1712 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught||Discovery - a small group science exploration class which empasizes the natural world.|
From the Director:
Grouped by age, the curriculum for each age level is designed to meet the needs of the individual child and abilities at his/her particular age and developmental level. Our program includes the areas of gross and fine motor development, visual perception, reasoning, expressive and receptive language, and social and emotional development. We believe preschoolers learn best through play and offer an enjoyable program that encourages creativity and a lifelong love of learning. The program includes art, music, movement, drama, construction, stories, and social coaching. Our Christianity is taught through the love shown by our staff for each other and the children. Our teachers are experienced and knowledgeable in the area of child development and love and understand the young child. Each staff member continues her academic training by attending workshops and courses related to early childhood education and development. At MUMPS, we believe both learning and teaching involve a continuously changing environment and we continually strive to keep growing and learning for ourselves and for the children who have been entrusted to our care.
Our staff works to differentiate instruction so that each child progresses at his/her unique pace in order to progress from one developmental stage to the next. We utilize community agencies and reference materials to ensure that we use the best possible developmentally appropriate practice.
Millbrook United Methodist Preschool
(MUMPS) operates as an outreach of Millbrook
United Methodist Church. We are a non-profit organization
offering a child-oriented, Christian centered
preschool program. Our program seeks for each
child to grow academically, socially, spiritually and
emotionally at his/her own pace. We feel that in a
Christian setting with a Christian teacher modeling,
the stimulating and enjoyable environment will not
only encourage a positive self-image and love for
learning but also foster a positive relationship
between the Christian environment and learning
itself. At MUMPS we feel that we are an extension
of the world of each child and through
continued communication with the families we
can better meet the needs of the individual.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the
education of their children through field trips,
conferences, school visits and volunteer
9:15- 9:35 free play/ check in
9:35-9:55 morning meeting
10:20 - 10:50 outside play
10:50 - 11:20 music class
11:20 -12:25 centers/ discovery
12:30 - 1:00 lunch
We send home school wide newsletters and classroom newsletters on a regular basis. Community and church activities are forwarded to the parents. Conferences are offered throughout the school year and the e-mail and phon e lines is always open.
Children (and parents) are coached and comforted. Children are given a soft spot, stuffed animal or blanket, and tissues and allowed to begin learning to comfort themselves with some coddling from the staff.