"Providing Quality Early Education with Christ in Mind"
The primary objective of our preschool is to provide positive and successful learning experiences in a secure and loving environment, reflecting the Christian philosophy. We work to foster growth of the whole child. We recognize that each child is an individual who is part of a group. Thinking strategies, language arts, math concepts, social studies, and science as well as social and physical skills are integrated to offer many varied learning opportunities.
Knowing that the parent is a child's first teacher, we encourage parental involvement and try to provide support for parents and caregivers.
Doris Andersen (Mrs. A) attended the University of Delaware. Her teaching experience includes Fair Hill Nature Center, YMCA, Cecil County Arts Council, Cecil Community College, and with the NEUM Preschool since 2000. Mrs. A is also Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid.
Patricia Chalmers (Mrs. C) has a Bachelors in Elementary Ed from the U of D. Previously taught for 30 years in the Cecil County School District. She has been in the classroom for 3 years and we are pleased to have her come on board as a co-teacher and director.
Pat Jones, Preschool Registrar, maintains student records and monitors tuition payments.
The NEUM Preschool more or less follows the calendar for the Cecil County Public School System. For a copy of this months calendar please click the links below.
There are three separate classes that are offered:
3 year-old class: Tuesday and Thursday mornings
4 year-old class (Pre-K): Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Class
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Class
Plus, there is a relatively new class called the "A Step Ahead" Program. This is a class, which meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, for 4-5 year-old children who have already accomplished many of the basics.
Children must be at least 3 years-old by December of their enrollment year. All students must be completely toilet trained. To be officially enrolled, each student application, accompanied by a $35 non-refundable registration fee** must be received by the Registrar.
Click here to download the application form. For more information or a paper copy of the application, contact the Preschool at the NEUMC office.
**Registration for returning students is only $10
· $100/month for the 3 year-old (2-day) class
· $120/month for the 4 year-old/Pre-K (3-day) class
· $130/month for the "A Step Ahead" Program