Who can attend?
Enrollment is open to all preschool-aged children regardless of their race or religion. Classes are filled on a first come basis with one exception: parents of children currently enrolled are given preference for the following year.
What age child is accepted?
Our license permits children 3O months-6 years old to be enrolled in our program if they are potty trained.
In the state of Ohio, children must be five years of age to attend Kindergarten. Most authorities agree that a child who is five plus when entering school has an advantage. We do not encourage early entrance to Kindergarten. Some parents, whose children have birthdays close to the Kindergarten start date, elect to keep their child out of Kindergarten rather than have the child be the youngest in the class. We offer a class, Begindergarten, for children who could have gone to Kindergarten, but you have elected to hold them out one more year. We also accept five-year-old children in the preschool classes and in our Kindergarten Readiness classes.
How are the children grouped?
Children in our preschool classes are 30 months- 4 years old. We have children who are 4-5 years old attend the Kindergarten Readiness classes, and those children who are 5-6 yrs. old and could have gone to Kindergarten are enrolled in our Begindergarten class.
What is the class size?
Since the classrooms we use vary in size, the class sizes also vary. In most classes, there are 14-18 children. Each class has a full-time teacher and a full-time aide. The aides are employed by the school. Parents are not required to assist in the classroom. The State of Ohio requires a teacher to child ratio of one adult per twelve children. Our ratio is one adult per nine children.
When do children attend?
Classes are held three half-days each week for our regular program on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Morning classes are from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and afternoon classes are from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Parents may elect either morning or afternoon sessions and are urged to consider which time of day is best for their child. We also offer a full-day program that runs from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Additional enrichment programming is available in the afternoons and on Mondays. We also offer a before school time from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and an after school hour from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
What type of program is offered?
Our primary goal is to provide an opportunity for young children to work and play together, to develop their curiosity about the world in which they live and to become self-confident and independent. The alphabet and counting are taught in a playful and meaningful way. These skills are emphasized in Kindergarten Readiness and Begindergarten. The preschool children do learn a great many things as they use the educational equipment in the classrooms; test their motor skills on the playground and in the playroom where many types of riding and climbing equipment are available. We have special on-site events where we learn about fire safety, the apple orchard, the pumpkin patch, etc. They observe and care for plants and animals. Because we know that the young child needs a great amount of exposure to good literature, we have a lending library program. Once a week, the children borrow books from our own preschool library. Parents are encouraged to come to our library and read to the children. Just as each child, each class, and each teacher has unique skills and interests to bring to the program, each classroom develops its own personality and evolves its own curriculum.
What is the cost of the program?
A $50.00 registration fee (which is non-refundable) is required to reserve a place for you child. The monthly tuition is $155.00 for our three half-day program or $305 for our full-day program. We also offer several enrichment classes. Explanatory information and enrollment forms are attached.