Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

  OUR STAFF

Our staff consists of two teachers for each class.  Each teacher has been selected not only for her professional qualifications and experience, but also for her love and understanding of children.  Staff have attended programs and workshops presented by the Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children, and Handwriting Without Tears.  Each teacher will serve as a consultant to parents and will be available for parent-teacher conferences.

Laura Blair is in her third year teaching at Webster Presbyterian Pre-School, and is also the school's Registrar.  She loves the inquisitive nature and excitement of her 2-day students.  Mrs. Blair has a family of her own including an 11-year old son and a 9-year old daughter (both Webster Presbyterian Pre-School alumni).  When not at preschool, Mrs. Blair can often be found coaching or managing a soccer team, coordinating PTSA events, volunteering in her children's school classes or library, or helping out in the church nursery.

Amy Crumley is in her fourteenth year teaching the 2-day classes at Webster Presbyterian Pre-School and her eleventh year as Director of the school.  She enjoys watching how much her students grow and mature from the first conference in September until the end-of-the-year party.  Mrs. Crumley is married and has two daughters, one is grown and the other is in college (both Webster Presbyterian Pre-School alumni).  In her free time, she keeps busy by serving on the Webster Public Library Board of Trustees and volunteering in the Webster community.

Laura Oliver is in her twelveth year teaching the 3-day/PreK classes at Webster Presbyterian Pre-School.  Mrs. Oliver enjoys teaching the 4 and 5 year olds and loves to give them a head start for kindergarten and a life-long love for learning.  She is married and has three children, a grown son, a son in college, and a daughter at Webster Thomas (all Webster Presbyterian Pre-School alumni).  Mrs. Oliver loves photography, reading, boating, volunteering (fostering) with Joyful Rescue, tutoring and shopping.

Gayl Galen is in her sixteenth year teaching at Webster Presbyterian Pre-School.  She enjoys making connections with all of her 3-day/PreK preschool students and helping them with the transition to kindergarten.  She loves creating new and exciting activities to make sure that the children are engaged and excited about school.  Mrs. Galen has two grown children, a daughter and a son (both Webster Presbyterian Pre-School alumni).  In her spare time, she enjoys antique shopping, scrapbooking, spending time with family and her job as children's Christian Education Director at Webster Presbyterian Church. 

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REGISTRATION
For information contact
Laura Blair   585-265-1578
prior to January 12th

CLASS OFFERINGS

2-DAY CLASSES

(Teachers:  Mrs. Laura Blair & Mrs. Amy Crumley)

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Monday & Thursday
9:00AM -  11:20AM
   or  
12:20PM  -  2:40PM

  • 3 and 4 year olds
    (must be 3 and toilet trained by October 1)

  • Maximum 18 enrolled

3-DAY/PreK CLASSES

(Teachers:  Mrs. Laura Oliver & Mrs. Gayl Galen)

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Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00AM -  11:20AM
   or 

12:20PM  -  2:40PM

  • 4 and 5 year olds
    (must be toilet trained and 4 by December 1)

  • Maximum 18 enrolled

 

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROGRAMS

2-day Program

Learning to separate from parent on a regular basis

Following a basic classroom routine and classroom rules

Learning proper ways to interact with peers

Self-help skills and independence

Colors, simple shapes, beginning numbers (1-5)

Recognition of own name in writing

Introduction to scissor skills and a variety of art materials

Basic calendar and counting skills

Learning simple rhymes, songs and finger plays

Following basic directions to complete a project

Introduction to being a part of a group (taking turns, sharing)

 

3-day/PreK Program

Continuation of separation skills (one more day added)

Additional classroom expectations and instructions, age appropriate for 4 and 5 year olds

Classroom projects require multiple steps, take more concentration to complete

Much more emphasis on self-help and independence

Social skills and manners with a group setting, problem solving with peers

Learning all of the upper case alphabet letters (each child creates an alphabet folder)

Learning numbers 1-20 (verbally counting); writing 1-10 (each child creates a math folder)

Calendar:  days of the week, months of the year, and seasons

Learning the Pledge of Allegiance and patriotic songs

Writing own name "the Kindergarten way", working on proper grip

Developing fine motor skills through scissors, writing and other techniques

Literature base units, working on story elements (Who, What, Where, When, and Why)

Working toward goal of self-control / being attentive for 20 - 25 minute circle time (increases as the year progresses)

Units on healthy eating, body health and positive character traits