Parent’s Day Out & Preschool

We are pleased that you are interested in the Parent’s Day Out and Preschool Program at Calvary Baptist Church.

We are currently enrolling for our 2021-2022 school year. Click on a program below for more information.
Online registration is available HERE.

If you have questions, are interested in enrolling or being placed on our waiting list, or need more information, please call us at (859) 231-8458 or email.

Parent’s Day Out/Preschool

Our school year typically begins the end of August and runs concurrent with Fayette County Schools schedule for the year. In early spring we will open registration to the public for the following school year. Pricing is available on the PDO or Preschool information page linked below. You can also download registration form(s) below.

For more information about our Preschool and PDO programs, please visit the links below.

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Parent’s Day Out

We are pleased that you are interested in the Parent’s Day Out Program at Calvary Baptist Church. Please call or email us for more information.

Ministry Objectives

We want to provide an environment and experience that will allow your child to:

  • Make a successful transition from home
  • Learn to be with other children and develop social skills
  • Develop an interest and joy in learning
  • Develop self-control
  • Develop a feeling of success
  • Develop self-expression
  • Develop creativity
  • Develop a secure feeling through trusting relationships

Contact Us

Andrea Caudill
Phone: (859) 231-8458
Email: calvarypdo@gmail.com

Enrollment

Children age three months through pre-kindergarten may be enrolled for the school-year program and/or for the summer program. Children will be placed in rooms according to the child’s birth date. We are always enrolling students in classrooms where space is available. If we do not currently have space available for your child you can ask to be placed on our waiting list and we will contact you if a space opens up. It is advised that parents call early if they would like to enroll for upcoming sessions in order to get on the waiting list as soon as possible.

We take pride in our ability to maintain very low teacher/student ratios in our classrooms: Babies 2:5, Crawlers/Walkers 2:6, Ones 2:8, Twos 2:10, Threes 2:12 and Preschool 2:14.

Summer 2022 Rates

Non-Calvary Members
1 Child: $300
2 Children: $576
(Additional $60 non-refundable registration fee per child.)

Calvary Members (actively attending)
1 Child: $276
2 Children: $528
(Additional $60 non-refundable registration fee per child.)

2021-2022 School Year Rates

Calvary Members (actively attending)
First Child: $23/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee
Second Child: $21/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee

Non-Calvary Members
First Child: $25/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee
Second Child: $23/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee

Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Our year-long session starts at the end of August and runs until late May. Our summer session runs from mid-June until the end of July. Children must be enrolled for both Tuesdays and Thursdays. We follow Fayette County Public Schools school calendar. If Fayette County is out of school we will be also. We also follow their plan for inclement weather. If they should close or dismiss early, PDO will also. If FCPS are providing virtual instruction, leaders at Calvary and PDO will determine if there will be closures or delays. Families will be notified by email of necessary changes.

All classrooms follow similar schedules. Children will have a snack in the early morning, have craft or teacher led activity time (for classrooms where it is age-appropriate), free play in the classroom, recess (outside or in the gym), lunch, and rest. All classrooms will go down for rest time with lights out and quiet music. Staff will not keep a child awake due to a special request. Feel free to pick up your child early if you do not wish for them to nap.

Policies and Daily Procedures

Upon enrollment each family will receive a parent handbook with complete details about our policies and procedures. Included is information about what to bring, health and safety, nutrition, and more. The link to handbook is under the PDO or Preschool section on this page.

Curriculum

Curriculum is the framework on which teachers can build an early childhood program that allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did—”in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). A child’s growth and development is viewed as a process, not an event.

A CHILD’S GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IS VIEWED AS A PROCESS, NOT AN EVENT.

Development begins when the child is conceived and continues throughout life. Spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social development are equally important. (LifeWay Resources, 2007)

Our Parent’s Day Out program follows the WEE curriculum. This curriculum is published by LifeWay Christian Resources. We have curriculum designed for all the ages we teach. It is activity based, provides choices, allows for physical activity, and is biblically based. Throughout the school year we will have many different themes students will be learning about. Classrooms will base activities on the age and developmental levels of the children. Classrooms will post the monthly calendar outside the door so you can see what your child will be involved in during the month.

Our themes for the school year typically include: Friends, Senses, Kentucky, Shapes and Colors, Fall Harvest, Giving Thanks, Christmas, Winter, Nursery Rhymes, Feelings, Being Healthy, Weather, Plants, Spring, Easter, Community Helpers. 

The church has a library located in the preschool area. Parent’s Day Out children are welcome to borrow books from the library. You may come in anytime, but we ask that you follow the church guidelines for checkout and return.

We do NOT have a toilet training policy. We will support each child as s/he begins to use the toilet and we will not set a deadline for diapers/pull-ups to be gone. We place children in classrooms based on age.

Preschool

Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in our Preschool Classes at Calvary Baptist Church. Children age four and five are enrolled in our Preschool Classes. These classes focus on skills to help prepare children for Kindergarten. Enrollment is determined based on space available. Our class size for preschool is limited to 14 children at most with 2 teachers per class. If classes are full we always accept names for our waiting list.

Summer 2022 Rates

Non-Calvary Members
1 Child: $300
2 Children: $576
(Additional $60 non-refundable registration fee per child.)

Calvary Members (actively attending)
1 Child: $276
2 Children: $528
(Additional $60 non-refundable registration fee per child.)

2021-2022 School Year Rates

Calvary Members (actively attending)
First Child: $23/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee
Second Child: $21/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee

Non-Calvary Members
First Child: $25/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee
Second Child: $23/day, $100 non-refundable registration fee

Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Our year-long session starts at the end of August and runs until late May. Our summer session runs from mid-June until the end of July. Children must be enrolled for both Tuesdays and Thursdays. We follow Fayette County Public Schools school calendar. If Fayette County is out of school, we will be also. We also follow their plan for inclement weather. If they should close or dismiss early PDO/Preschool will also. If FCPS are providing virtual instruction, leaders at Calvary and PDO will determine if there will be closures or delays. Families will be notified by email of necessary changes.

Each day our preschoolers are engaged in numerous activities.

  • Centers (Writing, Science, Reading, Blocks, Puzzles, Trains, Homeliving, Craft, etc.)
  • Read Aloud
  • Circle Time
  • Calendar
  • Sing-Along
  • Restroom Break
  • Snack/Cooking
  • Playground/Gym Time *
  • Preschool Skill Time
  • Lunch
  • Chapel/Music (2 times a month)
  • Whole Group Time
  • Dismissal

*Varies depending on the day of the week

Curriculum

Our Preschool classes also follow the WEE curriculum used for the Parent’s Day Out program.

We also include instruction and practice on skills developmentally appropriate for the preschool age child. These include taking turns, lining up, sharing, empathy, following directions, small group and large group time, as well as a variety of school-readiness skills.

Our teachers have access to additional curriculum resources including Handwriting Without Tears and training offered by the Kentucky Association of Early Childhood Educators and the Childcare Council of Central Lexington.

We do NOT have a toilet training policy. We will support each child as s/he begins to use the toilet and we will not set a deadline for diapers/pull-ups to be gone. We place children in classrooms based on age.

School-readiness skills include:

  • Color and Shape recognition
  • Letter recognition
  • Letter sound knowledge
  • Number recognition
  • Gross and fine motor skills (cutting, writing, gluing, etc)
  • Patterns
  • Sequencing
  • Rhyming
  • Calendar

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