To help ensure the safety and preparedness of our students and staff, and to comply with state regulations, safety drills are conducted and recorded each month. These emergency drills may include fire, tornado, and earthquake drills. The practice drills help to ensure that students respond with an organized anticipated reaction in the event of an emergency.
Benton First and it’s programming strictly adheres to the United Methodist Safe Sanctuary policy, ensuring your child’s safety. Click here to learn more about Safe Sanctuary at the website of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church.
All staff are required to take training hours every year to help in the learning process of the children we care for on a daily basis. Thorough background checks are also required of all staff and substitutes. Benton First and all of its programming strictly abide by the Safe Sanctuary Policy of the United Methodist Church. All this to help ensure the safety of every child we care for.
At least one First Aid/CPR licensed staff member is on-site at all times to assist in the case of an emergency.
The classrooms for our preschool and after-school programming are located right here on the campus of Benton First UMC. If you would like a tour of our facilities, please contact the church office at 270-527-3990 and request to speak with our Program Director.
We are excited to be able to offer a brand new playground facility (installed in 2016) for the children of Little Learners Preschool and Kids in Training to enjoy.
Before arriving at Preschool your child should eat a good breakfast. We provide light, nourishing snacks structured on the FDA’s food pyramid. Lunch is provided by the parent and must follow the USDA guidelines appropriate for age. (Please refer to nutritional chart provided) Please pack lunch items in a sealed container. Do not send items that require heating. Consider portion size for the age of your child. Please try to include foods that your child will eat. Staff will assist your child with meals and snacks if needed. We encourage children to eat at least 75% of his/her meal.
We provide light, nourishing snacks on the FDA’s food pryamid and approved for school age children. All snacks will either be purchased and individually wrapped or prepared on site. KRS 199.896(2), Section 2 requires that all snacks meet two of the following criteria:
Our commitment is to provide a safe and reliable environment for your child to grow and learn. To help prevent the transfer of germs, children will wash hands at the beginning of each day.