MBPC Preschool’s 5K

Our 5K classroom is a place where creativity and imagination meet academics. Each day begins with enthusiasm for learning and skills to help promote social, emotional and academic success.

Weekly curriculum focuses on letter relationships and phonics, math concepts, art and art history and hands-on science exploration. We combine traditional learning techniques while incorporating the newest innovative strategies. “Work hard, play hard!” That’s our motto!

We spend much of our learning time outdoors, whether on our Learning Patio with a Sensory Wall and raised garden bed, in our Courtyard with open space to explore, or in our 5 Senses Outdoor Classroom and Habitat Garden. Using our Smartboard and special learning stations in the classroom, we make sure our students are prepared for the elementary school experience. And it is such a fun way to learn!

Our comprehensive whole-child approach, with individual and personal attention to each child, is a great foundation for each child in future academic and social success.

About the teacher…Ms. Bethanne

IMG_3729Bethanne Taylor feels that teaching is her calling, and is blessed to be able to do what she loves. Preparing kids emotionally, socially, spiritually and intellectually is the sole purpose behind her curriculum.  Mother of two boys, who both attended MBPC Preschool, Bethanne received a BA in Graphic Design and Art History from Auburn University and a Masters in Art Education (K-12) from UAB. She taught Elementary Art in the Homewood school system for many years. In her words, this is more than a job to her… it is simply what she was meant to do.

“Our 5K is a child-centered classroom for all types of learning styles. From phonics to friendships, individuals grow academically, socially and emotionally.”    -Ms. Bethanne, 5K

Some words from our students…

“My favorite thing about our school is its the best school ever and Ms. Bethanne is the nicest teacher!” 

“My favorite thing about our school is that Ms. Bethanne is here!”

“My favorite thing about our school is learning.”

Some words from our parents…

“Bethanne brings fresh ideas, and her knowledge of art is second to none! We have loved having her and have no doubt 5K was the way to go for us!”

Spaces fill quickly in our unique 5K program…join us today so you don’t miss out! Contact us at preschool@mbpcusa.org or 205/967-5037 to set up a tour and to find out more information!

2018-2019 Registration Form

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Garden Planting Day

We spent the last two beautiful days enjoying our Five Senses Outdoor Classroom and Community Habitat Garden. We planted vegetable plants and seeds in our teaching garden raised beds, sunflowers by our giant ruler, and perennial flowers in the pollinator beds.

Each age group enjoyed time digging and playing in the Children’s Exploration Area, with a sand box, gravel box, fairy garden, dinosaur garden, and lots of garden tools and dirt! Feel free to stop by anytime and take a peek at the growing plants, the little peaches, apples, blueberries and blackberries.

Check out these links to see how much our garden has grown:

MBPCP Garden begins

Garden Party fundraiser

Fall Garden Planting

Summer Fun 2018

Registration for Summer Fun 2018 is just around the corner!

  • Online Registration will be available for CURRENT PRESCHOOL FAMILIES February 22nd at 6:00am
  • Confirmation of your child’s space in the program will be made on Monday, February 26th.

  • Half or full payment must be submitted within 24 hours of confirmation from the preschool office, confirming class availability 

  • Online Registration will be available for ALL STUDENTS March 1st at 6:00am

Current Preschool Families & Church Members:

Follow the link below starting at 6:00am on February 22nd to register. No registrations will be accepted before that time. Class space is limited, and all registration is time-stamped. Registration is by the week only. We will email you if a class fills. Payment must be made in a timely manner to secure the registration. We accept checks to MBPC Preschool, cash, or you may pay with PayPal via our website, but you must add 4% to the total to cover the PayPal fee.

Current Preschool Family Online Registration

Families not currently enrolled at MBPCP: 

Follow the link below starting at 6:00am on March 1st to register. No registrations will be accepted before that time. Class space is limited, and all registration is time-stamped. Half or full payment must be submitted within 24 hours of confirmation from the preschool office, confirming class availability, either by dropping off cash or check to the preschool office, or by paying with PayPal through our website. After registration is received, you will be invited via email to set up an account on our Parent Portal to enter student & family information. Please bring a current Immunization Card from your pediatrician by the first day your child attends.

New Family Online Registration

If the weeks for which you would like to register are full, you are welcome to add your child to our waiting list by registering online. You will be alerted as soon as a space comes available.

Summer Fun Waiting List Registration

 

  • WHEN: Join us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-1:00 during the 8 weeks listed here. We also have Sunshine Bunch (8:00-9:00) and Wee Play (1:00-2:15) available.

From our racing feet to rockets in space, we will run, jump, climb and fly our way through another great Summer Fun! Join us this summer as we race our way around the world, from the sea to the sky to the land in between. We will get our bodies moving, our minds growing and our hands creating with games, crafts, science experiments and more.

 

  • WHAT:   Summer Fun is a unique, creative summer camp offered at Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church Preschool (MBPCP) for children ages 3 months to  completed 2nd grade. We tailor our program to the age and developmental level of our classes. Our youngest participants receive lots of love, engaging in simple crafts and fun activities, while our older students dive into more challenging, interactive and exciting projects and experiments!

  • HOW: To register for our Summer Fun program, complete the online registration form and choose your desired weeks. Online registration forms will be time-stamped and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Half or full payment must be submitted within 24 hours of confirmation from the preschool office, confirming class availability, either by dropping off cash or check to the preschool office, or by paying with Paypal through our website. Registration and either half or full payment must be received before April 13 for the early bird rate. The second 1/2 of your payment will be due by June 22.
  • Sunshine Bunch (8:00-9:00) & Wee Play (1:00-2:15) will also be offered this summer. Register for these extended programs on the separate forms listed below:

Summer Fun 2018 Sunshine Bunch Registration Form

Summer Fun 2018 Wee Play Registration Form

 

 

Birthday Bash: MBPC Preschool Fundraiser

 

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Pizza + cupcakes + DJ + bouncies + balloon    animals + photo booth + games + crafts + FUN!

Join us in the MBPC parking lot for an evening of birthday fun! All are welcome…family, friends, church members, neighbors, preschoolers, and preschool alums young & old! 

bday-bash-ticket-picTickets: $15 per adult, $10 per child; Donations always appreciated! Tickets include dinner, drinks, dessert and 2 hours of party fun! All proceeds will “gift” our school with much–needed items for the classrooms and facilities.

You may also bring a small gift to the party, such as new books, dolls, play dough, puzzles and toys. View our Amazon Wish list for more ideas, or to see some of the items we are hoping to purchase from our fundraiser!

bday-bash-donation-picTickets & payment for the event are due by October 3rd! Donations are accepted anytime. RSVP with your pre-paid ticket to join in the fun! You may pay with check or cash in the Preschool or Church Offices, or follow the link to donate with Paypal!

The more we sell, the closer we get to our “gifting” goal! You must purchase a ticket (1 per person)  to attend, but you do not need to bring the physical ticket to the party.  Donations are tax deductible!

We need your help!  If you’d like to volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Mary Liz Ingram: preschool@mbpcusa.org or 967-5037 x3

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Our Garden Grows…

The 4 year old classes have planted a garden this year, right outside the window of Mrs. Tina’s class. Students brought in garden soil, plants and seeds, and record notes and drawings in their garden journals. There is something new to see every day, as we learn about our world and where our food comes from!

Farm Field Trip

This week our 4 and 5K students visited Old Baker Farm for their last field trip of the year. Springtime at the farm is always amazing, with baby animals and so much to learn and see!