Hope Christian Preschool

Welcome

Hey Families! Welcome to the Hope Christian 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!

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

Learn More About Our Preschool

Learn more about our enrollment process on our registration page.

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.

For a pdf download, click here for our Class Descriptions or read below.

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

TWOS

  • Must be 2 by August 1st
  • Diapers are allowed and the children will be changed if needed.
  • This class meets 2 or 3 days a week for 2.5 hours, either Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday.
  • If space allows, those turning 2 after August 1st but prior to December 1st, may enroll on the first day of the month following their birthday, until December 1st.

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. 

Three-day Threes

  • Must be 3 by December 1st
  • Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Children in this class are 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Children in this class tend to be the younger 4 year olds or are 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.

Five-day Younger Fours

  • Must be 4 by December 1st.
  • Children must be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.
  • No diapers or pull ups are accepted.
  • Classes are Monday – Friday afternoons.
  • This class is geared towards children who are taking advantage of the ‘gift of another year’ of preschool by delaying Kindergarten one year.
  • The 4 year old Pre-K core competences are the same as the 3 day Fours, but the class has more time for lesson and skill reinforcement on the extra days.

Five-day Older Fours

  • Must be 4 by August 1st.
  • Children must be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.
  • No diapers or pull ups are accepted.
  • Classes are Monday – Friday.
  • 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 has more time for lesson and skill reinforcement on the extra days.

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.

Click on the links below to access our policies.

Hope Christian Preschool Policy manual

HCPS Covid-Specific Policies

Hope Christian Preschool is Led By:

Kellie Hudson

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Brand