THREE YEAR OLDS

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

We currently offer a full day and half day program for 3 yr olds. A child must be 3 by September 30th of the current school year in order to be enrolled in this program and must be completely potty-trained, with the exception of a pull-up for naptime, if needed.

 

FULL DAY PROGRAM

Our full day Pre-K program is open during the school day hours, 8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Specific information about drop off/pick up locations will be available in our back to school packet.  Students may arrive as early as 7:45 a.m. without an additional fee, but should be in their classroom by 8:20 a.m.  Before and after school care is optional, for an additional fee. Parents can choose to add before and/or after care to their tuition if they need it.  Please see the enrollment packet for more details regarding our extended care program. The full day program will be open all school year with only the following exceptions: Labor Day, 3 days at Thanksgiving, 2 days at Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, as well as a fall and spring Teacher In-Service Day and a Parent/Teacher Conference Day. (Specific dates will be listed on the Pre-K calendar).  

 

HALF DAY PROGRAM

Our half day Pre-K program is open during the school day hours, 8:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and will be closed for a fall, Christmas and spring break, as well as any days the full day Pre-K is closed (see the list above). Specific information about drop off/pick up locations will be available in our back to school packet.  There is no after care available for half day students.  Students must be picked up by the posted pick up time.  Students may arrive as early as 7:45 a.m. without an additional fee, but should be in their classroom by 8:20 a.m.  

 

CLASSROOM GOALS

  • Know that God loves them

  • Expand knowledge of God and His plan for us through Bible stories, songs and scripture memory verses

  • Recognize colors and basic shapes

  • Recognize #1-15, Counting 1-30

  • Learn names, sounds and formation of all letters

  • Recite alphabet (not singing the ABC song)

  • Recognize and spell name

  • Use scissors correctly

  • Hold pencil/crayon/marker correctly

  • Sharing and playing well with others

  • Able to sit and listen during learning time, story time, etc.

  • Gain independence and confidence in language through activities, such as show and tell, story time, and dramatic play

 

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Daily activities will focus on age appropriate developmental skills that support the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of young children while promoting kindergarten readiness.  The children will participate in Bible, recess, and a resource class (Spanish, art, music, library, PE) each day.  Teachers will provide their class with a more detailed schedule during the first week of school.

           

DRESS CODE

Preschool students should be dressed in simple washable clothes, appropriate for the weather, including shoes, boots, gloves, and coats.  Uniform shirts are not required until Kindergarten.

 

LUNCH

Full day students may bring in a packed lunch or purchase a hot lunch which includes milk.  You may set up a lunch account in the school office.  The lunch menu is posted on the school website the first of the month.  Half-day students will not eat lunch.

 

NAP

All full day preschool students will take a nap.  Nap time is from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will last no longer than two hours.  Please send in a crib size sheet and a blanket for your child to sleep on and be sure to label each item sent with your child’s name.  These items will be sent home weekly to be washed.

 

SNACKS

Snack time will be given each day.  Please send in a wholesome snack with your child.  A juice box may be sent in as well, please no sippy cups or items that require refrigeration.  If your child will be here for extended care, please send in an additional snack for the afternoon.

 

TEACHER-STUDENT RATIO

Our 3 year olds have no more than 10 students with one teacher.