"Children are a gift from the LORD;
they are a reward from him."

-Psalm 127:3

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Welcome to Saint Margaret's Preschool!

 

Our program is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for the children and families involved in this ministry. Children will be engaged in daily experiences that foster a love for learning in a secure environment surrounded by the love of God.

 

Our private preschool is located just south of Blakeney in Weddington directly off of Rea Road. We are proud to offer our families the lowest teacher-student ratio in the South Charlotte / Union County area which includes: Weddington,Waxhaw, Blakeney and Marvin. Our families greatly benefit from our personal approach, attention to detail and certified teaching expertise.

Meet Dana

 

Dana Platé is our Preschool Director at St. Margaret’s Preschool. Dana brings a great deal of expertise to the program including a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, a BA in Psychology and Child Development and over a decade of teaching experience. If you have any questions for Dana please contact her by either calling (704) 288-3430 or submitting the following form:


Our Program

Our Philosophy

The St. Margaret’s Preschool philosophy is to nurture each child as they grow developmentally, socially, academically and spiritually.

 

Curriculum

We intentionally foster creativity and early academic concepts through child-centered play and meaningful lesson planning. Our Preschool implements a literacy, faith-based curriculum. Classrooms have themes that are built around popular children’s books that foster a love for reading and learning. The curriculum includes a print-rich environment, center time activities, hands-on art experiences, exposure to early math concepts, gross motor activities, circle time, music and movement fun.

 

Preschool Staff

St. Margaret’s Preschool is highly unique in that we only hire Lead Teachers who have certification in the field of teaching as well as professional background experience. Our highly, dedicated staff has cumulative teaching experience exceeding 150 years.

 

Student Age

Our Preschool offers classes for ages 2 through 4. All children must be the appropriate age on or before August 31st of the current school year.
(Please note that no exceptions will be considered)

 

Teacher / Student Ratio

We are proud to offer our families the lowest teacher / student ratio in the South Charlotte / Union County area which includes: Weddington, Waxhaw, Blakeney and Marvin.

 

Our Twos classes have a certified Lead Teacher, a full-time
Teacher Assistant and a full-time Floater.

1:3 teacher / student ratio.

 

Our Threes and Fours classes have a certified Lead Teacher, a full-time
Teacher Assistant and a full-time Floater.

1:5 teacher / student ratio.

 

School Hours

St. Margaret’s Preschool operates from 9:00am to 12:45pm, Monday through Thursday. Our program follows the Union County Public Schools calendar.

 

Daily Routine

A daily schedule is posted in each classroom and will consist of activities that build on security, independence, creativity and early academic concepts. Your child’s daily schedule will include circle time, center time, outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and movement, snack, lunch, and both small and whole group lessons. A music program is offered once a week for all age groups by a qualified Music teacher. Meaningful, age-appropriate Chapel lessons are led by Deacon Susie Bruno once a week for our Threes and Fours age groups.

 

Carpool

To ensure a safe, secure entrance and departure for your children, the preschool adheres to a carpool policy. This policy requires all ages to be escorted to and from the car during both drop off and pick up by preschool staff.

In order for our families to adjust to preschool drop off we do not implement carpool procedures until the end of the first month of school.

Tuition Rates

2016-2017 Class Information / Tuition Rates*

Two Year Old Class
Two teachers and one floating assistant with nine students (1:3 ratio)

Monday / Wednesday
Tuesday / Thursday

$230 / month
$240 / month

Three Year Old Class (must be potty trained)
Two teachers and one floating assistant with 14 students (1:5 ratio)

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
Monday-Thursday

$265 / month
$290 / month

Four Year Old Class (must be potty trained)
Two teachers and one floating assistant with 14 students (1:5 ratio)

Monday-Thursday

$295 / month

* There will be no partial tuition refunds in the event of unplanned closings, scheduled holidays and / or inclement weather

Preschool Tours

Preschool Tours

We invite you to tour our facility and to learn more about our program. Please call Dana Platé to schedule a one on one tour at: (704) 288-3430

 

When You Arrive

Our program makes the children’s safety and security a top priority. In order for any visitor to enter the facility we ask that you please park in the front parking lot (off of Rea Road). You can then press the button on the silver pad to the right of the locked brown doors to request entrance for a preschool tour.

Registration Information

New Potential Students

Parents are encouraged to please call the preschool office to ensure that your child’s class is available and not on a waiting list prior to submitting the registration form.

All students must have the following to become registered students

  • Completed registration form
  • The Children's Medical Report Form (including the current immunization record)
  • Paid registration fee by cash or check ($150 per child / $125 per additional children). There is no additional supply fee.

Please note:

The registration fee is non-refundable. The registration fee guarantees a place for your child in the program and helps provide supplies for each classroom.

All children enrolled at St. Margaret's Prechool must be current with North Carolina immunization requirements. St. Margaret's does not accept any waivers or exemptions for immunizations.

Contact Us

Thanks For Visiting!

For general questions about our program or to schedule a tour, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 
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8515 Rea Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173

(704) 288-3430

preschool@saintmargarets.net