Kids Express

School Hours: Monday - Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm

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.

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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: $205/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $1752.75
Three day program: $294/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $2513.70
Four day program: $367/month – Pay Full Amount with 5% discount: $3137.85


Discount for Younger Siblings
Two day program: $185/month
Three day program: $259/month
Four day program: $332/month


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

Curriculum

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 4-27, 2018

  • 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.

Download Summer Registration Packet

 

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!

2018 - 2019 School Calendar

Open House - August 8th (9:00am-12:00pm)

  • First Day of School - August 13th
  • Labor Day - NO SCHOOL, September 3rd
  • Fall Break - NO SCHOOL, October 11th
  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL, November 21st - 22nd
  • Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL, December 21st - January 3rd
  • First Day Back - January 7th
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL, January 21st
  • President’s Day - NO SCHOOL, February 18th
  • Spring Break - NO SCHOOL, March 11th - 15th
  • Last Day of School - May 15th
  • Pre-K Graduation Night - May 16th

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

Puppet Ministry

Every week, the puppet ministry leads the children in worship time. Our parent volunteers create a time for the children to sing and wiggle for God. The Children’s Pastor also joins in the fun and shares a Bible story with the children.

Please contact us for more information about volunteering.

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 an email or give us a call and we would be happy to help!

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