All Concordia Preschool staff members have been trained in early childhood education, and continue to receive additional early childhood education training on a regular basis. Each lead teacher has a minimum of three years teaching experience in an early childhood setting. Our staff is CPR and first-aid certified, and has undergone criminal background checks, TB tests & medical screenings.
Concordia begins it school year in Early September and continues through the last week in May. The school is closed for a week at Christmas and again at Easter, as well as several published holidays and conferences.
-Maximum of 16 students with a teacher and an assistant.
-Children must turn 5 by February 15, 2018 to enroll in this class.
Our curriculum is supplemented by periodic in-house and outside field trips, such as the Brandywine Traveling Zoo, Mad Science, Dyno Safety Programs and Coverdale Farms. Transportation for the outside trips is either bus or parents driving. A one-time fee paid at the beginning of the school year covers the cost of these programs.
In addition to regular classroom activities, students attend music/creative movement, physical education, and computer classes. Classes also attend chapel bi-monthly. Winter holiday shows and spring concerts are also performed. We also offer classes presented by outside providers, such as soccer, karate, and dance. These classes are offered once a week and run in a 10 or 12 - week session. A separate fee is assessed for these programs.
Because of the increased incidents of peanut and tree-nut allergies in young children, Concordia Preschool is a peanut and tree-nut free zone! Lunches and any classroom treats must be nut-free. Click here for a list of foods with hidden peanuts, and here are some sites with good peanut-free alternatives for lunch!
Concordia is excited to celebrate your child’s birthday! Please coordinate a date with your teacher to mark this special occasion. Should you choose to send in a snack treat for the class, we ask that you follow the guidelines below. Our staff has compiled a list of choices that are nut free and most students like. The options are brand and flavor specific. Please do not substitute.
•Entenmanns pop’em donut holes or mini donuts
•Kellogg’s Prepackaged Rice Krispies Treats
•Breyers ice cream plain vanilla or plain chocolate (please include disposable bowls and spoons)
•Pretzel Factory soft pretzels
•Cookies- Choice of Keebler fudge striped, Oreos (original, plain in the blue bag), Chips-A-Hoy original chocolate chip (plain, in the blue bag)
As we strive to maintain a nut-free environment, we thank you for your support and cooperation.
Concordia Preschool operates under the auspices of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, thereby sharing its status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. An advisory board consisting of volunteer representatives from each preschool class, as well as the director and church representatives, oversee the school. We offer a 10% discount for siblings enrolled concurrently. This discount applies to the tuition of the second child. We also offer a 5% discount for a full year's tuition payment made by the beginning of the school year.
A non-refundable $50 fee must accompany the application. Registration occurs in early January for returning families and mid-January for new families. If a new registrant is placed on the waiting list, there is no additional fee. To hold your class spot, the next year's May tuition payment is due by May 1 of the current school year.
Friday After-School Special Programs Information for Fall 2017
Next fall, Concordia Preschool is again offering Friday afternoon specials for children in our 3 and 4 year old classes. The choices this session are Soccer, Dance, Yoga and Karate. It will be a 12 week session. The fees for all specials are $150 which includes a prorated lunch bunch fee. A $50 deposit is required. ( REGISTRATION FORM)
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