Public Registration

March 1, 2021

We will not be hosting a traditional Open House this year due to COVID-19.  Below you will find some common questions and answers that are covered during our Open House.  If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.     

In the REGISTRATION FORM tab you will find a link to our online registration form.  Once you have registered your child you will receive a registration fee request from our Brightwheel app.  We kindly ask that you pay the registration fee within 24 hours.

CLASSES THAT ARE CURRENTLY FULL AND WORKING ON A WAIT LIST:

ALL 3-YEAR-OLD CLASSES

4-YEAR-OLD MONDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY

Virtual Tour

What are your goals, both educational and social, for your age group?

2-Year-Olds:

Social Goals:

  • Sharing

  • Following directions

  • "Using our words" to express needs, wants, and feelings

Educational Goals:

  • Shape and color recognition

  • Early letter and number skills

  • Fine motor practice

  • Gross motor practice

3-Year-Olds: 

Social Goals:

  • Kindness and friendship

  • Cooperation

  • Sharing

Educational Goals:

  • Continued shape and color recognition

  • Early letter and number recognition

  • Name recognition and tracing

  • Days of the week, months of the year, and seasons

  • Bible Memory Verses

  • Fine motor skills

  • Gross motor skills

4-Year-Olds:

Social Goals:

  • Work and play well with others

  • Self-help skills

  • Using kind words with friends

  • Using words to ask for help or for a turn

    • "Can you please help me with ____?"​

    • "May I have a turn next?"

Educational Goals:

  • Kindergarten readiness skills such as:

    • scissor use​

    • replacing the caps on the markers

    • gluing 

  • Number and letter recognition

    • Recognize and identify numbers 1-10​​​

    • Recognize and identify all the letters in their name plus 5-10 additional letters

  • Early sight words (Pre-K)

Give an example of a unit that is covered in class.

2-Year-Olds:

Fall Unit:

A is for Apple, apple tasting, apple colors, apple painting (sliced to make a circle), and sing apple songs. We also talk about leaves and the colors of fall.

Pumpkins, color orange, "5 Little Pumpkins" song, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin decorating. 

3-Year-Olds:

Letter N Unit:

Read books with letter N, make noodle necklaces, build a bird's nest, work on fine motor skills with a numbers color or paint activity.  Bible story would be Noah and the Ark with a corresponding Bible Verse and craft.

Letter J Unit:

Bible story would be Jonah and the Whale with corresponding Bible Verse and craft. Included would be the color blue for the water.  Also we discuss other things that begin with the letter J. We would have a special treat of Jelly Beans!

4-Year-Olds:

Letter Q/Number 9 Unit:

Painting with Q-tips for fine motor skill practice, making a paper quilt on the letter Q or by using only 9 squares, books about queens, Bible story would be The Brave Queen Esther.  We would also incorporate other Q crafts or centers.  

Letter P Unit:

Pizza Party! Lots of pizza crafts and activities, identifying lowercase/uppercase P.  Puppies in a center, pizza restaurant center, penguins.  The Bible Story is Paul Writes a Letter to Timothy.  We also have the children write letters to each other. 

How do you handle discipline in the classroom?

2-Year-Olds:

I try to redirect then give a warning and if they repeat the behavior they will sit in time-out. After their short time-out I talk to the child and explain that the actions are not acceptable in a simple, easy to understand way (i.e.: "hitting hurts our friends", "chairs are for sitting", "we don't throw our toys, it could break them or hurt our friends.")

3-Year-Olds:

First, we try to redirect or give another option. If the behavior continues we use an age-appropriate time-out.  We encourage the children to use their words to talk to their friends to resolve a conflict.  

4-Year-Olds:

We use redirection and reminder of the rules first.  If that approach isn't working we will separate the student from their peers to have some calm-down/thinking time.  We discuss the expectations of the class and the need to apologize to our friend if needed.  

General Preschool Information

Bathroom and Potty Training:

We do not require children to be potty training in the 2-year-old class.  We prefer them to be potty trained in the 3s but understand that not every child is ready to train by this time.  We will work with you and your child during the school day.  For children that are trained, we ask frequently for anyone that needs to use the restroom. The teachers also have specific times to have all children try to use the bathroom (before playground, after snack, before carpool).  

Curriculum:

The preschool uses LetterLand as our primary letter and phonics curriculum.  We also use the WEE Learn curriculum to incorporate Bible stories and units into the day.  The teachers have the freedom to supplement for the needs of their classroom as they feel necessary.  

What does my child need to bring each day?

We ask that the children bring a full-sized backpack with a change of clothes daily.  We will provide a folder for their teacher to send home their daily activities and communication. We also ask that you send in a snack and a no-spill water bottle daily.

First Day of School:

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 for T/Th and PreK

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 for M/W/F

Last Day of School:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 for M/W/F

Thursday, May 26, 2022 for T/Th and PreK

What is PreK?

PreK is a popular option for the 4-year-olds. Students in the PreK class are able to expand and excel in the goals set for the 4s because they have an extended school day.  This class meets Monday-Friday from 9:00-1:00 (or 9:15-1:15 if COVID-19 is still affecting our school next year). The students in the PreK class bring a lunch from home daily to also learn important lunch skills for Kindergarten.  These skills include, opening juice pouches or water bottles, opening lunch items such as crackers, chips, sandwich baggies, or Lunchables, as well as learning to eat at the table with other friends within the time given for lunch. 

COVID-19 Policies

Carpool:

At this time, we are only allowing drop-off and pick-up  through carpool.  We are not allowing any walk-ups to the building.  We also do not allow anyone other than staff and preschool students in the building.

Snack:

We are asking all parents to send in an individual snack and a refillable, no-spill water bottle with your child.  This eliminates handling of snack and sharing among the classrooms.

Masks:

Children are not required to wear a mask during the preschool day.  Parents get the ultimate decision for their child but it is not a state or school requirement.

Teachers wear either a mask or face shield daily.

Health Screening:

The preschool utilizes an app called BrightWheel for the health screening questions daily.  Parents are given a code to scan and an individual 4-digit code to check-in with each day.  Once the students are in class their temperatures are taken.  

Hand Washing:

Students are given many opportunities during class time to wash hands or use hand sanitizer.  This includes, but is not limited to, when entering the classroom, before and after snack, between centers, after the playground, before carpool.

Cleaning:

The preschool uses an EPA approved sanitizer each day.  The teachers spray the toys, tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces daily.  This is a cleaner that is safe for classroom use.

Class Offerings and Prices

2-Year-Olds:

(Must be 2 by August 31, 2021 to enroll)

M/W/F - $180/month beginning Sept. 2021

               $180 Registration Fee

T/Th- $135/month beginning in Sept. 2021

           $135 Registration Fee

3-Year-Olds:

(Must be 3 by August 31, 2021 to enroll)

M/W/F- $180/month beginning Sept. 2021

              $180 Registration Fee

(MWF is currently FULL.  We will add any interested families to our waiting list. You may still register for T/Th if you wish to be on the MWF waiting list.)

T/Th- $135/month beginning Sept. 2021

           $135 Registration Fee

4-Year-Olds:

(Must be 4 by August 31, 2021 to enroll)

M/W/F- $180/month beginning Sept. 2021

              $180 Registration Fee

T/Th- $135/month beginning Sept. 2021

           $135 Registration Fee

5-day PreK- $285/month beginning Sept. 2021

                     $285 Registration Fee

*This class meets 5 days a week from 9:15-1:15. The students bring a lunch from home daily.