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 2-4 as well as a Parents’ Morning Out for children 18 –23 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

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.

*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.

Preschool Tuition Rates

Class Hours Days Registration Fee Monthly Tutition Activity Fee
2 Year Old 9:00 – 12:00 Tues. and Thurs. $ 160 $ 160 $25
2 Year Old 9:00 – 12:00 Tues., Weds., Thurs. $ 185 $ 185 $ 25
3 Year Old 9:00 – 12:00 Tues., Weds., Thurs. $ 185 $ 185 $ 25
Pre-K 9:00 – 1:00 Mon. – Thurs. $ 230 $ 230 $ 50

* 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 year old class (2 days) 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 2016-2017

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 11 Open House – 6:30 pm
August 15 First Day of School for Pre-K Students
August 16 First Day of School for 2’s and 3’s – Lunch Bunch Begins
September 5 School Holiday – Labor Day
September 13 Curriculum Night for 3’s and Pre-K – 6:30 pm
September 19-23 Fall Break
September 29 Fire Department Visit (tentative)
October 6 Donuts with Dad – 9:00 am
October 27 Farm Day – Little Red Barn – 11:00 am (tentative)
November 8 No School – Election Day
November 15 Thanksgiving Program and Feast – 11:30 am
November 21-25 School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 13 Christmas Program – 11:30 am
December 14 Movie and Pajama Day
December 15 Christmas Parties
Dec. 19-Jan. 2 School Holiday – Christmas Break
January 3 First Day Back to School
January 16 School Holiday – MLK
January 17 Progress Reports go home
January 18 Pre-K Conferences
February 7 2017/18 Preschool Registration Begins (currently enrolled students only)
February 9 In Harmony Screenings (tentative)
February 14 2017/18 Preschool Registration Begins (opens to the public)
February 14 Valentine Parties
February 20-24 School Holiday – Winter Break
February 28 Dentist Visit (tentative)
March 2 Muffins with Mom – 9:00 am
March 9 Spring Pictures (tentative)
April 3-7 School Holiday – Spring Break
April 11 Easter Program and Parties – Program at 11:00 am
May 9 Graduation 11:30
May 11 Last Day of School – Fun Day