Welcome To Busy Bees Preschool at Steele Memorial UMC

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We will celebrate Moms on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3.  Everyone will arrive at school at 9:30am for brunch in the large kitchen at the back of the building.  Everyone will enter through the basement door at 9:30am, as we normally do on regular school days, even BeeGinners.  We will have brunch until approximately 10:15am.  Then we will carpool to the Merritt Alpaca Farm.

 

 

2019- 2020 Registration Form  

 

 

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Bee Informed With Our Monthly Calendar
 

Bee Safe: School Cancellation Policy

SNOW DAYS, DELAYS, AND EARLY DISMISSALS
Busy Bees Preschool will follow the Cabell County school snow schedule.  If Cabell County schools are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will also be closed.  If Cabell County schools are delayed two hours, morning classes will start at 10 AM and dismiss at the regular time.  THERE IS NO BEFORE CARE WHEN SCHOOL IS DELAYED. Afternoon classes will operate on their regular schedules.  If Cabell County dismisses early, we will dismiss early as well, or cancel afternoon classes.  Busy Bees reserves the right to cancel preschool on its own even if Cabell County is having a regular school day.  In these rare cases, parents will receive a telephone call or a text from their child’s teacher or it may be announced on television.

Mission Statement  
   
The mission of Busy Bees Preschool is to minister to the families and children in the area by providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate program in a Christian atmosphere.  This program shall address the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and spiritual needs of the children and their families.


Bee Smart: Our Goals and Curriculum

 

Busy Bees Preschool's curriculum is emergent and is based on letters of the week and thematic units, which are determined by each individual teacher.  Our class activities provide an even balance of child directed and structured daily routines. We believe that children learn through play but that all children crave structure and rules. Each classroom is structured and scheduled according to each age group's developmental level.
Some activities included are:

Free Play- a time for the child to choose what and where to play.  There may be a choice of play dough, painting, coloring, cut and paste, puzzles, blocks, housekeeping, dress and games.  Our main philosophy: children learn through play!

Circle Time- large group activities involving calendar, weather, seasons, finger plays, music and creative movement, alphabet, numbers, etc.

Alphabet Focus- large group activities focusing on recognition, sound, sign language, and writing of upper and lowercase letters.

Art Activities- Each child is encouraged to engage in creative activities.  Some projects have a determined outcome to encourage following direction.  Some may be free form and open ended to encourage imagination.

Large Motor Skills- Activities either outside or in our gym will encourage development of large motor skill such as running, jumping, hopping, skipping, climbing, throwing, etc.

Story Telling/Read Aloud- Whether it is the child or the teacher telling a story, everyone practices their listening skills.  Story telling also increases vocabulary, listening, speaking, creativity, and imagination.

Creative Movement and Music- Singing songs and participating in finger plays improves rhythm, small and large muscle coordination, increases vocabulary, and gives children an opportunity for self expression.