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PROMOTE FAMILY PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE GOALS
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-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.

 
ABOUT OUR STAFF

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR: Mrs. Ellen Belfi

TEACHERS: The teachers and caregivers at PROMOTE Family 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 enhance the staff members knowledge of safety and child development.

 
FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Infant and Toddler Parent Handbook

Preschool and School Age Parent Handbook

2015-2016 School Calender

2015-2016 School Supply List

CHILDCARE Ages 6 weeks-12yrs
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6 weeks (1:3 ratio) - 24 months (1:4 ratio)
We offer full-time and part-time care for children from  ages 6 weeks and up. Our small class sizes and nurturing caregivers allow for a wonderful environment for children to grow, explore and learn. Schedules are flexible according to the needs of each child.

Ages 2 - 6 years (1:8 ratio)
Full or half day care is provided for children in accordance with the scheduling needs of the parent. Center and group enrichment activities, outdoor play, rest time, and snack fill the day with fun and wonder. The preschool program is included.

School-Age 5 - 12 years (1:12 ratio)
This program is available before and after school, on school holidays, and during the summer. Teachers in the school-age room believe in an active and inter-active program for the children Teachers in the school-age program find out what things students like to do and then incorporate those activities into the day. After a snack, the planned day includes homework assistance, devotions, and then is split between active and quiet activities as well as indoor and outdoor activities. Special theme days are also planned. Our purpose is to provide a safe and loving environment.


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.

KINDERGARTEN
Element_4645a.jpg PROMOTE offers full day Christian kindergarten classes. The curriculum and teaching style is modeled in conjunction with the current four-year-old program, expanding the Holy Nation Citizenship theme.  The comprehensive kindergarten program includes an emphasis on mathematics for reasoning and phonics-based reading acquisition. It also includes a full component of history, science, geography, literature and arts. Each learning module is based on the principles of God’s Word.

TUITION ASSISTANCE for Kindergarten is available.  Please call and ask for more details.


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PRINTABLE FORMS

Below you will find a list of forms necessary for enrolling your child in PROMOTE.


Registration Form

Emergency Card

Sick Child and Infection Control Policy

Infant Developmental History Form

Toddler Developmental History Form

Preschool Developmental History Form

School Physical Form

Application for Employment

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THINGS TO KNOW

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

LOCATION:
We are located on the Apostles Lutheran Church property. The PROMOTE 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

Kindergarten              M-F   9:30AM - 2:30PM

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 closings or call the center.


 
 
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