Jesus Loves Me Preschool

JESUS LOVES ME SCHOOL

The 2022 -2023 school year starts September 6th for all students (1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K and 2 and 3 year olds).

In accordance with COVID guidelines we will be watching information from local and state government to resume activities as normal. We will communicate any updates to enrolled families via this page, email and JLM Facebook page.

WHO WE ARE

Jesus Loves Me School is a culturally diverse community, and a nurturing weekday environment where your child can grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.

Registration
Registration

Registration for 2022-2023 school year is now open.
You may use the both the downloadable and online forms linked below.

  • 2 and 3 year old classes meet on Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • 4 day 3-year old class meets on Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Pre-K classes meet on Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Kindergarten class meets Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • 1st Grade class meets Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Teaching Philosophy

Social

Through group activities, play and interaction with children and teachers in small groups or individually, children will learn to work successfully in a social situation.

Emotional

Development of a healthy self-concept, having the opportunity to try new things in a loving and accepting environment.

Physical

Opportunities for development of gross motor skills such as eye-hand coordination and balance, as well as fine motor skills such as cutting and lacing (these latter skills to be developed according to the individual maturity of the child.) Not only developing muscle groups but also developing self-control over the body will be encouraged.

Intellectual

Focusing on language development skills such as vocabulary enrichment, listening skills, the concept of left and right, etc. and developing cognitive skills such as one-to-one counting, matching objects, and comparing objects through hands-on activities. Exploration in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) will be encouraged.

Spiritual

Biblical truths such as “God loves me,” “God made me,” and “Jesus wants to be my friend”, will be taught through simple Bible stories and related learning activities. Biblical truths will be integrated into every part of the child’s learning experience.

For more information or to schedule a tour please call 943-9177, press extension 7 or e-mail: JLM@RichlandBaptistChurch.org

Kindergarten Readiness

Jesus Loves Me School uses the READY! For Kindergarten age level targets developed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning and Development for skills identified by research as having the highest correlation to success in school—specifically learning to read and do math early and well. We use these targets as we plan our lessons and progress through the year. Each age level has specific goals that build through the preschool years. We provide our students and their families with a formal assessment every fall and spring.  You will receive a copy of the assessment and targets.

For more information or to schedule a tour please call 943-9177 extension 7          or e-mail: JLM@RichlandBaptistChurch.org

Class Options

All children must be appropriate class age by August 31, 2022

1st Grade program – 4 days a week

8:30-2:30pm

Monday-Thursday

Tuition $550/month

Your 1st Grade child will have a traditional hands-on experience.  Curriculum used is Abeka, which provides an excellent education to ensure he/she will be ready to promote to the next grade.  While teachers are continually
evaluating the material and student understanding, formal evaluations are done 4 times a year through report cards. Parent conferences happen at least once and more as
needed or requested.

Kindergarten program – 4 days a week

8:30-2:30pm

Monday-Thursday

Tuition $550/month

Jesus Loves Me Kindergarten uses Abeka curriculum which provides an excellence in education from a Christian perspective (targets are recognized by Washington state OSPI) to ensure your child will be ready and well prepared for 1st grade whether you choose a local school district or a private school after Kindergarten. While teachers are continually evaluating the material and student understanding, formal evaluations are done 4 times a year through report cards. Parent conferences happen at least once and more as
needed or requested.

 

Pre-K program – 4 days a week

9:00-12:00pm

Monday-Thursday

Tuition $255/month

The four-day Pre-K class has been designed with an emphasis on Kindergarten readiness in all the developmental targets.  Children will be expected to work on developing an increased attention span as well as some independent learning.  In addition to letters, numbers, and phonics this class will also provide extended enrichment and exploration opportunities through science, technology, engineering, geography, music, art, and literature. Biblical truths are taught in both lessons as well as life application opportunities.  Scripture memory is encouraged through monthly Bible verses.  Pre-K takes various field trips which may include but not be limited to, the Pumpkin Patch, Richland Fire Station, REACH Museum, Richland Library, and Bill’s Berry Farm.

Child to teacher ratio no more than 8:1

3 year old program – 3 days a week

9:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tuition $235/month

or

3 year old program – 4  days a week

9:00-12:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tuition $255/month ($270 if not potty trained)

The 3-year-old class will provide instruction in alphabet/numbers, music, fine/gross motor skills, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) social development, literature and biblical truths at the appropriate developmental levels.  This class works on developing the attention span, learning in a group environment, taking instruction from a teacher, and social development with peers.  The 3-year-old class takes several field trips during the year to places like the fire station, pumpkin patch and Yoke’s Fresh Market.

Child to teacher ratio no more than 7:1

2 year old program – 3 days a week

9:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tuition $235/month

For your child’s first experience in preschool we offer a combination of play based and group learning activities that will expose your child to academics, music, art, science, social development, and a love of learning!  All activities are age appropriate and encourage exploration, discovery and independent success!  Children learn of Jesus’ love through stories as well as the love of their teachers.

Child to teacher ratio no more than 6:1

For more information or to schedule a tour please call 943-9177 extension 7 or e-mail:  JLM@RichlandBaptistChurch.org

Enrollment and Fees

A Registration and Materials fee of $150 for 2, 3 and PreK classes and $200 for kindergarten and 1st Grade is due with the enrollment form and is non-refundable.  There is a family maximum registration fee of $250 for preschool and $300 for one child in kindergarten and in preschool.

Monthly Tuition Fee:

  • $235 – 3 day 2-year old class
  • $255 – 4 day 2-year old class ($270 if not potty trained)
  • $210 – 3 day 3-year old class
  • $255 – 4 day 3-year old class  ($270 if not potty trained)
  • $255 – PreK class
  • $550 – Kindergarten
  • $550 – 1st Grade

Monthly Tuition Payments

Monthly tuition payments are due by the 1st of each month beginning with October. Tuition for September may be made on the first day of school. The program operates completely on tuition fees. Therefore, it is essential that your payments be paid promptly and regularly. Non-payment for preschool services and/or lack of adherence to our tuition policies may result in the dismissal of your child(ren) from the program. A $35 late fee will be assessed with any payments made after the 10th of the month unless prior arrangements have been made. Payments can be mailed to Richland Baptist Church (1632 George Washington Way Richland, WA 99354), brought to the director’s office or paid online. Checks should be made out to Richland Baptist Church (with JLMP, and your child’s name written in the memo). There will be a $25 processing fee for any checks returned with insufficient funds. No tuition credit is given for holidays, or absences due to illness, vacation or inclement weather.

Late Pick-Up Charge

The office will bill parents/guardians $5 when children are picked up after 12:00 and $5 for each additional 5 minutes late.

Classes In Session

Classes start in September and run through May. Please refer to your Jesus Loves Me Preschool Calendar for any holiday information or school breaks. If Richland School District is canceled or has a delay due to inclement weather, Jesus Loves Me Preschool will be canceled. If a cancellation occurs, there will be no make up days or tuition credits.

Required Potty Training

Children in the 3-year-old classes must be potty-trained before the beginning of school.

Behaviour Agreement

To help all students have a wonderful experience at JLM School we will operate with 3 basic rules:

BE KIND: With our words and with our bodies (No hurtful words, no hitting, kicking, and not being willfully disobedient to the teacher)

BE SAFE: With our bodies (no hitting, hurting, or being physically unsafe in an activity)

BE NEAT: With the equipment, materials and supplies. (no being willfully destructive)

Students will be expected to follow these three rules.  Students who disobey the rules despite efforts of redirection will not be allowed to continue at JLM Preschool.

  • We reserve the right, as circumstances may arise, to discharge a child from our program. You will be consulted before such action is taken.