South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church Preschool began in 1993 as a part time program and as a ministry of the church. Our hours are 9-12:45pm. We are proud of our facility and our commitment to the care and nurture of every child that comes through our doors. We welcome families of all faiths and cultures and invite families to share their own special holidays with us.
Every class at our preschool has two teachers to allow for low teacher to student ratios and our staff are all extremely experienced. We have exceptionally low teacher turnover at our school, with the average tenure in the program being over 10 years. A typical day includes both small group activities and circle time, activities that promote language development and number awareness, opportunities to explore using the senses, art and creativity, singing, story time and outside play. We also have Chapel time over in the church building with our Director of Spiritual Formation. The daily schedule for each class is posted in the classroom. We encourage active play and "messy" art and so we ask that you send your child to school in washable and comfortable play clothes, and closed-toe shoes to play safely on our playground. A calendar with specific dates will be given to each family with their classroom assignment packet. Our Preschool year follows that of CMS and so if CMS is closed, so are we. When snow days are announced for CMS, the preschool will be closed too. We offer two summer camps for our preschoolers during the first two weeks of June. The cost of these camps is not included in the regular school year tuition and is paid at the time of camp registration.
Open House -
Parents, come to Open House to meet your child's new teacher and visit the classroom. You will receive an invitation from your child's teacher sometime in early August with your designated drop-in time. This will be a great opportunity for you to share information with your child's teacher and to ask questions about the upcoming school year.