Tag: Circle of Friends

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Fellowship Group: Circle of Friends Chat Circle

Dates:  Mondays through FridaysTimes: 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.Location:   Children’s Ministry Hallway | Manchester UMC Description: Our parents from Circle of Friends Preschool are invited to sit, relax and get to know each other. This is an informal space where folks can sit and talk after drop off. Newcomers are always welcome! No registration needed. For more information,…
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Melanie Knipping

I serve as Director of Circle of Friends Preschool. 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 an administrator for over 27 years. Prior to joining Circle of Friends, I was the director of…
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SPECIAL CLASS: Conscious Discipline for Parents

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 13, 27 and Feb. 3  (3 sessions) Leader:  Dr. Megan Whittemore, Certified Conscious Discipline Trainer Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMC Description:  Tough to get out of the door in the morning? How about getting through changes in routine?  Want to feel more connected to your child?…
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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. FOUR & FIVE YEAR OLDS Our Fours &…
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Circle of Friends PALs

Parents As Leaders (PALs) is 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 staff to achieve annual goals in order to meet the current and future needs of Circle of…
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Portrait of Ellen Ewing, Circle of Friends Preschool

Ellen Ewing

Two’s Teacher – Circle of Friends My name is Ellen Ewing and am a teacher in one of the two’s room. I have a degree in English Literature from Washington University of St. Louis.  I have been involved in early childhood education as a teacher or volunteer for over a decade.  In Spring of 2019,…
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Circle of Friends Preschool

Every Child Deserves A Great Start! For more than 52 years, Circle of Friends Preschool has been helping children (ages 1 to 5) and their families enjoy a great start to life-long learning. What Makes Our Program Highly Effective? Play and hands-on learning that is fun, creative and safe Focus on academic, social and emotional…
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Resources for Current Families

School Calendar Stay up to date with what’s happening at Circle of Friends Preschool! Learn more about Circle of Friends Preschool: About Circle of Friends Program/Class Options Parents as Leaders 2019-2020 Options & Fees (NEW!) Registration & Enrollment Our Staff For more information or to speak with the preschool director, call 636.394.6867 or email [email protected] today.

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Employment Opportunities

Current Openings Circle of Friends Preschool Music Teacher (Part Time) Circle of Friends Preschool is seeking candidates for a part time Music Teacher position. We offer developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum that prepares children for future success. Through a focus on academic, social, musical and emotional development, the preschool emphasizes whole child development. An ideal candidate…
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General Inclement Weather Policy

The Senior Pastor and Church Administrator are responsible for the decision to close Manchester UMC because of weather conditions. This includes morning, afternoon and evening activities for children, youth, and adults. The Church Administrator will work with the Director of Communications to ensure the closing is communicated to all concerned persons. MUMC employees are responsible…
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Openings for Substitute Teachers for Circle of Friends Preschool

Circle of Friends Preschool at Manchester UMC is looking for someone to join our team of excellent teachers as a Substitute Teacher. We offer a play-based educational experience for children ages 1-5, emphasizing not just academics, but also social and emotional growth. We seek to help our students learn and grow in independence, self confidence, and…
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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. Circle of Friends Preschool is open to all faiths and traditions. While families do not need to attend…
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