Covenant Weekday Preschool

Our 2022-2023 school year is well underway! Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open to the public. Registration forms and a school year calendar are linked below. Please contact Kathy Emmerson at for more information on current availabilities, or if you would like to schedule a tour of our facilities. We would love to welcome your family to Covenant Weekday Preschool!

General Info

Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and we offer classes for children ages one through preK.

Private tours are available between 10:00 and 12:00 Monday-Thursday.

Please call or email Kathy Emmerson (256-881-4501 ex.108 or to schedule your tour or with any questions.

Visit the Preschool’s Facebook page or check us out on Instagram! @CovenantPreschool

Our Program

Covenant Weekday Preschool operates as an outreach of Covenant Presbyterian Church.  We are a non-profit organization offering a child-oriented, play-based, Christ-centered preschool program. Our program seeks for each child to grow academically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally at his or her own pace. Our goal is to foster a positive self-image and love for learning in each child. We seek to provide a calm, age appropriate learning environment that creates a warm and loving atmosphere. We are always looking for new and creative ways to improve and to make sure our students develop the skills they need to grow and achieve optimal development. 

In our daily program you will find a balance of child directed and teacher directed activities, long periods of uninterrupted playtime (Free Play), and lots of hands-on activities. Our center is play-based; therefore we use developmentally age appropriate concepts and themes as the basis of our curriculum. We believe that play is the best way in which children learn new skills and process concepts. We provide daily lessons in language arts, science, art, music/movement, math, dramatic play, sensory, and perceptual motor skills.

Teachers create their own lesson plans which change according to each class’s unique personality and developmental skills. Lesson plans are developed around themes that are based on concrete experiences our youngest children will encounter in their daily life. As the children grow and mature, their understanding of the world around them grows and expands as do our progression of themes. This creates an authentic and natural flow where children can have multidimensional sensory experiences on a daily basis while the teacher facilitates their increasing understanding of their world. 

Our Staff

Our staff is made up of educated, trained and experienced teachers in Early Childhood Education. Each of our teachers has had experience in various areas including child development, music, art, and elementary and secondary education. All classrooms have staff members who are certified in Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED. Plans are in place for severe weather or other emergencies. We are dedicated to providing a safe, rich, and creative atmosphere from which learning can flow.

Director – Kathy Emmerson

1-Year-Olds – Beverly Marbut, Lena Zinovyeva

2-Year-Olds – Jane Zinovyeva, Sarah Woodard, Jen Clark

3-Year-Olds – Dottie Hicks, Francy Kirkland

Pre-K – Katie McCollum

Teacher’s Assistants – Jay Miller, Jessica Gegeogeine

Treasurer – Susan Pendergrass

Enrollment Costs (2023-2024 rates)

There is an $100 registration fee (one per family) that is due upon enrollment. Our three year old classes have a one time $40 supply fee and our PreK classes have a one time $60 supply fee. Supply fees are due at the start of the school year. 

Class Options by Age

1M, W$175
2Tu, Th$175
2M, Tu, Th$225
3M, Tu, Th$40$225
PRE KM-Th$60$275
PRE KM-F$60$325

Enrollment is limited, with children previously enrolled in the program having first priority. September 1st is the birth date cut off for entering each class, just as it is in the public schools. No child is considered enrolled until the appropriate enrollment forms are accepted and registration fee is paid.

Covenant Weekday Preschool only accepts children for admission who follow the CDC recommended vaccine schedule. Exceptions due to medical exemption only will be considered on a case by case basis and must go through a formal approval process.