You’ve scheduled your tour, now what to expect? Our tour and play visits take no more than 30 minutes (usually less). We want you to bring your child, your photo ID, and a willingness to play. Let us help you assess what you will see and hear as you walk through the school and visit classrooms.
Noise: Yes, there is a lot 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 members interact with the children and see the children’s reactions to their voices and guidance. Our staff members use soft voices and encouraging words that can be useful in guiding a child to make better choices and decisions. Our staff members give logical consequences to a child that needs encouragement, and we allow them to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. The key to learning with discipline is that the children are provided healthy guidance and encouragement.
Play: The classrooms may be small (our building is over 55 years old!) but we manage to pack many fun and interactive items into each room. The rooms have areas for reading, creative arts, dramatic play/housekeeping, manipulatives, and math and science centers.
Decor: Look around at the walls! They include crafts, drawings, and messy, child-directed creations. Bright colors on the walls and bright light from the large windows keep our classrooms cheerful.
Outdoor Areas: Installed in 2004, the outside playground area has scooters, tricycles, a large sand table with 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 two designated areas that continually contain important information such as current licensing certificate/information, snack menus, tuition rates, newsletters, and community resources.
Restroom Facilities: Our school maintains facilities in each preschool hallway. Children are always escorted to the restroom either as a class or on an as-needed basis by staff members.
Open Door Policy for All Enrolled Families: Come visit, read a story, participate in family events, attend parent/teacher meetings, or help with fundraisers.
During your tour, your child will be invited to walk in to check out and explore a classroom space. We welcome them to play and participate if they feel comfortable. Parents are welcome to join in the play, too.
Feel free to bring a list of questions with you when 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.