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2018 Parent Program Agreement


 

The Dan River WEE School Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen S. Smith as the new director of the Dan River WEE School.  As a native of Halifax County growing up in a small community between Rodden and Java, she is very familiar with many of the needs of our area.  Karen Smith

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Halifax County High School and earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Longwood College.  She has thirty years of teaching experience at Halifax County High School and Halifax County Middle School.  Mrs. Smith says, “My dream has always been to work in a Christian education setting, and in a sense this makes my dream come true.”

Mrs. Smith is an active member of Dan River Baptist Church where she and her husband have taught the three year old Sunday School class for more than twenty years.  Her other work at the church includes singing in the choir, leading a mission group, working in Vacation Bible School, and so much more.

Registration for the WEE school is taking place now.  There are spaces available for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.  Programs are offered in a three day and a five day format with half day and all day options.    If you are interested, you should contact the Dan River Baptist Church Office at 434-572-3547 and ask to speak with Mrs. Smith.

Dan River WEE School offers a variety of programs to meet the growing needs of your preschooler and your family. WEE learn through play, wonder, imagination and exploration to ensure success as children move forward in their educational careers. Classes are available in 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K age groups for half-day and full day programs.  Our school year runs from September through May.  Registration for the coming school year begins in February.


Our Philosophy 
The purpose of the weekday program is to provide our community with the highest quality preschool experience possible.  The school encourages the child's growth spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially.  Through happy experiences, the child builds a positive attitude toward school and church.

About Our School and Staff
Dan River WEE School is operated as a part of the church’s education program under the supervision of a eight-member, professionally licensed committee, the WEE School Director, and the pastor. The staff consists of the director and several teachers. The staff strives to be current on preschool educational issues and participate in a variety of yearly training experiences.

Our Curriculum
All of our programs begin with the W.E.E. Learn curriculum to create a strong Christian foundation for learning.  Weekday Early Education (WEE) Learn Curriculum is a developmentally appropriate weekday curricula for Christian settings designed for young children ages birth through Pre-K. WEE Learn is grounded in evidence-based practices, programs using the WEE Learn philosophy and curriculum work to support children and families.  Children’s individual differences and learning styles are considered as they learn through play and interactions with supportive early childhood teachers to maximize each child’s learning potential.


Admission Policy
An application form can be obtained from the Director's office.  There is a $60.00 fee (non-refundable) due with each application.  The date and format for accepting application forms will be announced at an appropriate time later on.


Parent Life
A monthly issue of Parent Life Magazine is provided by Dan River Baptist Church with your child's enrollment.

Dan River Baptist Church W.E.E. School is operated as part of the church’s educational program under the supervision of the W.E.E. School Executive Committee, the W.E.E. School Director, and the Pastor. 
Dan River W.E.E. School Executive Committee
Gail Bosiger, Coordinator
Marilyn Gibson
Cathy Younger
Amanda Shepperd
Karen Smith (Director)

2017/2018 Staff
Mrs. Karen Smith - Director
Ms. Heather Hall - Pre-K Teacher
Mrs. Georgine James - 3 Year Old Teacher
Mrs. Holly Hudson - 3 Year Old Teacher
Mrs. Michelle Woosley - 2 Year Old Teacher
Miss Taylor Satterfield - Afternoon Teacher
Mrs. Laura Slagle - 2 Year Old Teacher
Mrs. Jenny Plitt - Chapel and Music Teacher
Ms. Savannah Lowery - Afternoon Teacher


 

 

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