The Benson Memorial United Methodist Church Weekday Programs are committed to providing an effective program which takes into account and provides for the emotional and educational needs of young children. We provide a safe and secure environment where children are encouraged to be social, independent and creative. We hope to enhance each childâ€™s self-knowledge, self-esteem and inner discipline.
A lead teacher and an assistant teacher are assigned to each classroom. Classes follow a daily schedule, providing a predictable routine. The curriculum strongly focuses on social and emotional development, encouraging independence, confidence, communication and kindergarten preparedness. The children enjoy theme-related activities which are meaningful and reflect childrenâ€™s interests. Classes offer guided play, free play, arts & craft time, circle time and story time. Newsletters and activity calendars are sent home monthly.
Preschool enrichment activities include Chapel each month, music class weekly, movement class every other week and a science/discovery class every other week. Five-day-fours and Transition Classes also participate in Spanish each week. All of the classes will also attend monthly literacy programs. On occasion, on-campus visitors will also be scheduled to enrich programming. Parents of children enrolled in the four-year- old program and transition class should expect monthly field trips.
The Transition Program curriculum primarily focuses on kindergarten preparedness with an emphasis on strong social skills, emotional competence, independence, confidence and effective communication skills. This program is designed to meet the academic and social needs of a child who meets the Wake County Public School Systemâ€™s requirements to enter Kindergarten.