New Rugs for Good Beginnings Preachool!

Posted February 18th, 2019

A huge thank you to the anonymous donors of the new rugs for preschool!!! They make our rooms so much more inviting, warm, and colorful! One of the first things the children did with the large oval alphabet rug was to go from letter to letter spelling their name. They were so excited! – Carol Temple, Director

February News — Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted January 23rd, 2019

In February both classes will have fun decorating Valentine containers for Valentines Day! The children love to give Valentines to each other and to parents. Old valentines and envelopes provide language and literacy fun and learning. “This E is for Emmy.” “I made a Valentine for everyone in my family-1, 2, 3.” “How do I write _____’s name?” “I can write MOM!”  Heart shapes will be painted with marbles in the Younger Class and at the easel in the Prekindergarten Class.

All children can “brush” egg carton teeth and glue “teeth” to a smile!  We are fortunate that local dentists support the preschool! Dr. Matthew Perry will visit the Prekindergarten Class and Dr. Stacy Wince’s staff will visit the Younger Class. The dentists will teach the children about healthy foods and drinks for their teeth and talk about unhealthy ones. The children will learn how to take care of their teeth so the teeth stay strong and healthy.

The Younger Class Family Fun Night will be Tuesday, Feb. 19.  Younger Class children are making all kinds of buildings-learning how to arrange, balance, and cooperate with the new Melissa and Doug blocks! The magnetic shape tiles donated last year still receive a lot of work and play – more math and science skills developing! Austin Brown, McPherson College auto restoration student, provided time and expertise to repair our sensory table frame. Thank you, Austin! We are thrilled with the brand new rugs given to the preschool by anonymous donors!

Thank you for your support!

Carol Temple, Director

Good Beginnings Preschool Plans for December Activities

Posted November 29th, 2018

The Prekindergarten Family Fun Night, originally scheduled for November 26, was cancelled by the snow storm! It has been rescheduled for Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.  The children will share photos, songs and finger plays, and a snack with their families!

In December, all the children in both classes will have the opportunity to decorate a Christmas tree; create a gift for their parents; hear the Christmas story and retell it with figures or finger puppets; and frost and decorate Christmas cookies. They love to learn and share many Christmas songs such as Away in a Manger, There Was a Little Baby, Ring Those Bells, Drummer Boy, Jack in the Box, and Jingle Bells. Old Christmas cards will provide lots of opportunities for cutting and gluing.

Look for “Wishing Stars” hanging beside the preschool doors. We are saving for new Melissa and Doug cardboard building blocks and a hand-held vacuum besides other little items. Thank you for your ongoing monetary and prayer support!

Blessings to you as you celebrate Christmas and the New Year with family and friends.

Carol Temple, Director

2019-20 Enrollment Schedule for Good Beginnings Preschool

Posted November 29th, 2018

We are very excited about Good Beginnings Preschool’s colorful new website designed by Darren Hendricks!  Go to goodbeginningspreschool.com to view it. Current preschool families will enroll for the 2019-2020 preschool year in December. Enrollment for the public will be on Monday, January 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Spread the word! You can also enjoy the photos on the Good Beginnings Preschool Facebook page!

Good Beginnings Preschool Shares Information for the 2018-19 School Year

Posted July 23rd, 2018

I am looking forward to the 2018-19 preschool year with returning staff members Dorothy Janzen and Cora Duerksen! Dorothy and I will teach the Prekindergarten Class and Dorothy and Cora will teach the Younger Class. Both classes are full!

We are excited about implementing more of our new curriculum this year. Get Set for School is a nationally recognized curriculum focused on social/emotional development, kindergarten readiness, and motor skills. Thanks to the Barbara Flory Memorial Fund, we were able to purchase curriculum resources and all staff received training for the curriculum this summer. We were very thankful for this opportunity and thank the Flory family for making it possible!

Parent orientation meetings are on Thursday, August 23. Younger class parents meet at 6:30 p.m. and Prekindergarten Class parents meet at 7:25. The Prekindergarten Class begins on Wednesday, August 29 and Friday, August 31 and the Younger Class begins on Thursday, August 30. We are looking forward to greeting returning preschoolers and meeting new students!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Carol Temple, Director