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Tuckston United Methodist Chr

4175 Lexington Rd
Athens, GA 30605-2521

(706) 353-1311


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our preschool is a ministry of Tuckston United Methodist Church to the children and parents of the church and the surrounding community. We welcome children from all races, faiths, and nationalities.

Our program offers a stimulating curriculum in a loving, caring Christian environment. Children learn through “hands on” activities in which they are allowed to mature and develop at their own pace. The curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate learning experiences. We touch all aspects of a child’s development: cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

We feel that we are partners with parents. Our goal is to fulfill each child’s potential. Our purpose is to create an atmosphere in which children will experience the fun of learning and enjoy their preschool experience.

The Spiritual Development of Young Children

To instill in each child a positive self-concept.
To provide a Christian atmosphere in the classroom which promotes respect for others and fosters a love of learning.
To provide for each child’s physical well being.
To help each child develop self-discipline where the child is aware of limits and expectations, and learns to be responsible for his/her own actions.
To help each child develop the ability to problem solve and make decisions through active involvement in the learning process.
To acquire concepts and information leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world.
To expand verbal communication skills.
To develop beginning reading and writing skills as well as math readiness.
To experience a sense of trust in the church as a safe and loving place where everyone belongs.
To experience short, simple prayers.
To observe Christian atmosphere, attitudes, and behavior through adult examples.
To provide opportunities for children to interact with their friends in a variety of enjoyable activities such as art, music, science, cooking, and dramatic play.
To provide opportunities to develop large motor skills and coordination through physically active play and creative movement.
To enhance and refine fine motor skills.
To work with parents, as partners, in reaching our goals."
Excerpted from the preschool's website