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APOSTLES PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE GOALS

-Cooperating with each family to provide a supportive and comfortable atmosphere where each child can develop at his or her own pace.

- Meeting each child's needs while they are away from home by allowing both structured and unstructured play as well as individual and small group activities in a safe place.

- Offering our children a positive, Christian environment in which they can become confident in their own special abilities and share those talents with others.

 
Summer of Exploration

Introducing a New Science Subject Each Week!

Summer of Exploration Camp is designed for children ages 2 – 12 years to meet the physical, creative and social needs of all children in a fun-filled and safe environment.  Weekly bible themes and Jesus Time! with Pastor Timothy, as well as a variety of STEM and discovery activities are offered including marine biology, engineering, ecosystems, gardening, and stars and planets.  Special events include water days, bounce houses, fire engines, Kona Ice, Pizza Fridays, special visitors and much more!     

 
ABOUT OUR STAFF

TEACHERS: The teachers and caregivers at Apostles Preschool & Childcare are dedicated Christians with a desire to minister to the children and work with the parents to provide the highest quality care in a safe and loving atmosphere. The group size and ratio of staff to children is limited to enable individualized and age appropriate programming. All staff members are qualified by education, training and experience to provide the best possible care for your child. In-service activities as well as workshops and conferences enhance the staff members knowledge of safety and child development.

 
FOR YOUR INFORMATION

School Calendar

Infant/Waddler/Toddler Snack Menu

Preschool Snack Menu

School Age Snack Menu

CHILDCARE Ages 6 weeks-12yrs

Infants 6 Weeks to 11 Months (1:3) The infant room is designed to create a warm, nurturing and secure environment. Every moment of an infant’s day offers opportunities for learning and routines are viewed as a part of the curriculum for your infant’s day. Diaper changing, feeding and other routines are viewed as vital times for communication, self discovery and socialization. Your child’s caregiver will capture these moments and respond in engaging, language rich ways such as singing, reading, talking and cuddling . This helps to instill trust and provides a healthy learning environment. We provide soft play areas designed to allow infants safe opportunities to explore and develop at their own pace.

Waddlers 11 Months to 16 Months (1:4) Waddlers are on the move, checking things out as if their curiosity has no bounds! The Waddler Room is designed with this in mind. Children in the Waddler area are making the transition from infant to toddler. They transition to mats instead of cribs and eat at small tables and chairs instead of high chairs. Children play and explore with their caregivers acquiring skills needed for social interaction. Expressive language often emerges, and the children continue to develop fine and gross motor skills through repeated use of developmentally appropriate toys and props.

Toddlers 16 Months to 24 Months (1:4) Toddlers are active explorers, eager to try new things and use materials in different ways. Toddlers discover their world on a physical level by touching, dumping, dropping and walking. Children in this group are busy playing imaginative play, blocks, manipulatives, art, music and books. Expectations for behaviors are developmentally appropriate and allow the child to be challenged yet feel support from the teacher. 

Two Year Olds (1:7) –Our active two year olds enjoy a day full of singing, stories, art and crafts, pretending and games to develop social skills and learning. Each child’s curiosity, creativity, learning skills and self-esteem are enhanced in the loving atmosphere of our two year old room. We also assist children in toilet training.

Three Year Olds (1:8) - The classroom is divided into bright and interesting learning centers to offer these children an exciting time of play in small groups or independently.  Monthly themes involve a variety of activities for the purpose of developing socialization and learning skills while building each child’s biblically-based self-esteem.  Bible, art, music, and outdoor play are included in each day.

Four Year Olds (1:9) - Children ages 4 to 5 years participate in activities to strengthen their kindergarten preparatory skills such as reading readiness, numbers, prewriting skills, nature, and listening skills.  Bible, art, music, learning centers, and outdoor play are also included in each day.  Monthly themes are used to enrich their experiences.  Children learn how to appropriately participate in large and small groups.

 

Before/After School Care (1:15) – Children ages 5-12 years participate in activities before and after school.  Full day care is available during school breaks as well as summer months. Activities include daily devotions, outside play, homework and art experiences. Homework assistance is offered as well as planned and free time activities. Children in this age group are encouraged to demonstrate mutual respect, cooperation and kindness in their interactions with others


PRESCHOOL Ages 3-5 years
Element_4601a.jpg Monthly themes involve a variety of activities to develop a firm Christian foundation. The preschool theme of "Accepted in the Beloved" affirms the love of God for each child. Children participate in activities to strengthen their kindergarten readiness skills including social skills and creative arts. The classroom is divided into bright and interesting learning centers to offer these children an exciting time of creative play in small groups or independently. Each child's curiosity, creativity, learning skills, and self-esteem are enhanced in the loving atmosphere of our program.

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PRINTABLE FORMS

Below you will find a list of forms necessary for enrolling your child in Apostles Preschool & Childcare


Registration Form

Emergency Form

Infant & Toddler Parent Handbook

Preschool & School Age Parent Handbook

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THINGS TO KNOW

Apostles Preschool & Childcare is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services

LOCATION:
We are located on the Apostles Lutheran Church property. The Preschool & Childcare building is at the end of the driveway.
Our address is:
304 Newberry Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 410-1797
E-mail: promote.director@apostles-lutheran.org

DIRECTIONS:
Our school is one block west of S. Battlefield Blvd. where Johnstown Rd. and Mt. Pleasant Rd. intersect it. We're just past the shopping center with Taylor's Do It Center & Mr. Jim's Subs.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Preschool & Childcare  M-F   6:30AM - 6:00PM


AFTERCARE PARTNERSHIPS:
Schools that bus to our facility - Great Bridge Primary, Great Bridge Intermediate, and Great Bridge Middle (walkers). Now offering pickup/dropoff to local elementary and intermediate schools. Call for availability.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: 

We follow Chesapeake Public Schools for weather closings and delays.  Listen to the radio (i.e., WGH-FM 97.3, WFOG 92.9 FM, WXMM-100.5 FM, WXEZ-94.1 FM, WGH-AM 1310) for the list of school closings or call the center.


 
 
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