Tag: preschool

Enroll in Circle of Friends Preschool

We’re excited to help you enroll your child at Circle of Friends Preschool. 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. 2021-2022 School Year Download the 2021-2022 Registration Packet. The “early bird registration” fee is…
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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

Dear Preschool Families: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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Tuition, Fees & Refunds

2021-2022 School Year Tuition Download our 2021-2022 tuition and fees to see which option works best for your family.  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…
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Jill Mason

Teacher: Toddlers/Age 1 –

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Kristi Metter

Teacher: Age 3 –

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Linda Anthony

Teacher: BeforeCare & Music

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Meghan Ferguson

Teacher: Age 2 –

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Sue Parra

Teacher: Age 2 –

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

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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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 2021-2022 school years as well as Summer Imagination Camp. What Makes Our Program Highly…
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Resources for Current Families

  2020-2021 Important Dates February 1 – Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year February 8 – Summer Imagination Camp 2021 Registration Begins February 15 – School Closed for President’s Day March 14 – Daylight Savings (Spring Forward!) March 19 – NO SCHOOL March 22-26 – Spring Break March 30 & 31 – Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences  …
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Employment Opportunities

Current Openings Director of Children’s Music & Drama Located 30 minutes west of the Gateway Arch in suburban St. Louis, Manchester UMC is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Director of Children’s Music & Drama.  Manchester is a historic, vibrant and inclusive church, with an active congregation of nearly 2,700 members. Our rich history includes…
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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. We are currently enrolling for in-person classes for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. Starting February 8, we will…
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