The Wee Shine Preschool would not be possible without facilities provided by the Rome Church of Christ, free of charge, as an outreach to the community. Staffing, oversight, and management is provided by a Board of Directors selected from the church. With the exception of facilities and utilities, the Preschool is self-sufficient, with all costs for labor, insurance, supplies, and equipment coming from tuition. We thank the Church for their continued support each year. The facility is licensed to operate legally by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Philosophy and Goal
The purpose of Wee Shine Preschool is to provide a positive, Christian learning environment for your little ones. We will work hard to see that they have fun and learn about God as well as learning their numbers, colors, letters, and other important skills that will prepare them for kindergarten. It is our goal to provide the kind of learning environment for the children and parents to feel good about this experience.
Hours and Days of Operation
We are in operation Monday through Friday with several class options. For children that are 4 years old before August 1st, we offer classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or M through F from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For children that are 3 years old before August 1st, we offer classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We offer an early morning hour from 8:00-8:45 if you need to drop your child off early. The fee is $2 a day to be paid that day, or you can charge the days all together and pay with the next month’s tuition. All children must be potty-trained before they can come to preschool since we are not licensed to change diapers.
The number and ages of children we are allowed to accept is reflected on our license. We only accept 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds that have not yet gone to kindergarten. The State of Ohio requires the ratio of staff members to students to be as follows:
> 1:12 for the 3-year-olds
> 1:14 for the 4-year-olds
The maximum group size is 24 for the 3-year-old classes and 28 for the 4/5-year-old classes. Because we desire to provide a higher quality of care for your children, Wee Shine also provides adult aides in addition to the teachers in the classrooms.
Wee Shine Preschool will encourage and instill in each child a healthy respect for others, for rules, and for those who supervise him or her. Our hope is that each child will learn self-discipline through careful guidance. Your child will be treated with love and respect. Our expectations will be kept within the child’s capabilities and the child will be made aware of these expectations.