The objective of our Preschool Transition program is to provide an exciting, safe environment that is reinforced with love, encouragement and praise. We also use this room to help children with a smooth transition from our Toddler program into our Preschool program.
The Preschool Transition Room maintains the security of the 1:4 teacher to child ratio. The room is located in the same area as our preschool but is sectioned off with a half wall divider, and accommodates 4 children between the ages of 28-36 months.
The classroom is designed with the children’s level of interest and awareness in mind. The children at this age love to learn. The children start to play cooperatively with one another, forming friendships and trust. The children enjoy playing with dolls and household items in our housekeeping area, they love to build with blocks and use cars and trucks, they enjoy puzzles, electronic learning centers, farm and animal toys, ride on toys, books, music, and much more.
The children follow the center’s daily schedule. The schedule provides consistency and comfort to the children as they know what to expect each day. Parents receive a monthly calendar with weekly themes and planned activities to promote learning in all areas. There are theme related songs, art projects, physical activities, early science, math, sensory and much more.
with free play, socializing, and breakfast (if provided). Next we gather for a circle time including stories, singing, numbers, colors, letters, days of the week, discussion of the week’s theme, and much more. We then move to our daily art project, followed by some outdoor or indoor play room time. Next, we gather for lunch and move on to nap time. After nap, we have snack time and get ready for our afternoon. The children play and socialize for a while, and then we gather again for an afternoon enrichment activity. To close out the day we play with table top toys, read books, and play games.
Parents receive a daily verbal report from their child’s teacher indicating how well the child eats, as well as how long they napped. The teachers also let parents know about some of the activities their child did that day. We will indicate in writing if you are running low on any supplies you have provided for your child.
Parents provide all food, drinks, diapers, wipes, tissues, bedding, extra clothes and any other personal belongings you feel your child might need throughout the day. Food and drinks must come in daily from home and containers and cups must be labeled with your child’s full name. Scotty’s provides 1% milk to the children at breakfast and lunch (unless provided from home). Each child sleeps on their own cot provided by Scotty’s. Bedding must come the first day your child attends weekly and will be sent home on Fridays. Our cots require a fitted full size crib sheet. A light blanket is allowed.
Potty training and/or Diapering are provided as needed throughout each day.
A complete list of “What to bring to the center” can be found by visiting our Parent Korner section of the website.