Genesis Preschool

A great beginning!

As a ministry of Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, Genesis Preschool exists to provide your children with a quality Christian preschool experience.

Recognizing each child as a unique individual, we seek to provide a comfortable atmosphere in which to grow, thus allowing each child's development to blossom in a natural way.

Our preschool is taught by experienced teachers. We also put to use the dedication and talents of volunteers, including parents of the preschoolers. It is the goal of Genesis Preschool to work together with families to provide a positive and loving environment in which to learn.

All children are admitted without regard to race, color, or creed.

The time is coming soon to sign up for our 2021-2022 preschool classes! We have a great staff and curriculum that includes kindergarten readiness skills, basic Christian concepts, music, arts & crafts, field trips, and much more. 

Registration will be open to members of our church and current preschool families on Monday, February 15. On Monday, March 22, registration will be open to the community.

Classes available are:

  • 3 year olds, two days a week, morning or afternoon

  • 4 year olds, three days a week, morning or afternoon

  • 4 year olds, five days a week, morning

Space is limited, and classes fill up quickly. Be sure to sign your child early for the class of your choice. If you would like more information about preschool, please contact our office at 625-8306 or email [email protected].

Admissions and Costs 2021-2022

Beginning Monday, February 15, 2021, families of current or former preschool or Mom's Morning Out students, as well as members of our church, are given first priority to enroll their children. On Monday, March 22, we open up enrollment to the general public.

Class sizes are limited and fill up quickly, so families are strongly encouraged to enroll their children as soon as possible. A registration form must be filled out and accompanied by a non-refundable $40 registration fee to reserve a place in the class. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We only require one registration fee per family.

  • All children turning 3 or 4 years old by December 1st are eligible for preschool. Registration Fee - $40.00 (non-refundable) reserves your child’s place in the class.

  • We offer 3 options for payment of tuition: You will be issued a statement depending on which payment option you choose: Annual, Bi-Annual, or Monthly. Statements will be issued around the 15th of the month for payments due on the 1st of the following month. No refunds will be given for sick days or family vacations.

  • Please note that one month’s advance tuition is due by June 1, 2021, and will be applied to the final month, June 2022.

3 Year Old (2 days, T/TH) 4 Year Old (3 days, M/W/F) 4 Year Old (5 days, M-F)
ANNUAL - $1,123 ANNUAL - $1,660 ANNUAL - $2,758
BI-ANNUAL - $588 BI-ANNUAL - $877 BI-ANNUAL - $1,447
MONTHLY - $124 MONTHLY - $182 MONTHLY - $304

To register your child download the forms below or contact Gidget Meland at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address) or 716-625-8306. Please call if you would like to make an appointment to see the preschool.

Class Schedule 2021-2022

  • We will offer 2 class options for 4 year olds:

    • 3 days (M/W/F), from 9:00-11:30 AM

    • 5 days (M-F), from 9:30-12:00 PM

    • If there is sufficient interest, we may offer an afternoon 3-day class 12:30-3:00 PM.

  • We also offer 2 classes for 3 year olds:

    • 2 days (T/Th) AM class, from 9:00-11:30 AM

    • 2 days (T/Th) PM class, from 12:30-3:00 PM

Classes begin the Monday following the public school's opening. We follow the Starpoint School calendar in regard to holidays and school vacations. There are some exceptions: closed 2 full weeks at Christmas; Thursday - Monday for Memorial Day; and, we end classes mid-June. We close due to inclement weather when Starpoint closes. We may on occasion close for bad weather when Starpoint doesn’t. Check channels 2, 4, or 7 for Genesis Preschool closings.

Health and Safety

  • A health form we provide must be completed by a physician & returned before your child can start school.

  • All children must be toilet trained.

  • Arrival and dismissal: All children must be walked to and from the building by an adult. Children will not be released to anyone but a parent or guardian without written consent.

  • Sick children should not come to school. Please report any infectious diseases to the teacher. No medications can be administered by the preschool staff.

  • Please update all emergency contacts and medical information if it changes at any time during the year.


A nutritious snack will be provided each session by parents on a rotating basis. Snacks should be low in sugar and fat, and high in protein. A suggested list of snacks will be available at orientation. Parents will be responsible for providing the snack and drink (fruit juice or milk) on the day assigned. Allergies will be addressed individually.

Field Trips

We will have several field trips throughout the school year and will need parent drivers. All children must have a signed permission slip to attend any field trip. All drivers must have proper seat belt and/or car seat arrangements.


Children should be dressed comfortably and ready to play. Rubber soled shoes (preferably sneakers) are required at all times. Please mark your child's name on all belongings.

Parent Involvement

While it is not required that parents participate in our sessions, we encourage you to do so. We encourage all family members to share any special talents with the class for enrichment. We will call upon parents also to help with field trips, fundraisers, special events, and as Room Parents. Parent/teacher conferences will be scheduled during the year, or you can arrange for a conference at the teacher’s convenience.

COVID Policies

Our preschool staff and church leadership have been hard at work, establishing policies and procedures that will ensure a safe learning environment during this pandemic.

  • Our class size has been reduced in order to provide ample square footage per person in our classrooms.  
  • Classes will be separated into smaller groups of 6 children. 
  • While in a large group activity, we will ensure there is space to establish physical distancing. 
  • Teachers will wear masks and other PPE to ensure their safety and safety of our students.
  • Students will wear masks, and will be encouraged to clean their hands often.  “Mask break” will be given each day, at snack break.
  • We will continue to use our playground and outside areas to enhance learning.
  • Drop Off: Parents/Caregivers are asked wear a mask and bring their child to the sidewalk of our facility for check-in with the lead teacher stationed near the main entrance.   Screening questions will be asked at that time, and the student’s temperature will be taken using a non-contact thermometer. 
  • Pick Up:  Parents/Caregivers are asked to wait on the sidewalk (masked & physically distant).  The lead teacher will dismiss one student at a time to the waiting caregiver.
  • Our classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized daily. 
  • Materials used for learning (crayon boxes, pencils, etc.) will labeled with one student’s name, and used by that particular student only.
  • When materials cannot be used on an individual basis, the materials will be sanitized between uses. 
  • Snack time will remain a part of our class day.  However, only store bought, sealed items will be served for snack (large box of goldfish / bag of pretzels / cheese sticks / individual bags of sliced apples).
  • We would love to have parent volunteers assist in our classroom.  Our church has established policies for visitors and volunteers, and we will follow those policies to ensure the safety of everyone in our classroom.

Our classroom and class day may look a little different then previous year; however, our mission remains the same. We seek to provide a comfortable atmosphere which enables each student to grow and develop at his/her own pace.  Our staff is excited to begin another year here at Genesis Preschool. If you have any questions, I am available by phone at 716-625-8306 or email at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address).