Weekday Children’s Ministry
Alliance for Children NC Pre-K Program
Central has been the home of a free Alliance for Children sponsored NC PreK program for nearly a decade. Currently there are three full classrooms with a lead and an assistant in each classroom. Applications may be obtained by stopping by the office during school hours (7:30am-2pm).
Every Tuesday there is an opportunity to read to each of the three classrooms at 9:00am. These children a joy to be around and it is hard to say who receives more from the Mystery Reader program, the children or the reader. To sign up to be a Mystery Reader contact Ginger Hightower at 704.289.3186.
Meet the Staff: Director, Sharon Morrow
Meet the Teachers: Outstanding Owls – Cheerful Cheetahs – Zany Zebras
The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program is a free, high quality program designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The program is built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school. NC licensed teachers provide developmentally appropriate play-based instruction to help children strengthen and learn a variety of skills.
Numerous studies have shown that students who participate in a high quality pre-kindergarten program are more likely to succeed in grades K-12 and throughout their lives. Union County NC Pre-K teachers use Conscious Discipline® and Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning to help children develop their social, emotional and self-regulation skills. There are many free tools for parents on these websites: www.ConsciousDiscipline.com and csefel.vanderbilt.edu. These tools can help you learn to support your young children’s behavior at home as well.
To Learn More
Sharron Morrow, Director of Weekday Children’s Ministries
firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.289.5244