Teachers and Curriculum
The preschool staff at Central's preschool is composed of four excellent preschool-certified teachers who have been at Central for a combined total of 55 years. Using Creative Curriculum, which focuses on fine motor skills, creativity, social skills, and spiritual development, our teachers stay current on childcare resources through workshops, courses, meetings, and literature. They create a positive and child-friendly environment that assists in educating our diverse student body in the basics of numbers, colors, shapes, letters, and words as well as self-respect and kindness for others. Enrichment activities such as yoga, music, and short field trips and monthly extracurricular “guest speakers” who involve our children and cover topics such as dental health, fishing, bee-keeping, fishing, Venus fly traps, therapy dogs, earthworms, and bag-piping supplement the preschool curriculum. Children participate in music with our Music Minister each week. Importantly, chapel time with our ministers builds a foundation of faith.
Due to the rise in covid cases and the guidelines from the Western NC Conference of the UMC, with heavy hearts it has been decided that the preschool will not open for the 2020-2021 school year. Please be in prayer for those impacted by this decision and all who struggle with similar school situations.
- Welcoming, nurturing, experienced staff
- Safe environment
- Convenient location
- Parent-drive drop-off and pick-up
- Balanced education and play
- "Creative Curriculum"
- Educational technology
- Weekly chapel
- Monthly guest speakers
- Visually engaging classrooms
- Safe, contained playground
- Competitive tuition
Schedule and Calendar
Daily hours for preschool are 8:30 am-12:30 pm. School year:
- 2-year-olds attend Tuesday and Thursday
- 3-year-olds attend Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- 4-year-olds attend Monday – Friday (or they may attend 3 days a week on M, W, F)
Online payment is available through Realm, our church's financial software. Details can be downloaded here.
During June and July, Central Preschool offers a summer program in a fun-filled atmosphere. Children meet in age-related groups on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Registration occurs along with the upcoming school year. Our summer program will run from June 2 to July 23. 2020 Summer Registration Form.
Central Preschool basically follows the Cabarrus County School system calendar. (There may be exceptions when Central Preschool is open and CCS is closed for teacher workdays.)
Contact Preschool Director Tammy Shue or 704-786-4109 for more information.
Central practices Safe Sanctuary, a national model of caring for your child's physical safety regarding staff and volunteers. Download the policy.
Inclement Weather Policy
Central Preschool follows the Cabarrus County School weather policy. If there is no CCS classes Central will not meet. If there is a one hour delay, we delay by one hour. If there is a two hour delay we begin at 11:00 and we will end at 1:30pm.