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Kids Express Preschool

Kids Express is a weekday preschool ministry of Hoffmantown Church that is licensed by the State of New Mexico to provide early childhood education for two, three, four, and five year old children.

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Hoffmantown Kids Express school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.

School Hours

Monday - Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Open Registration
Begins March 7, 2022

All aboard Kids Express! Our school year will be filled with thrilling learning experiences and there are sure to be growing opportunities around each bend!

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About Kids Express

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality care in a positive, Christian atmosphere which will promote the spiritual, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth of children through the participation in educationally sound learning activities.

Faith and Education

God loves all of His children and we are committed to providing them with a strong faith foundation as well as a strong education foundation.

What We Do All Day

The school day is filled with stimulating and exciting learning opportunities for each student. Children learn best when they are having fun and here at Kids Express, our kids learn a lot! Each day our teachers employ a curriculum-based lesson plan that teaches the children the tools that they need to enter Kindergarten successfully.

Below, there are a few examples of a daily schedule. As you can see, your child has structured and unstructured time in the classroom. Your child will have an opportunity to sit down, follow instructions, complete a project, and learn how to function in a classroom. Your child will also have an opportunity to learn through exploration, experimentation, and socialization.

Sample Two’s or Three’s Schedule

  • 9:00 Welcome/Playtime
  • 9:15 Circle Time
  • 9:35 Snack
  • 10:00 Outside Play
  • 10:30 Art Project Time
  • 11:30 Centers
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:45 Show and Tell
  • 1:00 Dismissal

Sample Pre-K Schedule

  • 9:00 Welcome/Playtime
  • 9:15 Circle Time
  • 9:45 Snack
  • 10:00 Phonics
  • 10:25 Handwriting
  • 10:45 Outside Play
  • 11:05 Numbers
  • 11:30 Centers/Project Time
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 Activity Time/Show and Tell
  • 1:00 Dismissal

Curriculum Goals: Two and Three Year Olds

We want the children to learn how to:

Socio-Emotional Development

  1. Interact and cooperate with others within a structured learning environment.
  2. Learn through exploration at learning centers.
  3. Develop basic classroom skills such as taking turns, following directions, and expressing one’s needs verbally.

Physical Development

  1. Develop fine motor skills through play with crayons, play dough, and other manipulatives.
  2. Develop gross motor skills through outdoor play by climbing, running, and pulling as well as playing with balls, hula hoops, the parachute, and small group games.

Basic Skills

  1. Recognize name in manuscript
  2. Recognize eight basic colors
  3. Identify numbers 1-10
  4. Identify basic shapes
  5. Recognize the letters of the alphabet

God Growth

  1. Know that God made me
  2. Know that God loves me
  3. Know that Jesus wants to be my friend forever
  4. Sing and wiggle for God during Worship Time
  5. Listen to stories from the Bible
  6. Participate in Kids Express events

Curriculum Goals: Pre-K

We want the children to learn:

Speech and Language

  1. Listen to instructions
  2. Speak clearly and in full sentences
  3. Express ideas and stories in sequence
  4. Develop sequencing skills and rhyming skills
  5. Participate in discussions

Literacy

  1. Recognize upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
  2. Identify the sounds of each letter
  3. Begin to blend the sounds of each letter
  4. Copy letters and words onto paper
  5. Recognize and print own name
  6. Listen to and enjoy stories, books and poems
  7. Recognize days of the week and months of the year
  8. Identify matching and opposites

Numbers

  1. Recognize numbers 1-20
  2. Begin learning own address and phone number
  3. Use simple measurement
  4. Relate groups of objects to the number represented
  5. Count to 100
  6. Count by 10's to 100

Science

  1. Describe the weather
  2. Participate in simple science experiments
  3. Recognize animals and plants
  4. Participate in simple cooking activities
  5. Categorize objects

Art

  1. Paint
  2. Cut
  3. Glue
  4. Tape
  5. Draw
  6. Use crayons
  7. Use markers
  8. Use unfamiliar art materials
  9. Participate in various art projects
  10. Recognize colors and shapes

Socio-Emotional

  1. Interact and cooperate with others in a structured learning environment
  2. Participate in group activities
  3. Work individually
  4. Complete tasks
  5. Follow instructions
  6. Respect others
  7. Respect the classroom and the things in it
  8. Develop the ability to recognize other’s feelings

Physical

  1. Work and play actively
  2. Skip and hop on one foot
  3. Begin to tie own shoe
  4. Hold scissors and pencils correctly
  5. Practice good hygiene such as washing hands

God Growth

  1. Know that God made me
  2. Know that God loves me
  3. Know that Jesus wants to be my friend forever
  4. Sing and wiggle for God during Worship Time
  5. Listen to stories from the Bible
  6. Participate in Kids Express events
  7. Memorize verses from the Bible

Pre-K Curriculum

All Pre-K classrooms implement the Horizons curriculum. The Christian-based, Horizons program provides the students with a comprehensive learning experience that prepares them for Kindergarten.

Summer Express

Summer Express is a fun way to continue learning about God’s amazing world throughout the summer! It’s also a great way to gear up for school next year! Come join us as we learn and play!

June Session: June 13-29, 2022

July Session: July 11-27, 2022

  • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
  • Tuition: $250.00

Age Groups

  • Going into Three’s
  • Going into Pre-K
  • Going into Kindergarten

Registration

Placement in the program is first-come, first-serve.

Registration packets must be complete or they will not be processed.

Children are placed in the program strictly according to their birth date.

Summer Registration

FAQ’s about Summer Express

How is Summer Express different from the regular school year?
Summer Express has more of a “summer camp” feel and offers the structure of the school year with the fun of summer time. The children have an opportunity to maintain essential skills throughout the summer while playing more games and having tons of fun!

Can I register my daughter for Summer Express if she is going into Kindergarten next year and has never attended Kids Express before?
Yes! Summer Express will be an awesome chance to gear up for Kindergarten!

Can I register my son for Summer Express if he just turned 2 years old?
Your child must turn 2 years old before September 1st of the previous school year in order to enroll in Summer Express. That means that your child must be old enough to have attended Kids Express already. You can, however, register him for the upcoming school year!

How do I get more information about the program?
Simply go to the “Contact Kids Express” link and then ask your questions! We are happy to help!

*Due to Covid -19 Please make sure all snacks are individually packaged, or in the manufactured packaging from the store.

Download List

Fruits
All fresh fruit
Fruit Bowls
Fruit To-Go Cups
Sun-Maid Raisins (not yogurt or chocolate covered)
Motts Fruit Blasters Applesauce Tubes
Ocean Spray Craisins Original Dried Cranberries
Dried fruits

Vegetables
All fresh vegetables
Individual dips

Salty Snacks
Rold Gold Pretzels
Sun Chips – Original
Gardetto’s Original Recipe Snack Mix
Popcorn – (unbuttered) Pop Secret, Orville Redenbacher, Healthy Choice
Skinny Pop Popcorn
Harvest Snap lightly salted green pea snacks (lots of flavors)
Chex Mix brand (packaged) – Traditional and Cheddar
Combos Cheddar Cheese Pretzels and Pizzeria Pretzels
Terra Exotic Vegetable Chips – Original, Sweets & Beets, Sweets & Carrots, Sweet Potato

Stacy’s Pita Chips – Simply Naked, Cinnamon Sugar, Parmesan Garlic and Herb
Organic crunchy rice rollers
Pirates Booty Products
Popcorners
Kettle Brand Chips
Wise Snacks
Don’t Go Nuts Products

Crackers
Honey Maid – Cinnamon Grahams & Sticks,
Honey Grahams & Sticks
Ritz Crackers (plain only, not sandwiches)
Keebler Club Crackers (original only, no sandwiches)
Nabisco Saltines
Sunshine Cheez-Its
Cheez-It Baked Snack Assortment
Keebler Graham Bites Original Crackers
Kraft Handi-Snacks Ritz Crackers, Breadsticks, and Pretzels with Cheese Dip
Austin Cheese Crackers with Cheddar and Pepperjack Cracker Sandwiches
Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish (only plain,
pretzel or cheddar. Not Cinnamon Grahams.)
Sargento – Mootown Crackers & Cheese Dip
Annie’s Organic Bunny Grahams – Honey
Great Value Honey Grahams
Triscuits
Wheat Thins
Keebler Town House Crackers
Keebler Town House Flip Sides Pretzel Crackers
Great Value Buttery Smooth Crackers
Nabisco Chicken in a Biskit Crackers
Nabisco Cheese Nips
Sportz Cheddar Crackers
Kraft Handi-Snacks Cinnamon Graham Crackers
w/applesauce dip
Kraft Handi-Snacks Crackers with Cheese Dip

Gummy Snacks
Annie’s Fruit Snacks
Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Great Value Fruit Smiles
Clif Kid Organic Twisted Fruit – Strawberry, Mixed Berry (fruit bars only)
Betty Crocker or Nabisco Fruit Snacks - Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot, Gushers, Shark Bites, Fun Fruits, Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks, Trix Fruit Snacks, Hi-C Fruit Snacks, Pokemon Fruit Snacks

Frozen Treats
Minute Maid – Juice Bars, Fruit & Cream Swirls, Frozen Lemonade
Nestle – Itzadoozies, Ice Screamers Flintstones,
Rainbow Sherbet Treats & Juicy Juice Frozen Juice Pops
Tropicana Fruit Juice Bars
Welch’s Fruit Juice Popsicles
ICEE Frozen treats

Miscellaneous
Nature Bakery Fig bars
Enjoy Life products
Lofthouse cookies
Cheese sticks
Yogurt (not soy brands) kid yogurt without candy
Gogurt, Danimals,
Kelloggs Nutrigrain Cereal fruit bars
Made Good products (Granola bars, Granola Minis, Crispy squares, Soft baked mini cookies, crispy light granola)

*Important: Due to continual changes in manufacturer packaging and processing, please read the ingredient label for products to ensure that it does not contain any tree nuts, peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts for any peanut allergy.

2022- 2023 School Calendar

  • Meet the Teacher – August 9th & 10th (9:00am – 12:00pm)
  • First Day of School – August 15th
  • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL, September 5th
  • Fall Break – NO SCHOOL, October 6th
  • Indigenous People’s Day – NO SCHOOL, October 10th
  • Election Day – NO SCHOOL, November 8th
  • Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL, November 21st – 25th
  • Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL, December 21st – January 8th
  • First Day Back – January 9th
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL, January 16th
  • President’s Day – NO SCHOOL, February 20th
  • Spring Break – NO SCHOOL, March 20th – 24th
  • Easter Break – NO SCHOOL, April 10th
  • Last Day of School – May 17th
  • Pre-K Graduation Night – May 18th

Programs

Two year olds:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday


Three year olds:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday


Pre-K:
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday or Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday


Classroom Ratios
Two year old classrooms: 10:2
Three year old classrooms: 12:2
Pre-K classrooms: 14:2

Tuition

2- day program is $236 per month. Pay in full 5% discount = $2,017.80

3- day program is $336 per month. Pay in full 5% discount =$2,872.80

4-day program is $420 per month. Pay in full 5% discount = $3,591.00


Discount for Younger Siblings

2-day program is $212 per month. Pay in full 5% discount = $1,812.60

3-day program is $297 per month. Pay in full 5% discount = $2,539.35

4-day program is $379 per month. Pay in full 5% discount = $3,240.45


Registration Fee
Two and three year olds: $100.00
Four and five year olds: $125.00

Contact Kids Express

Do you have any questions? Would you like to schedule a tour? Send us an email and we would be happy to help!

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