classroom paraprofessional shall be waiting at the main entrance door to let
parents into the building during drop off time.
She will then gather the children in the lobby and escort them to the
classroom. If arriving late to school,
you must utilize the buzzer near the front door to be let into the school. Please sign in at the front office and
retrieve a visitor badge. You may then
walk your child to our classroom.
arrival, the children are given time to independently explore the classroom
environment. This time allows them to
play independently or have social interactions with their classmates, affording
friendships to blossom.
children participate in cleaning up the classroom is an important part of a
young child’s development, which promoting a sense of responsibility. Learning how to take care of one’s self,
others, and the learning environment, helps children gain a sense of
independence and belonging. Throughout
your child’s preschool experience, there shall be transitional periods which
include clean up. This is typically
executed through the use of a song and adult modeling/participation. We encourage this method being utilized in
the home environment as well, maintaining home/school management consistencies.
circle is a special time for us to all come together as a class to begin our
day and participate in large group learning activities. We will begin our circle with a Good Morning
Hello Song to welcome each child to school.
We will also begin to talk about the
by singing our Weather Watcher song.
Each day a theme based book and song will be introduced to the children,
allowing us to make important connections between literature, life, and
learning. During our circle, we will
also take a moment to describe the learning centers offered for exploration. A quick review of the day’s schedule will
also allow the children to prepare for the routine transitions that take
place. As the year progresses and
interests arise, we may begin to introduce the days of the week, calendar and
further circle concepts.
our group circle time, children will be able to choose to participate in a
variety of organized learning centers.
These learning centers can be in large or small groups and allow your
child to expand and develop their motor skills, cognition, social interaction,
language skills, self-help and problem solving skills. It also allows for the teachers to learn more
about your child, their development, and their strengths and areas in need of
Snack time is another
opportunity for your child to develop self-help skills and promote social
interactions. Snack shall be served
between 10:00-10:15 each morning and 1:45-2:00 each afternoon. The children are welcome to enjoy the snack
choice of the day, but may choose to participate in book look time if they are
not interested in snack. If your child
has specific dietary needs, please speak with a classroom teacher and
accommodations shall be made.
children are brought to the bathroom throughout the session to allow the
children the opportunity to use the toilet.
They may also request to use the toilet at any time. If your child is in pull-ups, we typically
will change them standing. Please chat
with us if your child is currently toilet training, or you have a desire to
begin toilet training and we shall work on it together. During each trip to the bathroom, the children
will be asked if they would like to try to sit on or stand in front of the
toilet. We encourage all of the children
to try, but understand when a child does not want to. We desire to have open communication about
how your child is progressing in this area so that he or she does not receive
children will have outside time each day, weather permitting. Playing outside allows the children to engage
in large motor activities, as well as age-appropriate physical challenges that
allow the teachers to evaluate the progress of the children’s growing
abilities. Climbing, jumping, running,
or swinging all contributes to strengthening your child’s coordination and
balance. Outside play also allows the
children to focus all that energy into positive actions where they can enjoy
age-appropriate strenuous physical activity.
Along with the physical benefits of outside play, the children also have
the opportunity to engage in social interactions with peers, as well as working
on fine motor skills through simple activities such as writing with sidewalk
chalk or collecting treasures.
brings closure to the day. Parents shall
pick up their children on the playground/designated outside play space or in
the main lobby during inclement weather conditions. Pick up time allows you to touch base with
the classroom teacher if you have any questions or information to share.