THE FIRST TEACHER

 

As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

 

 

We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.

Sue Schoen
 Memorial Fund

FAQs Overview

 

Our Curriculum Approach:

 

  • Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the individual child through developmentally appropriate practices.  The classroom day is comprised of opportunities for small group interaction, large group time, and individual play. We base our philosophy that children learn best through play and exploration from “research-based evidence that active play leads to optimal outcomes for young children in the following areas: physical, mental health, cognitive development, language and early literacy development, and social competence”
     

STAFF:


  • A parent (or grandparent)/toddler class for children 15 months to 30 months

  • Wednesdays 9:00 am to 10:30 am in room TBD

  • Preschool instructor: Ms. Debbie Katz

  • Children will be involved in music, art, block play, sensory play, circle time and outdoor adventures.


Enrollment Procedure:


  • Children ages 2 to 6 years old

  • Traditional Two, Three or Five day programs 9:00 am to 12:45 pm

  • Preschool instructor: Staff

  • Optional early drop off and/or plus day


Payment Provisions:


  • Children turning 5 by Dec. 31st who are not entering kindergarten until the following year.

  • Monday thru Thursday 8:45 am to 11:45 pm

  • Friday 8:45 am to 12:45 pm

  • Preschool instructor: Staff


Arrival & Departure Procedures:


  • Each child must be dropped off and picked up at their classrooms.

  • Upon arrival, each child must wash their hands upon entering the classroom.

  • As per state regulations, please be sure to SIGN CHILDREN IN AND OUT EACH DAY.  State law requires that ALL CHILDREN be signed in and out every day by the parent or guardian that drops off and picks up the child so that each child will be legally accounted for at all times.

  • This security measure is very important and takes very little time each day. You are required to use a FULL, LEGIBLE LEGAL SIGNATURE.


Lunches & Snacks:


  • Your child’s class includes a lunch time. 

  • When you pack a lunch from home for your child, please make sure that it is clearly labeled and also be sure to include an ice pack.

  • We are an “Allergy Friendly” school and do not permit peanuts, tree nuts or food processed on machinery contaminated by nuts to be served for lunches or snacks

Birthdays:


  • Monday thru Friday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Children must be registered in advance for the Plus Day Program


Clothing:


  • Send your child to school in comfortable play clothes every day.

  • Children are bound to get messy when they are engaged in developmentally appropriate play. 

  • In order to foster a sense of independence during bathroom time we ask that you dress your child in shorts, dresses/skirts, or pants that are easy to pull up and down. 

  • Overalls and belts are fashionable but are very difficult for young children to manipulate by themselves.

  • Shirts and jackets with strings around the collar and hood are a potential choking hazard.


Treasures & possessions:


  • We request that your child leave his/her toys and special treasures at home, except for special show and tell or sharing days.

  • Personal toys often get lost or broken, causing the child to become very upset. Also, keeping track of these items is a difficult responsibility for the staff.

health & safety:


  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 am on a drop in basis


discipline policy:


  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 am on a drop in basis

Parent - teacher communication:


  • Formal parent/teacher conferences are offered twice during the school year. This is an opportunity to review your child’s growth and development, to share any noteworthy behaviors that are occurring at home or in school, and to discuss any concerns that may exist.


Parent involvement:


  • Families are invited and encouraged to be involved in many school activities throughout the year. 

  • There are many different ways in which family members can participate and volunteer at school.

  • Each class needs two class parents to help the teacher with school activities, distributing information to class families, and organizing teacher gifts.