Happy Apple Academy Preschool Registration
Thank you SMUMC for supporting the ministry of Happy Apple Academy. We currently have the joy & privilege of touching the lives of 138 children & their families. Please help us get the word out to your friends & neighbors that open registration for the 2018-2019 school year is March 9th from 8:00am-12:00pm. Registration will be held in Bailey Hall.
Pre-registration will be available for SMUMC members and families currently enrolled beginning February 12th. Please call 912-882-3727 for more info.
Happy Apple Academy Preschool
WHAT IS HAPPY APPLE?
Happy Apple is a private preschool which strives to offer the community a program which encompasses the highest standards in early childhood education within a Christian environment of love and support.  We have been a ministry of St. Marys United Methodist church since 1981. 
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OUR PHILOSOPHY
CURRICULUM
At Happy Apple Academy, we believe that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring and discovery. Preschool children are creative and receptive; our staff strives to encourage these qualities in the children who attend. We work to provide an atmosphere that encourages the child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development.
Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and carefully crafted for each age group. From the youngest age our students are immersed in activities to encourage social, language, physical and intellectual development. By the time our students are in their prekindergarten year, they are involved in all areas of the curriculum including a highly effective phonics program. We delight in teaching Bible lessons and Christian values. We are proud of the fact that the children are having such fun they do not realize the activities are designed for learning.
STAFF
Our staff of 11 is the heart of our school and is comprised of a team of skilled, fun, and caring people knowledgeable in the field of Early Childhood Education. We love coming to work each day and are committed to establishing meaningful relationships with children, parents and each other.  We continually strive to improve our school and seek to increase our knowledge and abilities through continuing education and shared experiences.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
  • You can expect that your child will be safe at Happy Apple Academy. We have strict rules about picking up children, and never leave children unattended. 
  • You can expect that your child will be cared for at Happy Apple Academy. Our teachers and staff are wonderful, loving individuals who genuinely enjoy children. 
  • You can expect that your child will receive spiritual training at Happy Apple Academy. We are a Christian ministry. We choose to focus on those beliefs which Christians hold in common. Our main emphasis is that Jesus loves us and wants us to love Him. We believe that children learn about Jesus’ love as they experience our love. 
  • You can expect to be involved in your child’s class. We celebrate birthdays and holidays. Many parents volunteer at Happy Apple, sharing their talents and skills with the children.   
  • You can expect your child to love Happy Apple Academy! We have refined our program over years. Hundreds of students have taught us how to work with every type of child.
FACT SHEET

Age Range:  2 1/2 years old to 5 years old

Classes:  
     • two or three-day sessions for 2 1/2 and 3 year olds
     • three or five-day sessions for 4 and 5 year olds in the pre-kindergarten year

School Day:  Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon

School Year:  late August through mid-May

Staff:  11 staff members knowledgeable in the field of Early Childhood education
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Director:  Ginna Stein
Phone number:  912-882-3727
Email:  Happyappleacademy@tds.net