Revised 08/11/2011 Preschool Registration Packet Famous Quotes about Children A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. Bill Vaughan Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson Nikki Callero, Teacher Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education Minor in Art Education Washington State Teaching Certificate Member of National Association for the Education of Young Children Mother of 3! 106 Pacific Ave. S. Pacific, WA 98047 Phone: 253/261-1505 Daily Preschool Schedule Subject to Change 8:55-9:00 Students Arrive 9:00-9:20 Settling in/Music Kid-friendly music and nursery rhymes are playing while the kids are settling in and playing. 9:20-10:00 Calendar, Letter and/or Number Learning We review today’s day, date, and weather as well as learn about the days of the week, months of the year, weather and seasons. Students learn about letters and numbers, the sounds that letters make, and practice writing letters and numbers. 10:00-10:20 Outdoor Play/Motor Skills Students will play games and do outdoor activities (weather permitting) that help develop their coordination skills. 10:20-10:25 Wash-up and Bathroom Break 10:25-10:50 Snack Time During snack time we often watch an educational show, such as Little Einsteins or Sid the Science Kid. 10:50-11:15 Learning Time We do lessons and games based on the letters/numbers we’re currently working on. 11:15-11:27 Learn & Play Centers Students will have constructive play time in different centers that will include items like letter puzzles, math manipulatives, creative play, building blocks, and more. 11:27-11:30 Clean-up/Pack-up 11:30-11:35 Students Depart PARENT EXPECTATIONS Arrival/Departure The preschool environment is an environment intended for learning. This is not a childcare facility. Childcare will not be available before or after school. Arrival time will be no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of school. The time that I have available prior to the arrival of the students is time that is dedicated to my daily preparations and should not be interrupted. Departure time will be no later than 11:35. For the safety of your child, a parent/caregiver is expected to walk the student to the door at arrival, and come in to pick up the student at the door for departure. If your child must arrive late, please walk your child all the way in, help them remove their shoes, and help them quietly join the group. Our learning time is VERY valuable, and children of this age can be easily distracted. Your assistance in minimizing these distractions is critical. Bathroom/Health Your child must be able to meet their bathroom needs with MINIMAL assistance. If your child has a fever, has an excessive cough, is unable to remember to cover their cough, or needs assistance wiping their nose more than twice in an hour, he/she should not come to school. Student/Teacher Ratio There are terrific advantages to your child to being in a small classroom like mine. Having such a small number of students allows me to be more involved with each child individually, which is a wonderful thing. However, there are some small ways in which the lack of additional adults can be a drawback- if a child is ill or needs help in the bathroom, it can be a big distraction to the rest of the class. Please do your part to assist by making sure not to send your child to school when sick, and to dress your child appropriately to allow them to take care of their own bathroom needs. Registration & Forms/Fees Registration form and Materials Fee ($35) are due by August 31, 2011 to confirm your spot. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tuition is $1500 per year for the 3-day program, and $1000 per year for the 2-day program. This fee can be paid in 10 equal, monthly payments of $150 per month for the 3-day program or $100 per month for the 2-day program. Adjustments will be made for students who enroll after the start of the year. Tuition fees are due in full each month (September through June), regardless of illness, student absence, or the number of school days during that month. Tuition is due NO LATER THAN the second school day of each month. Calendar/Weather Closure Our school year begins with an Open House on September 7, 2011 from 10-11. Parent(s), caregivers and sibling(s) are welcome to come, play, have a snack and explore the preschool setting at this time. Our official first day of school (for the 3-day program) will be on September 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The preschool calendar will be primarily based on the Auburn School District calendar. A copy of the schedule for the month will be sent home no later than the first school day of each month. If the district has no school for any reason (elementary or secondary), Preschool will also be closed on those days. If the district has scheduled a late start or a half-day of school, there may or may not be preschool on that day. Your monthly schedule (provided at the start of each month) will clarify whether or not there is school on those dates. If Auburn School District cancels school due to weather or has a delayed start of 90 minutes or more, preschool will be cancelled. If the district schedules a delayed start of one hour or less due to weather, preschool WILL be in session at the regularly scheduled time. Classroom Goals Build letter-recognition skills Build number-recognition skills Build shape and color-recognition skills Learn about patterns, repetition, classification, and ordering Recognize first sounds in certain words (example: apple starts with “a”) Learn early math skills Learn the days of the week Learn about the seasons Practice sharing, working together and taking turns Learn some basics of sign language (for letter of the alphabet and a few other words like please, thank you, etc.) Learn through other specific units (examples: trees, farm animals, fire safety, outer space, plants, etc.) Make friends and have fun! A Note on Age Differences Three year-olds typically have a shorter attention span than 4- or 5-year olds. Keeping that in mind, my learning expectations differ among students depending on their age and ability to focus. While a 3-year old may not learn their letters/sounds as quickly as their older counterparts, the preschool environment offers many other benefits to their early education such as social interaction, understanding expectations of classroom behavior, development of motor skills, and more. Student Registration Form Student Full Name:___________________________________________________ Date of Birth:_______________________________Boy or Girl (circle one, please) Parent #1 Name:________________________ Primary Phone:_______________________ Back-up Phone:_________________________ Parent #2 Name:_____________________ Parent #2 Phone:________________________ Contact Email:_______________________ In the case of an emergency, please list 2 contacts: Name Relation to Child Contact Phone ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ List any other adults who may be allowed to pick up your child: Name Relation to Child Contact Phone ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ List any allergies or medical conditions that I should be aware of: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Parent Signature Date ***My signature indicates that I have read the Preregistration Packet and Parent Expectations and promise to honor those expectations, and that I have completed the Student Registration Form to the best of my knowledge. Student Registration Fees/Deposit Indicate Your Session By Checking the Appropriate Box: Sessions Available Mon./Weds./Fri. Tues./Thurs. 9-11:30 9-11:30 Monthly Tuition $150 $100 Supply Fee $35 $35 Please mail your Registration Form and this Form to Nikki Callero at the address show on the front of this packet. Checks are to be made payable to Nikki Callero. Tuition rates may rise in the fall of 2012.
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