Weekday Preschool Ministry

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FRUIT COVE BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL

An Environment of Love, Laughter and Learning

Lic # C07SJ0054
501 SR 13, Jacksonville, FL 32259
904.230.8781

Toni Gellerstedt, Director

Operating Hours: 9:15am – 1:00pm
E-mail: weekday@fruitcove.com

Welcome to the Weekday Preschool program of Fruit Cove Baptist Church.
Fruit Cove Baptist Church sponsors this weekday preschool program as a church ministry because we value children and believe in families. We provide a learning environment that helps preschoolers grow as Jesus grew:  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. – Luke 2:52

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ACCREDITATION

WeekdayPreschool-02Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool (FCBWP) is recognized as a Gold Seal State licensed preschool, and as an early care and education program exemplifying excellence in the care of young children through the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NAC). NAC accreditation benefits everyone involved. Parents are assured that FCBWP meets standards that exceed the necessary minimums for licensing, the staff of FCBWP benefits from professional development and the children enrolled at FCBWP have an environment conducive to their individual growth and development.

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MISSION STATEMENT & PHILOSOPHY

The purpose of the weekday preschool program is to support the home and extend the ministry of the church
by providing biblically based, age-appropriate education for preschoolers. It is this preschool’s mission to share God’s love and purpose with the children and their families.

A child develops mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. We are committed to providing biblically based, age-appropriate experiences. This allows each child to progress in these areas at his/her own ability while enjoying feelings of success. This is primarily done through hands-on activities in learning centers.
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The Weekday Preschool teachers use the biblically based Wee Learn (Lifeway) curriculum for daily instruction. Preschoolers are active learners; they learn through their senses. Allowing them to make choices and explore a wide variety of activities facilitates the learning process. To use this curriculum, teachers set up learning centers which contain activities that teach the theme. Preschoolers are not required to participate in every activity, but are encouraged to choose activities that are of interest. As children choose and experience success in these activities, their sense of worth is enhanced.  We also provide weekly resource classes that include music, library as well as science.
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TEACHER/CHILD RATIOS

We provide two teachers in each classroom. We strive to keep low ratios so that teachers are able to provide individual attention for maximum learning.
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ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION

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Upon enrollment, parents pay a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 for non-church members or $130.00 for church members. Addition children registered in the same family is $100.00. This registration fee is utilized for new toys, equipment, supplies, and supplemental insurance. The registration fee also guarantees your child a space in our program. Parents receive a $10 tuition discount for each additional child enrolled in non-VPK classes. For VPK students a $130 suggested donation as state funds do not cover all expenses to carry out our Nationally Accredited Program. Contact the Weekday Preschool to schedule a tour of the facilities and check the availability of our classes.
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PROGRAMS AND TUITION

2017/2018 Registration Dates:

  • Church Members: January 13, 2017 at 9:30a.m.
  • Returning Students: January 20, 2017 at 9:30a.m.
  • New Students: January 27, 2017 at 8:30a.m.

**Registration will take place on the first floor of the ROC at the preschool offices.

MOTHER’S MORNING OUT FOR TODDLERS
Tuesday or Wednesday Parents may choose 1 day per week 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
$135/month

2 YEAR OLDS
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
$180/month
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
$230/month 

3 YEAR OLDS
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
$180/month
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
$230/month

PRE-K & VPK:
Monday – Friday 9:15a.m.-1:00p.m.

NON-VPK
$340/month

VPK
No charge

A suggested donation for VPK students: $130 as state funds does not cover all expenses to carry out our Nationally Accredited Program.

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SPECIAL NEEDS

It is the desire of Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool to provide an inclusive classroom environment for children requiring special accommodations. The Weekday Preschool works in conjunction with various physicians and therapists to provide the best learning environment for the individual child. Much research has shown that children with mild to moderate special needs learn best by interaction with typical developing children through modeling and socialization.
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“Fruit Cove Weekday program has been the best place for both of my kids. The smiles and hugs I receive minister volumes to me as a mom. My children are safe and genuinely know of God’s love through the staff.”
Kim A.
“Words can’t describe what Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool means to me. I have three children who have attended in the past with a 3 year old currently there. I love hearing about her day when I pick her up, from what she did on the playground, to what she read in the library, what she sang in music and what she learned in science. Not only is she being taught education, but she is also learning about God in every part of the day. My older children definitely went in to school with a jump start on their education, knowing a lot of things you typically learn in your kindergarten year. The teachers and staff at Fruit Cove are amazing – always loving, friendly and eager to talk to you about your little one and their accomplishments. Fruit Cove Baptist Weekday Preschool is definitely the place you want your child to be!”
Kelly H.

“Having our girls attend weekday preschool has been such a blessing to our family and has helped them become more self sufficient and prepared for kindergarten. We are blessed by your ministry and thankful for the opportunity to have our girls attend Fruit Cove Preschool even during our financial hardships.”
Krissy W.