Program Information

Program

Tuesday / Thursday

OR

Wednesday / Friday

Children must be at least 4 years of age, and potty trained, to attend our program.

School Hours


Morning classes 8:50 am – 11:20 am
Afternoon classes 12:20 pm – 2:50 pm

School Year

Our program runs from September until mid-June. During our school year, we follow the same schedule as the District Calendar.

Transportation

Transportation must be provided by the parent/guardian. Some students with special needs will be provided District transportation. This will be determined as part of the IEP process.

Dropping Off and Picking Up

Prior to class, teachers are busy getting the classroom ready. We ask that you arrive no more that 5 minutes before the start of class.

Clothing

Play clothes are essential to preschool. Please dress your child in comfortable clothes to play, paint and explore in. While we encourage the use of paint and water shirts, sometimes children do get dirty! Please send an extra set of clothing as spills happen. All articles must be labelled with your child's name. We do ask that shoes be clean when worn inside.

Toileting

Because independent use of the bathroom is encouraged, we ask that you ensure your child wears clothing that is easy for them to get in and out of. A few minutes at home practicing with buttons, zippers and snaps is helpful.

Snack

Eating is an important social activity. You will need to provide a snack and drink for your child. While children will be encouraged to try snack, they will not be forced to eat if they choose not to.

Preparing for school

Some children do experience anxiety. We understand it can be hard for both parent and child to say good bye. It is our experience that a quick good bye at the door, leaving the trained staff to handle the situation, is best. Books such as Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois or The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn can help. Consistent attendance, being on time both at the beginning and end of the day, and a positive attitude, can only help to ease anxiety.

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