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Alsea Pups Preschool Mission

·  Provide affordable education and high quality care for children between the ages of three and five;

·  Prepare children for the transition into kindergarten and elementary school;

·  Work together with parents to help children learn and develop and promote early literacy

·  Add to the life and well-being of its local community; and

·  Offer children and their parents a service which promotes opportunity, equity, fairness and values diversity.


As a member of the Alsea Pups Preschool, your child is

·   in a nurturing and stimulating environment;

·   given generous care and attention;

·   given the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together;

·   given the chance to establish a basis of reading, writing, mathematics and science through well-chosen stories, songs, rhymes and games;

·   helped to create habits of listening, sharing, concentration and pride in their achievements;

·   in a preschool which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop;

·   in a preschool in which parents help to shape the service it offers. 


Services offered

·   The preschool will start the same day as the Alsea School. Holidays and inclement weather days will be the same as well; please check with the Alsea School directly for this information and to sign up for their call list.

·   Services will be offered to children between the ages of 3 and 5. Your child must be completely potty-trained.

·   Class begins at 8:00am and ends promptly at 11:30am, with the Enrichment Program extending until 3:20pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (This program is for children ages 4 & up and/or who are teacher recommended and approved.)

·   It is important that your child be on time and be picked up promptly.

·   Children are not allowed in the classroom before 8:00am, so please make other arrangements if your child needs before school care.

·   NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAYS – even when the Alsea School District has make-up days for Monday holidays. Please see the preschool calendar for more details.

·   Parent meetings. The first one will be in September and childcare will be provided. The Alsea Pups Preschool Teacher will inform you of these meeting dates.


Parents

The Alsea Pups Preschool recognizes parents as the first and most important educators of their children.  Our school staff sees themselves as co-workers with you in providing care and education for your child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the preschool a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents:

  • Sharing with the teacher about your children’s needs, activities, interests and progress.

  • Helping at sessions of the preschool, which includes sharing your own special interests with the children. (These can count towards your volunteer hours. Ask the teacher for the volunteer sign-up sheet.)

  • Helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities. (This can count towards your volunteer hours. Ask the teacher for the volunteer sign-up sheet.)

  • Taking part in events and discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the preschool at monthly parent meetings. (Free dinner and childcare will be available.)

  • Joining in community activities in which the preschool takes part.

  • Building friendships with other parents in the preschool.

  • We highly encourage parents to visit us in the classroom, but please make arrangements beforehand so the teacher can plan accordingly. 

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First days

We want your child to feel happy and safe at the Alsea Pups Preschool. To make sure that this is the case, we will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into our daily routine. If you have questions or concerns, please talk to the lead teacher before or after school and not while teaching. We are happy to make an appointment to talk with you also.

Our full day program will begin the second full week of school on Tuesday/Thursday.


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