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Preschool
... Pre-K and Mother's Day Out Programs
 

Located at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Drive Spring, Texas 77379
281-251-KIDS (5437)
 
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Director: Donna Mechell     Assistant Director:  LaTrinda Bennett 


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2014 - 2015 Registration Begins March 3, 2014
 
 
2014-2015 Calendar, please click here
 
 
School Philosophy
 
The mission of the Cypress Creek Christian Preschool is to provide quality programming that assures each child the opportunity to learn and develop self-confidence and self-esteem. We provide a loving, affirming atmosphere in which children may work and play. We have special interest centers that promote creativity and invite children to experiment, discover, and explore. Our curriculum encourages academic skills, socialization skills, and cultural awareness and understanding.
 
Our Staff
 
Our teachers are experienced, professional, well-trained, and truly care about each child and his or her development. We are CPR first-aid certified, FBI background/ fingerprint checked as well. Most have served at the school for several years and are proud to be part of a tradition of academic excellence. Our staff is committed to the task of motivating children to love learning. Serving the community since 1978, the Cypress Creek Christian Preschool is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
 
Enrollment Policy and Forms
 
Enrollment shall be granted without discrimination in regard to sex, race, color, creed, ethnicity, disability, or political persuasion. The program is open to any child, provided that we can meet the needs of that child.
 

 
Overview of the Preschool and Pre-K Program
 
Research shows that good childcare can have long-lasting effects. In one study, conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, over 100 high-risk children were tracked from infancy through age fifteen. Half attended a high-quality Preschool/kindergarten readiness program while the other half stayed at home or had other arrangements until kindergarten. The investigators found that by age eight, the youngsters who attended Preschool scored 10 points higher on standardized reading tests and about 5 points higher on math tests, compared to the other group. Moreover, at age fifteen, those who attended Preschool still outscored the other children by about 5 points in reading and math.
 
Our teachers receive at least twenty-four hours of continuing education annually. A floating teacher helps assure individual attention for every child each day. The curriculum is designed to provide a sense of organization and security within each classroom.
 
What are our goals for your child? Academically, we seek to expand the child's attention span and ability to follow two and three step directions and classroom rules. We strive to develop constructive attitudes toward large and small group activities, build good habits concerning working and playing with classmates, and learn to work independently. We present and develop many concepts including sorting, sequencing, and classifying. Daily activities incorporate concepts such as left to right progression, top to bottom progression, and small motor tasks. These activities are important stepping-stones as we seek to develop language enrichment, phonically-based reading skills, and writing skills. Various mathematical concepts, introductory Spanish, and beginning computer awareness are introduced throughout the school year. In the spring, parents of four-year-old Pre-K students are provided a written assessment regarding their child's progress and kindergarten-readiness.
 
Skills included in this assessment involve writing upper and lower case letters, recognizing sets of numbers, awareness of spacial relations (over, under, behind), visual discrimination (alike and different), and development of manual dexterity skills (lacing, tracing, cutting, etc.)
 
Socially, we encourage development of appropriate social behaviors including taking turns, learning to share, cooperative work skills, and establishing friendships. Dramatic play (acting out stories, puppetry, etc.), creative movement activities, and show-and-tell are some of the tools we use to help the children interact with their peers. We consciously endeavor to provide an environment that provides confidence and a positive self-image.
 
Our program places an emphasis on hands-on learning centers. This approach supports our belief that children learn by participating, rather that just observing. This approach also gives the children a feeling of control over their world. They are able to choose the activities that interest them, thereby learning to make decisions and independent choices.
 
Through play a child learns to develop concentration, exercise their imagination, explore new ideas and practice social skills. Each month we have a detailed play center planned around the curriculum. All ages groups enjoy a music with movement class two times a month. Some of the three-year-old centers include a Home Life Pretend Center, Pajama Day, Cabbage Patch Hospital Center, Dress-up day, Tea Party and End-of-the-Year Circus. The four-year-old Pre-K children have a Restaurant Pretend Center, a Native American Center and Rodeo Day, just to mention a few.  Our number one objective is to instill a life-long love of learning in each child.
 
We look forward to having your child in our program!


PreKindergarten at Cypress Creek Christian Preschool
 
During PreKindergarten, in the area of Reading and Language, students will...
  • Listen and respond to stories, conversations, discussions, and one-and two-step instructions.
  • Participate in rhythm and repetition of fingerplays (example: Dr. Seuss books, Mother Goose rhymes, etc).
  • Discuss personal experiences and role-play to Increase vocabulary.
  • Share ideas, feelings, and stories through conversations and play, using complete sentences.
  • Recognize their names in print and write them.
  • Recognize that letters stand for speech sounds and convey meaning (example: students' own names).
  • Relate printed words to spoken language and know that print is read and written left to right and top to bottom.
  • Know the order of the alphabet and the difference between capital and lowercase letters.
  • Understand that written words are made of letters that stand for sounds.
  • Make rhyming words and tell rhyming words from non-rhyming words.
  • Talk about meanings of words, and learn new words through classroom experiences.
  • Show their understanding of a story by retelling the order of important events in the story or by acting out the story.
  • Use correct pencil grip, paper position, and beginning stroke to develop printing skills.
  • Use materials, and toys to develop muscles in fingers and hands (example: Playdoh, Legos, etc).
  • Use pairs of opposite words such as short and tall, big and little, hot and cold.
  • Learn consonants and vowels every day.
Parents, outside of school, give your child the opportunity to...
  • Engage in conversation about daily events and listen to your child. Play with your child. Play age appropriate games that require taking turns and following instructions. Sing songs and recite rhymes.
  • Check out books from the library; read to your child; discuss the stories or experiences.
  • Provide appropriate social activities outside of the school setting.
  • Provide pencils, crayons, paper and scissors for practice at home to draw, create and write.
  • Practice writing his/her name with upper and lower case letters (example: Chris, Sarah).
  • Talk about print in the environment: grocery stores, fast-food restaurants, and cereal boxes.
  • Play letter games (example: magnetic letters on the refrigerator find the letter M on a gallon of .milk, etc).
During PreKindergarten, in the area of Mathematics, students will...
  • Match objects in one-to-one correspondence (example: touch each object as the number is spoken).
  • Identify positional relationships.
  • Orally count in sequence 1-30.
  • Count small objects to 20.
  • Write numbers 1-20; recognize numbers 0-20.
  • Recite the days of the week.
  • Name and identify basic geometric shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle).
  • Classify by attribute (example: shape/color/size).
  • Compare similarities and differences of objects.
  • Explore measurement: weight, volume, full/empty, long/short, more/less/equal, and small/medium/large.
  • Understand and use words that show position (example: up, down, over, under, beside, behind, and below).
  • Make sets of objects (example: 9 blocks).
  • Know the difference between letters and numbers.
  • Use numbers that have personal meaning to them (example: phone number, address, birth date, age).
  • Understand the idea of more or less.
  • Begin to understand the concept of time (example: days of the week).
Parents, outside of school give your child the opportunity to...
  • Solve problems in everyday situations.
  • Discuss numbers found in the environment, such as calendars, clocks, birthday candles, temperature, etc.
  • Discuss patterns in the environment.
  • Count toys, household, or environmental objects.
  • Point out shapes and colors around the home and also in the community.
  • Measure things at home (example: ingredients in a recipe).
  • Talk about time (example: now and later, yesterday, today, and tomorrow).
  • Use his/her toys or household objects to practice positional words.
  • Play board games, work puzzles, and do other activities that include counting.
  • Sort laundry (socks with socks, towels with towels).
  • Read counting and number books with them.
  • Practice counting aloud and writing numbers.
During PreKindergarten, in the area of Science, students will...
  • Know and practice simple basic safety rules during science investigations.
  • Identify the five senses, and use them to make observations and discoveries.
  • Learn to make predictions.
  • Identify changes in daily life (example: seasons, weather, temperature).
  • Explain decisions and observations in their own words.
  • Describe, sort, and classify objects from their environment (living and nonliving).
  • Explain basic needs of plants and animals.
Parents, outside of school give your child the opportunity to...
  • Visit the Z00, parks, planetarium and museums.
  • Discuss daily weather changes.
  • Help care for a family pet or a plant.
  • Make observations and discuss issues concerning the environment.
  • Practice good health habits.
  • Watch science-oriented programs on television (The Discovery Channel).
  • Read nonfiction books on science topics.
  • Read magazines such as Your Big Backyard and Zoo Books.

 
Preschool/Pre-K Fees Schedule 
  • 3-Year-old Preschool Classes and 4-Year-old Pre-Kindergarten Classes (Ages 3-5 as of September 1st)
  • Children must be totally potty-trained.
  • School Hours: 9:00 am to 2:30 p.m.  

 2013-2014 School Year

Days
Hours
Registration/Supply Fee
Monthly Tuition
T/Th
9:00-2:30
$215
$215
M/W/F
9:00-2:30
$260
$260
M/T/W/Th/F
9:00-2:30
$370
$370

  • A 10% tuition discount is given for the youngest child in the same family.
  • A 10% discount is given if you pay the year in full by March 1st
  • Registration for 4-year olds must include written results of hearing and vision screening.
  • All Registration/Supply Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • The day drop-in rate is $25/day, providing availability.
  • Tuition payments are due the first of each month.
  • For payments received after the 10th day of the month, there is a $25 late charge
  • Please make checks payable to 'CCCPS'.  
  • We cannot deduct tuition for absences.  

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Overview of the Mother's Day Out Program

It is the philosophy of Cypress Creek Christian Preschool that early childhood Mother's Day Out programs should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery. Children this age are creative and receptive to learning new information and concepts. Therefore, our staff strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in every child.


For more than 30 years, we have provided an atmosphere that fosters the emotional, physical, academic, and social development of the child as a whole. Our teachers are well-trained caring individuals committed to working with you. Our primary objective is to instill a positive self-concept in your child. Since each child is so uniquely different, our qualified teachers carefully organize exciting, fun curricula that provide for individual needs and levels of development.

What are our goals for your child? Emotionally, daily routines such as circle time provide each child with a sense of security and belonging. We integrate conversation and sharing of experiences into each lesson. We also celebrate individual birthdays and each of the holidays.

Physically, we provide many opportunities each day, for exercise, games and gross motor development. We have a large indoor activity room and a beautifully shaded outdoor playground.

Academically, we seek to expand and develop each child's attention span. We work on many concepts including sorting, sequencing, and classifying. Science and nature activities, exposure to shapes, colors, numbers, and letters are incorporated within the framework of our philosophy and purpose.

Socially, we look to develop the transition from the toddler who plays alongside peers, to the child who practices cooperative play with his classmates. Dramatic play and creative movement are some of the tools we use to help each child interact with their peers.

Since children learn by doing rather than by observing, we provide a centers approach, which gives the children a feeling of control over their world. They are able to choose activities that interest them.

Every effort is made to provide your child with creative experiences, whether it is in music, arts and crafts, manipulatives, etc. Our music activities include music appreciation and self-expression, rhythm, singing, and instruments. Many of our art activities are "open-ended" allowing freedom to be creative and encouraging the children to use their imagination. Our number one objective is to have fun.

We look forward to having your child in our program!

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Mother's Day Out Fees Schedule
  • Toddlers must be 12 months - 23 months as of September 1st
  • Older Toddlers must be 24 months - 35 months as of September 1st.
  • School Hours: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Your choice of 2, 3 or 5 days per week
  • If your child will be absent for an extended period, or will be withdrawn from school, a one-week withdrawal notice is required. 
  • Registration must include an up-to-date immunization record.

2013-2014 School Year

Days/Week
Registration/Supply Fee
Monthly Tuition
T/Th
$200
$200
M/W/F
$235
$235
M/T/W/TH/F
$320
$320

All Registration/Supply Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

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