Pre-School

Come and See

Open House Dates 2022

EXCELS

 

ALL DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP WILL BE IN THE PRE-SCHOOL & GYM LOBBY

 A Daily health screening and temperature check are required before a child is admitted to care

Staff also adhere to the COVID-19 procedures before the day starts.

PARENTS, BE PREPARED (DAILY) WITH:

□ QUICK DIGITAL TEMPORAL THERMOMETER

□ PEN FOR SIGN-IN READY

□ CHILD’S BELONGINGS READY-TO-GO

□ CHILD’S MASK LABELED AND WITH A LABELED PAPER BAG FOR STORAGE.

Masks are recommended but not required for students. Children 2 and under or have asthma are automatically exempt.

Please, inform us of your preference in regards to your child wearing a mask. By Office of Child Care, masks are not to be used during gross motor activities, lunch and rest time. Staff and Parents are REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES.

PARENTS, DID YOU?

□ PUT ON YOUR MASK? MASKS MUST REMAIN ON DURING DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP

□ EMAIL OR WRITE QUICK NOTES FOR YOUR TEACHER? (SPEAKING TO THE TEACHER AT DROP-OFF OR PICK-UP IS LIMITED)

□ SEND YOUR PAYMENTS ELECTRONICALLY OR PUT THEM IN YOUR CHILD’S FOLDER, IN ADVANCE?

□ KEEP ALL CHILDREN BY YOUR SIDE UNTIL HEALTH SCREENING IS DONE?

*ONCE SIGNED-IN, ALL CHILDREN WILL BE TAKEN BY THEIR GUARDIAN TO THE CLASSROOM*

Why Saint Demetrios?

Saint Demetrios Pre-School’s hope is that every child in our school will experience joy, fun, discovery, and wonderment as they learn and continue to Love Learning!

2504 Cub Hill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234
410-661-1090 x204
preschool2504@gmail.com

The Saint Demetrios Pre-School has been on the grounds of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church since September 1999. A non-profit, Accredited Early Education Program, the Saint Demetrios (Bilingual) Pre-School is a Ministry of the Church, is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education - Child Care Administration, the Archdiocese of America, and the Greek Embassy. The non-profit school accepts children ages 2 & 3 (Pre-School) and 4 (Pre-Kindergarten Program). We believe in active learning in a Christian centered environment, which will ready the children to enter Kindergarten and encourage them to be curious and excited about lifelong learning and discovery. Our program enriches and enhances spiritual growth, cultural/ethnic components of Christianity.

Vision

Our vision is to contribute to the healthy growth and development of our children. We strive to provide children with opportunities that develop their intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional and physical skills. To embark on the journey of a lifelong interest and appreciation for spiritual and cultural yearning, our educationally based philosophy and curriculum will emphasize that each child will be elevated to his/her own individual potential at his/her individual pace.

Mission

To provide a learning and nurturing environment that develops the whole child by:

-Placing the emphasis on the importance of Christian beliefs.

-Providing an educationally structured climate for age-appropriate learning activities.

-Promoting Bilingual language (Greek) and cultural values in conjunction with the Church.

-Creates opportunities for the development of social skills.

Value of a Christian Education:

Saint Demetrios Pre-School’s Song

I am Special, I am Special

Look and See, Look and See

Someone Very Special

Someone Very Special

God Made Me, God Made Me!

The children sing this simple song throughout their day to remind them that they are SPECIAL and God Loves them. Teaching the children through Music and music exploration and teaching them the important elements of our Orthodox Religion. Saint Demetrios Pre-School is an outstanding early education program in a secure Orthodox Christian environment. We also participate in Maryland Excels and are licensed under the Office of Child care and MSDE.

 

Tuition and Fees: 

Pre-School Program 2022- 2023 (6 weeks - 4 years) REGISTRATION Link

Tuition payments for the school year will begin in August for each school year and continue weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly through June.  If you cannot meet your payment schedule, it is your responsibility to call the Director. Stewards of Saint Demetrios Church ($500 or more per year) will receive a $50 per month tuition deduction. We also offer a Sibling Discount of 5% per family.

Pre-School Student (6 weeks - 4 yrs) Registration fee: $100.00 PAYABLE AT REGISTRATION AND RE-REGISTRATION. This fee is non-refundable.

 

KINDERGARTEN- 2nd Grade 2022-2023 REGISTRATION Link

Our Saint Demetrios Day School uses the ABEKA Curriculum and is taught by a Maryland Certified Teacher. Our small classroom size offers the wonderful benefit of small group instruction, personalized educational approaches, parent involvement, fosters strong bonds with their peers.

Although we have a rolling admissions policy, we ask that applications be submitted as soon as possible.  This will allow us to plan and better prepare for the next school year.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Registration fee is $250 per student which covers the cost of the Abeka Student Workbooks. This $250 fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards Tuition Costs for the year. Tuition for the 2022-2023 Academic Year for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade is $7000.

Parents: **At this time we are not requiring Volunteer Hours. All volunteer hours are suspended until further notice** On some occasions we will be allowing limited guardians into the classrooms

As part of the tuition structure of Saint Demetrios Pre-School, families support the school through service. Families fulfill their service obligation – 10 hours per family per school year– in a variety of ways. Parents, grandparents, Guardians and/or adult siblings of the student may serve the hours. If the hours are served during the summer months, any time after the end of school in June, they will be credited to the next school year. Hours do not roll over from one year to the next, nor are the hours transferable from one family to another. If both parents work the same event, both parents receive credit. All activity must be school related and school approved. Here are just some of the many ways that parents support the school:

Volunteering to read to classrooms

Assisting at the Pre-School table during Saint Demetrios Festival

Greeting during Open-houses

Assisting with planning/set-up for Community Yard Sale

Assistance with the Annual School Auction

Helping with classroom parties/set up

Grounds Keeping (pulling weeds/mulching playground)

Serving/Prepping food for School sponsored fundraisers (Pancake Brunch/Spaghetti Dinner)

Assisting during School End-of-Year activities/Parties

(Additional Assistance will be requested throughout the School Year that can be used as Service Hours.)

Please know that in order for your service to count toward your service obligation, it must be documented on a Service Hours Log and Signed by a Representative of the Pre-School. Logs will be submitted to School staff prior to the end of the school year.

Parents may opt to pay a $100 fee to waive the service-hour commitment, and all families that fall short of the service-hour obligation are billed at a rate of $10 per hour (Deadline is June 1st) This is not encouraged as actual service is vital to the school community.