The Calvary Weekday School is back in session. I hear the children playing on the playground just outside the Baker Center each morning. If you come to the Church on Sunday morning, you might not know about the church’s excellent program for children and families in the community during the week. Let me tell you a bit about it.
The Calvary Weekday School provides a safe, nurturing environment where children have the opportunity to learn, play, and grow through developmentally appropriate practices. Calvary Weekday School was created in 1964 and is a ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church. At the orientation for the preschool and kindergarten classes, there are always several parents who are bringing their own children to the same program that they attended as a young child. Many of the teachers and assistants in the program had their own children in the Calvary Weekday School where they now work. That says a great deal about the quality of the program.
There are morning classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and kindergarteners. There are sixty-four students. The teachers hold college degrees and are assisted by highly qualified assistants. The classroom environment invites children to observe, be active, make choices, and learn through new experiences. The school welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with families during this exciting time in your child’s school years. Winner of the Best of the Best award for 2022, fully accredited with the State Board of Education and recipient of Maryland EXCELS highest quality rating.
Jan Cline is the Chairperson of the Steering Committee that offers guidance and oversight to the Calvary Weekday School. You can find out more by visiting the church website at www.calvaryumc.org/weekday-school.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Steve Larsen