Crestwood United Methodist Preschool
Celebrating 38 Years in Oldham County
Crestwood United Methodist Preschool continues to be a vibrant addition to early childhood education in Oldham County. We offer a nurturing environment where your child will feel safe and loved, providing a warm, family atmosphere. We are proud to welcome families & staff back year after year.
To enhance a child's learning and self-confidence through parent/teacher teamwork while providing a safe, loving, nurturing, Christian environment where each individual child grows and develops-physically, spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally at their own pace.
Interested in joining our preschool family?
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Crestwood United Methodist Preschool FAQ
We are a state-licensed facility. An annual visit and inspection by the state is conducted to verify that we are in compliance with State Regulations for preschools/daycares. In October 2014 we had our annual inspection. See the report in the left hand column.
Why is licensing important for you and your child?
The State holds our preschool accountable for complying with State Regulations, so that each child is loved and nurtured in an environment with high safety standards at all times.
* 3 Criminal Record Checks are conducted statewide and nationwide on all staff.
* TB tests/assessments are required every 2 years on all staff.
* All staff attend at least 15 hours of In-service annually. This includes a 6-hour State Orientation for newly hired staff.
* CPR & First Aid Certification requirements are exceeded with all of our staff participating in training.
* Fire drills, tornado drills and emergency drills and other drills required within the Emergency Disaster Plan are conducted on a monthly/quarterly basis.
* An annual inspection of the central fire alarm system in the church is required.
* An annual inspection by the State Fire Marshal's office is conducted.
* A monthly inspection of all emergency lighting within the building is conducted.
* All licensing-required hand washings are met for children and staff.
RATIOS Toddlers (1 staff to 4 children), Trained Twos, Threes, Fours, & Fives (1 to 6)
HIGH STAFF RETENTION Teachers stay an average of 8+ years.
ALL OF OUR 3 AND 4/5 YEAR OLD LEAD TEACHERS HAVE COLLEGE DEGREES.
WE HAVE TWO RESOURCE TEACHERS ON STAFF who work with children individually and in small groups.
ALLERGY POLICY We are a peanut/peanut product-free school.
FENCED PLAYGROUND AND INDOOR GYMNASIUM AVAILABLE TO CLASSES.
REGISTRATION Our $200 registration fee is non-refundable.
2014 - 2015 CLASSES OFFERED
all classes start at 9:20 AM and end at 1:30 PM
|Days of the week||Age Group||
|Monday/Wednesday||Toddlers (Children in diapers - 18-24 months)||61||$167|
|Tuesday/Thursday||Toddlers (Children in diapers - 24-36 months)||63||$172|
|Tuesday/Thursday||Trained Twos (Potty trained children)||
|Monday/Wednesday||Mixed Threes (Potty trained children who turn 3 by 10/1/14)||61||$167|
|Tuesday/Thursday||Older Threes (Potty trained children who turn 3 by 3/31/14)||63||$172|
|Threes (Potty trained children who turn 3 by 10/1/14)||91||$248|
|Tuesday/Thursday||Four/Fives (Children who turn 4 by 10/1/14 and prefer 2 days a week)||
|Four/Fives (Children who turn 4 by 10/1/14 and prefer 3 days a week)||91||$248|
|Monday-Thursday||Four/Fives (Children who turn 4 by 10/1/14 and prefer 4 days a week)||120||$327|
|Pre-K (Children who turn 5 by 3/31/15)||91||$248|
|Monday-Thursday||Pre-K (Children who turn 5 by 1/31/15)||120||$327|
(Need a little extra time?)
Toddlers may participate in morning (8:00 - 9:15) sessions OR afternoon (1:30-3:00) sessions. Threes, Fours and Fives may extend their school day from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. by participating in both morning and afternoon sessions.
Cost for Extended Day
The cost is as follows:
Children who register yearly (September '14 - May '15) = $8 per child, per session/$14 for 2 or $28 for 2 for both sessions.
Children who register monthly (before the 1st day of each month) = $9 per child, per session/$16 for 2 or $32 for 2 for both sessions.
Children who register daily/weekly (calling in the night before up to 7:30 p.m.) for the next day or days that week = $10 per child, per session/$17 for 2 or $34 for 2 for both sessions.
Children who register the day of services (calling in that day) = $13 per child, per session/$22 for 2 or $44 for 2 for both sessions.
PLEASE NOTE: Extended Day begins Monday, September 8, 2014.
Additional Afternoon Enrichment
(Discovering the gifts/talents of young children in 3-5 year old classes)
|CLASSES/NUMBER OF CHILDREN||DAYS||TIME||COSTS|
|Art (for 8 children)||
Fall, Winter and Spring = $8.50 per class x 10 classes=$85
|Tablet Time (for 6 children)||Mondays & Tuesdays||1:40-2:10||$7 per class x 10 classes=$70|
|Sports/Minds in Motion (for 12 children)||Wednesdays or Thursdays||1:40-2:10||Fall, Winter and Spring = $9 per class x 10 classes =$90|
|Gymnastics (for 12 children)||
Fall & Winter/Spring = $10 per class x 13 classes=$130
|Ballet (for 12 children)||
Mon (Fall) = $8 per class x 13 classes =$104
**$50 spring recital costume fee due no later than 11/1/14
Thurs (Fall) = $8 per class x 12=$96
Mon (Wtr./Spring) = $8 per class x 10=$80
Thurs (Wtr./Spring)= $8 per class x 13=$104
|Beginning Spanish||Wed (Fall)||1:40-2:10||
Wed (Fall) = $7 per class x 10 classes =$70
Thurs (Wtr./Spring)= price to be announced
"We love CUMC Preschool! I don't say that lightly, we really do love this preschool and feel part of their big family. Our family of four has been through a lot of changes over the last two years -- job changes, major schedule changes, a serious illness -- and the CUMC staff has been amazingly supportive. They truly care about our family and our boys feel loved and safe there. They take the time to communicate and partner with us as we navigate these early years. Our 5 year old's comment sums it up: "Mom, I really don't like Spring Break and think it should be canceled because it makes me sad to miss school."
"CUMC Preschool has been a loving environment for both of my children and four of my nieces and nephews! Our entire family has trusted CUMC for eight years with our most valuable possessions – our kids! The activities and curriculum at the preschool encourage confidence and instill Christian values. The kids are, I believe, cherished and urged to be themselves, yet learn to cooperate with their classmates. I would recommend CUMC preschool to anyone interested in their toddler attending an affordable, Christian school that will properly prepare them for kindergarten."
"Crestwood United Methodist Preschool could not have been a better choice for our daughter’s pre-kindergarten years! She is so obviously loved and tenderly cared for by her wonderful teachers and has had so many unforgettable experiences, including completing amazing artwork, having prayer/bible study time, and participating in a wide range of fun opportunities to learn! The preschool is very organized and communication is great; all led by an exceptional director, Ms. Sue, who always has the children’s interest in her focus. What a blessing it has been to know my little one is safe, loved, and learning so much in a Christ-centered setting. We know she will be fully prepared for the next stages in her education and wish she could remain at this school forever! We’d highly recommend this preschool; I could go on and on about how much we love CUMC!"
"We are thrilled with CUMC Preschool! The teachers and staff are so kind and loving and we know that our children are receiving not only a quality preschool education, but they are being shown Christ's love each day. We could not have asked for a better preschool experience. It has been a blessing to have our children at CUMC."
"Eight years ago, our family began the daunting task of researching potential preschools and considering the various possible paths available to us as we prepared to embark on our kids' "formal" education journey. At the time, we had two wee ones to consider, and have since added a third to the ranks. Due to our obvious inexperience with preschools, the decision was definitely difficult on the front end. We could tell from our "research", tour, and initial interactions with staff, that CUMC Preschool would provide an environment that was well-organized, affordable, educational, safe, and fun for our soon-to-be scholar, but . . . so might others in the area. We could also tell that this was a preschool where our children would grow to further understand God's love and presence. Again, there was that same potential at other pre-schools. How then, did we ultimately decide to commit ourselves in the direction of Crestwood United Methodist Preschool? With MUCH prayer and an unavoidable leap of faith! (Sometimes, when the path seems to fork and there is no CLEAR direction one way or another, those two elements are especially essential to moving forward!)
Today as we think back on the many years our family has been tied to CUMC Preschool we can, with absolute sincerity say, "THANK YOU LORD, for answering prayer and for providing the faith to leap! How blessed we have been!" Each of our three children has developed affection for school that, undoubtedly, began in preschool. From the creative playtime and careful academic structure, to the impressive enrichment offerings and added seasonal celebrations, CUMC has beautifully impacted our family for a lifetime. In addition, each teacher along the way embraced our family as an extension of her own, effectively strengthening our opinion of the place and truly making it feel like a "home away from home."
The fact that Miss Sue can remember and engage our oldest son by name, YEARS after he walked those halls, is a testimony to the love she has for each child and to the gifts God has given her to guide CUMC Preschool! There may, in fact, be other preschools capable of such greatness in this area, but we are inclined to doubt that. Are we biased by the years? Perhaps. But, that's what happens when you feel like family!"