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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.

Limited space available for 2020-2021 school year.

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! It’s not too late to register, but we have limited space still available. Please drop off your registration packet at the front reception desk of Hoffmantown Church Monday – Thursday from 8 am till 4 pm. For more information contact Darlene Dickson at darlened@hoffmantown.org or 505-858-8602

Employment Oppourtunity

Kids Express Preschool is seeking a few Co-Teachers and Substitutes. Hoffmantown Church membership is not required for this position. We are seeking born-again Believers to help lay a strong spiritual and academic foundation in our preschoolers. If you are interested please contact Darlene Dickson at darlened@hoffmantown.org.

Preschool-Albuquerque-New-Mexico

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.

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

Two day program: $231/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $1,975.00
Three day program: $329/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $2,812.00
Four day program: $412/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $3,522.00


Discount for Younger Siblings
Two-day program: $208/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $1,778.40
Three-day program: $291/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $2,488.05
Four-day program: $372/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $3,180.60


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

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

2020 - 2021
School Calendar

  • Open House – August 5th (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • First Day of School – August 10th
  • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL, September 7th
  • Fall Break – NO SCHOOL, October 8th
  • Election Day – NO SCHOOL, November 3rd
  • Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL, November 25th – 27th
  • Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL, December 21st – January 1st
  • First Day Back – January 5th
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL, January 18th
  • President’s Day – NO SCHOOL, February 15th
  • Spring Break – NO SCHOOL, March 22nd – 26th
  • Last Day of School – May 12th
  • Pre-K Graduation Night – May 13th

Curriculum

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 A Beka curriculum. The Christian-based, A Beka program provides the students with a comprehensive learning experience that prepares them for Kindergarten.

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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