PRESCHOOL WILL OPEN SEPT 2, 2020
Q: What are my scheduling options?
A: With our flexible scheduling you are able to select your preferred day(s) of the week and hours your child will be enrolled. It’s your choice how long the day is for your child. Each day can be different, according to your needs. Kids Day Out is available Monday through Friday for all ages.
Q: What are Family Friendly Events?
A: Each school year offers your family a chance to come together for family activities, which are developmentally appropriate for ages 2-5. These events are no longer than 1 hour and may occur in the morning at school or in the early evening. Events may include Party on the Playground, Petting Zoo, Praise and Prepare, Night School, Jesus and Jammies, Mommy and Me Tea, Daddies and Donuts, Dancing with the Stars, Ooey Gooey Night, and more!
Q: How much outdoor time will my child have?
A: We are blessed with acres of green space! Our fenced-in playground is specifically designed for children up to age 6. We go outside every school day, weather-permitting, for a minimum of 30 minutes. (we follow the health dept. guidelines in Winter when temps are low ). With the flexibility to go outside several times during the day, you may find us on our outdoor patio, taking walks through the field, chasing butterflies, digging for worms, or playing on the equipment.
Q: What do you do with technology and why?
A: At Mt. Calvary CECE we prioritize critical thinking, decision-making, language development, socializing, self-regulation, conflict resolution and personal relationships. We allow you to provide screen time for your child as you feel necessary at home. When we are at school, face-to-face learning and interaction is our priority.
Q: What does a play-based education look like?
A: It's an environment that promotes discovery, where your child will be engaged in hands-on activities. You will find building center supplies, a house-keeping area, dramatic play, a science center, tactile tables, a library, and art activities available at all times; as well as fine motor activities such as playdough, manipulatives and more! (You will not see worksheets.) Children will be given TIME to learn as they play at these various centers. Teachers also ask questions and provide materials stretching the child's critical thinking, problem solving, language and social skills.
Q: What are Fun Days?
A: Fun Days are special days for children to learn in extraordinary ways. They include a Fall and Spring "Wheel Week". The children bring their wheels to school to challenge and grow their gross motor skills. There may be Pajama Day, Silly Sock Day, Any Hat Goes Day, Beach Day, as well as Color Day.
Q: How do we use outdoor time?
A: The outdoors give us an additional learning center. The children may be engaged in life science, such as collecting insects or leaf specimens. They may just feel free to run, swing, or build community with friends! We appreciate and value the world God made and we celebrate the beauty of His creation.
Q: What does the year before kindergarten look like?
A: The final year of pre-school has a goal of preparing your child for the path ahead. We promote self-confidence, responsibility, smart choices, and encourage independence and autonomy. It includes circle time, Jesus time, guided learning activities, journal writing, music and movement, and much more!
Q: What is NAEYC?
A: The National Association for the Education of the Young Child. It is the foremost professional association for the early childhood field. It is the world’s largest professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality learning for all young children birth thru age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
Q: What are NAEYC guidelines?
A: Quality early childhood centers implement Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) which NAEYC has researched, documented and published. Check out their website for more information.
Q: What if my child is not potty-trained?
A: No problem for the Kids Day Out program. When the time comes, our staff is happy to partner with you in the process of potty-training. In order to attend the 3 year old class your child must be toilet trained, however, we are happy to keep a spare pair of your child’s clothes, in case of any accidents! They DO happen when we’re busy playing!
Q: Is tuition assistance available?
A: We are fortunate to have a Scholarship fund established to assist those families who demonstrate a need. Each case is handled individually. Please contact the directors and a mutually agreeable tuition may be determined.