Registration Information

 2019-2020

  Thank you for your interest in WUMC Weekday School.  As a non-profit program approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, we are honored that you are considering or have chosen to entrust us with your child’s education and development.  Since 1974 the Walkersville United Methodist Church has offered a preschool day program for young children in the community.   Our program is based on fundamentals – cutting, pencil grip, letter forming, counting, patterning, 1 to 1 correspondence, following rules, sharing, manners, and ultimately independence.  Every craft has a purpose and it is our goal to keep learning fun.
 
For more information about our staff and mission please visit our website at www.walkersvilleumc.org.
If you are interested in a school tour, please call 301-845-4282 to set up an appointment with the Director.
 
WUMC Weekday School Registration Information 2019-2020
22 Main Street Walkersville, MD  21793
Director: Vicky Wilson Email: weekdayschool@walkersvilleumc.org
Phone: 301-845-4282.
 
A completed registration form and $50 registration fee (per family) are required to enroll your child.  Please make checks payable to WUMC Weekday School.  We will hand/mail out your child’s placement within 2 weeks.  The first month’s tuition payment will be due before or at the first class meeting in September.  A supply and activity fee of $50/2 day classes, $75/3-day classes, and $100/5 day classes is due at the start of school.
 
Classes are based on a first come first serve basis.  Traditionally morning classes are very popular so to make the afternoon classes more appealing we offer a discount for PM classes.  We ask that you pay careful attention to the age requirements.  However, because we are a private preschool, we have flexibility and can sometimes make exceptions.  Although we will make every attempt to place your child in one of the classes you have chosen, we must have some leeway in filling the classes.  If needed, we have the ability to make a larger class in certain classrooms while still maintaining our traditional 10 students to 1 teacher ratio by adding a full time teaching assistant.  Additionally, we must have a minimum number of children enrolled in certain classes in order for them to operate.  If two children from the same family are enrolled, the second child’s tuition is reduced by 20%.  All classes are planned to be developmentally appropriate for the ages of the children enrolled.   All final registration decisions are at the Director’s discretion.
 
Below are the details of the classes that we offer:
 
YOUNG THREES This is a special class for the older two year old/younger three year old having a first experience away from home.  Supervised play, art and craft projects, and alternating quiet and active times are part of the day.  Classes have a limited number of children supervised by a teacher and an assistant teacher.  Children will need to turn 3 years old by March 1, 2020.  Toilet training is NOT required. Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am -11:30am.  Tuition is $140 per month.
 
PROGRAMS FOR THREES Classes are limited to a 10 children to 1 teacher ratio.  To be eligible for the 3’s class, a child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019.   Students are introduced to letters, name recognition, complete craft projects that focus on fine motor skills, and develop social and behavioral skills. Toilet training is required.  Classes meet two days per week from 9:00 am -11:30am.  Tuition is $140 per month.
 
OLDER THREES This special class fills a need for older threes who are ready for more demanding activities and a longer day.  They will learn how to form letters and numbers and begin to write their name. We use a Zaner-Bloser beginning handwriting book.  Class size is limited to a 10 children to 1 teacher ratio.  To be eligible for this class, the child will need to be 3 by March 1, 2019.  Toilet training is required for this class.  The class meets three days per week for 3 hours from 9 am – 12:00 pm or 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm.  Tuition is $210 per month ($195 for the afternoon session).
 
PROGRAMS FOR FOURS Our classes for fours are limited to a 10 children per 1 teacher ratio.  The child must be four by September 30, 2019.  Toilet training is required. The 4s work from a Zaner-Bloser handwriting workbook and use the same curriculum as Pre-K but on a smaller scale.    They are exposed to math concepts with the use of manipulatives.  In most cases, these students should head to kindergarten the following year.  Classes meet three days per week for 3 hours from 9 am – 12:00 pm or 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm.  Tuition is $210 per month ($195 for the afternoon session).
 
PRE-K PROGRAM This class is for the four year old who is ready for a more demanding, faster paced class.  The curriculum is based around the Zaner-Bloser handwriting program and challenges the students to think on a higher level.  They are exposed to math concepts with the use of manipulatives.  There is a 10 children per 1 teacher ratio.  The children must be 4 by September 1, 2019.  Toilet training is required.  Classes meet five days a week for 3 hours from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm.  Tuition is $275 per month ($260 for the afternoon session).
 
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM This class of 8 is designed for students who just miss the September 1st FCPS cut off or for those children who have late summer birthdays and chose to stay back for one more year.  It is a 5 day program for 5 hours a day.  Class runs from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Students bring their own lunch.  Instruction covers more topics, focuses on improving handwriting, introduces sight words, and encourages higher level thinking. This class allows students to adjust to a longer school day. Students will need to be 5 by December 1, 2019.  Tuition is $350 per month.
 
*Please keep these papers for your reference and only return the attached Registration Form. WUMC Weekday School 2019-2020 Registration Form
22 Main Street, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone: 301-845-4282
Email: weekdayschool@walkersvilleumc.org
 
Child’s Name_____________________________________
Birth Date ________________
M or F   Nickname or preferred name to be used in class ______________________
Email Address________________________________
Home/Primary Phone_________________________
Home Address________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian _____________________________
Relationship to Child_________________________
Cell________________
Parent/Guardian _____________________________
Relationship to Child_________________________
Cell______________
Are you a member of Walkersville United Methodist Church?                Yes or No
Are you a family with a prior Weekday graduate?                                     Yes or No
Do you currently have a student enrolled at WUMC Weekday School? Yes or No
If you are new to Weekday School how did you learn about our program?
________________________________________________________________________
 
Does your child have any known allergies or special medical conditions?
________________________________________________________________________
 
Does your child have a disability or special needs?  If so, please specify and include a copy of their IEP (if applicable).
________________________________________________________________________
 
 
While we will make every effort to place your child in the desired class, we operate on a first come first serve basis.  Wait listing will be available for the classes in high demand.
 
To reserve your spot, please complete this registration form and return it to WUMC Weekday School along with a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee (per family).
 
The September tuition payment and the supply/activity fee are due at the first class meeting,
($50/2-day classes, $75/3-day classes, $100/5 day classes).
Please make checks payable to WUMC Weekday School.
 
Indicate your first (1) and second (2) choice below:
CLASS                 HOURS /DAYS              MONTHLY TUITION       PREFERENCE
Young 3s          9:00 – 11:30    T & TH                $140                           _______
Threes              9:00 – 11:30    T & TH                $140                           _______
Older 3s AM     9:00 – 12:00    M W F                 $210                            _______
Older 3s PM    12:15 – 3:15    M W F                  $195                            _______
Fours AM          9:00 – 12:00    M W F                 $210                            _______
Fours PM         12:15 – 3:15    M W F                  $195                            _______
Pre-K AM          9:00 – 12:00    M – F                   $275                            _______
Pre-K PM         12:15 – 3:15    M – F                    $260                            _______
Trans-K             9:00 – 2:00      M – F                   $350                           _______