Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Summer 2019

We cannot believe that summer is just around the corner!!! The last few months have flown by. Here at CDS, we talk all the time about how we feel like we lost a whole month because of the hurricane this year and we feel like we've been trying to catch up ever since. We are so happy to finally have all our summer information ready to go and we are getting SO excited about hanging out with your kiddos all summer! Our staff has been working tirelessly to plan the best summer yet with awesome daily field trips and fun games!!! 

Our Summer Camp Program is for any rising Kindergarten student through Middle School. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6pm. We offer a two-day (Tuesday and Thursday), three-day (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and five-day option. All field trip fees are included in your weekly tuition! Some examples of field trips offered are Jungle Rapids Water Park (TWICE this summer!!), movies, parks, pools, bowling, splash pad, WonderWorks, and more!!! While at Coastal Day School, campers will enjoy fun activities such as crazy water games, silly dry games, arts and crafts, and tons more!!! We love seeing sweet friendships form and getting to see campers enjoy all the activities our staff has spent months planning. 

**Click here for our field trip calendar for our full day camp program**
**Click here for enrollment forms for our full day camp program**
We also offer an exciting, half-day program for our current preschool students ages two to five years. If we have any open spaces after May 15, 2019, we will open those spaces up to new families enrolled with us for next school year. Click here for more information about our half-day Summer Preschool Program. This program has a greater focus on our weekly themes but we still offer fun, academic based activities as well! We plan fun water days and special treats throughout the summer that your child will love! 
If you are interested in registering your child for one of our summer programs, please click on the link above for registration forms. You are free to pick any weeks you want as well as pick the number of days you'd like each week (two-day option is Tuesday and Thursday, three-day option is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and we also have a five-day option-we do not offer a daily option in the summer.) We do not have a minimum on the number of weeks your child attends and you only pay for the weeks you register for!! Please keep in mind that once you have turned in a registration form, we cannot make changes to the dates you've registered for and you will be required to pay for the dates reserved, regardless of attendance. We provide a quality program with a low student/teacher ratio and awesome field trips that usually require prepayment (we've actually already paid for some of them) so when we hold a space for a child, it is important that we receive payment for that space in order to continue providing all the fun activities we do daily. We feel badly when plans change and parents are still expected to pay for the weeks they have reserved, but please understand that we cannot make any exceptions to this policy in order to be able to keep our camp open and functioning. If multiple parents were to ask each week to make changes to what they have reserved, it would severely affect our ability to continue to operate as it is very difficult to fill spaces last minute when parents have already made other plans for their children once our program is full. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support in this area. We know that it can be a struggle when funds are tight so please make sure to only reserve weeks you know you will need. 
We really hope your child(ren) will be joining us for a fun-filled summer here at CDS! We are excited to see our returning campers and meet new families and provide them with a safe and exciting summer camp. I know how scary it can be sending your child off to camp, especially on field trips, but our staff takes our campers' safety very seriously and we work diligently to ensure your child is well taken care of. Our staff has been trained to obsessively count campers (I mean really OBSESSIVELY-we count in our sleep during the summer-true story 😆) and monitor their group very closely. We are so grateful for such an amazing staff that truly loves our campers! 

If you have any questions about our full-day Summer Camp Program, please feel free to email our Summer Camp Director, Veronnica, at If you have any questions about our half-day Summer Preschool Program, please feel free to email our Program Director, Caroline, at You can also contact us by phone at 910.383.3919. If you would like to register your child, please feel free to stop by Monday through Friday between 10am and noon or 1pm and 3pm or call us to schedule an earlier or later time that works for you! We will not be available to accept registration Friday, April 19-Friday, April 26, 2019.

We are looking forward to another amazing summer!!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Enroll Today!!

Good Morning!

Today is the day!! Here is the link to our enrollment request form! Submissions are time stamped and spaces will be filled in the order received. 

As a reminder, by completing this form, you are not guaranteed a space. This is simply a request to enroll.

Starting on Monday, February 4, 2019, we will begin sending out emails to notify you of your enrollment status. Instructions will be included in the email for how to proceed with the process and confirm your child's space. Deadlines for paperwork and the new student fee will be outlined in the email as well. If you miss a deadline, your space will be given to the next child on the list. No exceptions will be made.  

If your child does not receive a space, they will automatically be placed on our waiting list. Don't give up hope if you are added to the waiting list! We have seen it move dramatically in the past due to changing family situations, moves, etc. It's still possible to receive a space before school starts or even after our school year has begun.  

We will be working hard to process all the enrollment requests we receive but it is a time consuming task and will take us a few days to complete. Our office staff answering calls will not be able to confirm if you received a space or not, you will need to wait for the confirmation email. Every person that submits our enrollment form will receive an email notifying them of their enrollment status by Friday, February 8, 2019. If you have not received an email from us by then, please contact us. Emails have ended up in spam folders in the past so make sure to check there also.

Again, we are very excited to get to know all our new families! We are honored that you have chosen our school and look forward to partnering with you to help your sweet kiddos learn and grow. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Caroline at 910-383-3919 between 10am and noon or by email at

Best of luck!!!
-CDS Admin Team 😊

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Enrollment Time!!

I can’t believe it’s already 2019!!! The last few months have flown by! I have returned to a classroom this year (which I’m loving!) so unfortunately, the blog has taken a back burner. I'm going to try to be better!! 

With the new year always comes enrollment time!!! We are so excited to meet new families and get to share what makes our little school so awesome!!

If your family previously attended Coastal Day School for an entire academic year and would like to return (yay!), we will have a special enrollment time for your family starting January 22, 2019. Just stop by any day that week (except Monday-we are closed) between 10am and noon to drop off paperwork and the $150 new student fee. Here is a link to our handbook which includes all the paperwork we need turned in. 

If you are a new family wishing to enroll here at CDS for the 2019-2020 school year, we will open enrollment on Friday, February 1, 2019. We will post a link here on our blog at 8am and will share the post on our Facebook page as well. All submissions will be time stamped and spaces will be given in the order they are received. We will begin to send out emails on Monday, February 4, 2019 to notify you of your enrollment status. Filling out the form online does not guarantee a space in our program. All spaces are first come, first serve and we will go in the order the submissions came in. Any child that does not receive a space in our program will be placed on our waiting list.

If you are new to our program and would like to meet our staff and see our facility, we will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Children are welcome to attend :) We are looking forward to meeting all of you and answering any questions you may have!

We are so thankful and honored to be planning another school year! We really do have the most amazing students, parents, and staff that encourages, supports, and loves us so well. Looking forward to year 13 and all the fun we will get to have!!

Ashley 💕

Monday, June 4, 2018

Our Fall Lineup

We cannot believe that the end of the year is just around the corner! Miss Jodi just sent out our Welcome Packets for our 2018-2019 school year! If you didn't receive your packet, please let us know. As sad as I am to say goodbye to so many sweet families at our graduation ceremony on Thursday, I sure do love the excitement that surrounds planning and prepping for the new school year!! Next year is one of those years here at CDS that doesn't happen often (thankfully) where we will be moving teachers around and saying goodbye to a few of our fave people ever :( Change is hard for us here when it comes to our staff since they are our family, but thankfully they will still be around, subbing, helping in the summer, babysitter co-workers children, etc., so we will still get to see them on a weekly basis!!

While we are sad about the changes, we are incredibly excited about our amazing teachers that are returning for another fun-filled year here at CDS and the passion, experience, and love they bring to our little school. We have always been blessed with the best teachers and are so grateful they chose to spend their days here with our sweet students, supportive parents, and amazing co-workers!!!

Little Learners
Miss Abby and Miss Veronnica

It is with great excitement, we announce that Miss Veronnica will be back in the Little Learners classroom where it all started for her here at CDS! She is looking forward to being back in the classroom after taking a year off for maternity leave and assisting in another classroom for a year. Her sweet little one, Zoey, will be joining mom in Little Learners this year! Miss Abby can't wait to meet her new, little class and watch them grow and learn all year! Miss Abby loves doing crafts, so look forward to lots of adorable projects coming home!  It's going to be a great year, full of lots of singing and dancing!!

Two Year Old Class
Miss Shelley and Miss Melissa

Reunited and it feels so good!!! Miss Shelley and Miss Melissa will be back together in the two year old class where they both started here at CDS before they both took time off for maternity leave. Miss Shelley returned this past school year as an assistant in the four year old classroom but is ready to be back with the littles that she absolutely adores! Miss Melissa has been back at CDS for the last two years as an assistant in the three year old class but is thrilled to back in the two year old class and co-teaching with Shelley again! 

Three Year Old Class
Miss Veronnica

Miss Veronnica is over-the-moon excited about returning to her three year old class this school year! Her two-year break from this class was too long in her book and she is already planning amazing activities for her students! Miss Veronnica taught our three year old class for two years previously before spending a year in another classroom, helping a new teacher get acclimated, and a year off from our morning programs to take care of her sweet bundle of joy, Zoey! Miss Veronnica is also our after school and summer camp director, a position she has excelled in over the last four years!

Three Year Old Class
Miss Laura and Miss Anna

Miss Laura and Miss Anna are currently teaching our precious two year olds and are so happy to be moving up with them into our three year old program next year! They are looking forward to starting the year off already knowing their students and picking up right where they left off! We are excited to see the benefit of looping with this group of students and anticipate so much growth!!  (Plus all their kiddos already know all the dance moves for their fun dance parties!)

Four Year Old Class
Miss Autumn and Miss Maggie

 Miss Autumn and Miss Maggie make an amazing team and we are excited to see their class soar next year! They balance each other perfectly, making their classroom a wonderful place for their students to succeed. Get ready for amazing pictures and cuteness overload!  Miss Autumn and Miss Maggie always have something fun and exciting going on in their class.

Four Year Old Class
Miss Ashley and Miss Jordan

This mother-daughter duo is pumped to be spending a year back in the classroom, proven by the 56,565,654 pins already on their Pinterest board. Students can expect lots of fun projects and Friday dance parties!! This team will make learning interactive and so much fun!

Kindergarten Class
Miss Caitlin

Miss Caitlin will be sticking with her K kiddos for another year of fun and learning! Miss Caitlin blows us away with the skills and experience she brings to the classroom, which shows in the amazing progress we see in her students.  When you walk by Miss Caitlin's classroom, her students are always engaged in what is being taught!  

As you can see from above, we have a few names missing from the lineup. Miss Stephanie will be stepping down from her position this year to fulfill a huge need we have here at CDS. Miss Stephanie will be serving as a sub for all of our teachers to help us maintain a normal classroom routine when our staff cannot be here due to illness, emergencies, or vacations. Miss Stephanie enrolled in school last year to further her degree, so as you can imagine, a position that requires no lesson planning is a huge relief to a wife and mom of two! We are so thankful for her willingness to take on this role and know our teachers will love having her support when they can't be here!

Miss Kalyn will also be stepping down from her position in our three year old class because she is due with her first child at the end of August!!! Miss Kalyn is looking forward to spending time with her sweet, little one, but will still be around, picking up students to care for them after school! While we will miss Kalyn terribly, we are so excited for this next chapter of her life and can't wait to celebrate the birth of her sweet girl with her!!!

And lastly, Miss Natalie will be returning to a full-time position at a local public school to once again be in the same school as her daughter, Finley. We are so grateful for the support and love Miss Natalie has given us here at CDS and will miss her so much! Miss Natalie will still be here over the summer and we hope that her schedule allows for that continue in the future!
We can't wait to celebrate our first day of school with our returning and new families!!! It's going to be an amazing year!!