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Hopewell Preschool Ministry

Pre-K Class:          M/W/F   8:30am - 11:00am
Beginners class:  T/Th        8:30am - 10:45am
September-May

Welcome to Hopewell Preschool Ministry!

HPM  serves God and the community by welcoming children in Jesus’ name, educating and nurturing each child in partnership with families. 

Contact Information:

Phone:     219-766-0565     (call or text)
Email:       preschool@hopewellmc.org

HPM is held at:
Hopewell Mennonite Church
PO Box 316
805 N Main St
Kouts, IN  46347


Policies

Requirements and Availability

Beginners Class: 
Children enrolling in the Beginners Classes must be 3 years old on or before July 31.  A maximum of 10 children will be accepted in each of two classes which will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 – 11 am.

Pre-K Class: 
Children enrolling in the Pre-Kindergarten Classes must be be 4 years old on or before July 31.  A maximum of 15 children will be accepted in each of two classes which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 – 11 am.

Enrollment

An enrollment form is available for your convenience to download, complete, and mail to the address listed at the top of the form. 

NOTE: A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is required at the time of registration. The fee covers processing of the application, and some of the costs for supplies during the year.

Holidays and Closings

The Hopewell Preschool Ministry will follow the same holiday schedule as East Porter County School Corporation (EPCSC).  Holiday closings will be listed in the HPM newsletter. 

Likewise, in the event that the EPCSC is on a 2-hour delay or closes due to inclement weather, Hopewell Preschool Ministry will be closed as well with one exception.   If a 2-hour delay is caused by FOG, then HPM will hold classes from 9:30 - 11:00am.  (For 2-hour delays caused by ice, snow or other reasons besides FOG, HPM will be closed.)


Financial Information

Tuition Rates for 2016-2017:
Beginners:   $80/month
Pre-K:             $110/month

All tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month.  A $10 late fee will be assessed for non-payment after the 10th of the month.  

Monthly tuition payments remain the same each month regardless of the number of days the child attends since the annual tuition is divided equally by nine to simplify bookkeeping. 

An insufficient check fee of $20.00 will be assessed per occurrence. Two occurrences will result in acceptance of cash or money orders only. 

ACH services are available for those parents who wish to have their child's tuition automatically withdrawn from a bank account each month. An authorization form will be mailed with the intitial back-to-school invoice in August, and can be downloaded by clicking on the link above under "Important Documents." Either a blank voided check, or a check for the current month's tuition must accompany the authorization form and be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the first automatic debit.

For financial related questions contact: 
Jay Bechtel, Treasurer 
Email:     treasurer@hopewellmc.org 
Phone:   219-241-3427


Education Philosophy

The purpose of our Ministry is to promote learning and encourage strong social, physical, spiritual, and mental development of each child. Through play, children explore their world and find excitement and pleasure in creating and experiencing with their senses.  Believing this, our goal is to organize and direct experiences in such a way that children learn concepts which are the foundation for future success.


Staff

We only seek employees who benefit your child by challenging their intellectual ability as well as their problem-solving skills. Selection of staff is a top priority at Hopewell Preschool Ministry. Our staff members are Christian people who love Jesus! On occasion, a substitute may be hired to fill in for a faculty member due to unforeseen circumstances. These temporary replacements will be hired with the utmost care, as are the long-term workers. Each employee has undergone a criminal history background check and central registry check to insure the safety of your child. You are encouraged to speak with the director, or the teacher personally, if you have questions about a teacher’s qualifications.