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Welcome to the Hope Chritian Preschool webpage.  There is a lot of useful information about preschool on this page, including a virtual tour video!  Check out our new kids space!  

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TOURS/QUESTIONS?

For questions about our preschool or registrations, please email our Preschool Director, Kellie Hudson, at Kelliehudson@sharethehope.org

For questions or issues with tuition, please email our Billing Specialist, Sherry Trerise, at sherrytrerise@sharethehope.org

For administrative needs, please email our Admin, Mrs. Brand, at kellybrand@sharethehope.org

About Hope Christian Preschool

Since its beginning in 1962, Hope Christian Preschool has been committed to serving the needs of the families in our community. Our academic curriculum meets the core competency guidelines for New York State Preschools. The teaching staff consists of well-qualified professionals with college degrees and/or equivalent classroom experience who will gently guide your child through the stages of learning.  Teachers also have child safety, first aid and CPR training.

Our Classes

For a pdf download, click here 2020 HCPS Class Descriptions   or read below.

Our Christian based curriculum teaches the children the most important message - Jesus loves them!

Twos

  • Must be 2 by September 15th
  • Diapers are allowed and the children will be changed if needed.
  • This class meets 2 days a week for 2.5 hours, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
  • If space allows, those turning 2 after September 15th but prior to December 1st, may enroll on the first day of the month following their birthday, until December 1st.
  • Class size will max at 14 children with a 1 teacher and 2 helpers.

Threes

Two-day Threes

  • Must be 3 by December 1st
  • Classes are on Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Diapers are not accepted for this age level.
  • Staff cannot change a soiled pull up as there are no changing stations in the 3 and 4 year old bathrooms. A parent or guardian will be called for soiled pull-ups. The child can be changed using facilities within the building and the child can return to class.
  • Children in this class tend to be the younger 3 year olds, some with fall 3 year old birthdays. Pull up are accepted.  However, the child must be independent in the bathroom and able to step in and out of a wet pull up.  There should be some interest in using a toilet. 
  • Class size maximum is 16 students; with 1 teacher and 1 helper.

Three-day Threes

  • Must be 3 by September 15th
  • Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
  • Children in this class are already 3 and fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom. No diapers or pull ups are accepted

Pre-K

Three-day Fours

  • Must be 4 by December 1st
  • Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with both morning or afternoon class available.
  • Children in this class tend to be the younger 4 year olds or 3 turning 4 by December 1, fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.
  • No diapers or pull ups are accepted.
  • Children will be exposed to and engage in tasks and projects involving the core competencies for preparation for Kindergarten.
  • Class size maximum is 18; 1 teacher and 1 helper.

Five-day Fours

  • Must be 4 by September 1st.
  • Children must be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.
  • No diapers or pull ups are accepted.
  • This class is geared towards children who are taking advantage of the ‘gift of another year’ of preschool by delaying Kindergarten one year, or 4 year olds with birthdays early in the calendar year.
  • The 4 year old Pre-K core competences are the same as the 3 day Fours, but the class moves along at a faster pace.
  • Class size maximum is 18; with 1 teacher and 1 helper.
A Typical day

Typical Day:  Each class is unique in lesson specifics and child expectations, but includes the same basic elements. 

  • All classes are 2.5 hours long per session
  • Child choice /centers: puzzles and toys, center activities, (i.e. kitchen, dress-up, science, blocks, books, time for social   interaction and developing friendships.)  During this time the children learn about decision making and sharing as they play.  Teachers also take the opportunity to work with them, one on one or in small groups.  
  • Circle time activities: opening song and prayer, calendar, helper chart, Bible story, learning concepts, and introduction to the craft.
  • Craft Time: Fine Motor skills and academic concepts are reinforced and new ones are practiced through the crafts and other creative activities.
  • Wash up and snack time: Snack time gives the children the opportunity to socialize and be responsible for themselves.
  • Active play: takes place in the indoor play center, the play Zone or outside on the playground where children use their large muscles.
  • Show & Tell/Letter of the week: helps the children develop their language skills and self-confidence by speaking in front of their classmates.
  • Story time, Songs, and Finger plays: The children have an opportunity to learn new songs, develop memory skills and have fun with rhythms during this time.   
  • Coats on and closing circle: good-bye song, prayer and angel stamp, open the door to waiting parents and dismissal.
2021-2022 Registration

Registration 2021-2022

Early Bird Registration for current students, opens December 1, 2020.

If you are a current student, you received an Early Bird registration form in your child's bin. Ask you teacher if you need another one. 

Open Registration begins January 1, 2021.

Watch this space for the links!

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