Category: Preschool

Circle of Friends Parent Feedback

As a former Circle of Friends Preschool family, Manchester United Methodist Church invites you to take a few minutes to complete the brief survey below about your experiences last school year (2021-2022). Your feedback will help Circle of Friends enhance its ability to provide children and families a great start to life-long learning! Your responses…
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Enroll in Circle of Friends Preschool

We’re excited to help you enroll your child at Circle of Friends Preschool! Please see below for the 2022-2023 Registration Packet that can be easily downloaded. A completed registration packet is required for each child. For children new to the preschool, a birth certificate or passport is necessary to verify the child’s birth date. 2022-2023…
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Circle of Friends Preschool Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Circle of Friends Preschool using the above video. Register Your Child Today We invite you to let us answer any questions you may have. For more information, call 636.394.6867 or email today! Learn more about Circle of Friends Preschool: About Circle of Friends Our Safety Plans (Covid-19) Frequently Asked…
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Circle of Friends FAQs

We’ve put together this FAQs resource to help Circle of Friends families navigate through this season. These are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a question about something that is not covered here or elsewhere on our website, please do not hesitate to email and we will respond…
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Safety first

Preschool Safety Practices

Updated: 5/16/2022 For more than 53 years, Circle of Friends Preschool has been helping children and their families enjoy a great start to life-long learning. The physical, emotional and social health of children, families and staff is a priority of Circle of Friends Preschool. With this in mind, we follow enhanced safety practices as recommended…
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Melanie Knipping

Preschool Director As the Director of Circle of Friends Preschool, I have a passion for helping children and families enjoy a great start to life-long learning! I have an Associate’s degree in Child Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. I have been involved in the early childhood education field as both a teacher and…
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Melanie Knipping

Preschool Director

Kenna Marcus

Kenna Marcus

Director of Communications I was born and raised in Texas, but Enterprise and my husband’s promotion brought us up to Missouri. So far, I love it!  Great people and great surroundings.  I received my BA in Speech Communications at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and my MA in Communications from Lindenwood University.  My…
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Tuition, Fees & Refunds

2022-2023 School Year At Circle of Friends Preschool, we offer flexible schedules and a variety of opportunities for your child. After you’ve explored the options we offer, please let us answer any questions you may have. Once you’ve made your decision, we would be delighted to register and enroll your child. Registration Fee A non-refundable…
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Becky Bassett

Teacher: Ages 4/5 –

Denise Saunders

Teacher: Age 3 –

Jill Mason

Teacher: Toddlers/Age 1 –

Jill Worland

Teacher: Ages 4/5 –

Karrie Hetzler

Teacher: Ages 4/5 – 

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Kelly Hall

Teacher: Music – 

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Kristen Taylor

Teacher: Ages 4/5 –

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Kristi Metter

Teacher: Age 3 –

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Linda Anthony

Teacher: BeforeCare & Music

Lissette Brugueras

Teacher: Ages 4/5 –

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Meghan Ferguson

Teacher: Age 2 –

Nina Walton

Teacher: Age 2 –

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Sue Parra

Teacher: Age 2 –

Susan Fehr

Teacher: Ages 4/5 –

Program & Class Options

Circle of Friends Preschool serves children ages 1 to 5 through a variety of programming options. After reviewing our program and class options below, we invite you to schedule a tour to get a feel for our preschool and let us answer any questions you may have. We are currently enrolling for in-person classes for…
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Circle of Friends PALs

UPDATED: Parents As Leaders (PALs) is currently on hiatus and will be making a modified return during the 2022-2023 school year. This an opportunity for current Circle of Friends parents to serve as leaders in and provide support to the Circle of Friends community.  PALs will work closely with the Circle of Friends administration and…
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Circle of Friends Preschool

Every Child Deserves A Great Start! For more than 53 years, Circle of Friends Preschool has been helping children (ages 1 to 5) and their families enjoy a great start to life-long learning. We are currently enrolling for in-person classes for the 2022-2023 school year. What Makes Our Program Highly Effective? Play and hands-on learning that…
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Resources for Current Families

  2022 Important Dates April 11 & 12 – Parent Teacher Conferences & Art Show April 14 – NO SCHOOL for Rooms 110 & 111 April 15 & 18 – NO SCHOOL ALL CLASSES May 11 – Wheels Day May 23 – Room 116 Graduation May 24 – Room 111 Graduation May 25 – Room…
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About Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends Preschool is an outreach of Manchester United Methodist Church. The school is located on the lower level of the main church building near the intersection of Highway 141 and Manchester Road in Manchester, Missouri. We are currently enrolling for in-person classes for the following: 2021-2022 school year 2022-2023 school year 2022 Summer…
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