Tucker First Preschool – Now enrolling for our 2014-2015 school year
Loving, Laughing and Learning!
Tucker First Preschool offers a Christian environment of love and respect, where each child is valued as a unique individual.
Our program provides for developmentally appropriate growth emotionally, cognitively, socially and physically, as well as spiritually.
Our teachers and staff want your child to know that he/she is a worthy person, acceptable and lovable just as God made him/her. Having a good self-concept and the opportunity to learn in a developmentally appropriate environment are gifts that last a lifetime.
We are a half-day education program of the Tucker First United Methodist Church, for children 1 to 4 years of age.
Our operating hours are
9:00am to 1:00pm,
Monday through Friday.
Learn more about our classes below.
About Our Classes
Our Class for 1 year olds, 12 to 23 months
Our youngest students range from 12-23 months. This class is has 1 teacher with no more than 4 children. The teacher provides our 1-year-old friends with new opportunities to explore their world in a friendly, loving, and safe environment, with a focus on language skills, fine and gross motor skills and early socialization. These skills are nurtured through indoor and outdoor play, art, sensory explorations, books and songs. The classes for our 1-year-old friends meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Parents may choose 1 or 2 days per week, Monday through Thursday.
Our Class for 2 year olds, 24 to 35 months
The classes for our 2-year-old friends meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm:
- 5 days per week, Monday through Friday
- 3 days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- 2 days per week, Tuesday and Thursday
Our classes for 2 year olds have 2 teachers with up to 12 children, or 1 teacher with no more than 5 children. These classes provide opportunities to explore the world in a friendly environment while introducing basic skills through play and instruction. We focus on language skills, fine and gross motor skills and early socialization. Their day includes time for indoor and outdoor play, art, sensory explorations, books and songs.
Our Class for 3 year olds, 36 to 47 months
The classes for our 3-year-old friends meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm:
- 5 days per week, Monday through Friday
- 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday
- 3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Classes remain small with 2 teachers and up to 12 children. Our teachers provide many learning opportunities for pre-reading skills, fine and gross motor skills, beginning math skills and other academics by providing fun and engaging activities which include plenty of time for indoor and outdoor play, art, and exploration. This age group takes several local (walking distance) field trips during the school year.
Our Pre K Class for 4 year olds
The Pre K class meets from 9:00am to 1:00pm, 5 days per week, Monday through Friday.
The class schedule includes a story read aloud, calendar time, literacy center, math center, snack, music & movement. During center rotations students in the Pre-K class will receive exposure to letter names, letter sounds, recognition and writing of numbers to 20, counting to 100, recognizing and writing first and last name, introduction to reading concepts, writing upper and lowercase letters, number/color words, introduction to word families, matching numerals to sets of objects, patterns, sorting, sequencing, and a weekly Bible verse. Several local (walking distance) field trips are taken during the school year. This class may have up to 16 students with 2 teachers.
Closed the days DeKalb County School System are closed
As teachers, we:
- Provide nurture, care, love and respect to each child.
- Provide an environment were children can grow emotionally, cognitively, socially and physically, as well as spiritually.
- Value each child as a unique individual.
- Want each child to know he/she is a worthy person, acceptable and loveable just as God made him/her.
Our teachers are required to have an up-to-date knowledge of child development and a clear understanding of how young children learn. Each teacher is expected to relate well with children and adults, and shall model a Christian commitment through love. We require our teachers to obtain 10 hours of training annually in early childhood techniques and practices in order to improve their skills and stay current with instructional trends. All of our staff is Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certified.
Tucker First Preschool belongs to the North Georgia United Methodist Preschool Association. All of our teachers are mothers who have college degrees or extensive experience with young children. We maintain a low student to teacher ratio to ensure that each child’s needs are recognized and met.
- Corey Milam – Parents Morning Out, 1 year old
- Leigh Pledger– Lead Teacher, 2 year olds
- Jackie Porras – Assistant Teacher, 2 year olds
- Joy Egge – Lead Teacher, 3 year olds
- Intessar Komoch – Assistant Teacher, 3 year olds
- Sarah Sears – Lead Teacher, 3 year olds
- Mariam Terzian - Assistant Teacher, 3 year olds
- Eileen Eith – Lead Teacher, Pre K
- Ellen Randall – Assistant Teacher, Pre K
- Katherine Obarowski – Assistant Director
- Robin Aldrich - Director
We're dedicated to giving all our pre-schoolers the special, individual attention they need... for the best pre-school experience possible. Call (678) 325-4020.