(704) 376-3695
The goal of The Weekday School at Myers Park Presbyterian Church is to foster the mental, physical, spiritual, and experiential growth of each child through our half- and full-day programs. We offer holistic learning activities in a nurturing environment where children find joy in exploring the world in which they live. We provide activities children can carry out at their own pace, to the best of their ability, as well as a community of support to our Weekday School families. As part of the Christian education ministry of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, the Weekday School is committed to offering the highest quality preschool education available in a unique environment — an environment where children grow into their identity as a child of God, have a sense of belonging, and are nurtured in discipleship as they grow in faith.

The Weekday School at Myers Park Presbyterian Church is under the authority of the Session and responsible to it. Matters of general policy and direction are carried out by the Weekday School Board, which is a standing committee of the Session.

Our Vision

and

Philosophy

The Weekday School at Myers Park Presbyterian Church envisions a ministry where:

Children THRIVE … spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Children DEVELOP … physically and intellectually.

Children GROW … in faith and discipleship.

Children BEGIN … a lifelong love of learning.

Our philosophy is based on how children learn rather than what they should know. We believe that children learn most effectively through a play-oriented approach, with curriculum specifically suited to each developmental level, as well as to the needs of the individual child.

Our Programs

Halfday Ministry

For Ages:
12 months – 60 months

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Classroom Ratios:

Toddlers: 2:10
Twos: 2:12
Threes: 2:14 to 2:16
Fours: 2:18
TK: 2:20

Full Day Ministry

For Ages:
6 weeks – 60 months

Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Classroom Ratios:
Infants: 2:8
Toddlers: 2:10
Twos: 2:14
Threes: 2:14
Fours: 2:15

EVENTS CALENDAR

December 3: WDS Breakfast with Santa

Join us for a holiday breakfast at 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30am. Santa will be there for pictures. Click HERE to register

Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card Today

Did you link your Harris Teeter VIC card to support the Weekday School this year? You must relink your card each school year. Tell the cashier at check out our number, 4351.

Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser

Limit our Lost & Found by labeling all of your belongings.  Click HERE to order waterproof and dishwasher safe labels.  The Weekday School will receive a portion of proceeds. 

Curriculum Overview

The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool is an award-winning curriculum system for preschool success. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool:

  • Based on 38 objectives for development and learning.
  • Presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why,” and “how” of early childhood education.
  • Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
  • Addresses all the important areas of learning from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
  • Offers daily built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.

Development assessments are conducted twice a year. This helps teachers focus on what matters most to children’s success by:

  • Developing a profile of each child to answer the questions, “What does this child know? What is he or she able to do?”
  • Understanding how their observations relate to important objectives for development and learning and use that understanding to scaffold each child’s learning.
  • Assisting to determine if a child is making progress and compare the child’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors to those of their peers.
  • Recognizing children who might benefit from special help, screening, or further early intervention evaluation.

Christian education and faith formation are incorporated into the curriculum in both intentional and integrated ways that reflect the pervasiveness of God in all of life. As we expand the Weekday School ministry, we are making plans for including faith moments in the curriculum that reflect the goals and priorities of our covenant. Whether in weekly Chapel or prayers in the classroom, your child is learning the language of faith and growing in their love of God and neighbor.

Half Day Registration

Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now closed. Please click HERE to be added to the waitlist.

January 7-11: Registration for currently enrolled families

January 14-18: Registration for new families

If you are registering more than one child, the total amount paid will reflect the number of registrations received (1=$105, 2=$210, 3=$315).

Please have your MPPC Member Portal login information ready or register for an account prior to your registration period. Walk-in or mail-in registrations will not be accepted.

A non-refundable registration fee of $105 is required. Payment options include Visa and Mastercard. Because many employers have firewalls that prevent online payments, please use a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone to register.

Priority For Enrollment:

  1. Currently enrolled Weekday School students – currently enrolled students are guaranteed a spot in the upcoming school year but not necessarily their first choice of days
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled Weekday School students
  3. Myers Park Presbyterian Church members not currently enrolled
  4. Non-Myers Park Presbyterian Church members

Waitlisted Families:

Families for whom there is no immediate space available will be placed on the appropriate waiting list in order of registration date and time. Should space become available, you will be contacted regarding the opening and asked to complete a letter of intent to attend and submit the first month’s tuition to accept the space.

What Happens Next:

Letters of intent will be emailed to all successfully registered and waitlisted families by March 2. If accepted, signed letters of intent along with the first month’s tuition will be due within one week of acceptance date.

2018-19 Enrollment Choices:

Toddlers: MWF ($349/month) or T/TH ($290/month)

  • Must be 12 months by August 31, 2018

Twos: MWF ($349/month), T/TH ($290/month), or M-F ($444/month)

  • Must be 24 months by August 31, 2018

Threes: M-TH ($386/month) or M-F ($444/month)

  • Must be 36 months by August 31, 2018

Fours: M-F ($444/month)

  • Must be 48 months by August 31, 2018

Transitional Kindergarten: M-F ($473/month)

  • Eligibility Requirements: Successful completion of a 4-year-old class

When determining classroom placement, consideration is given to age range and boy-to-girl ratio. We will do our best to accommodate first enrollment choices whenever possible. The final placement of children is carefully determined by the Weekday School administration.

Full-Day Registration

Registration: Ongoing

How It Works:

  • All families interested in attending the Myers Park Presbyterian Church Weekday School are encouraged to attend a scheduled tour (please refer to TOUR link for dates and tour registration.)

Full-Day Program registration is open only to families with two full-time employed parents (or full-time employed single parent).

Tuition: 

Infants/Toddlers: $1184.00 monthly
Early Preschool/Preschool/PreK: $1068.00

Priority For Student Enrollment:

  1. Students currently enrolled in the WDS for a minimum of 1 year & their siblings.
  2. Myers Park Presbyterian Church members, not currently enrolled.
  3. Non–Myers Park Presbyterian Church members.

Priority for Waitlisted Students:

Once you are notified of an opening by the Weekday School administration, you will have seven days to accept, complete, and return your letter of intent. Once the Weekday School receives your letter of intent, you will receive an enrollment packet and registration confirmation

To complete a full-day enrollment application, a $105.00 registration is required.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Tours

Tour the classrooms of our award-winning programs.

Tours are the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in B105.

Please complete the following registration form to sign up for one of the tour dates below. We look forward to your visit!

Tour Dates:

October 11      November 8       December 13      January 10      February 14      March 14      April 11      

May 9      June 13      July 11

Employment

We are currently accepting applications for both full time and half day positions.

Submit an Employment Application

Inclement Weather Policy

 

  1. If the Myers Park Presbyterian Church Administrative offices are closed, the Weekday School will be closed.
  2. The Weekday School (full & half-day) will follow the Charlotte – Mecklenburg School’s (CMS) closing policy for the first inclement weather day.
  3. If CMS is scheduled to be closed for additional days due to the inclement weather, the decision on whether or not to close will be determined by Weekday School Administration on a day-to-day basis.
  4. In the event of a Charlotte – Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) delayed opening, the half-day program will remain closed, and the full–day program will operate either on the one or two-hour delay.
  1. To ensure proper and prompt notification of parents and staff as to the closing or delayed opening for The Weekday School, the administration will send the information out using Remind 101.

Remind 101 offers a service that will send you a push or text message if the Weekday School posts any closings or delays. We recommend that you take the following steps:

If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. Open your web browser and go to the following link.

For Text messages:

  • Half-Day – text @halfdaypa to 81010
  • Full-Day – text @fulldaywds to 81010

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Kim Vanover

Kim Vanover

Weekday School Director

kvanover@myersparkpres.org

704.927.1277

Shannon Leary

Shannon Leary

Director, Weekday Wonders School Age Program

sleary@myersparkpres.org
Caroline Broadfoot

Caroline Broadfoot

Weekday School Half-Day Director

cbroadfoot@myersparkpres.org

704.927.1278

Lora Connor

Lora Connor

Weekday School Half-Day Administrator

lconnor@myersparkpres.org

704.816.7300

Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Program Coordinator, Weekday School

ktaylor@myersparkpres.org

704.927.1276

TEACHING STAFF

Ginger Bamberg

Ginger Bamberg

Full-Day Preschool Teacher
gbamberg@myersparkpres.org
Lorraine Byrd

Lorraine Byrd

Weekday School Nurse
lbyrd@myersparkpres.org
Pam Beers

Pam Beers

Half-Day Twos Teacher
pbeers@myersparkpres.org
Linda Carattini

Linda Carattini

Half-Day Float Team
lcarattini@myersparkpres.org
Morgan Boger

Morgan Boger

Half-Day Fours Teacher
mboger@myersparkpres.org
Stephanie Carter

Stephanie Carter

Half-Day Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
scarter@myersparkpres.org
Cheryl Breed

Cheryl Breed

Full-Day Pre-K Teacher
cbreed@myersparkpres.org
Shalawn Covert

Shalawn Covert

Full-Day Float Team
scovert@myersparkpres.org
Wynn Dagerhart

Wynn Dagerhart

Half-Day Twos Teacher
wschenck@myersparkpres.org
Becky Dailey

Becky Dailey

Half-Day Fours Teacher
bdailey@myersparkpres.org
Delcina Dass

Delcina Dass

Full-Day Infant Teacher
ddass@myersparkpres.org
Anne DeShields

Anne DeShields

Half-Day Toddler Teacher
adeshields@myersparkpres.org
Crystal Eichelberger

Crystal Eichelberger

Full-Day Float Team
ceichelberger@myersparkpres.org
Victoria Ellis

Victoria Ellis

Full-Day Infant Teacher
vellis@myersparkpres.org
Jeanna Embree

Jeanna Embree

Half-Day Fours Teacher
jembree@myersparkpres.org
Jan Scott Farmer

Jan Scott Farmer

Godly Play Teacher
jsfarmer@myersparkpres.org
Sydney Farrell

Sydney Farrell

Half-Day Twos Teacher
sfarrell@myersparkpres.org
Harriet Fay

Harriet Fay

Half-Day Float Team
hfay@myersparkpres.org
Lakshmi Ganesh

Lakshmi Ganesh

Half-Day Threes Teacher
lganesh@myersparkpres.org
Julie Garner

Julie Garner

Half-Day Fours Teacher
jgarner@myersparkpres.org
Vita Gibbs

Vita Gibbs

Half-Day Twos Teacher
vgibbs@myersparkpres.org
Catherine Gore

Catherine Gore

Half-Day Fours Teacher

cgore@myersparkpres.org

Kat Gore

Kat Gore

Full-Day Early Preschool Teacher
kgore@myersparkpres.org
Tameka Gray

Tameka Gray

Half-Day Threes Teacher
tgray@myersparkpres.org
Julia Griffith

Julia Griffith

Half-Day Threes Teacher
jgriffith@myersparkpres.org
Donna Heiser

Donna Heiser

Half-Day Threes Teacher
dheiser@myersparkpres.org

Carol Anne Henry

Half-Day Toddler Teacher

Emily Hunsinger

Emily Hunsinger

Half-Day Fours Teacher
ehunsinger@myersparkpres.org
Jennifer Krueger

Jennifer Krueger

Half-Day Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
jkrueger@myersparkpres.org
Cindy Mills

Cindy Mills

Full-Day Preschool Teacher
cmills@myersparkpres.org
Raven Mills

Raven Mills

Half-Day Toddler Teacher
rmills@myersparkpres.org
Lana Moeller

Lana Moeller

Music/Movement Teacher lmoeller@myersparkpres.org
Cathy Neill

Cathy Neill

Half-Day Twos Teacher
cneill@myersparkpres.org
Courtney O'Neil

Courtney O'Neil

Half-Day Toddler Teacher
coneil@myersparkpres.org
Caroline Pearce

Caroline Pearce

Full-Day Toddler Teacher
cpearce@myersparkpres.org
Katie Pirie

Katie Pirie

Full-Day Early Preschool Teacher
kpirie@myersparkpres.org
Amy Potts

Amy Potts

Half-Day Twos Teacher & Full Day Float Team
apotts@myersparkpres.org
Mary Kate Potts

Mary Kate Potts

Half-Day Toddler Teacher
mkpotts@myersparkpres.org
Kaylee Pratt

Kaylee Pratt

Half-Day Fours Teacher
kpratt@myersparkpres.org
Kelly Ridinger

Kelly Ridinger

Half-Day Toddler Teacher
kridinger@myersparkpres.org
Cindy Roberts

Cindy Roberts

Half-Day Threes Teacher croberts@myersparkpres.org
Jennifer Scull

Jennifer Scull

Half-Day Float Team
jscull@myersparkpres.org
Joanne Stephens

Joanne Stephens

Half-Day Threes Teacher
jstephens@myersparkpres.org
Mimi Tate

Mimi Tate

Half-Day Threes Teacher
mtate@myersparkpres.org
Angel Tyler

Angel Tyler

Full-Day Float Team
atyler@myersparkpres.org
Cathi Venable

Cathi Venable

Half-Day Toddler Teacher
cvenable@myersparkpres.org
Terry Wallace

Terry Wallace

Librarian
twallace@myersparkpres.org
Ashley Whitley

Ashley Whitley

Full-Day Float Team
awhitley@myersparkpres.org
CaryAnn Wonderly

CaryAnn Wonderly

Half-Day Fours Teacher
cwonderly@myersparkpres.org