FAQ & Security
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does my child have to be potty-trained to enter your program? YES
Are parents involved with the school? Parents do take an active role in our school. Lead teachers offer sign-ups throughout the year with a variety of opportunities for participation.
Do you have a curriculum? We have a flexible curriculum that follows developmentally appropriate procedure guidelines (DAP) when preparing the lesson plans. This allows the child to participate in activities based on his or her maturity, thus creating a positive learning environment. Within these guidelines, we strive to challenge the children and to introduce them to reading readiness skills, math concepts, social study topics and science activities.
Our Kindergarten Curriculum includes the following workbooks @ an approximate total cost of $75 (per student, payable after school starts). Mathematics by McGraw-Hill; Sing, Spell, Read & Write (Language Arts Curriculum-set of 2 books); Handwriting: My Drawing & Story Book
Each of our classes attend a special Music Class each week taught by a certified music teacher who holds a masters degree in music education.
Parents of Pre K-3 and Jr. Kindergarten (4 yr olds) are provided a “Curriculum Guideline Information Sheet” upon registration.
Are children with disabilities accepted in your program?
We want to provide an appropriate learning environment for any family looking for a Kindergarten/preschool program. For this reason, any child with a disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine if our school can offer what that child needs.
My child has allergies. Will that be a problem?
We have had several children attend with insect, animal, or food allergies. We post the child’s name and food allergy on all food preparation areas and on containers. We notify other parents about avoiding the use of those allergens when preparing snacks for the entire class, and we keep parent-provided snacks for their children to enjoy. Parents have also provided us with any necessary medical treatment to be used with their permission in the event of an emergency (i.e. epipen).
We believe in the safety and well-being of each child as central to his or her health and happiness. The faculty is dedicated to providing a secure environment for your child. To do so, we have taken a number of safety measures:
Door Locks: Our building is on an automated lock-down system. The doors are only open when the principal and faculty are working the morning car line and during dismissal times. If you need admission to the school during lock-down times, please ring the doorbell located to the right of the school entrance door.
Password: Each child’s family will give us a personal password to be used when someone other than the designated person is picking up the child. If you have to send someone in your place to pick up your child, they must be able to tell us the password. We will NOT deviate from this procedure.
Emergency Preparedness: We will participate in monthly drills so that the children will know exactly what to do in case of fire, bad weather, or earthquake. A weather alert radio is in the office to notify us of inclement weather. Our fire alarm system is connected with the Bartlett Fire Department so they are notified automatically when the alarm is pulled.
Emergency Care: Each teacher is regularly retrained in either CPR or First Aid so there is always a teacher on duty who is qualified in those areas. A well-equipped first aid kit is easily available to the faculty at all times. Parental permission and doctor/hospital information are given to us so we can make a 911 call if an emergency arises with your child. If 911 assistance is needed, the parent will be contacted when the emergency call is placed.
Snow or Ice Closings: We follow the Shelby County School System weather closings. If they close, we close. You can check the status of Shelby County School closings on local television or radio stations