Preschool

About Us

St. Christopher Episcopal Preschool has been serving families with young children since 1960. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where young children can grow and develop. Our experienced teachers create a learning environment that is hands-on and fun for children ages 2 years-5 years. Students in our program experience low teacher to child ratios, small class sizes, veteran teachers, and special friendships. We offer families flexible enrollment options to fit a wide range of schedules and needs. Mindful of Jesus’ command to “let the children come to me,” it is our mission to provide a Christian education which encourages social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development, regardless of race, creed, color, or religion. Some scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Curriculum

St. Christopher Preschool uses The Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines to provide children ages 2-5 with developmentally appropriate activities to promote school readiness. Our weekly themed units provide opportunities for children to develop and learn in a fun, playful, and purposeful classroom environment. The Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines suggest the following should take place daily in a preschool program: phonological awareness activities, reading aloud, writing activities, math and science concept development, language development, learning centers, small-group time, circle-time/large group, outdoor play, independent activities, lunch or snacks. Explore the tabs to see how our children, ages 2-5, experience these in the classroom.

    • Music and Movement, Fun and Intentional
    • Finger Plays and Rhymes
    • Letter Bags, Letter Worksheets, Letter Art
    • Scholastic AlphaTales Readers
    • Scholastic Classroom Magazine: "My Big World"
    • Frog Street Press "Sing and Read" Colors
    • Reading Aloud
    • Computer Games

    • Occurs Naturally and Intentionally
    • Occurs Through-Out the Day
    • Occurs While Reading Aloud
    • Occurs While Listening to Instructions
    • Occurs While Interacting with Classmates
    • Occurs While Participating in Planned Activities

    • Reading Aloud
    • Counting, Sorting, Patterns
    • Scholastic "My Big World" Magazine
    • Cooking/Baking: Fun Food Friday
    • Calendar Time: Counting, Number Recognition
    • Hands-On Discovery

    • Outdoor Play: Climbing, Running, Tricycles, Sand, Chalk
    • Art: Playdough, Cutting, Drawing, Coloring, Painting, Easel
    • Small Manipulatives, Puzzles
    • Teacher Modeled Writing and Environmental Print
    • Letter Worksheets, Letter Art, Scholastic "My Big World"
    • Independent Reading
    • Journals
    • Conversation and Reading Aloud

    • Listening and Following Directions
    • Taking Turns
    • Managing Tasks Independently
    • Practicing Self-Control
    • Communicating Needs and Wants
    • Expressing Emotions Appropriately

7:30-8:30 AM Care
8:30-8:55 Arrival & Learning Centers
8:55-9:00 Morning Greeting
9:00-9:20 Preschool Chapel
9:20-9:45 Circle Time
9:45-10:45 Learning Centers
10:45-11:15 Outdoor Time
11:15-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:15 Transition Activity
12:15-12:30 Circle Time
12:30-6:00 Stay And Play

How Do I Enroll My Child?

1. Intro Call and Visit

Call the preschool office to schedule a tour at 817.923.2040  or drop by  9:30AM - 2:00PM or 4:00-5:00PM.  We are unable to accommodate tours 2:00-4:00PM due to children’s naptime routines.  

Phone: 817-923-2040 Fax: 817-926-8278

Email:

Address:  3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133

2. Acquire Immunization Records

Acquire a copy of your child’s most recent immunization record. Children must be up to date on ALL immunizations required by the state of Texas. Notarized affidavit exemptions are not accepted, except for exemptions due to medical reasons or specific religious beliefs.  

3. Classrooms

We offer a two-year-old, a three year old, and a Pre-K classroom. Children are placed in classrooms according to their age on September 1 of the enrolling school year. We offer families flexible enrollment options to fit a wide range of schedules and needs. Children enrolling in our 3-year-old classroom must be potty trained. Children enrolling in our Pre-K classroom are required to enroll in the daily class. We are licensed by The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

4. Review Fees and Enrollment Options

Our program operates from 7:30AM to 6:00PM Monday-Friday.  We offer a two year old classroom, a three year old classroom, and a Pre-K classroom.  Fees and Enrollment Options are the same for all classrooms, except Pre-K are required to attend daily.  We follow the Fort Worth ISD traditional school year calendar with only a few exceptions.  We offer families flexible enrollment options to fit a wide range of schedules and needs.

Fees
Registration $75.00/child, annually
Supply Daily $100.00 in August and January
Supply 3 Day $80.00 in August and January
Supply 2 Day $60.00 in August and January
Enrollment Options (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
Daily Class* $350.00/month
Mon/Wed/Fri Class $280.00/month
Tues/Thurs Class $195.00/month

Extended Hours

7:30AM-8:30AM

12:30PM-6:00PM

pay only for the hours you use

$4.50/hour (or $400.00/month, whichever is less)

*Pre-K children are required to enroll in the daily class

5. 2019-2020 School Calendar

Thursday

August 15

Parent Meeting

6:30-8:00PM

August 19 First Day of School
September 2

Labor Day Holiday

NO SCHOOL

Thursday

October 3

Blessing of the Animals

9:00AM

Monday

October 14

Columbus Day, FWISD Fall Break

NO SCHOOL

Thursday

November 21

Children’s Thanksgiving Lunch
November 25-29

Thanksgiving Break

NO SCHOOL

Thursday

December 19

Christmas Program

7:00PM

December 23-Jan 6

Christmas Break

NO SCHOOL

Tuesday

January 7

Classes Resume

Monday

January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NO SCHOOL

Wednesday

February 26

Ash Wednesday Services

9:15AM

March 9-13

Spring Break

NO SCHOOL

Friday

April 10

Good Friday

NO SCHOOL

Monday

April 13

Easter Egg Hunts

Friday

May 8

Pastries with Parents

7:30-8:45AM

Friday

May 22

Splash Day and Picnic

Monday

May 25

Memorial Day

NO SCHOOL

Thursday

May 28

Last Day of School

Last Day of School Spring Program and Pre-K Graduation

7:00PM

6. Complete Our Registration Form

Print and complete the registration form found in our resources section. Bring it to your tour. We also have paper copies available in the preschool office if you prefer to just pick it up at your visit. If you want to apply for a scholarship, you may request a scholarship application at your visit.

7.  Visit/Tour

During your visit you will walk through all the classrooms, the chapel, and the playground. You will have a chance to ask questions, meet teachers, and see the classrooms in action. At the end of the tour you can submit your completed application with the $75.00 registration fee to secure your child a spot in one of our classrooms. We take cash, check, and credit card.

8. First Day of School: What You Need

What You Need to Start School:
1.  One package of baby wipes on the first day of school (one-time contribution for art projects, etc.)
2.  Medium sized backpack (everyday)
3.  Lunch (everyday)
4.  Extra Set of Season Appropriate Clothes 
5.  Folder (provided by us, kept in backpack, returned each day)
6.  Diapers or Pull-ups and Wipes (if needed, kept at school)
7.  Enrollment Paperwork (shot records and admission forms must be on file in the school office before starting school)
8.  Tuition and supply fees paid before the first day of school.  These can be paid at the Parent Orientation/Meet the Teacher meeting on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

If you plan to use Stay and Play:
These items may be kept at school during the week and taken home on Friday to be washed.
1.  Nap Mat for Resting/Sleeping 
2.  Nap mat cover (body pillow covers or king size pillowcases work well)
3.  Small Blanket 
4.  Small Pillow
5.  Small Stuffed Animal (optional)
6.  Second Set of Spare Clothes to be kept in Stay and Play Cubby (for two year old classroom only)

Important:  All belongings brought to school should be labeled with the child’s first name and last initial.  These are state licensing requirements. Thank you!

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Welcome to our Preschool

Welcome to St. Christopher Episcopal Preschool.  We hope that your child will be spending the 2019-2020 school year with us.  I would like to introduce myself and our 5 fabulous teachers.

Lori Lyons
Four and Five Year Old Teacher/ Nursery Director