Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord. Psalm 127:3
Please contact Tami Joy, Director at 301-373-2500 x 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hollywood United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten prides itself with many hands-on activities, opportunities for social interaction, and our excellent teacher to child ratio that exceeds the standards set by the State of Maryland in a loving, Christian environment.
Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is FULL.
The only openings we have are for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.
Email us at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist
for ages Pre-K, 2, 3, and 4.
Registration & Class Info
How do I register my child? Download our Application for Admission and Contract. Complete the forms and mail to the school with check or money order for the Family Registration Fee ($100) and first month’s tuition. BOTH ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Registration will be accepted as long as there is class space available.
In fairness to all, registration cannot be accepted prior to the registration dates given above. Once classes are full, your family will be placed on our waiting list. You will be contacted when/if space becomes available.
Tuition fees are paid one month in advance. Second tuition payment for Fall is due the first month of school.
School tours are suspended at this time until COVID-19 numbers in our community decrease.
See Daily Schedule & Calendar tab for times.
Pre-K 2 Program
(Must be 2 by September 1 of the current school year.)
These classes been developed to be a child’s first experience away from home. The focus of this age group is on social interaction and verbal communication. Time is spent in exploration of their environment through play and hands-on activities, as well as time for stories, songs, fingerplays and small and large motor development.
Pre-K 3 Program
(Must be 3 by September 1 of the current school year.)
These classes will include time for social interaction; further language development; increased development in small and large motor skills; structured small and large group times; and continued exploration of their environment through hands-on experiences and play.
(Must be 4 by September 1 of the current school year.)
Our Pre-K 4 program provides an opportunity for the child to explore with materials, ideas and personal relationships as a firm foundation for their future in Kindergarten. This is a Pre-Kindergarten readiness program.
Kindergarten/*Transitional Kindergarten Program
(Must be 5 by December 15 of the current school year.)
Our ¾ day program is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of a typical kindergarten program. The small class size allows for more individualized instruction between the student and teacher. Learning to function in a group, yet maintaining their individuality is our goal. Our approach to the “Core” may be little more “hands-on’, but the goals are to meet and exceed the standard. Each child will be encouraged to advance at his/her own pace. Our program is recognized by the MSDE and children that meet the kindergarten age requirement (5th birthday by August 31 of the current school year), complete our program and meet the attendance requirements will be eligible for SMCPS 1st grade in the next school year.
What is Transitional Kindergarten at our school? This is in combination with our Kindergarten Program and is for the child that is ready for a more advanced, structured program (kindergarten work), but will not turn 5 until the fall 2022. SMCPS may not recognize this as K completion. Parents will need to obtain a waiver from SMCPS for this year to be counted as kindergarten. Recommendation from current Pre-K teacher or an interview with our school K teacher will be necessary to make sure this is a good fit for your child.
Class Schedule Options for Pre-K 2, 3, and 4
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Morning (9:15–11:45 AM)
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Full Day (9:15 AM–3:00 PM)
- Tuesday & Thursday Morning (9:15–11:45 AM)
- Tuesday and Thursday Full Day (9:15 AM–3:00 PM)
- Monday through Friday Morning (9:15–11:45 AM)
- Monday through Friday Full Day (9:15 AM–3:00 PM)
Class Schedule for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten:
- Monday through Friday (9:15 AM–1:00 PM)
Add Extended Day (Multi-Age Class 1:00-3:00) (See brochure for pricing)
- K/TK + Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Ext.
- K/TK + Tuesday & Thursday Ext.
- K/TK + Monday-Friday Ext.
Please watch our FB Group page and E-mail for emergency closings. We will try to give as much notice as possible, but unforeseen circumstances may come up to cause a last-minute cancelation.
General rules for our school:
- When we open 1 hour late: We will open one hour late for our AM classes and end at the regularly scheduled time. PM classes will begin and end on time.
- When we open 2 hours late: Our AM sessions will be closed. Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten will open at 11:00 and end at the regularly scheduled time. Pre-K 2, 3 and 4 will begin at 11:15 and end at the regular time.
- When we close early and Early Dismissals: We will close at 11:45 and 12:00.
- The policy of our school is to allow 5 emergency closing days per year. If we need to be closed for more than 5 days during the school year for emergency situations, every attempt will be made to make up the extra days if the school calendar will allow but cannot be guaranteed. Make-up days will be noted in the monthly newsletter and on your child’s classroom calendar.
DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Items in green font are typically family events.
These events will be decided on a case by case basis if we can safely allow families in the building.
|September 6||K/TK and T/TH Open Houses|
M/W/F Open Houses and K/TK First Regular Day
|September 8||T/TH Classes Begin|
|September 9||M/W/F Classes Begin|
|September 12||New Parent Orientation and Meet and Greet @6:00-7:30 in Galilee Hall|
|September 16||Kona Ice Back to School for all at 11:00 on the playground|
|September 22||Early Dismissal-11:45 Pick up Pre-K 2, 3, 4. 12:00 Pick up K/TK|
|Professional Day, No School|
|September 30||Playground Work Day at 5:00|
Playground Workday Rain Date at 5:00
Early Dismissal – Pre-K 2, 3 and 4 @ 11:45; K/TK @ 12:00
|October 21||Scarecrow Making and Pizza Family Night on the playground @ 5:00|
K/TK and M/W/F Classes: Pumpkin Farm Fieldtrip
Forrest Hall Farm Halloween Parties at the farm
No PM classes
Pumpkin Farm Fieldtrip and Halloween Party at Forrest Hall Farm T/TH Classes
Early Dismissal K/TK @ 12:00
NO PM Classes
|November 8||Election Day – Professional Day – No School|
|November 11||Veterans Day – No School|
|Thanksgiving Family Celebration|
Thanksgiving Family Celebration
Early Dismissal – 11:45 Pick up Pre-K 2, 3, 4. 12:00 Pick up K/TK
|November 23-25||Thanksgiving Recess|
Whole School Christmas Program and Birthday Parties for Jesus.
This will take the place of the regular school day.
Have students to the school door at 9:40. Program begins at 10:00.
|December 19-January 3||Winter/Christmas Break|
|January 3||Professional Day – No School|
|January 4 & 5||Classes Resume|
|January 16||Martin Luther King, Jr Day – No School|
In-House Registration Begins for Fall 2023 for Current Families, Former Families
and Church Member Families
|January 27||Professional Day – No School|
|February 13 & 14||Classroom Valentine Parties|
Professional Day – No School
Public Registration for 2023-2024 Begins
|February 20||President’s Day – No School|
|March 10||Annual Art Auction Fundraiser @ 6:30PM|
|March 16||Early Dismissal – 11:45 Pick up Pre-K 2, 3, 4. 12:00 Pick up K/TK|
|March 30||Easter Parties|
Early Dismissal – 11:45 Pick up Pre-K 2, 3, 4. 12:00 Pick up K/TK
|April 3-10||Easter/Spring Break|
|April 11 & 12||Classes Resume|
Dad’s Day Picnic – Chancellor’s Run Regional Park.
This will take the place of regular classes.
|May 11||Professional Day – No School|
|May 15 week||Mother’s Day Tea Parties|
Pre-K and K/TK Graduation Beach Party Greenwell State Park Beach
Early Dismissal Pre-K 2s and 3s.
Last Day Party M/W/F Pre-K 2s and 3s.
Pre-K 4 Graduation Practice whole class stays until 3:00
|May 23||Last Day Party T/TH 2s, 3s, and 4s.|
|May 24||Pre-K and K/TK Graduation at 10:00 AM in the Church Sanctuary|
Registration for Summer Camp 2023 will open early in 2023!
Summer Camp fills up quickly. Register soon!
Programs available for ages 2 (those that turn 2 by December 31, 2022 OR who are enrolled for our 2023-2024 school year) through age 7. (First grade children are eligible to attend if they have not yet reached their 8th birthday.)
|Session #1:||June 5-8, 2023||(Theme?) Week|
|Session #2:||June 12-15, 2023||(Theme?) Week|
|Session #3:||June 19-22, 2023||(Theme?) Week|
|Session #5:||July 10-13, 2023||(Theme?) Week|
|Session #6:||July 17-20, 2023||(Theme?) Week|
|Session #7:||July 24-27, 2023||(Theme?) Week|
Summer Camp Session Times:
Monday through Thursday
Morning Sessions: 9:30-12:00
All Day Sessions: 9:30-2:30
Payment due at time of registration.
All Sessions: (2022’s fees listed below. Stay tuned for updated fees.)
Morning Sessions: $70.00 per week of camp
Full Days: $125.00 per week of camp
10% discount for families with multiple children attending together.
Minimum 14 day cancellation policy with 10% penalty fee.
Students not currently enrolled in our program will need to have a completed, up-to-date medical form, shot record, and state and HUMP&K required paperwork on file prior to the beginning of camp.
HUMP&K follows St. Mary’s County Public Schools for all weather-related and emergency closings. For up-to-date info during storms and other inclement weather, visit www.smcps.org.
General rules for our school:
- SMCPS open 1 hour late: HUMP&K will open one hour late for our AM classes and end at the regularly scheduled time. PM classes will begin and end on time.
- SMCPS open 2 hours late: HUMP&K AM sessions will be closed. Kindergarten will open at 11:15 and end at the regularly scheduled time. PM classes will begin at 12:30 and end on time.
- SMCPS close early: HUMP&K PM sessions will be closed. Kindergarten will end at 1:00.
- SMCPS closed: HUMP&K Closed.
The policy of our school is to allow 5 emergency closing days per year. If we need to be closed for more than 5 days during the school year for emergency situations, every attempt will be made to make up the extra days if the school calendar will allow. These will be noted in the monthly newsletter and on your child’s classroom calendar.