The Yellow School

The Yellow School at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church is an extension of the Christian Education ministry of the church. The early years of life are the most important for laying the foundations of faith and for social, emotional, and cognitive development. Knowing this, The Yellow School provides each child with acceptance, respect, and love in a Christian environment by caring adults; it offers a place where they can learn about their uniqueness as children of God, develop new relationships, and learn about their expanding world; it fosters an environment in which they are free to explore, experiment, make decisions, and learn to problem solve; and it provides curricula that teaches the skills needed for future school success (literacy, language, math, science, and social studies).

Within this framework, a child develops a positive self-image, a sense of self-worth, and the ability to self-regulate as we provide them with many opportunities for successful accomplishments. We encourage curiosity and independence. We believe the love of God binds us together. In that love, we welcome and respect all faiths and provide a welcoming and loving community in which children learn to work and play with others; to respect property and the rights of others; and to learn of God’s love for us all.

We believe each child is unique and must be allowed to grow and develop at his/her own pace. We plan a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities designed to encourage physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth. Our staff members serve as positive role models and provide an environment in which each child develops a good self-image and sense of self-worth.

Classes Offered

THREE-YEAR-OLD CLASSES
Children must be 3 by Sep 1 and toilet trained
5-Day – Monday through Friday
2-Day – Tuesday and Thursday
3-Day – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

PRE-K CLASSES
Children must be 4 by Sep 1
4-Day – Tuesday through Friday
5 Day – Monday through Friday

KINDERGARTEN
Children must be 5 by Sep 1
5-Day – Monday through Friday

Extended Care is offered until 3:30 or 4:00pm daily.

Curriculum

Daily plans include learning activities appropriate to the developmental levels and various learning styles of the children. These activities are designed to facilitate the development of skills in reading and language arts; mathematics; science; social studies; art; music; fine and gross motor endeavors; faith development; and outdoor play.

To help support these areas The Yellow School utilizes the following curricula:

  • Three-year-old classes: Frog Street Press
  • Pre-K: Learning Without Tears
  • Kindergarten: Handwriting Without Tears, Lucy Calkins

*Tuition and Calendar will be in PDF format

Requirements for Registration

1. Online registration must be completed through the MDPC website.
2. Registration fee (paid at the time of online registration) through QuickBooks link.
3. Building fee for non-church members (paid at the time of online registration).

**Before the child enters the program, the parent and the child’s pediatrician must complete the enrollment form and return it to The Yellow School office. Enrollment forms are provided in the enrollment packet. Failure to turn in paperwork will result in your child losing their place in our program.

Pictures of the School

The Yellow School

Playground

3-year-old Class

 

Pre-K Class

 

Kindergarten Class

 

 

Staff