Moody Day School

Moody Day School was established in the mid 1960s as a Mother’s Day Out program. By 1968 the program expanded to include a preschool. In 1994 an after-school program began for area elementary schools and in 1995 a full day care program also began. Enrollment is open all children from ages 3 months to teens, regardless of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin. Moody Day School celebrates the diversity of its students and their families.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a positive, safe, supervised and caring Christian environment to be a home atmosphere full of encouragement and concern. We will strive to treat each child with dignity, respect and love.

Staff

Director - Renee Templer
Assistant Director - Dolores Lyons
Registrar - Gwen Goodman

Our teachers are dedicated, caring professionals who enjoy working with children of all ages. Our staff is very stable with some teachers have over 30 years of tenure with the school. Each teacher receives at least 20 hours of in-service training yearly. We maintain the NAEYC guidelines in our ratio of children to adults.

Goals

* develop a positive self- image
* develop creativity
* develop positive attitudes about school and learning
* develop appropriate social behavior
* enable children to express feelings
* enable children to become self-reliant
* promote Christian values
* provide language enrichment

Programs

Preschool: 3 months-5 years
     9am-noon or 9am-2pm; 2, 3 or 5 days
     7:30am-5:30pm, 5 day program

After school Care: kindergarten - middle school
     3pm-5:30pm, pick up at area schools
     7:30am-5:30pm
     Summer & some holidays

Registration

We invite you to tour our school and visit classes to determine whether our program will best meet your child’s needs. Students are enrolled in order of registration, subject to age-group limits. Infants must be 3 months of age to enter the program. A preschool child’s class is determined by the child’s age by September 1 each year. A waiting list is kept for each group for the present school year. A new waiting list is established each year.

Activities

Preschool Activities
Music
Chapel
Arts and Crafts
Spanish (3s, 4s and 5s)
Child Initiated Activities
Enrichment Class (3s, 4s and 5s)
Outdoor & Indoor Playground
Teacher Initiated Activities
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Cooking Class (3s, 4s and 5s)
Pre-Reading Activities
Pre-Math Activities
Water & Sand Play
Library & Computers
Field Trips (4s and 5s)
After School Activities
Indoor & Outdoor Activites
Sports, Games, Board games, music, arts & crafts
Homework time
Chapel
Library & Computers
Field Trips (1st grade and older)
Snacks

Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided by the school. Those children staying through the lunch hour will need to bring a lunch from home.

Facilities

Classrooms

Our classrooms are designed with children in mind. All preschool rooms allow 10 to 20 more square feet per child that required and have restrooms sized for children. Classrooms allow for lots of movement, art and play appropriate to the age group.

Playgrounds

Outdoor play on three playgrounds is part of each child’s day. One playground is designed for infants, toddlers and two year olds. The other two offer a variety of play structures for older children.

Indoor Gym

All children, even the infants, enjoy playing in our gym each day, and especially on bad weather days. Basketball, volleyball and shuffleboard are just a few of the activities for after school children.

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