The Yellow School

The Yellow School at MDPC is an extension of the Christian Education ministry of the church. The early years of life are the most important for laying foundations for faith and for social, emotional, and cognitive development. Knowing this, The Yellow School:

  • provides each child with acceptance, respect, and love by caring adults in a Christian environment;
  • offers a place where they can embrace their uniqueness as children of God, develop new relationships, and learn about their expanding world;
  • creates opportunities to explore, experiment, make decisions, and learn to problem solve; and
  • uses curricula to teach the skills needed for future school success (literacy, language, math, science, and social studies).

We encourage curiosity and independence. As they experience opportunities for accomplishment, children develop a positive self-image, a sense of self-worth, and the ability to self-regulate. Our staff members serve as positive role models, guiding students through a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities. Each child is unique and must be allowed to grow and develop at their own pace.

We believe the love of God binds us together. In that love, we welcome and respect all faiths and provide a welcoming and loving community in which children learn to work and play with others; to respect property and the rights of others; and to learn of God’s love for us all.

Classes Offered

THREE-YEAR-OLD CLASSES
Children must be 3 by Sep 1 and toilet trained
5-Day – Monday through Friday
2-Day – Tuesday and Thursday
3-Day – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

PRE-K CLASSES
Children must be 4 by Sep 1
4-Day – Tuesday through Friday
5 Day – Monday through Friday

KINDERGARTEN
Children must be 5 by Sep 1
5-Day – Monday through Friday

Extended Care is offered until 3:30 or 4:00pm daily.

Curriculum

Daily plans include learning activities appropriate to the developmental levels and various learning styles of the children. These activities are designed to facilitate the development of skills in reading and language arts; mathematics; science; social studies; art; music; fine and gross motor endeavors; faith development; and outdoor play.

To help support these areas The Yellow School utilizes the following curricula:

  • Three-year-old classes: Frog Street Press
  • Pre-K: Learning Without Tears
  • Kindergarten: Handwriting Without Tears, Lucy Calkins

 

Requirements for Registration

Fall 2023-2024 Registration

Fall 2023-2024 school year registration for new families will begin on November 18 at 6:00am.

New Family Registration

1. Online registration must be completed through the MDPC website.
2. Registration fee is paid at the time of registration.
3. Building fee for non-church members (paid at the time of online registration).

Upon placement, the parent and the child’s pediatrician must complete the enrollment form and information form below. Failure to turn in paperwork will result in your child losing their place in our program. You will need to download, fill out, save, and attach in an email to Tara Riebschlaeger, .

 

Pictures of the School

The Yellow School

Playground

3-year-old Class

 

Pre-K Class

 

Kindergarten Class

 

 

Staff