provide children an opportunity to learn about cooperation, manners, sharing, social skills, listening and following instructions in a nurturing Christian environment. A day's activities could include fitness time or music; special "theme" days; exposure to letters, numbers and colors; project time; and just plain having fun. (See our "A Typical Day at Sunbeams Preschool" page.) Our teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 10. All teachers have college degrees and experience with early childhood education.
Registration and Tuition Fees for the Current School Year
Yearly tuition is $900 for the 3-year-olds, $1170 for the 4- and 5-year-olds, and $2070 for Sunbeams Extreme. The tuition payment is broken down into nine monthly payments of $100, $130 or $230, respectively. Our nonrefundable registration fee is $70 for two- and three-day, and $100 for Sunbeams Extreme. Hours are as follows:
- Two-Day Program for three-year-olds: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 3:15 p.m. (Must be 3 years old before Aug. 1.)
- Three-Day Program for four- and five-year-olds: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 3:15 p.m. (Must be 4 years old before Aug. 1 -- one year from kindergarten.)
- Sunbeams Extreme -- Sunbeams Preschool also offers a Sunbeams Extreme five-day preschool program for children who are 4 by August 1. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 3:15 p.m. (Must be 4 years old before Aug. 1)
- Full-Day Option -- If you would like care for your child all day (8:45-3:00 or 9:00-3:15) while they are in half-day preschool, we offer a special pricing option in conjunction with our Parents' Day Out program.
Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
Sunbeams registration for the 2014-2015 school year is now open. Parents or guardians interested in registering their child(ren) for Sunbeams must make an appointment with Jennifer Nelson, Sunbeams director.
2014-2015 School Year
Open House for two-day preschoolers will be Thursday, August 14. The AM preschool Open House will be from 10-10:45 a.m. and the PM preschool Open House will be from 11-11:45 a.m.
Open House for three-day and five-day preschoolers will be Friday, August 15. The AM preschool Open House will be 10-10:45 a.m. and the PM preschool Open House will be 11-11:45 a.m.
The 2014-2015 school year begins Monday, August 18 for three-day and five-day preschool and Tuesday, August 19 for two-day preschool.