Southview Preschool is a ministry of Southview United Methodist Church. (http://southviewumc.org/ )
The preschool was established in 1979 to serve church members and the surrounding community.
The preschool is governed by the Southview Preschool Board which includes members of the Southview United Methodist Church, the pastor, the youth director, past preschool parents, current preschool parent, public school teachers, and the preschool director.
We accept children of all religions. However, we do teach from a Christian perspective. We tell bible stories, pray, learn and sing about God and Jesus. Chapel is held weekly with Rev. Warren Carswell, pastor of Southview United Methodist Church.
OUR STAFF: Mary Boyer Director/Teacher
Amy Lambert Teacher
Emily Stump Teacher/Aide
Sarah Brandow Aide
Erica McKee Aide
The preschool is in session from September to May, and follows the Roanoke County School calendar for holidays, snow days, etc. School hours are from 9 AM to 12 PM. Two days a week, we offer 'Lunch Bunch'. You may pay $5, pack your child's lunch, and pick your child up an hour later-at 1 PM.
Your child will have many great learning experiences while here, some of which are listed below:
LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES (Conversations, Thought provoking questions, cooperative stories, rhyming, chants, finger-plays, stories, show and tell, worksheets)
SCIENCE ACTIVITIES / BOOKS/LISTENING CENTER / SAND & WATER TABLE
MUSIC (Singing, games, movement/dance)
SOCIAL LEARNING (Sharing, manners, making friends)
MANIPULATIVES (Puzzles, beads, counters, small blocks)
DRAMATIC PLAY (Pretending)
GROUP TIME (Calendar, weather, mailbox, games, stories)
SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES (Bible stories, songs, prayers, chapel)
ART (Creating, painting, drawing, gluing, cutting, lacing)
BLOCKS (Construction, building, learning teamwork)
For the Children.
ALMIGHTY God, heavenly Father, who hast blessed us with the joy and care of children; Give us light and strength so to train them, that they may love whatsoever things are true and pure and lovely and of good report, following the example of their Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.