FAQs

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What school system do you follow for inclement weather?

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We follow the Germantown Municipal Schools District.

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Does my child have to be potty trained?

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For children participating in our two-year-old preschool program we have a diaper changing area for those children who have not yet started the process and will work with your child on toilet learning if they are currently in the process.

We request that your child be potty trained by the time he/she is in the three year old class. Please have them wear underpants and send extra clothes to preschool with your child should an accident occur.

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How can I keep up with what is going on in my child’s class?

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You will receive a monthly calendar of events and curriculum specifics for your child’s class at the beginning of the month. There will be a scheduled Parent/Teacher conference in February but if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher before then please feel free to contact them to arrange a time.

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What should my child wear?

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Your child should wear comfortable play clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes/tennis shoes for the playground.

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Do you have nap time?

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Yes, all classes have daily nap time after lunch.

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How do I pay tuition?

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Lord of Life Preschool strives to offer an affordable preschool option for parents. Please check the Tuition/Fees section for current rates. Tuition can be paid monthly or yearly. Please drop off or mail your payment to the office by the 5th of the month to avoid any late penalty charges.

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Do you offer lunch or snacks?

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Snack is provided daily during snack time for every classroom. Your child will need to bring his/her lunch in a labeled lunch bag. Food can not be warmed up so please send food that your child will eat cold/room temperature.

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Is the registration fee refundable?

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All registration, activity fees, and supply fees are non-refundable.

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How do I get on your waiting list?

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Registration begins in January and is first come, first serve. Our classes fill very quickly so we highly recommend you submit your registration packet as early as possible. Specific dates will be announced soon.

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What are your school hours?

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Regular school hours are from 9:30-2:30 but we offer before care from 7:30-9:30 and after care from 2:30-5:30. We are closed all major holidays and during Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring break.

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What is your contact information?

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Our contact information is as follows:

Lord of Life Preschool
6865 Poplar Pike, Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 309-3980

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Do you offer tours of your school?

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Yes, tours occur during school hours and appointments can be scheduled by calling our office at (901) 309-3980.

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What is the cut off date for eligibility?

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Children enrolled in the 2-year-old program must be 2 years old on or before Aug. 15. Children enrolled in the 3-year-old Kindergarten  program must be 3 years old on or before Aug. 15. They also must be potty trained. Children enrolled in the 4-year-old Kindergarten program must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 15.

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Do you offer before and after school care?

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We offer before and after care Monday-Friday, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. when school is in session. Children play in the school gym or on the playground, depending on the weather. Inside activities range from bicycle riding to crafts, and snacks are provided as well. Many of our regular classroom teachers also teach in the before and after care program, giving our preschoolers a continuum of care throughout the day.

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How many days a week can my child attend?

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Parents have several options in which program works best for them. Depending on your child’s age, we offer classes 2, 3, and 5-days-a-week. We also offer part-time, full-time and drop-in before and after care. ­­

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What curriculum do you follow?

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The school is licensed by the state of Tennessee Department of Human Services and is a Three-Star Rated School (out of three stars). We believe that the spiritual development of a young child is essential to the total growth process. We provide a nurturing environment where children develop an awareness of God’s love through example and practice. We work to foster self-esteem, develop socialization skills and provide an environment that makes learning fun.

In our 2-year-old classes, we work on: Language development, Simple math concepts, Music, Art, Science, Nature study, Dramatic play, Large motor control, Fine-motor control.
In our 3-year-old Kindergarten classes, we work on: Language development through the use of children’s literature. Introduction to the alphabet (upper case), Pre-writing skills using the Handwriting Without Tears program. In Math:Number, color and shape recognition, Visual discrimination (small to large), Patterning, Counting, Classification, Measuring and weighing, Sorting.

In our 4-year-old Kindergarten classes, we work on: Language: Phonics, Letter recognition, Writing using the Handwriting Without Tears program, Understanding the spoken and written word. In Math: Counting, Classification, Sequencing, Patterning.

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What extracurricular activities do you offer?

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During school hours we offer two exceptional programs offered by Computer Explorers; Tech Tots and Tennis Tots. After school we offer Gymnastics to ages 3 and 4.

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Does your program have a religious component?

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We provide a nurturing environment where children develop an awareness of God’s love through example and practice. The three and four year old classes attend chapel once a week. Time in chapel includes short stories, songs and prayer.

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How do I enroll my child?

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Please contact us in the preschool office at (901) 309-3980 for the most up to date enrollment availability.

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What is your selection process?

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Registration begins in January. Since we are a ministry of Lord of Life Church our parishioners are given first priority, siblings of current students are given second priority and then the enrollment process opens up to first come first served.