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Welcome to Our VPK /Pre-K Classrooms

A Pre-K program designed specifically for our classrooms will keep your child stimulated and interested throughout their day.

We would like to welcome your child to our classroom. Our learning environment promotes growth and development through opportunities for children to explore and learn.  With the Creative curriculum, along with our continued VPK Florida Standards we utilize in our Pre-K classroom, you will find age appropriate materials designed to meet each child’s individual needs.  Being UMAP (United Methodist Association of Preschools) accredited, we offer a meaningful program that promises to keep your child learning at a pace that is comfortable for them. Our classrooms provide children with opportunities to make meaningful choices and allow them to explore through active participation in daily classroom activities.

Our class sizes and ratios allow individual attention for each child throughout the day.  We feel that it is very important to emphasize the quality of interaction between the children and their teachers and how it directly affects the quality of the care they receive.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

Drop Off & Pick Up

Please remember to sign your child in and out every day using FULL NAME and TIME.  Our sign in/out logs are located inside our classrooms above the cubby area.  When arriving in the morning your child should wash their hands and then proceed to their classroom.

Personal Care

Your child will be assigned a personal cubby area to keep their belongings as well as a hook to hang their jacket or coat when necessary and red school bag.  These areas will be clearly labeled with your child’s name.  This will help your child become familiar with their classroom surroundings.  We will teach your child to be responsible for their belongings and use their cubby on a daily basis.  Please remember to take your child’s blanket/bedding home every Friday to wash and return it on Monday.

Homework

Homework is made available by request only.  If you feel that your child needs some additional assistance, packets can be made available for you. But again, we stress it is not required.

Classroom Rules

Classroom rules are created by the teachers and children together.  These rules are thought about during a large group time activity and then written and posted on the wall for review.  Your child will be reminded of these rules often to ensure safety in our classroom.

Show & Tell

We will have Show & Tell every Friday.  This will be the only day your child may bring a toy from home.  Please refrain from sending your child in with a toy any other day than Friday.  Toys chosen for Show & Tell should be a toy that your child is willing to share.  Please do not send in toys that are priceless, rare, or expensive.

Parent Conferences

Parent conferences are held two times a year to go over all of your child’s work and the progress he/she has.  As much as we would love to conference with you every day, it is very difficult to do so. If you feel you need additional information regarding your child’s progress, we will be happy to arrange for additional conferences.

Assessment Testing

Individual assessments will be done on your child after the first month of attendance with us. This will help us to know in what areas your child is strong, and in which ones they may need additional attention. Results for all assessments are reviewed during parent conferences unless there are any immediate concerns.

Outside Time

We go outside three times a day, weather permitting at 8:15 am , 11:15 am and then again after nap time around  3:00 pm. Because of the many different surfaces we have in our playground, we ask that your child only come to school with closed toe shoes.  Some activities we do on the playground are very difficult to do in sandals or flip flops. Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to helping you prepare your child for the journey ahead. If you need any additional information regarding the VPK classroom please feel free to let us know.