Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Weekday Preschool

Children are a welcome and vital part of our community

Enrollment for 2022-2023

To register your child, return the Registration forms plus the registration fee online, by mail, or in person.  

Preference is given in the following order:
• Children currently enrolled
• Siblings of currently enrolled AND Covenant Presbyterian Church members not currently enrolled
• Children from families in the community at large

Tuition Schedule for 2022-2023
• 2 days per week $260 per month
• 3 days per week $305 per month
• 4 days per week $355 per month
• 5 days per week $415 per month

One month’s tuition is due May 2, 2022 to hold your child’s place. 
This payment is applied to May, 2023. Monthly tuition is due the first day of each month. Automatic draft payments are encouraged. Late notices (with a $10 late charge) will be mailed on the 15th of each month.
*Please note that class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment at registration.

EArly Childhood development

Weekday Preschool Overview

Guided by rigorous standards, Covenant Preschool's early childhood program assures you that your child is thriving in an attentive learning environment that encourages them to develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

We also encourage the development of a child's faith. Children participate in monthly chapel services, blessings at snack time and age-appropriate Bible stories. They are taught to appreciate God's creation and themselves as God's children. Many opportunities exist at Covenant to share God’s love through community outreach. We participate in mission projects that include lunches for Covenant’s Room in the Inn guests, donations to Loaves & Fishes and our Christmas Giving Tree. Four and five-year-olds participate in Cherub Choir and are invited to sing at several church events. We do this all with a family-oriented philosophy that encourages parents and caregivers to observe and participate in their child's development. Join us!

Schedule and Hours

Our program operates on a September to May calendar.  We generally observe the same holiday schedule as public schools and utilize some of the Teacher Work Days.

Children are dropped off in their classrooms at 9 a.m. Pick-up is at 12:30 p.m.  
Preschoolers bring their lunch to school every day. 

The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Class offerings 

Class Offerings

Classes will be formed on the basis of registrations received and enrollment will be limited to the following class sizes:
Toddlers (Walking independently, no morning nap or bottle, and 1 year by 8/31/22)  
2-Day Toddlers: Tues/Thurs @ 2 Teachers, 9 Children
2-Day Toddlers: Wed/Fri @ 2 Teachers, 9 Children

Two-Year Olds (as of 8/31/22)
2-day Two’s: Tues/Thurs @ 2 Teachers, 10-11 Children
3-day Two’s: Mon/Wed/Fri @ 2 Teachers, 10-12 Children
3-day Two’s: Mon/Tues/Thurs @ 2 Teachers, 10-12 Children

Three-Year Olds (as of 8/31/22)
3-day Three’s: Mon/Wed/Fri @ 2 Teachers, 15-16 Children
4-day Three’s: Tues - Fri @ 2 Teachers, 15-16 Children
5-day Three’s: Mon - Fri @ 2 Teachers, 15-16 Children

Four and Five-Year Olds (as of 8/31/22)
5-day Four’s & Five’s: Mon-Fri @ 2 Teachers, 16-17 Children

creative Curriculum

Covenant Preschool offers a high- quality developmentally appropriate approach to preschool education. Covenant’s preschool teachers use The Creative Curriculum to guide their planning, observations and assessments. The Creative Curriculum is a content rich program that supports active learning, creativity and promotes children’s progress in all developmental areas.

The Creative Curriculum:
  • Is comprehensive and rigorously researched
  • Is based on 38 Goals and Objectives that are aligned with state and national standards and guidelines
  • Enables every child to develop creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills.
  • Promotes children’s progress in all areas of development and learning; Social-Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and the Arts

Enrichment activities

Covenant Preschool offers a variety of enrichment activities, including music, art,  and occasional field trips.

Toddlers through threes participate in weekly music and movement class while the fours and fives participate in Music with Ms. B and Cherub Choir on alternating weeks. All Children are visited by Kevin Harper our Recreation Ministry Director on a regular basis for Gym time.  Threes, fours and fives visit our beautiful, light filled Art Studio weekly to experiment with light, color and texture as well as woodworking fun. 

Field Trips

During this day and time, field trips will be planned when it is safe and appropriate to do so.  In a normal year, the Older preschoolers (4's and 5's) enjoy year round field trips.  They may visit local businesses, Imaginon, WInghaven, THe Nature Museum or other areas of interest.  Children in the threes classes and younger do no leave school, but we often welcome special visitors who share hobbies and jobs with them.  The Preschool is always open to suggestions from parents regarding possible classroom excursions or visitors.  Parents may be asked to transport children for field trips.  

Playgrounds

Covenant has three state-of-the-art outdoor playgrounds. Our youngest classes have direct access to their own playground from their classrooms. During inclement weather, indoor playground equipment is set up on the gym floor in the church Recreation Wing.

Music and Movement

Each week, all students have music and movement class to sing, dance and play musical instruments while developing their self-esteem, expressing their feelings and learning to follow directions. Our program is tailored to meet the needs of the children rather than expecting children to adjust to the demands of a specific program.

Art Studio

The Art Studio at Covenant Presbyterian Preschool offers multi-dimensional art opportunities for our children that go a step further than the artwork that is done in the classroom.  The light-filled space allows children to experiment with paint mixing, light and reflection, patterns and woodworking.

Gym TIme

Kevin Harper, our Recreation Ministry Director, provides stretching, exercise, manipulative skills and cooperative games for all students on a regular basis throughout the year.

Meet Janice Price

Director of Schools

Janice comes to Covenant Preschool after serving as the Director of the Child Development Center at First United Methodist Church for the past 24 years. Before her role in the CDC at First United Methodist Church, Janice served as the Director of Children’s Ministry at a church in Midland, North Carolina. Along with Janice’s wealth of experience in early childhood education, she brings with her a passion for continuing to grow in her knowledge. Janice is pursuing a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Janice brings tremendous experience and a continued passion for early childhood education.  Her kindness and belief in the work of early childhood education is palpable.

Meet Sarah Askins

Assistant Director of Preschool

 Sarah Askins is the Assistant Director of the Preschool. After serving as Interim Children’s Ministry Director during the summer of 2021, Sarah joined the preschool staff in the fall. Originally from Columbia, SC, Sarah is a graduate of Appalachian State University with degrees in Marketing and Management. She and her family have been members of Covenant since 2013 and she has served various volunteer roles in the children’s ministry.

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