Presentation on theme: "Welcome To Pre-K!. The Goals of Pre-K To provide a rich, child- centered, literacy-focused learning environment. To ensure that all children in Mecklenburg."— Presentation transcript:
The Goals of Pre-K To provide a rich, child- centered, literacy-focused learning environment. To ensure that all children in Mecklenburg County enter kindergarten ready to learn. To offer experiences that ensure children's learning of the academic, personal and interpersonal skills essential to school success.
History of Pre-K Programs The program offers the following: Comprehensive Curriculum Certified Teachers Ongoing Parent involvement Currently Pre-K is offered in a variety of settings: Elementary Schools Child Care Centers
Our School Program School hours Children need to attend a full day of school each day. Regular attendance is expected. Following an absence, the parent sends a written note stating the reason for the absence. Children need to arrive on-time each morning. Parents will walk their children to class. Pre-K follows the CMS calendar, including bad weather days and student holidays.
Our Curriculum Opening the World of Learning, O.W.L., is our curriculum. The day consists of numerous activities designed with purposeful play. Activities include centers, small group instruction and large group instruction. We will have special celebrations throughout the year that relate to the books your child is reading in class. We do not put special emphasis on celebrating holidays.
Parent Involvement Requirements 1.Home visit 2.Home Reading - 100 books 3.Parent Visits – at least 4 per year 4.Parent / Teacher Conference 5.All student immunizations and information kept up-to- date 6. Follow attendance and on- time arrival policies 7. Daily check of child’s book bag
What About Food? Breakfast and lunch are served each day. Parents need to complete the form related to receiving meals at school.
Transportation Students who come to school by car must be walked to the classroom. Parents must make contact with the teacher or teacher assistant. Children will only be released to the parent(s) or other persons authorized by the parent. The director can assist you with any other transportation questions.
Staggered Enrollment & the First Day of School for Pre-K A few students will come each day until the first full day of Pre-K. The first full day of Pre-K is September 5th.
Thank you for coming! We know your child is going to have a great year. We look forward to working with you to help your child gain both academic and social skills that will be vital to their future.