1-Year Old Program

Circle of Friends Preschool
  • 1-Year Old Program

    This Circle of Friends program is a great introduction to the preschool setting for our youngest children. Our teachers seek to develop a bond and establish trust with each child as they adventure into time away from parents and home in a safe and encouraging environment. 

    • Offers social interaction with other children
    • Introduces a daily school routine
    • Includes daily music, art, and learning activities
    • Indoor and outdoor play
    • Teachers are CPR/First Aid certified

    This class is limited to 8 children who are cared for by two co-teachers. Parents with children in this program are asked to provide a full-size backpack with a water bottle, two changes of clothes, and at least two diapers. Circle of Friends provides wipes and snacks for children in this classroom. 

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  • Program Details: 1-Year Olds
    • Location
      Room 107
    • Before Care Available
      7a to 9a
    • Class Time
      9a to 11:30a
    • Frequency Options
      2 to 5 days per week
    • Day Options
      M, T, W, Th, F
    • Staff
      2 Co-Teachers
    • Max Class Size:
      8 Children
    • 2023-2024 School Year
      Limited Space Available
    • 2024-2025 School Year
      Enrolling Now
    • Small Class Size

      Offers Individualized Attention

    • Child Safety

      Teachers CPR/First Aid Certified

    • Daily Music Class

      Led by Musical Instructor

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How is the Preschool Connected to Manchester UMC?

    Circle of Friends Preschool is a semi-autonomous program of Manchester United Methodist Church. It is located on the lower level of the church building. Brief monthly devotionals are provided by the clergy of the church.

    When is Tuition Due?

    Tuition is due on or before the first of each month. If tuition is paid after the 10th of the month, a $25 late fee will automatically assessed.

  • What if My Child is Sick?

    If your child appears to be ill, they should be kept at home until well. If a child’s temperature is 100.4F or higher, they will be sent home and cannot return unless they are fever free for at least 48 hours without medicine and have no other symptoms. See our sick child policy for full details.

    How Do You Screen Employees?

    All preschool employees go through a comprehensive background check by the State of Missouri as well as Manchester UMC’s Safe Gatherings program. This includes checking local and national criminal records also also ensuring the person is not on the sexual offiender list. Employees must also complete a drug test before their employment begins.

  • Teachers (Room 107)
    • Nina Walton
    • Jill Mason