Summer Grove Baptist Church

The Preschool Ministry is located in the South Hallway, near Entrance #2, which is the entrance by the playground. Look for the Safari Park sign and the giant tree. This is the entrance used for all church activities.

Safari Park is for children ages Birth thru PreK

Sunday School

Your child is special to us here at SGBC. We believe that preschoolers are able to learn about Jesus, so we have set up their Bible Study classes to teach them in ways they learn best – HANDS ON!! We use Lifeway curriculum designed especially for each age group.

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Worship Care

Worship Care is available during our Worship Service times.

During this time volunteers will love on and care for your children while you enjoy worshiping with adults. All church members that have preschoolers are strongly encouraged to volunteer during the worship time once every eight weeks.

Registration & Security Procedures

Security for your child is a top priority at Safari Park. All parents are required to check in their preschooler or kindergartener at one of the computer stations to receive their name and security tags. First time attendees can register at the Preschool Welcome Desk to receive their tags. Parents must present their security tag when picking up their child.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

After printing security tags you will take your child to their designated classroom. A teacher will meet you at the door to receive your child. For your child’s protection, we ask parents and siblings not to enter the room. This leads to crowding and confusion. Parents of babies are asked to complete a Baby’s Schedule card and update as necessary. When you return for your child, you must present your security sticker to the teachers. (took out sentence here) Preschoolers are only released to adults with the proper security tag. If you lose your tag, you can get stop by the Preschool Welcome Desk to receive another tag by showing proper photo identification.

What to Pack

  • Your child’s name should be on ALL items you bring. (diaper bag, bottles, cups, pacifiers, etc.
  • Only plastic bottles should be used in the preschool area.
  • Please have formula already mixed for the amount of bottles your baby will need.
  • Send an ample supply of diapers, wipes, and formula. If you breast feed, we have a nursing mother’s room at the end of the baby hall.
  • Older preschoolers should have a change of clothes including underwear and socks.
  • Bring and label any comfort items (pacifier, blanket, etc) and let the teacher know.
  • We ask that you leave personal games and toys at home. Sharing can be difficult, and there are plenty of activities planned for your child while they are here.

Parking

There are designated parking places near Entrance #2 for parents with babies. Look for the Safari Park signs.

Snacks

During Worship Care preschoolers are given an age appropriate snack. These snacks include: apple juice, animal crackers, goldfish crackers, Ritz type crackers, cheerios, etc. We do not give bed babies anything other than what is brought by the parent. Babies who are bottle-fed or who drink from a sippy cup should come to church with all of those supplies in their diaper bag. Bottles should be prepared and labeled with the child’s name. If there is particular information concerning feeding that we need to know, please inform the caregiver in your child’s room.

Illness Policy

The health and well being of your child is of critical importance to us. Therefore, as a courtesy to you and other families we ask that you not bring your child into the nursery area if your child has had in the last 24 hours any of these symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, persistent cough, croup, runny nose with colored discharge, red or irritated eyes, unexplained rash, or any childhood disease or illness. If your child shows any of the above mentioned symptoms while in our care, you will be contacted to pick them up.

Wednesday Childcare

Childcare for children ages Birth – PreK 4 is provided for all regularly scheduled Wednesday night activities from 6:00 – 7:45 pm.

AWANA – 3yrs – PreK4

While you attend a Support Class, Bible Study, or Evening Worship, your preschooler will be taking part in a loving, fun program that will engage their hearts and minds while teaching Biblical truths that help set the foundation for a life of discipleship.

Registration & Security Procedures

Security for your child is a top priority at Safari Park. All parents are required to check in at one of the computer stations to receive their security tags. First time attendees can register at the Preschool Welcome Desk to receive their security tags. All children newborn to kindergarten must be registered to enter the classroom.

 

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

After printing security tags you will take your child to their designated area. A teacher will meet you at the door to receive your child. For your child’s protection, we ask parents and siblings not to enter the room. This leads to crowding and confusion.

Parents of babies are asked to complete a Baby’s Schedule card and update as necessary. When you return for you child, you must present your security sticker to the teachers. Please do not send older siblings to get preschool children. Preschoolers are only released to adults with the proper security badge. If you lose your badge, you can get stop by the Preschool Welcome Desk to receive another tag by showing proper photo identification.

 

What to Pack

  • Your child’s name should be on ALL items you bring. (diaper bag, bottles, cups, pacifiers, etc.
  • Only plastic bottles should be used in the preschool area.
  • Please have formula already mixed for the amount of bottles your baby will need.
  • Send an ample supply of diapers, wipes, and formula. If you breast feed, we have a nursing mother’s room at the end of the baby hall.
  • Older preschoolers should have a change of clothes including underwear and socks.
  • Bring and label any comfort items (pacifier, blanket, etc) and let the teacher know.
  • We ask that you leave personal games and toys at home. Sharing can be difficult, and there are plenty of activities planned for your child while they are here.

 

Parking

There are designated parking places near Entrance #2 for parents with babies. Look for the Safari Park signs.

Kid’s Day Out

Hey Kids! Are you six months thru 24 months old? God loves you and we do too! Come play with us in a safe, Christian, quality environment. You can learn about God’s love as you meet new friends and make fun crafts. Tell mom you need a break –you need a – KID’S DAY OUT! Now offering the Stretch-N-Grow program on Thursdays and Watch Me Grow secure internet accessible camera system for parents.

When Can I Start?

Our Kids’ Day Out program runs August thru May. Children may enroll at any time during the year as space is available. Kids’ Day Out has the same holidays and bad weather days as Caddo Parish Schools.

Days & Times

Ages 6 months to 18 months Tuesday and Thursday
Ages 18 months to 24 months Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Registration Fees

$65 per child
Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and are due with the registration form.

Monthly Tuition

2 days per week: $140 per child per month

Drop-Ins*

$25 per child per day.

*Drop-ins are accepted if space is available. Please call in advance.

Weekday Preschool Education

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Summer Grove Baptist Preschool Academy at Safari Park is to provide a warm, loving, safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn and grow.

We believe that each child is special, unique, and capable of learning. Our program promotes the total development of the child, physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. We strive to provide each child with the skills and self-confidence they need to succeed.

We believe that “play is a child’s work.” Through play, a child learns how to explore, share, develop concentration, solve problems, and coordination. Children are provided opportunities to learn and discover through play such as group play, creative play and centers.

We believe children experience God’s love through interaction with caring, loving teachers and staff.  In everything we do, we are committed to giving each child the best possible foundation for learning.

Time

8:30am – 12:00pm
August – May
Monday through Friday

We follow Caddo Parish Schools for all Holidays, Staff days and inclement weather.

2-Year Old Class

  • Must be 2 by August 30
  • Class is offered 3 days/wk (Tues./Wed./Thurs.) or 5 days/wk
  • Tuition is $135 per month for 3 days/wk and $195 per month for 5 days/wk
  • Registration/ Supply fee (due at time of registration) $150

3-Year Old Class

  • Must be 3 by September 30
  • Must be potty trained

Three Day a Week Option for 3-Year Olds

(Tue/Wed/Thurs)

  • Tuition for 3 days per week is $125 per month
  • Registration/Supply fee (due at time of registration) $150

Five Day a Week Option for 3-year Olds

(Mon-Fri)

  • Tuition for 5 days per week $190 per month
  • Registration/ Supply fee (due at time of registration) $150

4-Year Old Class

  • Must be 4 by September 30
  • Must be potty trained
  • 3 days/wk (Tues/Wed/Thurs) or 5 days/wk
  • Monthly tuition is $125 for 3 days/wk and $190 for 5 days/wk
  • Registration/ Supply fee (due at time of registration) $150

Safari Pals Extended Stay Program

Children may stay until 2:00 pm up to 3 days per week for an additional fee.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 1 day per week – $35 per month
  • 2 days per week – $65 per month
  • 3 days per week – $95 per month

Exciting & New Additions to our Programs


*Watch me Grow – our secure video surveillance system that can be viewed online or on your internet connected cell phone. With WatchME Grow authorized family member can view their child, share in their day and see all the great activities going on at your school.

*Stretch and Grow – A fabulously fun fitness program for young children. The Stretch-n-Grow program teaches children the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle with weekly emphasis on: exercise and good food choices, self-esteem, safety, hygiene, and environmental issues.

 

Developmentally Age Appropriate Curriculum

  • Centers
  • Arts/Crafts
  • Bible Stories
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Creative Play
  • Circle Time


  • Music/Movement/Finger plays
  • Indoor Gym
  • Outside Play
  • Language Development
  • Pre-math Skills
  • Fine/gross motor skills

School Tours

Tours are available year-round. Please call the Preschool Ministry Office @ 688-3232 to schedule your tour.


Registration

Registration forms may be picked up in the Preschool Ministry Office.

Join us this Summer on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm for Summer fun!!

Ages: 6 months – Kindergarten (completed)
Dates: June: 7,9,14,16,28, 30
VBS– June 20-24
July: 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28

Summer Session Cost:

$300 per child -All weeks paid in advance

or

$170 per child for 7 sessions paid in advance

or

$25 per session if each session is paid individually
(must register at least 1 week in advance– space limited)

What To Bring?

Ages 1 yr. – Kindergarten:

¨ Sack lunch  (ready to eat – NO PEANUT PRODUCTS)
¨ A drink for lunch
¨ Change of clothing in case of accidents.
¨ Towel or rest mat if napping
¨ Swimsuit and sunscreen on water play days.

Babies

¨ Daily needs, (i.e. diapers, wipes, bottles, food, etc.)
¨ Sippie Cup (please label)
¨ Change of clothes

Contact Us

Preschool Ministry Office

318.688.3232

Preschool Director
Katie Colgin
katie@summergrove.org

Preschool Assistance
Dondra Grigg
dondra@summergrove.org

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