Day School

 

 

Mission

The mission of Canterbury Day School is to provide loving care to each child, develop a solid foundation for their cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and spiritual development, and offer an age and developmentally appropriate curriculum.


Goals

• Help children learn about themselves and the world around them.
           
• Help children learn how to interact with others in a positive way.
 
• Offer age and developmentally appropriate opportunities and activities which foster growth and develop specific skills.
 
• Help children develop their creativity and their problem solving skills.
 
• Involve the teacher as a partner in the child's education and growth. Through this partnership, the teacher strives to instill within the child a love and acceptance of himself and others.
 
 

Philosophy

The Day School at Canterbury United Methodist Church is committed to offering a high quality program in a nurturing environment that promotes the cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and spiritual development of each child. In this period in a child's life, we believe that it is important that they are provided age appropriate lessons, activities, and experiences for their learning and skill development.


Curriculum

For the Day School, we know that all children develop differently. Because of this, we work at developing skills at the individual child's own pace.  The skills we concentrate on are:
  • • Cognitive
  • • Language
  • • Self
  • • Math
  • • Gross and Fine Motor Skills
Class curriculum is developmental, child-centered and flexible. The curriculum is teacher-created, using guidelines and resources from the National Association of the Education of Young Children, The United Methodist Church, Wonderfilled Weekdays, and many other valuable resource books.

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Teachers

In each Canterbury Day School class, there are two teachers. We maintain a low teacher to class ratio. The 3's, 4's, and 5K classes each have one (1) teacher and one (1) teacher's aide. Teachers are chosen who have experience working with young children and/or have a degree in child development or early childhood. In-service training sessions are held during the year and our teachers are encouraged to attend outside teacher workshops.

 

5K Kindergarten

Canterbury Kindergarten is designed to provide preparation for 1st grade, but some parents choose to use the flexible program to provide an additional preschool year. Parents need to be aware that Canterbury Kindergarten is a real academic program that focuses on academic excellence and the development of the whole child cognitively, physically, socio-emotionally, and spiritually.

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Hours & Closings

Regular School Year September through May Calendar & emergency weather warnings.

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Parent Advisory Council

The Day School Advisory Council shall be the advisory body of the Day School ministry of Canterbury United Methodist Church. Membership is comprised of parents, teachers, and interested persons. Parents are encouraged to submit suggestions or questions concerning the program to the director and members of the Advisory Council.

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Contact

Please contact Linda Wingo, Day School Director, for additional information at (205) 874-1541 or linda.wingo@canterburyumc.org.