Park Ridge Free Methodist Church

New Day Christian Preschool

About Us

Mission

To assist parents in the nurture of their children by equipping each child with the necessary tools and Christian values which will help him/her succeed through all areas of development; academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to be hands-on and developmentally appropriate. Our monthly newsletter will give a schedule of activities and themes each month for parents to be aware of their child’s activity. Each theme is chosen to encourage children to discover, imagine, and expand their knowledge in the following areas:

Academics: Individual challenges will be provided for each child in a stimulating learning environment with abundant praise and encouragement.
Spiritual: Children will be taught that God is our heavenly Father through praise and prayer. We focus on the Golden Rule with emphasis on respect for self and others.
Social/Emotional: Through interaction with other preschoolers, children will be taught the value of friendship, love, sharing, and self-control. Attention is given to language development by providing varied opportunities for children to express their thoughts and ideas.
Physical Development: Opportunities are provided to enhance motor skills with table and physical activities, both structured and non-structured. We encourage independence by giving children opportunities to do things for themselves.

Schedule

The preschool year begins September, and ends in May. We follow the Greece School District calendar regarding holidays, vacations, and school closings. A detailed calendar will be sent with your registration confirmation. The weekly session class times for the three year-olds and four/five year-olds are as follows:

Three-Year Olds:Tues/Thurs9:00-11:30 AM
Four-Year Olds:Mon/Wed
Thursday
9:00-11:30 AM
12:15-2:45 PM

Daily Schedule

A typical day consists of the following activities:

  • Free playtime
  • Large group lesson
  • Sharing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Snack
  • Story Time
  • Music
  • Physical Activity
  • Science

Once a week children will be given the opportunity to share or bring something from home. We encourage parents to help their child choose interesting and special items from home. (No weapons or action figures, please.)

Registration Forms and Fees

New Day Christian Preschool is open to any child who will be three or four years old by December 1st or five years of age, but not yet ready to attend Kindergarten. It is required that your child be toilet trained. In compliance with New York State Law, it is necessary that each child have a physical examination by a qualified physician and have had all inoculations prior to entering school. Appropriate forms will be sent with your registration confirmation. Our enrollment form is available to be downloaded. See Forms below.

Tuition and Fees

There is a $60 non-refundable registration fee due with the registration form.
Three-Year Old Class $890/school year
Four-Year Old Class $1125/school year
Details on payment of tuition will be sent with your registration confirmation. There are several payment options available including monthly and quarterly payments. Discounts Regularly attending church members and non-members who have regularly attended Park Ridge Free Methodist Church for six months receive a 15% tuition discount. Registration fee still applies.

Withdrawal

Students withdrawing will receive partial refund of tuition paid if two weeks’ notice is given to the administrator in writing. The registration fee is nonrefundable.

Registration Forms

Click the links below to download forms: All forms should be mailed to the following address.
New Day Christian Preschool A Ministry of Park Ridge Free Methodist Church 10 Straub Road Rochester, NY  14626

Staff

Our Head Teacher, Karen Ogles, has been with us for 3 years. She has lived in Greece all her life, graduating from Greece Arcadia High School. She is an experienced teacher, having taught first and second grades at the Greece Central School District. She left teaching to start a family and is the proud mom of five children. Mrs. Ogles’ youngest daughter, Amelia, attended New Day when she was four years old. Her niece and two nephews also attended New Day. “During my first visit with my daughter, the class was so organized and the children were polite and respectful,” Mrs. Ogles says. “I knew that was a huge testament to the teachers and families in this school community. If I could be part of that, I knew I wanted to jump in.” As a Pampered Chef consultant, Mrs. Ogles regularly gives the children experiences with cooking and baking.

Mrs. Darlene Korytkowski is our new Assistant Teacher.

Testimonials

These are just some of the testimonials provided by parents, giving you a glimpse of the long-standing history New Day Christian Preschool has in the community for providing a loving, quality preschool experience.

“They do multiple subjects including reading, math, arts and crafts, gym, science, and more. Through these activities, there are meanings behind them. They teach our children how to be good people in this world and to love everybody. There are field trips and many activities during the school year that bring not only the kids, but us parents together, as one family… She was writing her name at 3 years old, first and last. By the end of the year she was just starting to learn how to read. With the 4’s program, they helped her excel in her math skill levels and she is now reading.”

“My girls were eligible for the Pre-K program offered by the Greece Central School District. My older children attended the district Pre-K however I have been so incredibly happy with New Day that I never bothered to look into Pre-K for my twins.”

“New Day Christian Preschool is a wonderful place to be. The students LOVE the school and their teachers. Academics, good citizenship, friendships, and spiritual growth are all taught in a safe, nurturing, and caring environment.”

“My daughter went on to kindergarten through Greece Central School District and her kindergarten teacher was so impressed with the knowledge and abilities she came in with. The teacher is now sending her own child to New Day Christian Preschool.”

Contact Us

If you would like more information or have any questions for us, you may contact us using the following information:

E-Mail:karenogles@gmail.com
Telephone:585-720-0733
Mailing Address:
New Day Christian Preschool
A Ministry of Park Ridge Free Methodist Church
10 Straub Road
Rochester, NY  14626

All forms and payments should be mailed to the above address.