Preschool

The Belmont Community Center Preschool is a developmental program reflecting current early childhood education philosophy. It is designed to enhance and enrich the social, emotional, physical, and academic development of 3, 4, and 5 year olds. We provide an environment which stimulates the child’s natural curiosity as they learn through play as well as peer and adult interaction.

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Program Schedule

Full Day Schedule

  • 8:15-8:30 am – Arrival
  • 8:30 am – Free Play and Breakfast (BCC does not provide breakfast)
  • 9:00 am – Circle Time
    • Calendar, Letter & Number of the Week, Theme Activity, Storytime, Daily Songs
  • 9:30 am – Play Centers
    • Pretend Play, Reading, Building, Art, Small Group Learning Activity
  • 11:00 am – Recess
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch (BCC does not provide lunch)
  • 12:30 pm – Nap/Free Play
  • 2:30 pm – Snack
  • 3:00-3:30 pm – End of Day Play

Half Day Schedule

  • 8:15-8:30 am – Arrival
  • 8:30 am – Free Play, Breakfast (BCC does not provide breakfast)
  • 9:00 am – Circle Time
    • Calendar, Letter & Number of the Week, Theme Activity, Storytime, Daily Songs
  • 9:30 am – Play Centers
    • Pretend Play, Reading, Building, Art, Small Group Learning Activity
  • 11:00 am – Recess
  • 11:50 am-12:00 pm – Dismissal

Before/or After School

  • 6:30am-8:30am –  Join K-5 for Before School Care

  • 8:30am-3:30pm – PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE (See Above)

  • 3:30-4:30pm – Free Play
  • 4:30-5:45pm – Join K-5 until close

      Program Fees

      Payments can be credit card, checks, or cash. We also accept the state childcare subsidy.

      Registration Fee — $50 (one-time, nonrefundable, and due at enrollment)

      All rates and fees are per child.

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      Meet the

      Staff

      Kylie Cook

      Kylie Cook

      Director of Education & Engagement

      Kelli Clark

      Kelli Clark

      Lead Teacher (4-5-Year-Olds)

      Mady Hoyt

      Mady Hoyt

      Lead Teacher (3-4-Year-Olds)

      Hyam Albayati

      Hyam Albayati

      Assistant Teacher

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      Program FAQs

      Who can enroll for Preschool at the BCC?

      Any child 3-5 years old who is potty trained.

      What are some program and facility amenities?

       The BCC Preschool has their own classroom and entrance on the southeast corner of the building. The classroom has two restrooms, play centers including: building, art, puzzles, books/listening, dollhouse, and kitchen, and a rear fire exit leading to our baseball field. As part of the center, outside there is a baseball field, fenced in play area, sandbox, and cement patio. Nearby is a public picnic shelter and two playgrounds. BCC preschool also utilizes the indoor gymnasium, snack room, and meeting room to provide variety in activities and gross motor play.

      Does the BCC provide breakfast and lunch?

      The BCC preschool does not provide any meals during programming, but have eating times built into our schedule. Parents are welcome to send breakfast with students arriving before 8:30am and are required to send lunch with students staying for the full-day program. The BCC cannot refrigerate lunches, but microwaves are available for staff to heat/reheat student lunches. The BCC provides a snack to students at 3:15pm for those attending our full day program.

      What is the student to staff ratio?

      10 students (3-4 years old): 1 staff 

      12 students (4-5 years old): 1 staff

      When is the center closed?

      Check out our calendar here.

      Is there preschool when Lincoln Public Schools is closed?

      Check out our program calendar here for holidays or closures. In the event of a LPS weather cancellation, the Belmont Community Center closes and preschool is cancelled.

      What does drop off and pick up look like at the BCC?

      Parents/Guardians are welcome to come in and drop off or pick up their child. Parents/Guardians also have the option to pull up and call the center for drop off or pick up. Children are sent out our front door which is located on 12th St by the flagpole. The BCC phone number is 402-477-8854. Parents can add or remove additional authorized pick up persons at anytime throughout the year.

      What are the preschool program goals for my child?

      Academic Goals

      • Write their first and last name.
      • Know all alphabet letters and sounds.
      • Count and recognize numbers 1-20.
      • Identify basic 2D shapes.
      • Clap and count syllables.
      • Complete patterns.
      • Identify the first sound of a word.
      • Vocalize age and birthday.
      • Hold a pencil correctly with a three finger grasp.

      Social Emotional Goals

      • Show independence in a range of activities, routines and tasks.
      • Regulate a wide range of emotions using self-regulation.
      • Utilize strategies to help delay gratification (wait for their turn, etc.).
      • Share and take turns with peers.
      • Follow basic rules and routines for play and group participation.
      • Participate in cooperative play (work together to reach a common goal, etc.).
      • Display conflict resolution skills.

      How will I know if my child is Kindergarten ready?

      Baseline and developmental assessments will occur 3 times per year (September, January, and May). The BCC Preschool teacher will host parent teacher conferences (October and February) as well as provide a post-assessment, collaborative, educational plan for parents.

      What does communication look like at the BCC?

      Parents can connect with BCC preschool teachers via email or Class Dojo. Class Dojo is an app where BCC teachers will post photos, communicate with parents, and give updates about a child’s day in the classroom. 

      Parents can call the center or use an online platform (email or Dojo) to report if their child is sick, absent, or has a varying schedule for the day. Parents can also contact the center or their specific classroom teacher anytime with questions about their child’s learning and environment.

      How can I pay my bill?

      You can bring cash or check into the main office of the BCC or send money with your child. You can also pay online here. 

      Questions regarding your bill can be sent to the BCC Financial Specialist at finance@belmontcommunitycenter.org

      What if I’m having trouble paying my bill?

      Communicating with the BCC is very important. We don’t want families to fall behind and thus unable to send their children to our programming. Please contact the office by emailing at belmontcc@belmontcommunitycenter.org or by phone 402.477.8854. We are happy to work with you on a payment plan.

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      General Questions & Enrollments

      Email: preschool@belmontcommunitycenter.org

      Call: (402) 477-8854

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      (402) 477-8854