Here are answers to frequently asked questions specifically about New Creation Preschool. Feel free to ask questions and I’ll be glad to answer them.
How old does my child need to be to attend New Creation Preschool?
We are licensed as a preschool and according to state regulations, children must be at least 30 months of age on or before they start at New Creation.
Does my preschooler need to be potty trained?
No. It is a personal belief that potty training can’t be forced or hurried. Therefore, we welcome children at any stage of their potty training journey. Preschoolers should come with extra supplies (diapers, wipes, pull ups, training pants, clothes, etc). Cloth diapers and training pants are welcomed, but per state regulations they will be bagged and sent home unwashed.
What is the schedule for preschool?
Children attend one, two or three sessions per week.
Morning session preschoolers arrive between 8:45-9 and get picked up between 11:10-11:15.
Afternoon session preschoolers arrive between 11:45-12:00 and get picked up between 2:10-2:15.
What should my preschooler bring?
Please send a good sized school bag or back-pack every day! Many times your child will have a stack of things to take home. And please remember to label it! An extra set of clothing is required for children under the age of three and not a bad idea for all children!
What should my preschooler wear?
Because so many of our projects require creative spirits, you are encouraged to dress your child in clothes they can move freely and get messy in! All the products we use are labeled “washable” to aid in clean up, so we can all relax and concentrate on learning!
You are responsible for applying sun-block and bug spray before school when you think it’s necessary.
As cool weather approaches please dress your child appropriately! Many children enjoy wearing layers so they can control their own body temperature while indoors! We will go out even in the coldest weather (it’s the best time to see your breath!) so keep your child warm!
We do allow children to take their shoes and socks off both indoors and out. If you aren’t comfortable with this, please let me know.
What kind of experiences will my preschooler have?
Children develop concepts about themselves, others, and the world by observing, interacting with others and looking for ways to solve problems. Each day, in consideration of the skills needed for Kindergarten, they will have the opportunities to do the following:
•Develop large and small muscles through their play activities.
•Develop language skills through stories, poems, talking, drawing and playing.
•Express themselves through art and music
What is the role of the teacher?
The role of the preschool teacher is that of a guide. The teacher will guide the children through lessons and play experiences, encouraging language and thinking skills while fostering good social skills. This will all be done through developmentally appropriate activities. The teacher will help to build the child from the inside out.
Here is a peek into what teachers will do when: