Welcome to the Preschool Room!
Each month, you will receive a monthly calendar that will give you a glimpse as to what we will be learning about! Every week of the month has a designated theme and on each day of the week we will learn about something that relates back to the weekly theme. We have a show n' tell day once a week where the children are asked to bring in an item from home that relates to what we are learning about as well as a weekly homework assignment. All homework assignments are optional; there is no penalty if it is not done! Show n' tell and homework assignments are used to open up the door for conversations at home about what the children are learning about while at school.
Every morning upon drop off, your child will be encouraged to participate in a variety of table and sensory activities relating to our weekly theme that will put their fine and gross motor skills to work. After a quick snack we move onto circle time! We begin circle with a greeting song and then dive into a discussion about what we are learning about. The children love contributing their own thoughts and ideas to our conversation! We also go over the calendar, the weather, recite the pledge of allegiance, sing a few songs, and read a book! After circle, the children proceed to the art table to make an art project! Our art projects directly relate to what we are learning about that day. Once the projects are finished they are put in each child's individual art gallery, which are displayed on the walls of the classroom. The children are so proud of all the work that they do and love bringing their parents into the classroom to show them all their art work! Weather permitting the children are taken outside twice a day, once in the morning and again in the afternoon.
The curriculum in the preschool room is designed to cater to the individual needs of each child. Each week, regardless of the theme, there are activities planned for the children to do that help them to develop the skills and concepts that are necessary in Kindergarten. When the kids are not doing any of the selected table activities, circle, or art, they are able to free play. Free play allows the children the independence to choose what they'd like to do and aids them in forming social skills necessary in Kindergarten.
Evaluations are performed on each child every September, January and May. During this process, the children are evaluated on their personal, intellectual, social and emotional development. They are also evaluated on their self-help skills, work learning habits, literacy, reading readiness and their motor skills. An "Ages and Stages Questionnaire" that was provided to us by a pediatric doctor's office is also completed. Parents are given a copy of both the evaluations and may request a conference at any time.
At the end of each day, you will receive a comment card for your child. On the comment card, you will be able to see what your child ate for snack and lunch, how long their nap was, and a brief explanation of their day is given. Communication between parents and teacher is very important at TKC and all parents are encouraged to speak with their child's teacher regarding any questions, comments or concerns at any time.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour please feel free to call TKC.