Frequently Asked Questions
Your child must be 6 weeks old to begin our Infant program and they progress the following year to Toddler classes. Your child must be 2 years old by August 1st, or 3, 4, or Kindergarten.
We begin accepting applications from the community at large November 1st for the following school calendar year. We operate on a school-based calendar from late August to the end of May. We offer tours to new families beginning October 1st. Applications are held in a “waiting folder” until church members enroll in November and current families by December. Community-at-large applicants are notified by February 1st of openings.
Please call the school at (502) 895-3295 to arrange a tour beginning October 1st. Allow 30-45 minutes to view our environment and meet some of our professional teaching team. Our goal is to share our experience, research, and knowledge of child development and early childhood best practices to empower you to make the best educational decision for your child.
Our school is unique in its core mission and passion. The school community is stronger when its members share the mission and the passion. Tours help you to determine the best fit for your family.
Our teachers have over 60 years of experience within the field of Early Childhood Education and receive on-going, in-depth training throughout the school year. Staff bios are available in this link. LINK TO STAFF BIOS
Our seasoned Kindergarten teachers accept your child where they are (must be 5 by August 1st) we are ready for YOUR child rather than your child be “ready” for our school. The Kindergarten program uses an emergent curriculum format while assuring state and national standards are met.
We have been told by both private and public-school teachers in the vicinity that they can “spot” a child from 2nd Pres, having been nurtured in their social-emotional and cognitive skills, prompting them to pose questions, seek more information, listen and follow directions, and to “think outside the box.” They leave 2nd Pres with a strong skill set to help them be confident and successful.
Over the past decade, new research has explored children’s connections and relationships with nature. Author Richard Louv’s book, The Last Child in the Woods, stresses the term “Nature Deficit Disorder”, coined to describe the alarming trend of lack of play exploration outdoors. In a fast-paced world, we are committed to slowing down, rediscovering and reconnecting with nature.
Our outdoor classroom adventures are endless and nature abundant. Taking a tour of our playscape reveals elements that represent Louisville (Falls of Ohio), and caves (Mammoth Cave). The photos will give you a taste of the flavor of our paradise where children can run, climb, balance, pour, dig, pulverize and more.