Newport Center United Methodist Preschool offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for preschoolers.
Music, with our beloved music teacher Mrs. Hoppe, is a weekly experience for the children. Twice a month the children meet with Mrs. Hoppe as a class group to dance, play instruments and learn new songs. Once a month we all meet to sing our favorite songs at a school wide Sing-a-Long. We also meet once a month for Chapel, which includes value-based themes that teach children that we are all here to love and support each other as well as care for our environment. We invite all of our families to come to both Chapel and Sing-a-Long as their schedules permit.
We also offer after-school enrichment programs taught by our Preschool staff. Tuition for the classes is per session. Registration takes place on a first come, first serve basis In the Preschool Office.
ABC's of Science
The preschool child is naturally curious. This natural curiosity makes this the perfect time to help them create an understanding of some core concepts of the scientific process in a fun, child-friendly atmosphere. The children are inspired to love and enjoy learning as they discover the wonders of this world. A science notebook will be sent home after each session detailing our experiments as well as sharing our recipes for the fun engaging activities the children have experienced. Join us as we turn “why” into “wow!” This class is open to all enrolled children in a nine-week format.
Cooking is a skill that lasts a lifetime! Cooking requires children to use traditional school skills like math, science, and reading as they engage in meaningful, hands-on activities. By bringing in quality children’s literature, extending the lessons with art projects, and concluding each lesson with a group writing activity, we make each recipe an all-inclusive academic experience. Our recipes are drawn from many cultures and the curriculum is carefully planned to expose children to a variety of healthy ingredients. Over the course of each session, children will have an opportunity to cook breakfast, soup, snacks, main courses and desserts. At the end of each session, the children will receive a cookbook containing the recipes used in class accompanied by short summaries in the children’s own words describing their cooking experiences. This class is open to all enrolled children in a nine-week format.
Path to Literacy with Alpha Friends
This class aims to instill a love of reading and move children along their path to literacy. The class features storytelling, learning the mechanics of reading (phonics, decoding and punctuation), various genres (poetry, biography, fairy tales and informative books) as well as listening to stories. Houghton Mifflin’s Alphafriends will accompany the children on their journey so they will be old friends when your child enters kindergarten. Houghton Mifflin’s reading program is used by the Newport Mesa School District and many private schools. This class is open to all Prekindergarten (4’s) and Jr. Kindergarten (5’s) children in a ten-week format.