Sequoyah Hills Early Enrichment Program (SHEEP)
” Serving the Shepherd, tending His lambs.” ~ John 21:16 ~
SHEEP provides a Christian environment for the development of physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of children. We offer families creative experiences where the whole child can develop a love of learning in an atmosphere of safety and security. SHEEP employs a variety of teaching methods to strengthen Christian values, a moral conscience and a sense of community and responsibility.
Special resources will include activities in nature and outdoor play and the occasional use of the puppets, game, library and music enrichment rooms in the education building. Older children attend Chapel weekly and take several walking field trips a year. The preschool program also host visits from outside community organizations and/or workers.
Our staff combines teachers with degrees in early childhood education and experienced caregivers. All teachers participate in continuing education seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the year.
SHEEP maintains a low teacher-child ratio and provides a nurturing environment to foster trust, security and love within each child. Teachers are available to discuss a child’s progress with parents as needed. Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year.
Schedule | Hours of Operation
SHEEP operates mid-August to mid-May, and generally follows the Knox County school calendar (The SHEEP Calendar is available at the top of this page). Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
3 Days/week = $345 per month
4 Days/week = $450 per month
5 Days/week = $550 per month
Children must be 18 months (age by August 15) before they may be able to enter the program. Priorities for available openings and preferred days have been established as follows:
• Children currently enrolled and their siblings
• Church members as of December 31 of the year, prior to applying.
• Children in the community
• Scholarship students have priority and spaces will be held for them until available funds have been allocated.*
A non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 is required upon acceptance into the program.
Upon acceptance into SHEEP, one month’s prepaid tuition is required to hold the space, payable within one month of acceptance into the program. This will apply to the last month’s tuition (May.)
If it becomes necessary to withdraw a child after the May tuition is paid, 50% of the May tuition payment, excluding registration fees, will be refunded only under the following circumstances: the withdrawal of the child is necessitated by the family’s moving outside the metropolitan area or the ill health of the child or family member (with appropriate documentation).
Written notice must be given to the Director two weeks prior to the first day of school if the child is withdrawing before the beginning of school; two weeks notice is required prior to the child’s last day if the child is withdrawing mid-year.
*Partial scholarships are available; contact the Director for an application.