Macaroni KidsServing Catawba County for over 20 years, the Preschool at New Hope Moravian Church offers students ages 18 months to 5 years old a positive learning experience. Located on Sandy Ford Road in Newton, our mission is to provide a loving and Christian atmosphere where children can grow and thrive in a positive, nurturing environment. We strive to meet the social, academic and spiritual needs of each child so that we can prepare them to meet the demands of their next learning experience.

Our 2 and 3 year-old classes follow a monthly theme-based curriculum which includes reading, counting, sequencing, science and art activities. Our 4 year-old and transitional kindergarten classes, in compliance with the CORE standards and Catawba County Schools, provide a theme-based curriculum focused on math, science, and handwriting. We have adopted the Letterland curriculum, used in most kindergarten classrooms, to teach letter and sound recognition and promote early literacy. All classes have a structured day which includes center play, outside play, and circle time. Hands-on learning activities include baking, gardening, and building projects.

New Hope HandbookWeekly activities include school-wide chapel, library time and book checkout, and computer time. We guide students as they learn through exploration and play. Our students do many arts and crafts and music activities. Our outside programming includes bi-monthly classes with Stretch-n-Grow fitness program, Catawba Science Center and the Art Adventures program through the Hickory Art Museum. We also participate in the Book Baggers Program through Catawba County Library System which allows us to use and exchange books on a monthly basis. Classes also participate in several field trips throughout the school year; including the pumpkin patch, the art museum and a play.

All classes meet from 8:30-11:30am Monday through Thursday. The Lunch Bunch program offers additional child care options until 12:15pm. Our 2019-2020 school year starts Tuesday, September 3rd. We also offer a Summer Camp program, which includes classes for school-age children up through rising 7th graders.  (Chart with Additional Details & Fees)

Childrens Morning Out at New Hope Moravian Church

Our Classroom Days and Capacity:

2-year olds - Monday-Thursday - 6

3-year olds - Monday-Thursday - 8

4-year olds - Monday-Thursday - 8

Transitional Kindergarten - Monday-Thursday - 8

Now Accepting Children Starting at 18 Months

All Classes Meet from 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Our Curriculum: Our 2 and 3 year old class follows a hands-on theme based curriculum which includes reading, counting, sequencing, science and art activities. Our 4 year old and Kindergarten Readiness classes, in compliance with the CORE standards adopted by Catawba County Schools, provides a theme based curriculum focused on math, science, early literacy, and handwriting.

We Have Weekly Activities:

  • School-wide Chapel
  • Library Time and Book Checkout
  • Bible lessons and activities
  • Computer Time
Outside activities at New Hope Moravian Church for children in our CMO and Pre-School Programs

Outside Programming:

  • Catawba Science Center Classes
  • Art Adventures by Hickory Museum
  • Stretch n' Grow Fitness Program
  • Bookbaggers (Catawba County Library)
Summer Camp
Summer Camp registration is underway for ages 18 months - rising 7th graders. This runs June 18th through Aug. 15th (off week of July 4th). In the summer, we operate Tuesday through Thursday (8:30am-11:30am) with Lunch Bunch optional from 11:30am until 12:15pm (additional fee of $4 per day). We will have a weekly theme and have lots of fun activities planned, including Bible stories, outdoor activities, sand and water play, science experiments, crafts, and music. Our Upper Elementary class has additional Programming and exciting Day Trips planned. Call us for more information.
$110 per month for 2 days/week - $140 per month for 3 days/week
2019-2020 School Year
We are also currently registering for the fall school year program. Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 3rd. Classes held Monday through Thursday (8:30am-11:30am) with Lunch Bunch option from 11:30am until 12:15pm. Registration fee is $55. Call for additional information or to set up a tour.  Fee Schedule  -  pdfRegistration Form
For an additional fee, students can bring a packed lunch and eat with their friends on Mondays through Thursdays until 12:15 PM.

Please call the church office (828-294-4802) and speak with Jen Morris for more information and to have your questions answered.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 2:6

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