Preschool and Parent's Morning Out

This is our 21st year of preschool at St. Stephen’s Church. We currently have 120 students, ages 1-4, enrolled in the following classes...

Parents Morning Out
Ages: 12-24 months
8:2 student/teacher ratio
This class meets Monday through Thursday.

Two Day Two Year Olds
6:1 student/ teacher ratio
This class meets either Monday & Friday or Tuesday & Thursday.

Three Day Two's
6:1 student/ teacher ratio
This class meets Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Three-Year-Old Class
12:2 student/teacher ratio
This class meets on Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday.

Four-Year-Old Class
12:2 student/teacher ratio
This class meets on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Thursday Friends 3s'
12:2 student/teacher ratio
This is an enrichment class for 3-year-old children. It gives children the opportunity to add a day to their normal 2-day-a-week program.

Thursday Friends 4's
This is an enrichment class for 4-year-old children.  It gives children the opportunity to add a day to their normal 2-day-a-week program.

Extended Care

Extended Care classes meet from 12-2pm with a different extended care class held each Monday through Thursday.

Science Experiments/Spanish Exploration
The fall semester has children exploring the Spanish language through songs, stories and crafts. The children will have the opportunity to hear, practice and see Spanish language for vocablulary development. We will focus on greetings, colors, numbers, animals, family and body parts..

Bodies in Motion meets Tuesday.
This class will explore movement and exercise in the gym with games, books and accessories, to include bean bags, hoops, balls, rhythm instruments and more. Musical games, yoga games, and traditional games are some of the activities planned. There will be plenty of running, jumping, skipping, and balancing to keep our bodies in motion.

Little Chefs - Class meets Wednesday.
Taught by Beth Haggard. Mrs. Beth is a preschool director and teacher and has been cooking for what seems like forever! This class reads a story and then cooks up something yummy. Measurement, food safety, cleanliness and fun are all a part of this curiculum. We also encourage healthy foods and try to get your child to try new foods.

Tots 'n Tunes - Class meets Thursday.
This class teaches self-confidence, rhythm and musical interpretation. It will consist of singing, dancing, musical instruments, creative movement and children's theatrics. Each month will be based on a particular theme and will have a well-known musical piece or song to study and learn. Props will be used and children will also make their own.

Chapel, with one of St. Stephen’s pastors, is given weekly in the church sanctuary where children are reminded of God’s love and grace through a short message, prayer and song.

The majority of our teachers are board certified and all are trained in infant and child CPR and first aid.


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Our preschool programs are under the direction of Beth Haggard.

Beth has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Education from Newberry College with graduate work in Elementary Education. She is a former school teacher and has a part of St. Stephen’s Preschool since 1998.

Beth has worked with children from ages 2 to 18 practically all her life ... through Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, day camps and through her chosen profession. She says the work she does at St. Stephen’s is fun and rewarding and that it is a joy to help St. Stephen's children get the educational and religious foundation they need to prepare them for their future.

If you would like your child to join our preschool programs, please call the preschool office at 359-4369 or send an e-mail to Beth.


Latest Newsletter ...


Dear Parents of Preschoolers,

Greetings from St. Stephen’s Preschool Ministry!  If you have a child of preschool age (ages 12 months up to four years) we invite you to see what our church preschool ministry has to offer.  Many of our staff are certified teachers and all are trained in infant and child first aid and CPR.

Your child will learn so many new things!  Our preschool follows the guidelines set forth by Lexington School District One that tells us what each child is expected to know upon entering kindergarten.  They will have the opportunity to attend weekly chapel with Pastors Pat and Jason and Mrs. Shannon.  In addition, four year olds will have a weekly foreign language lesson and all children will learn of the wonders of God’s world through stories, songs and puppets.

Please see the attached schedule of classes.  In addition to our regular 9am – 12pm schedule, we also offer extended care for three and four year olds from 12-2pm where your child will also have the opportunity to attend enrichment classes, such as music, cooking, movement, science & foreign language.

Registration for church members and those already enrolled begins Monday, January 23.  Enrollment then opens to the community on Feb. 6  If you are interested in enrolling your child, you can download  the registration form from our church webpage, attach your registration fee and leave at the preschool office or church office.  You will receive a confirmation in the mail.  Please note that class size is limited and classes fill quickly.  Submitting your registration does not guarantee a position, but we will try our best to accommodate you and your family.

Call the preschool office at 359-4369, or email to beth@sslc.org if you have any questions concerning classes. 

Sincerely,

Beth Haggard
Preschool Director