CONTACT INFORMATION

Tricia Tucker, Preschool Director

trish@foundationumc.org

(class-specific queries, daily schedule/curriculum, etc.)


Sharon Smith, Director of Children's Ministries

sharon@foundationumc.org

(general info, tuition payments, etc.)

OUR MISSION

Foundation Kids Preschool is an extension of the children's ministry of Foundation Church. 

We strive to serve not only our own church members but the families of our surrounding community. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment where children can learn and grow.


MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 9AM-2:30PM*

*Optional Early Bird 7:30-8:45am and/or Late Day 2:30-3:45pm


*NEW* 2022-23 PARENT HANDBOOK & *UPDATED* 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR

2023-24 registration coming soon

Fall registration will open to all current families on February 21, to our waitlisted families on March 1, 

and to the general public via this website on March 6.

2023-24 tuition & FEES

There is a $150/child enrollment fee that must be paid at the time of registration to guarantee your child's placement. The registration fee is non-refundable and allows us to prepare curriculum supplies and train teachers for the coming school year. 


The tuition breakdown is as follows (based on age as of September 1):

Caterpillars (12m-17m): $220/mo

Butterflies (18m-23m): $220/mo

Sprouts (24m-30m): $200/mo

All other classes: $190/mo


We cannot accept paper checks unless you are paying upfront for the semester. Monthly tuition must be paid via the automated PayPal invoice sent to your preferred email address.


There is a 10% sibling discount for each additional child. (For example, if you are enrolling a Caterpillar, a Sapling, and an Explorer, you would be invoiced monthly at $220 for the first child, with a discounted rate of $171 for the two others, for a monthly total of $562.)


Tuition is invoiced via PayPal on the 1st of each month, with payment considered late after the 5th unless you have made prior arrangements with the Director. Tuition has been averaged out over the year and is therefore collected regardless of the number of educational days per month (Christmas break, spring break, etc.). We cannot offer discounts or refunds for days missed due to illness or bad weather closures. We cannot pro-rate or refund tuition if your child enrolls or withdraws mid-month.


Some families may have need of an extended school day. We offer an optional Early Bird (7:30-8:45am) or Late Day (2:30-3:45pm) for an additional $40 per month. For families who require both Early Bird and Late Day, we offer a combo for $60 per month. Occasional/emergency use is $10/day. Sibling discounts do not apply for Early Bird and Late Day.

OUR CLASSES

Foundation Kids offers classes for children aged 12 months through PreK. Children will be placed into classes based on their age and/or development as of September 1st. Occasionally, classes may be combined or divided according to registration numbers. 


We adhere to MinistrySafe guidelines of two non-related, trained, and background-checked adults per classroom, which supports excellent class size ratios for a productive, safe, and attentive learning environment. All admin, teachers, and aides are CPR/FirstAid certified.


Our 2023-24 class breakdown will be:


Caterpillars (12m-17m)--capped at 6 children: $220/mo

*NEW* Butterflies (18m-23m)--capped at 8 children: $220/mo

Sprouts (24m-30m)--capped at 10 children: $200/mo

Seedlings (2.5-3yo)--capped at 12 children: $190/mo

Saplings (3-3.5yo)--capped at 12 children: $190/mo

Trailblazers (3.5-4yo)--capped at 14 children: $190/mo

Explorers (4-5yo)--capped at 14 children: $190/mo

(Trailblazers and Explorers must be FULLY potty-trained.)


Our curriculum is hands-on, standards-based, and research-based to streamline instruction across age groups. Backed by meticulous research, classroom testing, and organization of standards that build upon learned skills each year, instruction is based in activities and games that incorporate Concept of Word and Word Study instruction. All of these techniques are adapted for preschoolers of all ages to provide a solid foundation for reading and math skills in a way that is fun and developmentally appropriate.


Click the links below to view our academic goals and objectives:


Infants and Toddlers

Twos

Threes

Fours

2022-23 preschool staff

All of our administrators, teachers, and aides are vetted/background-checked through MinistrySafe and are CPR/FirstAid certified. 

  • TRIsh TUCKER - preschool coordinator

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  • maricela rodriguez - floating aide

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  • Sarah Hall - floating aide

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  • TYLER MINGLEDORFF - caterpillars teacher

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  • kristen southworth - caterpillars aide

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  • BREE GARRETT - sprouts teacher

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  • jasmine garcia - sprouts aide

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  • ANNE MCLISH - seedlings teacher

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  • keri maxfield - seedlings aide

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  • CAITLIN RICHARDSON - saplings teacher

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  • Pat Vargeson - saplings aide

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  • KRISTINA SMOCZYK - trailblazers teacher

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  • lynn conger - trailblazers aide

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  • tracy jacques - explorers teacher

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  • SHARON SMITH - director of children's ministries

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