HOURS OF OPERATION
School hours are from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available for morning and afternoon.
EXTENDED CARE HOURS
Session A: 7:15a.m. – 9:25a.m. $6.00 per day
Session 1: 1:30p.m. – 3:00p.m. $5.00 per day
Session 2: 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. $5.00 per day
Aside from beginning date (September 1st) and ending date (third Friday in May) of school, Lakeside Weekday Education basically follows the school calendar for the Hoover School System with a few exceptions.
2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
We are currently registering for our wait list for the 2020-21 school year. Fill out the registration forms and turn in with your $100 registration fee and your child will go on our wait list. After February 4 which is the deadline for our current families to register, we will fill in the empty spots in the order of the wait list.
SECURITY AT LAKESIDE
Lakeside has installed a state of the art Security System complete with cameras and magnetic locks on all doors entering the Preschool Department. Each family will be issued a security card for entrance into the facility when needed during regular school hours. Carpool numbers are given during Orientation. When picking up your child, your carpool number will be matched to the child you are picking up. All of our teachers have undergone criminal background checks and are highly recommended by those who have worked with them and know them. Each teacher is certified in CPR. Lakeside has a wonderful staff who love working with children.
About the Weekday Education Ministry
LOVE, LAUGHTER, & LEARNING AT LAKESIDE
Lakeside Baptist Church Weekday Education Ministry exists to assist parents in the social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development of their children. It is our belief that a Christian environment enhances this developmental process. Believing that all children are special in God’s eye, with individual personalities, our goal is to create an atmosphere in which each child will grow and learn to his or her full potential. Our program is based on Christian theology and a sound educational philosophy.
We believe in love, laughter and learning at Lakeside by nurturing self-confidence through creative activities and exploration of the world around us. We believe this is accomplished by offering exciting challenges for the children, with the least amount of pressure. It is our prayer that we are effective in supporting our parents through this ministry program, and that we will be a service to our community. We are hopeful our parents will become a part of the Lakeside family and feel welcome to come to our church in times of crises.
The Lakeside Weekday Education program is a wonderful and caring place for children and families. We hope you will register with us.
Children who will be 6 months by September of the school year registering – 4K are welcome.
Please fill out the registration packet completely before turning it in. The affidavit at the end of the packet should be filled out and signed with a notary present. We have a notary on our staff. Bring it with you unsigned when you come to register.
Tuition & Fees
There is a $100.00 registration fee for each class. Registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid with registration.
There is a supply fee that is due twice a year. Supply fees are due July 1st and January 1st. This fee is $15.00 per day registered. For example if your child is registered for 3 days a week, the supply fee would be $45.00.
Tuition is due August through April (one month in advance).
MOTHER’S DAY OUT
The Mother’s Day Out program uses a well rounded program of socialization, free expression, creative activities, storytelling, music and movement. These activities are developmentally geared to the young child’s interests. The classes participate in unit theme activities. Bible stories are part of the daily routine.
THREE YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN
Three year old kindergarten uses the “Wee Learn” curriculum by Moorehead, and published by Lifeway. Our 3K also uses a curriculum called “Second Step,” that teaches social and emotional skills. The 3K curriculum uses creative avenues such as music and movement, crafts, play, Bible stories, and “circle time,” to teach students.
FOUR YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN
Frog Street Press is the curriculum used for four year old kindergarten. It is a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses a variety of early childhood skills. It is a phonics based program that uses songs and characters in a fun and creative way. Math concepts are taught through Frog Street Press Giggle games. Special adventure days are held throughout the school year that enhance the Frog Street Press curriculum. Unit themes are a favorite of students as they investigate many aspects of Science and Social Studies.
OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
Toddlers through 4K participate in Bible classes twice a week.
Toddlers through 4K have music classes once a week.
4K and five day 3K participate in computer classes once a week.
Twos through 4K have PE once a week.
There are various afterschool activities offered through private contractors. In the 2016-17 school year, students can choose tumblebus, soccer shots, and dance.
(Registration will start March 1st)
Grade School Camp
Completed 1st – 6th grade
Field trips, Bible studies, water games, camper’s choice, crafts, games and more!
Sign up for just one week, or for a 3 week or 6 week block*
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Extended Hours from 7:30-4:30
$125 per week (2nd and 3rd child $100 per week) Limited Space Available *discounts available
15 months – completed 5K
Crafts, games, Bible stories, lots of fun things!
3 days (T,W,Th) 9:00-1:00
$200 per 3 week block
Early care available
5 days (M-F) 9:00-3:00
$325 per 3 week block
Early and Late Care Available
Limited Space Available *Discounts available
Meet the Director
REGINA HOWELL HOUSER
Director, Regina Howell Houser has a diverse background that will bring much to the program. She has a bachelors and a masters degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Divinity from a Baptist seminary. She taught in public schools for nine years, taught and was a missionary in Guatemala for two years, and taught Spanish in a private school in Texas for 4 years. She served as a Camp Director for ten years as well. She would love to talk with you and minister to you in whatever way possible. To contact Regina you may call 205-313-2930 or by email
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When does school start and what are the hours?
School will start September 3rd, 2019. Normal programmed school hours are from 9:30-1:30. Extended hours are from 7:15 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
How will I communicate with my child’s teacher?
You will find out in August the name of your child’s teacher. Each teacher has her own system of getting in touch either through texts, e-mails, phone calls. Your child will have a folder to stay in their backpack that will go home and back to school each day. Parents/Teachers may communicate through the folder.
What supplies does my child need for school?
Toddlers to two year olds will need a clear back pack, large enough to carry a folder. We will have some for sale at the parent orientation. Each child, MDO and Kindergarten needs a change of clothes with his or her name clearly marked. 3K and 4K using late care needs a nap mat – should be all one piece – pillow/blanket/mat
What specials does Lakeside offer?
Toddlers – 4K will go to Bible and Music each week. Twos – 4K will have PE, and 3K and 4K will have computer. There are a variety of “after school” activities by contract groups. These groups are paid by you, but are housed at Lakeside. The opportunities for the current year are Tumblebus, Soccer Shots and Dance.
When will I receive my first bill?
You will receive your first bill at the end of June to be paid in July. It will be for your first supply fee. Supply fees are $15 per day registered. For example if your child comes 3 days a week, their supply fee will be $45. Supply fees are billed twice a year and will be billed again in January.
When is my first tuition due?
The first tuition is due August 1st. You should receive your statement the last week of July. Tuition is billed August through April (a month in advance). Tuition is due on the 1st day of the month. A late fee of $15.00 will be incurred after the 10th of the month.
When is parent orientation?
Parent Orientation for the 2019-20 school year will be Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m.
When can I sign up my child for extended care?
Extended care registration will take place at the Parent Orientation in the Fall. The registration fee is $20.00.
When will I receive my security card?
Security cards will be issued at the Parent Orientation, one per child. If you need extra or if you lose yours, the cost will be $10.00.
Do I have to have an immunization form for my child?
Yes, an original immunization form is required for your child to attend at Lakeside. These forms will be due at Parent Orientation, but you may turn them in before this time. No child should attend the first day without an immunization form.
What about lunch and snacks?
Lakeside does not provide food service. Due to time and space, we do not heat or refrigerate any food, except for infants and toddlers. Parents will receive a lunch suggestion list from their child’s teacher at the parent orientation.
Is there anything available for the summer?
Summer Live will be 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July. Available for children 15 months (by June) – 6th grade.
Is Lakeside licensed?
No, Lakeside is not licensed with the state. However, we are checked by the county DHR yearly.
SPRING 2019 CALENDAR
Monday, January 7th First day back in January
Monday, January 21st Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school
Monday, February 18th President’s Day – no school (professional dev day for teachers)
Mon-Fri, March 25-29 Spring Break
Friday, April 19th Good Friday – no school
Friday, May 17th Last day of school
Monday, May 20th Teacher Work Day
Block 1 June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28
Block 2 July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26
August days August 5-9, August 12-16