Navarre United Methodist Preschool - Navarre FL Child Care Facility

9474 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
(850) 939-6720
1 Review

About the Provider

Description:

Our preschool exists as an outreach ministry of Navarre United Methodist Church to the children and the parents of the congregation and the surrounding community. We value and celebrate each child with unconditional love, care and support. We welcome children from all races, faiths, and nationalities. It is our goal to provide your child with a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate, Christian environment in which he/she will feel a sense of belonging and grow to become ready for a lifetime of learning. We strive to be in partnership with you, the parent/guardian, to achieve these goals.

Additional Information:

Provider First Licensed on: 9/20/95;


Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 110
  • License Number: C01SR0021
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: VPK Provider; After School;Before School;Food Served;Full Day;Half Day;Open Year-Round
  • District Office: Judicial Circuit 1
    160 Governmental Center
    Pensacola, FL 32502
  • District Office Phone: (850) 483-6728 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Donna Woodard

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Reviews

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Mandy Feb 09, 2014

This preschool scores high on the Kindergarten assessments. My lesson learned....Just because a school has high scores does NOT make them the best. My child’s class had 15 or 16 children and two teachers. The teacher completed an assessment at the beginning of the year with categories of “exceeding expectations”, “meeting expectations”, or “below expectations”. The goal is to have each child exceeding expectations at the end of the year. At the beginning of the school year, my child met or exceeded expectations in every category...only about 5 or 6 children in the class were below expectations according to our teacher. The entire first half of the year was spent focusing on those children. I felt that my child was left behind because they were in the top third of the class. After Christmas break, my child began a new school. The new class consists of 11 children and only 1 teacher (a higher ratio than NUMC). Within four weeks of being in the new school, my child is reading and doing simple math not to mention super excited to go everyday. The teacher and the director at Navarre UMC preschool told me that these expectations (among others) were too high. Navarre UMC’s preschool schedule allowed for a VERY long outdoor time and SHORT structured learning time. In a 3 hour VPK day:

- A half hour was spent in free play with table top toys
- One hour was spent outside with approximately a half hour spent preparing to go out and regrouping once back inside.
- A half hour spent for snack time.

This left only a half hour for structured class time!

The new school spends a half hour outside, one and half hours for class time and centers (which always includes 1-on-1 time), a half hour for circle time where they read stories, sing songs, and talk about the theme for the day and learn Spanish. They also spend a half hour on a morning snack.

Hope this helps make an informed decision about this school.

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