Classrooms

Welcome to our classroom information page! 

 

Below is a list of important classroom information. Please ask the teachers or office staff for any clarification, questions, or concerns.

The Minimum to expect from your child’s teacherPreschool teacher

  • First Aid and CPR certified 
  • Current Food Handlers permit
  • Current Federal Background Check
  • Continued early childhood education.

Important General Classroom tips:

  • Wash your and your child’s hands upon arrivalwashing hands
  • Label everything your child brings to school
  • Notify the school and teachers of any known allergies
  • Let your child cry: Most children cry when being left by parents. We understand and expect it. In most cases crying ceases a few moments after parents leave. We will notify the parents of any prolonged crying that may occur. Feel free to call and see how your child is doing if you are worried.
  • Check your child’s mailbox: This is an important way of communication between the school and families. *Please ask your child’s teacher where they keep their classroom mailbox.*

INFANTSsleeping infant

It’s surprising how much babies learn in the first year.  By 12 months of age they learn how to smile, laugh, babble and talk, wave, eat, crawl, walk, and much more.  We are excited for the opportunity to share these awesome experiences with your family. Please pop in often and visit your child and your child’s teachers.

What to bring with baby “Check list”:infant toddler

  • Diapers and Wipes
  • 2 crib sheets and blankets (labeled)
  • 2 binkies (labeled)
  • Premade Bottles/ Sippy cups (1 for each feeding) (labeled)
  • Food & Snacks
  • Bibs, plate & bowls
  • 2 changes of clothing
  • Special toy or blanket for comfort
  • Family poster

Sleep:

The Honeybees are all on their own sleeping schedules. We let them sleep when they are tired. They are always placed on their backs to rest.

Diapers & Wipes:                                                            

It is preferred parents bring disposable diapers for sanitation reasons. A child goes through 5/6 diapers in a day so please bring enough to last. We will try to remind parents when your baby is running low on diapers but in a case where we run out there is a $1.00 charge per diaper when using St. John’s stock.

Honeybees share their wipes. These “community wipes” are used in many ways of cleanup. We ask full time babies to bring 2 boxes per month and part time babies to bring 1.

***Please let us know if your baby has sensitive skin

Discipline:

First it is imperative to understand that “Discipline” at any age level is not “punishment” for bad behavior. In fact the word discipline means teaching. Discipline is a door of opportunity to teach children the appropriate ways to meet their needs.   Our teachers practice what we call “Distract and Redirect”. More effective than simply saying “No” distracting and redirecting allows us to take the child out of the inappropriate situation and then with “hand over hand” showing the child the appropriate action.

TODDLERS 

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Goals: Time to prepare for the preschool classes while maintaining the comfort of the baby room. This means sleeping on cots, using Sippy cups, and feeding themselves at the table.
It is also time to really focus on “using your words”. We are encouraging the children to use sign language or vocalize their needs and wants. This helps discourage
Life in the Rollie room is full of new and exciting growth and development. We are really excited to be part of it.biting and hitting.

What to bring with your child “Check list”:waterbottle

  • 2 crib sheets and blankets (labeled)
  • Sunblock
  • 2 Sippy cups (labeled)
  • Food enough for 2 lunches
  • 1 box of tissue per month
  • 2 changes of clothing
  • Special toy or blanket for comfort
  • Family poster

Sleep:

The Rollie Pollies are now on the schools sleeping schedule. It takes time but with your help we will transition your toddler to one nap (12:35) per day.

Diapers & Wipes:                                                           

It is preferred parents bring disposable diapers for sanitation reasons. A child goes through 5/6 diapers in a day so please bring enough to last. We will try to remind parents when your baby is running low on diapers but in a case where we run out there is a $1.00 charge per diaper when using St. John’s stock.

Rollie Pollie’s share their wipes. These “community wipes” are used in many ways of cleanup. We ask full time babies to bring 2 boxes per month and part time babies to bring 1.

***Please let us know if your baby has sensitive skin

Discipline:

First it is imperative to understand that “Discipline” at any age level is not “punishment” for bad behavior. In fact the word discipline means teaching. Discipline is a door of opportunity to teach children the appropriate ways to meet their needs.   Our teachers practice what we call “Distract and Redirect”. More effective than simply saying “No” distracting and redirecting allows us to take the child out of the inappropriate situation and then with “hand over hand” showing the child the appropriate action.

Food: Please bring your child’s lunch in a labeled lunch bag with enough food for both A.M. and P.M. lunch. Please send it in small ¼” pieces to avoid choking. Grapes, cheese, hot dogs, and even bananas should be cut in tiny pieces.

EARLY PRESCHOOL (2 years) 
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Goals: Potty Training!!!

In this class we dive into our curriculum. Your child will now have a scheduled “circle time”, weekly Spanish and Sign language words, you can expect the lesson plans change weekly and extra communication on your child’s development. This includes Parent-Teacher-Conferences.

 

What to bring with your child “Check list”:

  • Diapers and Wipesdramatic
  • 2 crib sheets and blankets (labeled)
  • Sunblock
  • 1 water bottle
  • Lunch box (labeled)(small ¼”pieces)
  • 1 box of tissues 1 box of wipes per month
  • 1 changes of clothing
  • Special toy or blanket for comfort
  • Family poster

Sleep:

Nap time is 2 hours long with ½ hour quiet time prior to full rest/sleep. Transition into the Cricket room can support weaning from pacifiers.

Diapers & Wipes:                                                           

It is preferred parents bring disposable diapers for sanitation reasons. A child goes through 5/6 diapers in a day so please bring enough to last. We will try to remind parents when your baby is running low on diapers but in a case where we run out there is a $1.00 charge per diaper when using St. John’s stock.

Crickets share their wipes. These “community wipes” are used in many ways of cleanup. We ask the children to bring 1 box of wipes and 1 box of tissues per month.

***Please let us know if your baby has sensitive skin

Discipline:

First it is imperative to understand that “Discipline” at any age level is not “punishment” for bad behavior. In fact the word discipline means teaching. Discipline is a door of opportunity to teach children the appropriate ways to meet their needs.   Our teachers practice what we call “Distract and Redirect”. More effective than simply saying “No” distracting and redirecting allows us to take the child out of the inappropriate situation and then with “hand over hand” showing the child the appropriate action.

PRESCHOOL (3 years)
preschool

Goals:

  • Count from 1-10science
  • Recognize numbers 1-5
  • Sing ABC’s
  • Know basic colors
  • Recognize letters in first name
  • Sing along to basic songs
  • Recognize basic body parts
  • Know Gender
  • Correct Pencil and Scissor hold
  • Able to sit and listen to a story
  • Participate in Group Activities

The Children will start each preschool session with “Circle Time” .This consists of prayer, calendar, weather, and The Pledge of Allegiance.

Following Circle Time the children will have the following learning activities:

  • Academic Readiness (Literacy and Mathematics)
  • Small Groups with Centers
  • Jesus Time

 

What to bring with your child “Check list”:

  • 1 crib sheets and 1 blanket (labeled)blanket
  • Sunblock
  • 1 water bottle
  • Lunch box (labeled)(small ¼”pieces)(please place in basement refrigerator )
  • 2 boxes of tissues twice a year (Sept. & Jan.)
  • 1 changes of clothing
  • Special toy or blanket for comfort
  • Family poster

Sleep:

The Caterpillars still nap! If your child isn’t a big napper we will still need to rest during this time.  In this class the kids get their own mats ready to encourage self-help skills.

Discipline:

In the preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes the teachers use PBS (Positive Behavior Support). PBS focuses on intervention and coping skills which teaches children how to respond to a potential situation before it happens. The Turtle Technique, which uses PBS guidelines to teach coping skills, self-regulation and acceptable options, is also used. We encourage the children to use self-discipline. They are offered choices and opportunities to make decisions, knowing what the logical consequences will be. Rest periods will be used when a child is emotionally of physically out of control and needs time to calm down.

PRE-K (4 & 5 years)
painter

Goals:Jade's room

  • Develop Social Skills and ethical responsibility
  • Demonstrate responsible emotional behavior
  • Develop physical skills and personal hygiene
  • Count 1-20
  • Recognize number 1-10
  • Recognize letters in print
  • Print first name
  • Draw a person with 5 recognizable parts
  • Recognize basic colors and shapes
  • Basic addition and subtraction
  • Pre reading skills

The Children will start each Pre-K session with “Circle Time” .This consists of prayer, calendar, weather, and The Pledge of Allegiance.

Following Circle Time the children will have the following learning activities:

  • Academic Readiness (Literacy and Mathematics)
  • Small Groups with Centers
  • Jesus Time

 

What to bring with your child “Check list”:sun

  • Sunblock
  • 1 water bottle
  • Lunch box (labeled)(small ¼”pieces)(please place in basement refrigerator )
  • 2 boxes of wipes and tissues twice a year (Sept. & Jan.)
  • 1 change of clothing
  • Special toy or blanket for comfort
  • Family poster

Sleep:

 

Naps? If you want your child to take a nap them we suggest morning Pre-K if not afternoon. Morning Pre-K still has a” rest time” right after lunch.

*Rest time consist of lying down and listening to a story.*

Discipline:

In the preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes the teachers use PBS (Positive Behavior Support). PBS focuses on intervention and coping skills which teaches children how to respond to a potential situation before it happens. The Turtle Technique, which uses PBS guidelines to teach coping skills, self-regulation and acceptable options, is also used. We encourage the children to use self-discipline. They are offered choices and opportunities to make decisions, knowing what the logical consequences will be. Rest periods will be used when a child is emotionally of physically out of control and needs time to calm down.

KINDERGARTEN

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Goals:

  • Develop Social Skills and ethical responsibilitycounting
  • Demonstrate responsible emotional behavior
  • Develop physical skills and personal hygiene
  • Count 1-20
  • Recognize number 1-10
  • Recognize letters in print
  • Print first name
  • Draw a person with 5 recognizable parts
  • Recognize basic colors and shapes
  • Basic addition and subtraction
  • Pre reading skills

The Children will start each Pre-K session with “Circle Time” .This consists of prayer, calendar, weather, and The Pledge of Allegiance.

Following Circle Time the children will have the following learning activities:

  • Academic Readiness (Literacy and Mathematics)
  • Small Groups with Centers
  • Jesus Time

 

What to bring with your child “Check list”:lunch2

  • Sunblock
  • 1 water bottle
  • Lunch box (labeled)(small ¼”pieces)(please place in basement refrigerator )
  • 2 boxes of wipes and tissues twice a year (Sept. & Jan.)
  • 1 change of clothing
  • Special toy or blanket for comfort
  • Family poster

Sleep:

Rest time after lunch.

*Rest time consists of lying down and listening to a story.*

Discipline:

In the preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes the teachers use PBS (Positive Behavior Support). PBS focuses on intervention and coping skills which teaches children how to respond to a potential situation before it happens. The Turtle Technique, which uses PBS guidelines to teach coping skills, self-regulation and acceptable options, is also used. We encourage the children to use self-discipline. They are offered choices and opportunities to make decisions, knowing what the logical consequences will be. Rest periods will be used when a child is emotionally of physically out of control and needs time to calm down.

 

ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM INFORMATION

 

Sickness:sick

 Keep your child at home if he or she…

  • Has a fever of or above 101* or has had one during the previous 24 hour period
  • Is advised by a doctor to remain indoors
  • Has a cold that is less than 4 days old
  • Has heavy nasal discharge
  • Has a constant cough
  • Is fussy or cranky, and generally out of sorts
  • Unusually drowsy or tired
  • Have symptoms of communicable disease (this may include but are not limited to: reddened and itchy eyes, sore throat, headache, spots or rash, abdominal pain, fever)

*Please notify the school at once if your child does contract a communicable disease so that the school can notify the other parents in that specific classroom and or school. Usually it takes more than one child infected with the disease before letters go home.

Your Child may attend if he or she…

  • Is over a cold but a minor nasal drip remains
  • Has been on antibiotics for over a 24 hr. period and fever is gone
  • Has been exposed to a communicable disease but the school has been notified that the incubation period has lapsed and child isn’t showing signs or symptoms.

Family Posters:

We would like to welcome our students, new and old, by talking about their friends, family, and community.

To make your child feel warm and surrounded with love and reassurance we are asking each family to make a family poster.  The poster will be hung up in the classroom at children’s eye level.  These posters encourage communication and aid in comforting your child when they miss you.

As a class we will share the child’s poster by:

  • Having them tell us about their family
  • Counting how many people are in each family
  • Recognizing that each family is special and unique
  • Reinforcing we are all a part of God’s family
  • Talking about all the different animals we have as pets

*Directions for Family Posters:*

Decorate– Get a piece of poster board and start decorating. Use crayons, paints, markers, stickers, and or scrap booking materials. Be creative and enjoy!

Pictures-Find some pictures of your family, including grandparents, special friends, cousins, pets, and any other important people in your child’s life. Arrange and glue them on the poster board.

Laminate-These posters need to be laminated since they are at a child’s level. You can bring them in already laminated or bring them to the office if you would like us to do so.

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