You’ve scheduled your tour. Now, what to expect? Our tour and play visit (for your child) take no more than 30 minutes (usually less). We want you to bring your child, your photo ID, and a willingness to play. As you walk and visit, let us help you assess what you will see and hear.
Noise: Yes, there will be lots of noise and the chatter of little kiddos. Happy chatter is the key to a well-run classroom. Teachers encourage chatter during playtime and activities.
Teacher interactions with the children: Watch our staff interact with the children, and see the children’s reactions to their voices and guidance. Our staff use low voices and encouraging words that are useful in guiding a child to make better choices and decisions. Our staff gives logical consequences to a child that needs encouragement, and we allow them to make mistakes and most importantly, to learn from those mistakes. The key to learning with discipline is that the discipline comes with healthy guidance and encouragement.
Play: The classrooms may be small (our building is over 60 years old), but we manage to pack many fun and interactive items in each room. The rooms will have small areas for reading, creative arts, dramatic play/housekeeping, manipulative, math and science.
Decor: Look around at the walls. They will include crafts, drawings, and messy child creations. Bright colors on the walls and bright light from the large windows enhance our learning environment.
Outdoor area: Installed in 2004, the outside play area has scooters, trikes, sand toys, balls, trucks and cars, climbing apparatuses, slides, and swings. The area is completely enclosed and has a sidewalk upon which to use the riding toys. Children go outside everyday if weather permits.
Parent Information Boards: The school has three areas that provide important information such as current licensing certificate, menus, tuition information, newsletters, and community resources.
Restroom facilities: Our school maintains facilities in each of the preschool hallways. Children are always escorted to the restroom either by class or on an as-needed basis by Preschool staff.
Open Door Policy for all enrolled families: Come visit, read a story, participate in family events, attend parent/teacher meetings, and help with fundraisers.
During your tour, your child will be invited to walk in and explore our classroom spaces. We welcome them to play and participate if they feel comfortable. Parents are welcome to join in, too.
Feel free to bring a list of questions with you while you take your tour. We welcome any questions you may have while you look for the perfect place for your child to learn and grow.