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
Our 2020-21 school year has gotten off to a fantastic start amid this national health crises. There are still a few spots available in various age groups. Contact Ms. Regina for more information about spaces available as well as our COVID protocols.
2021-22 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 2 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
All of our classes use the Frog Street Press Curriculum. It focuses on nurturing curiosity through exploration. A variety of teaching strategies are used enabling all children to progress in their learning. A variety of themes are used in each age group as a framework for learning. We are actively teaching language development, cognitive development, social and emotional development, and physical development.
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 enrichment once a week.
Middle Toddlers through 4K have PE once a week.
Twos through 4K have PE once a week.
(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!
June 28-July 2
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!
June 28-July 2
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 starts the day after Labor Day. 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?
Parents will find out the name of their child’s teacher in August. All teachers will use the Procare app to communicate with parents. There may also be a folder in backpacks that will go back and forth from home to school each day.
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
We recommend nap mats from Urban Infant.
What specials does Lakeside offer?
Toddlers – 4K will go to Bible and Music each week. Middle toddlers – 4K will have PE and five day 3K and 4K will have enrichment. All “after school” activities are suspended this school year. 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?
When is my first tuition due?
When is parent orientation?
Parent / Student Orientation is typically 2 weeks before the start of school.
When can I sign up my child for extended care?
When will I receive my security card?
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?
Is Lakeside licensed?
No, Lakeside is not licensed with the state. However, we are checked by the county DHR yearly.