Pre-K4 FAQ

PRE-K4 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How Many Students are in each class?

     We have two pre-k 4 classes. The maximum number of children in each class is 20. Five of our children will go home half day and fifteen will stay for the full day program.

 

 What is the student to teacher ratio?

     We have one teacher and one aide in each classroom.

 

 What is your daily schedule?

     The children will come into the classroom anywhere between 7:50-8:10 am. They do table activities and small centers until everyone has arrived. We begin our morning with a reinforcement of the week’s lessons. Then we begin our morning routine with circle time; calendar, weather, jobs, etc. At this time, we will jump into our Splash Into Pre-K curriculum; literacy, math, science, story time, centers, religion, and end with connection time. We also have a daily snack the children bring in and then outside playtime. Pre-K children go to music, library, and P.E. once a week.

 

 If my child only attends half day, will they be missing out?

     No, they will not miss out on any major learning experiences. We focus the morning on our curriculum and a small portion of the afternoon is spent on reinforcement. After the half day friends are dismissed, the full day children have lunch, reinforcement time, recess, story-time, and a one hour mandated naptime. The children are dismissed at 2:30.

 

 Do I need to pack my child’s lunch everyday if they are full day friends?

     Yes, parents must pack a snack for the morning and a lunch for the afternoon each day. We eat our snack and lunch in the classroom and do not have access to a microwave or refrigerators. The school will provide milk each day for lunch.

 

Does Pre-K attend field trips?

     In the fall, we have the pumpkin patch come to us. The children will participate in hands on outside activities right here at school. We have an in-school experience for the students in the spring.  

 

 Do you allow volunteers in the classroom?

     Parents have the opportunity to help with class parties, field trips and other special times designated by the teachers. All volunteers must be STAND/Shield the Vulnerable trained before they are permitted to help with any volunteer activities in the school. In addition, the Home School Association (HSA) always offers many opportunities to volunteer throughout the school in different capacities.

 

Class time and day options:

Specials:  Media/Library, Music, and PE

Five half-days a week program 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Five full-days a week program 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Accreditation:  

-Maryland Excels Level 4

                                                                                                                                            

-Our Little Treasures Primary Grade Program is accredited by the Southern States Association of Colleges and Schools.

-Our program holds a Letter of Compliance from the Maryland State Department of Education

-All Pre-K personnel are CPR certified, VIRTUS certified, and hold current Basic First Aid certification. 

 

-Mandated by Maryland law, both 3 and 4 year olds in a full day program are required to have a 60-minute nap time.