St. David's Christian Preschool
Pre-School Tel: (516) 799-5824
Robin Lever, Director
Let’s Learn. Let’s Play. Let’s Pray. These are the three things that comprise a typical day at our school.
St. David's Christian Preschool is a small school that teaches Christian values along with a theme based curriculum for 2 1/2, 3 and 4 year olds in a safe and secure environment.
Our class for 2 1/2 year olds can be attended once or twice a week and is held on Tuesday and Thursday. The hours are 9AM to 11:30AM. The class runs throughout the school year from September to June. Children may join the class when they turn 2 1/2 any time during the year. The children will learn colors and shapes, make a craft project, have indoor/outdoor play, stories and music. We have begun a Little Lambs/ Mommy and Me class on Monday mornings from 9:30AM to 10:45AM for children 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Each week the children and their caregivers engage in music, story, craft and snack activities. There are two sessions; Fall and Winter/Spring. You and your child may join at any time during the year.
In the 3 year old curriculum we teach shapes, colors, numbers 1 through 5, and introduce the alphabet. Our emphasis is on teaching social skills such as sharing, taking turns and using words to express feelings and needs. We offer 2, 3, or 5 day AM classes for 3 hours.
In the 4 year old curriculum we teach the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. We review colors and shapes and teach the numbers 1 through 10. The children also learn to recognize and write their first names. Basic Spanish is also taught along with kindergarten readiness skills. We offer a 3 day 3 hour AM or a 5 day 3 hour AM class.
The ratio of teachers to students is 2:8 for our small classroom and 2:16 and 2:18 for 3 year olds and 4 year olds in our larger classrooms. Also our staff is trained in CPR.
The school takes at least two field trips during the year. We also have Guest Speakers for the whole school including a dentist, firefighter, dog show, magician and guest story readers.
We celebrate every holiday with a class party and have a Christmas Program, Thanksgiving Feast, Mother's Day Tea School Picnic and Very Important Man Breakfast as whole school events. In addition, each child celebrates his or her birthday during the year.
Being an outreach of St. David's Lutheran Church and a Christian school, we attend chapel twice a month. During chapel the pastor tells us a bible story and we sing and pray. We say grace each day before snack.
We have several mission projects in which the children participate during the year to teach them to love and help others. We create valentines for the ill and homebound of the congregation that are given out during pastoral visits. We also sponsor a Hop-a-thon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Long Island and a Trike-a-thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Our school provides each student with a tote bag and we ask parents to provide snack each week. As we are aware of many allergies children might have we carefully check each snack to make sure it does not cause allergic reactions. We are a peanut free school.
1 day a week - $75
2 days a week - $150
3 days a week - $200
5 days a week - $315
For further information, please contact Robin Lever, the director, at 516-799-5824.