Mission Point Christian Academy


One Mission Point • Canton, GA 30114 • 678-880-1345

A standard of excellence weekday preschool program

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Mission Point Preschool is a weekday preschool ministry of First Baptist Canton. Our office is open Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Tours are available on Tuesdays from 9:30—11:30 am or on other days by appointment. We offer preschool classes to children ages 2-5 years, as well as a Parents’ Morning Out for children 12 – 24 months.

As a church and preschool, we embrace the tremendous responsibility of teaching preschoolers. We are blessed with dedicated, Christian teachers who love working with children and want to see them grow in their love and knowledge of God and Jesus. We are reminded in Psalms 127:3 that children are a gift from God!

The early years in children’s lives are very important. Never again will they learn so much in such a short period of time. We provide developmentally appropriate activities that will promote each child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth.

We are committed to helping your child develop a positive self-image and an awareness of their individual self-worth, as God made them each special and unique. Our goal is to lay a solid foundation to prepare your child for Kindergarten and to create a love of learning that will last a lifetime! We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your family!

Classes Offered

PMO – Parent’s Morning Out

The PMO, or Parent’s Morning Out, program is often the first time that children are away from their parents for any amount of time; therefore, the most important thing is to make the child feel safe and secure.  During the toddler stage, a child is learning competence in many skills, particularly in walking, climbing, and running.  Children will further develop these physical skills in the block center, through music and movement, and outdoor play time.  Fine motor skills will develop through the use of puzzles and manipulatives.  Language skills will develop through reading, rhymes and story telling.

Two Year Old Class – for children who are 2 by September 1st of enrollment year

Class meets every Tuesday/Thursday or Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm with a lunch bunch option until 1:00pm. The goal of the two year old program is to encourage and teach cooperative play, taking turns, self-expression, how to follow rules and routines, and to develop self-reliance. Each week, students are introduced to a new themed unit that is incorporated in their learning centers. Each unit also includes a Bible story. Students follow age appropriate curriculum to begin recognizing colors, shapes, numbers (1-10), and some letters. Children develop their fine motor skills through painting, cutting, gluing, puzzles, play dough, and other manipulative devices. Language is enhanced through reading, rhymes, story telling, and finger plays. Outdoor play, music and movement, art, and dramatic play (dress up center) are their favorites!

Three Year Old Class – for children who are 3 by September 1st of enrollment year

Class meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm with a lunch bunch option until 1:00pm. Our three year old class continues to develop relationship skills, such as learning to take turns, listening carefully, respecting others, and following directions. We continue with activities involving shapes, colors, numbers (1-15), and letters. The curriculum uses “Animal Alphabet” to teach children the alphabet and the letter sounds (phonics). Fine motor skills are developed through painting, cutting, gluing, building with blocks, working puzzles, stringing beads, lacing, etc. Weekly themed units and planned learning centers include activities that develop the early skills needed for reading, writing, math and language development. Bible stories are included in each weekly unit. This class enjoys many fun activities, such as Show and Tell each week (for the letter of the week), cooking activities, crazy hair day, pajama day and farm day.

Pre-K Class – for children who are 4 by September 1st of enrollment year

Class meets from 9:00am – 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday. At MPCA, children in the Pre-K program will learn skills needed to be totally prepared for a positive experience in Kindergarten. Learning Centers are set up each day that focus on the weekly theme, as well as developmental skills. These Centers include: art, books, puzzles, science, dramatic play, blocks, writing center, math and a reading center. Students are taught phonics, math concepts, and basic writing skills through the use of Handwriting Without Tears materials. Activities are provided for the physical development of gross motor, fine motor, movement, balance and safety skills. The Pre-K class has an introduction to the Spanish language. Bible stories are included in each weekly unit. Special fun days include spirit day, pancakes and pajamas, silly sock day, crazy hair day, spring fun day, and water day. Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled mid year to discuss your child’s progress.

Trans-K –

This program will be ideal for children who are young fives or might need another year to develop socially or academically before moving on to the kindergarten program.  Transitional Kindergarten will be a stepping stone for that child that is not ready for the jump into a traditional kindergarten program.  Children will work toward similar goals of those in a kindergarten program, but will work at a modified pace.  Students will be building on the skills from Pre-K.  Transitional Kindergarten will not be just another year of preschool.  Special fun days include spirit day, pancakes and pajamas, silly socks day, crazy hair day, spring fun day, and water day. *** Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled mid-year to discuss your child’s progress.

*A more detailed curriculum is available upon request

Mission Point Preschool’s Curriculum

We see each child as a unique individual created by God, with different abilities and learning styles. Children are energetic and inquisitive learners who are trying to understand the world around them. A child’s growth and development is viewed as a process, not an event. Preschoolers grow and develop according to the same basic pattern. Each child follows a general sequence, but at his/her own rate. We are committed to providing developmentally appropriate activities that will help your child grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.

Weekly Themes and Learning Centers: Each classroom incorporates their weekly units into their centers. Centers include books and the listening center, puzzles, blocks and construction, art, science/nature, writing, and dramatic play. The weekly units provide guidance and activities that are appropriate to the child’s stage of development in, writing, math, language development, reading and phonological awareness. A hands-on learning center approach allows children of all learning styles to be successful. Weekday Early Education from LifeWay Christian Resources is a resource for the learning centers. (A listing of weekly units and/or skills for each age group is available upon request).

Literacy is developed while reading and exploring books, singing songs, reciting poems, using puppets, and learning finger plays.

Writing begins when children use a paint brush and scribble with crayons or chalk. Children can choose from many different writing tools and materials. Children progress from scribbling, to drawing circles, lines and shapes, and then writing the letters in their name. Children develop an awareness that writing conveys a message and that they can read the message they have written. “Handwriting without Tears” will be a part of the curriculum this year.

Math skills begin to develop as children count, sort, learn shapes, build with blocks, work puzzles, and problem solve. Children develop an understanding of numbers, numerical relationships, measurement, and patterns to solve problems and reason mathematically.

Reading increases knowledge and helps to develop a rich vocabulary. Children love to listen to their favorite stories over and over again! They even pretend to read at a very young age. Reading readiness begins with reading every day, developing a love of books and a desire to want to read. Children begin by recognizing familiar words, letter recognition, letter sounds, and learning to sound out unfamiliar words. (Phonemic Awareness)

**Animal Alphabet from The A Beka Curriculum is used to teach children letter recognition, sounds and the formation of letters.

Social and Emotional: Understanding emotions, solving problems, and relating to others helps children develop character as they learn values like respect, kindness, manners, sharing, friendship, generosity, and honesty. (A component of both the A Beka Curriculum and Weekday Early Education Curriculum)

Spiritual Development: Your child will learn that they are “Fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14. They become aware that God made everything. They learn that the Bible is about God and Jesus and the stories are real. Each weekly unit includes a Bible story. Chapel on Thursdays includes a Bible story, songs, and mission projects.

2017-2018 Tuition Rates

Class Age(*) Days Hours(*) Registration
Fee
Monthly Tuition Activity Fee
 PMO  12-24 months  Tues. or Thurs.  9a-12p  $85 $85 $25
 PMO  12-24 months  Tues. & Thurs.  9a-12p  $160 $160 $25
2 Year Old 2 Tues. & Thurs.  9a-12p
with lunch bunch option
$ 160 $160  $25
2 Year Old 2 Tues., Weds., Thurs.  9a-12p
with lunch bunch option
$ 185 $ 185  $25
3 Year Old 3 Tues., Weds., Thurs.  9a-12p
with lunch bunch option
$ 185 $ 185  $25
Pre-K 4 Mon. – Thurs.  9a-1p $ 230 $ 230  $50
Trans.-K 4-5 Mon. – Thurs.  9a-1p $ 230 $ 230  $75

* All ages are as of Sept. 1st of the enrollment year.

* Discounts: Church Members – 10% on tuition; Multi-child families – 5% on youngest child’s tuition

* Free Registration for 2nd Child

Lunch Bunch is offered each day for classes ending at 12:00. You may pay a daily rate of $5.00 or a monthly rate.The monthly rate for the two day classes is $20 and is $30 for the three day classes.  The monthly rate must be paid with the tuition at the beginning of each month.

In order to be officially registered, the registration fee must be paid in full at the time of registration. Tuition Fees are paid on the 1st of each month (September – May). Activity fees are due on the first day of school.

Preschool Calendar 2017-2018

In general, the schedule of the Cherokee County Schools is followed, except for the beginning and ending of school. The following dates are subject to change in order to correspond with changes made in the Cherokee County schedule. We will notify you of any changes.

We will follow Cherokee County Schools in any inclement weather school closings.

August 10 Open House – 6:30 pm
August 14 First Day of School for Pre-K and Trans.-K Students
August 15 First Day of School for 2’s and 3’s – Lunch Bunch Begins
September 4 School Holiday – Labor Day
September 14 Grandparents Day
September 18-22 Fall Break
September 28 Curriculum Night for 3’s and Pre-K and Trans.-K – 6:30 pm
September 28 Fire Department Visit (tentative)
October 5 Donuts with Dad – 9:00 am
October 26 Farm Day – Little Red Barn – 11:00 am (tentative)
November 7 No School – Election Day
November 16 Thanksgiving Program and Feast – 11:30 am
November 20-24 School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 19 Movie and Pajama Day
December 21 Christmas Program/Christmas Parties – 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 22-Jan. 5 School Holiday – Christmas Break
January 8 First Day Back to School
January 15 School Holiday – MLK
January 16 Progress Reports go home
January 17 Pre-K and Trans.-K Conferences
February 6 2018/19 Preschool Registration Begins (currently enrolled students only)
February 8 In Harmony Screenings (tentative)
February 13 2018/19 Preschool Registration Begins (opens to the public)
February 14 Valentine Parties
February 19-23 School Holiday – Winter Break
February 27 Dentist Visit (tentative)
March 8 Muffins with Mom – 9:00 am
March 15 Spring Pictures (tentative)
March 29 Easter Program and Parties – Program 11:00 a.m.
April 2-6 School Holiday – Spring Break
May 15 Spring Fun Day
May 17 Graduation 11:30 a.m./ Class Parties