FROM THE DIRECTOR
Did you know that fewer than 10 percent of America’s preschools have gained accreditation from the National
Association for the Education of Young Children? Compass Christian Preschool and one other preschool in
Grapevine are the only “preschools” in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake that have a NAEYC accreditation.
Most parents either don’t know about preschool accreditation, or don’t think it matters in the grand scheme of
But it should matter – or, at the very least, be a blip on your radar. Accreditation is the standard in grading a
preschool for quality of care. Over time, quality can drop and schools can grow complacent. That’s why the
NAEYC has upped the ante on their accreditation standards, putting in place more stringent guidelines for facility
design, staff qualifications and programming, as well as health and safety, physical environment and administration.
The NAEYC has always had high standards in health and safety, for example. But under the new standards,
accreditation is much harder to achieve. How hard? At Compass Christian Preschool, we have a certified
playground inspector that comes once a year to check our large motor play areas both inside and outside to make
sure we are meeting or exceed the national safety guidelines. We have a local pediatrician that we consult with on
various health issues and concerns both school wide for individual children. Our teachers and staff have to meet
guidelines on education levels, training and curriculum that is offered. The process of keeping CCP accredited with
the National Association for the Education of Young Children is hard, time consuming and expensive but we feel
that it is vitally important so that we can provide your children the best early childhood eduation.
For more details on the NAEYC accreditation process, visit www.naeyc.org.
Love and Logic
The daytime Love and Logic Classes will begin on Thursday, January 17th from 9:15am – 11:00am. I have a few
spots still available, if you are interested please sign up here. The night time series is full and we have several
families on the wait list.
On February 5th, registration packets for the 2013/2014 school year will be sent home with your child. These
packets will need to be returned by February 12th for current students as open registration will begin on Friday,
February 15th. We anticipate that many of the classes will fill quickly especially our Two and Four Year Old
Programs. We have two changes for the 2013/2014 school year. We will have a slight tuition increase and we will
not be accepting teacher requests or friend requests in regards to class placement. Your child’s current teacher,
our child advocate and assistant director devote an entire day to form balanced classes that will provide a nurturing,
challenging environment for our students. A number of factors are considered when forming classes. Some of
these factors include:
– Overall class size
– Ratio of boys and girls
– Academic strengths and challenges
– Social and emotional needs
– Students with special needs
– What elementary school the student will attend (for children in the Four-Year-Old Classes)
Western Day is on Tuesday, January 29th and we are in need of some volunteers to help with this special day.
Specifically, we need help getting the Chuck Wagon ready to go so we can feed our little cowboys and cowgirls.
If you are interested in helping please sign up with Laura in the preschool office.
Music is snow much fun! It is a new year so we will be learning lots of new songs! During music class, the
children will be learning how to play the sand blocks, dancing in the heart of Texas, and learning about winter
January is a continuation of texture and dimension. We will be introduced to three dimensional objects, and
learn how to create a work of art in 3-D. We are going to focus on winter and snow for our projects. Transitional
Kindergarten students will learn about Matisse and Kilmt this month. They will create several different designs
that reflect their work including collage and relief paintings. – Mrs. Gayle
Daddy Daughter Dance
Join us for our Annual Daddy Daughter Dance -this is a great event for Daddy (or significant other) to break
away from their busy schedule and allow their Princess to be the center of attention for an evening. My daughter
still talks about last year’s dance, and I can’t wait to make some lifelong memories this year.
Date: Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2 (choose the night that works best for your schedule)
Time: 7-9pm – Compass Center, 4201 Pool Road, Grapevine, TX
Enjoy a night of hors d’oeuvres and dancing! Tickets are $14/person.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Each couple will receive a 4×6 personal photo to remember the night and event and if tickets are purchased
before January 23rd they will receive a FREE I Love Dad Photo Frame!
Moms and volunteers can sign up to volunteer here.
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas: Food, Décor, Crafts, portrait assistants, and clean up.
This dance is for dads and daughters of all ages or a night to share with a special loved one. We have newborn
dancers and grown daughters. Its a great tradition to build memories with your daughters.