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1001 South Rankin
Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 341-6029

August
28 Parent Orientation 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

September
1 1st Tuition Payment Due
2 Children’s Orientation 10am-12pm
3 First day of school at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond’s Early Childhood Program.
3-5 Preschool and Children’s Day Out
   Half days all week --9:05 to 11:45
   Drop-off not available.
8 Preschool Enrichments and full day Children’s Day Out begins.
   Morning drop-off begins for Preschool.
15 NO SCHOOL- Fair Day/ Edmond Public Schools Professional Day
17 Pizza Day
24-25 Individual Student Photos


Full Calendar (pdf)


welcome

The mission of the First Presbyterian Early Childhood Program is to promote the development of each child physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually at his/her own pace through a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

We Believe
  • that the ECP should provide an atmosphere rich in opportunities for growth and acceptance;
  • that each child has a right to childhood in a world that sometimes forgets childhood’s importance;
  • in providing safety and security in the promise of God’s love for each child regardless of race or religious belief;
  • that children and families affirm each other as they grow together during the early childhood years.
Oklahoma Readers Choice Award
about

What does it mean to be "High Scope-inspired?"
High Scope's educational approach emphasizes "active participatory learning." Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of our programs.

They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Children take the first step in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. Teachers offer physical, emotional, and intellectual support. In active learning settings, adults expand children's thinking with diverse materials and nurturing interactions.

Teachers plan experiences based on High Scope content areas which correspond to state and national learning standards. Children's development is assessed through daily recorded observation which is reviewed with parents throughout the year. For more information about our program or High Scope please visit www.highscope.com or Contact Us with questions or to set up a tour.

School Environment
School environment is a vital part of the High Scope curriculum. Spaces are carefully arranged to provide children the opportunity to choose and carry their play and to actively participant in appropriate responsibilities in the classroom. Materials are strategically placed in spaces to allow exploration at all levels of development. New materials are introduced in the classrooms as the children express their personal interests and as development progresses.

All of our classes are taught by warm, loving, experienced teachers who strive to make ECP a place where children can be children in a world that sometimes forgets the importance of childhood. We offer a developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum that addresses the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual growth of the child and which allows each child to develop at his/her own pace in a classroom with small student/teacher ratios.

Children will be actively involved in the learning process through play and exploration using all of the senses, through large group and small group experiences, and through activities designed to foster large and fine motor development. In addition, children will attend weekly Music class and Bible Time. We are a Christian school and want children to experience the love of God and to learn His word. Thus, we incorporate Bible stories, songs, and activities that teach Biblical truths into our day, and our teachers strive to create an environment in which each child can experience God’s amazing love while they are at ECP.

Faculty Qualifications
First Presbyterian ECP employs and supports talented educators who share a love of children. Educators in the Early Childhood Program bring extensive experience and education to the classroom. The majority of our educators hold a college degree, most in the areas of Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. All educators receive extensive training throughout the year and all educators are trained in First Aid, CPR, allergy and disease awareness, and child abuse.

classes

Children's Day Out
Walking Wonders / Terrific Toddlers:
  • For children who are one year old by September 1st.
  • Class is from 9:10-2:30 and children will nap in the afternoon.
  • Children attend class twice a week with classes offered on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
Younger and Older Twos:
  • For children who are two years old by September 1st.
  • Class is from 9:10-2:30 and children will nap in the afternoon.
  • Children attend class twice a week with classes offered on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

Preschool 3's
  • Children attend class either two or three times a week with classes offered on Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Class is from 9:10-11:45am with optional afternoon enrichment on Monday through Thursday afternoons.
  • Children do not nap and must be well on the way to being potty trained. If children are not completely potty trained, they must be in a Pull Up while at school and will be allowed to stay for our morning classes only until potty training is complete.
  • Curriculum in Preschool 3’s is integrated through a variety of thematic experiences in which children "work" in centers as well as participate in large group and small group activities.

Preschool 4's
  • Children attend class either three or four times a week with classes offered on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday or Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.
  • Class is from 9:10-11:45am with optional afternoon enrichment on Monday through Thursday afternoons.
  • Children at this age are developing rapidly, and it is our goal that they would love learning. Curriculum continues to be developmentally appropriate and integrated through a variety of thematic experiences. In addition, classes will have a "Letter of the Week" and will use the "Frog Street Press" curriculum to work with alphabet and language skills. The "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum will be used to teach writing skills.

Preschool 5's Bridge Class
Because all children develop at different rates and because of the increasing demands placed on today’s Kindergarten children, there are many children who would simply benefit from the gift of time that this class offers. This class will allow children to further develop their social and emotional skills while continuing to grow physically and intellectually. In a world which is pushing children to grow up faster and faster, this class is truly the gift of time which allows them to develop at their own pace and which gives them the additional tools needed for future success in school.
  • Children attend class five mornings a week (Monday-Friday)
  • Class is from 9:10-11:45am with optional afternoon enrichment on Monday through Thursday afternoons.
  • For children who are already five years old by September 1st but who would like the gift of time to develop further before starting Kindergarten and for children who will turn five between Sept. 1st and Jan. 1st who are developmentally ready.
  • Curriculum used in this class continues to be integrated, thematic, and hands-on. In addition, children will use the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum to teach writing skills, and the “Handwriting Without Tears” Literacy and Math curriculum will be implemented as well.

Afternoon Enrichment
Preschool 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s will rotate through a variety of exciting enrichment classes throughout the year as well as have the opportunity to develop their social, emotional, and motor skills with extended time on our outdoor playground.
  • Classes offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:45am-2:30pm.
  • Children will bring a lunch from home
  • Possible enrichment rotations include (but are not limited to):
    • Sensational Science Lab
    • Music and Movement
    • Bible Adventureland
    • Visits from Community Guests
    • Storytelling and Puppets
    • Stretch & Flex
    • Creative Cooking
enrollment

Please call 405-341-6029 or email us at ecp@fpcedmond.org for enrollment information.

Current Attendees
Enrollment forms and fees are submitted to the main office. We will accept the next years paperwork for current attendees in the 2rd week of February. Current Attendees are also guaranteed placement for the next school year if we receive the paperwork during this week. We will also accept paperwork for attendee siblings during the same time period, however as new attendees they will be subject to our lottery system (see below). See "Upcoming Events" for the exact dates. Please submit the forms and fees in person.

FPCE Church members
FPCE Church members may submit their enrollment forms the 3rd week of February for the next school year., and we accept open enrollment paperwork in the last week of February for the next school year. We will also accept paperwork for attendee siblings during the same time period, however as new attendees they will be subject to our lottery system (see below). See "Upcoming Events" for the exact dates. Please submit the forms and fees in person.

Open Enrollment
We accept open enrollment paperwork in the last week of February for the next school year. See "Upcoming Events" for the exact dates. Please submit the forms and fees in person.

Lottery System
Each year we utilize a lottery system to fill remaining positions, so no advantage is given to those arriving early. A non-refundable enrollment fee is due with a completed application or when your child's position is confirmed.

Enrollment Forms 2014-2015
Children's Day Out     CDO Enrollment Form (PDF)
Preschool   Preschool 3's Enrollment Form (PDF)
Preschool 4's Enrollment Form (PDF)
Preschool 5's Enrollment Form (PDF)
  Tuition and Fees
  • February 3-6, 2014: Enrollment open for current students only. Currently enrolled families may drop off enrollment forms for 2014-2015 at any time during this week to secure a placement for the upcoming school year.
  • February 10-11, 2014: Priority enrollment opens for FPCE Church members. Doors will open at 8am, and enrollment is on a first come first served basis.
  • February 12, 2014: Enrollment opens to the public. Doors will open at 8am, and enrollment is on a first come first served basis.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the ECP office via email or by calling (405) 341-6029.

contact

We are located South of 9th street on Rankin Street
1001 S. Rankin Street Edmond, OK 73034

Early Childhood Program (ECP)
Phone 405-341-6029
Fax 405-285-8274

Director
Mary Singleton
Phone 405-341-3602 X 236

ECP Secretary
Debbie Frantz
Phone 405-341-6029


First Presbyterian Church Office Phone 405-341-3602

Associate Pastor
Dale Depue
parents groups

Parents' Group Needs Your Help!

Volunteer Opportunities : Start Here

Dear Parents,

I hope that you are finally kicking summer into full gear since our weather is now cooperating! I am Eve Cook, President of the First Presbyterian Early Childhood Parent’s Group, and I am super excited about the upcoming school year as we have great things planned to help you become involved in your child’s school.

What is the parent’s group? The parents group is simply a bunch of moms and dads that want to help out with the First Presbyterian Preschool and Early Childhood Program. We want to do what we can to help our school be the best!

Would you like to be involved? That would be great! There are numerous ways for you to volunteer- some requiring minimal time commitments, some more time consuming, and some even requiring muscle (so men, we can use you, too). We have several events throughout the year, and we can always use more help. Parent’s Group is also a great way to meet fellow parents in the program, to make new friends, and is your main source for getting involved. We will begin with our first meeting as soon as we kick off the 2013-2014 school year. I hope you will join us!

The parent’s group fundraisers help our school by raising money for items that directly benefit the children. The school’s biggest fundraiser event is Festifall, and this year it is on the evening of Thursday, October 24th. It is an exciting evening of fun, food and fundraising. We have carnival games for the children and a silent auction for the adults. This is a fun night and a major undertaking for the parent’s group so we need everybody’s help. There will be several opportunities for you to sign up to get involved, and as a matter of fact, right now, we are needing volunteers to help solicit donations from businesses and individuals for our silent auction. In this case, it really is true that the ‘early bird gets the worm’: The earlier we request donations, the more we receive; the more donations we receive, the more money we make; and, the more money made, the more improvements can be made to the school! So, if you find yourself with free time over the summer and would like something to do, feel free to give me a call!

We also have other fun activities planned throughout the year. We will be having a New Parent Welcome Breakfast for New families to meet returning families; Grandparents/V.I.P. preschool chapel; Birthday Party for Jesus; Teacher Appreciation Week; Book Fair; prayer group; and my new favorite………A Character Breakfast in the Spring; just to name a few!

This will be my second year as parent’s group president and I am so glad, I jumped in. I have met so many great people and have had so much fun helping, cheering, laughing, working, caring and just being involved. Our activities just take a little bit of time, but the rewards are so great.

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. I hope you would like to be a part of parents group!

Eve Cook
405-401-5163
jgmcook@sbcglobal.net

The ECP Parents' Group consists of parents who are working to improve our School through either fundraising efforts or by coordinating and/or volunteering at school events which benefit our children. If you would like to be part of making a positive difference at our school, we need your help!

There are many volunteer options available to you—some are for an hour or for three hours if that's what you want! We plan, organize and work Festifall, the School's major yearly fundraiser; monthly Pizza Days; Donuts with Dads; and the springtime Book Fair, just to name a few of our special events.

In the past we have scheduled meetings in order to discuss PTO business, and this has required additional time from our members. Now, we want to take advantage of electronic media to notify you of School news and PTO activities. For the first time, we have an email parentsgroup@fpecp.com. To help us get started and make sure we have your information, please send us an email with "Mailing List" in the subject line. Be sure and include your name in the text of your message. This will help us grow our address list and facilitate our efforts to keep you informed of everything that is going on. However, it is completely optional. You may, also, use the email address for any suggestions you might have.

We will still need your physical presence at School, sometimes, but we hope these efforts will minimize the time required. We are striving to manage our time and resources more efficiently.

This is going to be a great year, and we cannot wait to meet and welcome all of our new families!

If you have questions or need information about one of the available openings, please feel free to email me at julieleblanc4@gmail.com.
At your service,

Julie LeBlanc
PTO President

Parents Group needs your help!
We are a group of parents who help our children's school by either fundraising or coordinating/volunteering at events we put on that our children benefit from. Please sign up to make a difference at your school we need your help. The parents group has many different things to volunteer for if you only want to volunteer for an hour… for 3 hours… we have that! The parents group puts on the Festifall program, Pizza Day's, Donuts with Dad's, just to name a few.

New this year we have an email address parentsgroup@fpecp.com please feel free to email us suggestions at any time!

In the past we've had meetings to discuss PTO business, which has required time from you. Let's take advantage of electronic media to notify you of school news and PTO activities. To help get this going, just send an email parentsgroup@fpecp.com marked with the subject "Mailing List." Remember this is completely optional. Please include your name in the text of the message. This will help us grow our addresses to facilitate our efforts at keeping you informed. We will still need your physical assistance from time to time, but hopefully through this we can minimize those times to help us all more efficiently manage our time and resources. This is going to be a great year we can't wait to meet all our new families.
If you have questions about one of the positions available please feel
free to email me @ julieleblanc4@gmail.com

At your service,
Julie LeBlanc
PTO President