Children will arrive and depart by way of carpool (unless the child attends the 8:30 Rooster Club Play Group, then they are walked in, or if they use the after preschool play group Stay and Play, then they are collected from the playground at 2PM). Parents who prefer not to use carpool drop off may walk their child to the classroom after carpool ends at 9:45AM. Children arrive at preschool with a two handled labeled school bag that holds a change of clothing, and lunchbox filled with a light "nut-free" lunch and filled water bottle.
Pre-Kindergarten is for children preparing for Kindergarten. The classroom is divided into areas of play and learning with age appropriate toys and furniture, large carpeted area for free play and circle time, reading center, house keeping area, discovery art activities, and a child-friendly bathroom. Teachers share lesson plans with parents weekly. Children enjoy free play, circle time activities including alphabet, handwriting, numbers, math play, science, weather, calendar activities, and stories. Students play games and make art projects based on the letter of the week. The Lead Teacher and Teacher Assistant work with children in small groups to teach fine motor skills, such as cutting and Handwriting without Tears lessons, and activities that develop math and science concepts. Other special activities lend exposure to emerging concepts (such as phonics, reading, sight words, social studies, and geography). Students attend Music, Movement, and Chapel each week, and play outdoors every day. Classroom parents will send in food for a mid-morning "nut-free" snack for the whole class on a rotation basis.
Teaching focus is on developing Kindergarten readiness involving social interaction, fine motor, and early learning skills. The parent and teacher meet and go over detailed evaluations are given to parents in January and evaluations are given again in May.
Due at the time of registration for new students is a yearly supply fee of: $150 Monthly tuition is collected one month in advance starting in August 2021 and ending in April 2022