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ABCs of Preschool: Mothers Day Out, Preschools

Posted: March 3, 2013 - 1:09am
Blake Dempsey (from left), Miles Severing and Madison Lands listen to a story in Margaret Martin's preschool class at Brookwood Elementary School.  Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Blake Dempsey (from left), Miles Severing and Madison Lands listen to a story in Margaret Martin's preschool class at Brookwood Elementary School.

ABC Weekday Preschool at Abilene Baptist Church – 3917 Washington Road, Martinez; (706) 860-4812, www.myabilene.org

Age: 15 months-5K

Days meet: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 15- to 23-month-olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2-year-olds have optional two, three or four days; 3-year-olds can attend two, three or four days a week; 4-year-olds attend four days a week; kindergarten (K5) meets four days

Cost: $95/month for two days; $120/month for three days; $145/month for four days; $165/month for K-5

Registration: In progress

Contact: Ginger Custer at gcuster@myabilene.org

Augusta Christian Schools
313 Baston Road, Martinez; (706) 863-2905, www.augustachristian.org

Age: Two K-3 programs with the option of two or three days, the K3 program meets from 8 a.m. until noon; K4 programs offered are three full-day, five full-day or five half-day; three half-day and full-day K5 program

Cost: $104/month (K3 two days); $156/month (K3 three days); $347/month (K4 five-day, half day); $279/month (K4 three-day, full day); $465/month (K4 five-day, full day); $428/month (K5 half day); $573/month (K5 full day). Multi-child family discounts are offered. Tuition also includes a $600 registration fee.

Registration: In progress

Contact: Lauren Banks, director of admissions

Augusta Preparatory Day School – 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; (706) 863-1906

Age: 3-year preschool; 4-year pre-k; kindergarten

Days Meet: 3-year preschool – 2, 3 or 5 days, 8-12:30 a.m. (half day) or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (full day); 4-year pre-k – 5 days, 8-12:30 a.m. (half day) or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (full day); kindergarten to grade 4 – daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: 3-year preschool half day: $2,520 for two days, $3,780 for three days, $6,300 for five days; 3-year preschool full day: $3,616 for two days, $5,424 for three days, $9,040 for five days; 4-year preschool: $6,300 (half day) and $9,040 (full day); kindergarten: $10,970 plus a $350 lower school activity fee; a $600 endowment fee is charged to new families only.

Registration: In progress

Contact: Rosie Herrmann, director of admissions

Columbia County Christian Academy – 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez; (706) 863-0568

Age: Pre-K 2-year-olds through Seventh grade

Days Meet: Monday-Thursday; A-Beka and Bob Jones curriculums used; class cap is eight students per class

Cost: Visit www.c4christian.com/academy for rates

Registration: In progress

Contact: Sandy Klemm

First Baptist Church of Evans – corner of Washington & Belair roads, Evans; (706) 863-6267

Age: Mother’s Day Out program for children 16 months old and walking and 2-year-olds; Pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds

Days Meet: 2-day program (Mother’s Day Out); two or three days (3-year-olds); 3 or 5 days (4-year-olds); all classes meet from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: Mother’s Day Out - $90/month (2 days); 3-year-olds ($95/month for two days or $115/month for three days); 4-year-olds ($115/month for three days and $145 for 5 days)

Registration: In progress

Contact: Beverly Pitzer

*Summer program May 21-July 26. The program, for youngsters 16 months old to 4 years old, meets Tuesday through Friday (maximum attendance of two days). Cost is $14/day with a $20 registration fee.

Grace Baptist Church Preschool Program – 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans; (706) 868-9729, www.gbce.net

Age: 15 months-K5

Days Meet: Monday-Friday; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $95 (two days), $120 (three days); $150 (four days); $175 (five days); registration fee is same as one month’s tuition and due at time of enrollment

Registration: In progress

Contact: Lisa Wamack

Greater Augusta Christian Academy – 4406 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; (706) 863-2285

Age: 3- and 4-year-old Pre-K; K-5 through 12th grade

Days Meet: Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: Call for fees

Registration: Begins March 1

Contact: Althea Newsome

Harlem United Methodist Church – (706) 556-6885

Age: Mother’s Day Out (2-year-olds) and preschool (3- and 4-year-olds)

Days Meet: 2-, 3- and 5-day programs; 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: $80/month (2-year-olds); $100/month (3-year-olds; 3 days – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays); $120/month (4-year-olds; 5 days); registration fees are $30 for 2-year-olds, $40 for 3-year-olds and $50 for 4-year-olds

Registration: In progress

Contact: Paula Green

Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church – 5555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; (706) 863-0986

Age: Walking to age 4

Days Meet: Two-day program for 1- and 2-year-olds; three-day program for 3-year-olds; three- and five-day programs for 4-year-olds; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $100/month for two days; $125/month for three days; $150/month for five days; $100 registration fee

Registration: In progress

Contact: Joanne Percival

*Summer program runs May 28 through July 3. The program meets Tuesday through Thursday. Cost is $200 for the six-week program.

Martinez United Methodist Church – 3614 Washington Road, Martinez; (706) 863-0229

Age: Mother’s Day Out program; K2-, 3- and 4-year-old preschool program

Days Meet: One, two or three days for Mother’s Day Out; three- and four-day preschool programs

Cost: $60/month for one day/week, $90/month for two days/week and $115/three days per week for Mother’s Day Out program, with registration fees of $40/one day a week, $60/two days a week and $80/three days a week; preschool fees are $125/month for three days and $150/month for four days; preschool registration fee equal to one-month’s tuition due at time of registration; early registration discounts offered to those registering for either Mother’s Day Out or preschool before March 28

Contact: Georgi Grayson

Marvin United Methodist Church – 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez; (706) 868-8877, www.marvinpreschool.weebly.com

Age: 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds

Days Meet: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $85/month for two days; $100/month for three days; $50 registration fee

Registration: In progress

Contact: Ginger Gruba

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church – 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown; (706) 447-4522

Age: Curriculum-based program for 9 months to 4 years old

Days Meet: Monday-Friday; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $110/month for two days; $140/month for three days; $155/month for four days; $175/month for five days; $100 non-refundable registration fee per child

Registration: In progress

Contact: Nicole Durrwachter or ndurrwachter@st-teresa.com

*Summer program meets for three weeks each in June and July. Cost is $90/month (2 days); $110/month (3 days); $125/month (4 days); $40 non-refundable registration fee.

The Bee Hive Preschool at Augusta Jewish Community Center – 889 Weinberger Way, Evans; (706) 284-0205. www.thebeehivepreschool.com

Age: 3 years old (must be potty trained) to 5 years old

Days Meet: Three- and five-day programs

Tuition: $200 (3-day program); $285 (5-day program); $50 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration and a $50 activity fee due with first month’s tuition

Open House: In progress

Trinity Baptist Church – 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez; (706) 799-0637

Age: 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds

Days Meet: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $85/month for two days and $100/month for three days; $80 registration fee

Registration: In progress

Contact: Shannon Story

Warren Baptist Church – 3203 Washington Road, Augusta; (706) 860-6878

Age: Toddlers 12-23 months (9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.); 2-year-olds-K4 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Days meet: Toddlers meet Tuesday and Thursday; 2-year-olds meet Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday or Monday through Thursday; K3 meets Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday or Monday through Thursday; K4 meets Monday through Thursday

Cost: $95/month (2 days) or $150/month (4 days)

Contact: Debbie Hixon or Beverly Whitaker; dhixon@warrenbaptist.org or bwhitaker@warrenbaptist.org

Wesley United Methodist Church – 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; (706) 869-9807

Age: Parent’s Day Out (must be 15 months old by Sept. 1) for 15- to 24-month-olds (2 days/week); preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds; kindergarten for 5-year-olds

Days Meet: Two-, three- and four-day programs

Cost: $100 (two days); $130 (three days); $150 (four days); $205 for four-day kindergarten; registration fee equal to one month’s tuition; a $5 monthly discount for automatic draft is offered

Registration: In progress

Contact: Juley Bishop

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