The school admits children aged 2-6 years. All programs and activities are made available to all students at the school. We offer a potty training program for a small additional fee. Before we enroll a student, we would prefer to meet with both parents and the child. We do not discriminate against children with emotional or physical handicaps.
We also pay close attention to parents and will give preference to those parents who take an active interest in their child's education at the school, can devote sufficient time to their child's needs and is willing to listen to suggestions and implement a program of action for the development of their child.
Above all, we are looking for parents who can provide a loving and nurturing home environment, take responsibility for bringing their child to school at a consistent time, pay attention to their food and clothing requirements and are responsive to the needs of their child at school.
Tours are conducted with one or both parents but not with family members, friends or relatives.
Please arrive on time. Any delays may lead to the cancellation of the tour due to time conflicts. Our school runs on a tight schedule and we want you see an active class. If you arrive late you will not get to see what happens in the classroom and we have to rush which is not ideal. More importantly it will be a disservice to other parents who have scheduled tours after you.
During the tour you will be given a guided tour of the school classrooms, the playground and washrooms which takes about 30 minutes. We will demonstrate what the children learn, explain the daily schedule and what safety systems we have in place. You will get observe, ask questions, participate briefly, take notes, meet the teachers and much more. We will also ask question in order to get to know your needs, especially those of your child.
INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI
For those who are not familiar with Montessori we will explain and demonstrate some of the key Montessori concepts with the tools and materials we have in the classroom and how it will benefit your child. If your child is comfortable we will invite him or her to try out some of the materials during our demonstration.
MEET STAFF MEMBERS
Whenever possible you will get to see a classroom in action, We try to keep disturbances to a classroom to a minimum so please be mindful of this. This may mean we have to leave a classroom fairly quickly and return when the children have left the class for the playground so can allow your child to interact with some of the classroom teaching material.
You will have many questions. Bring a note pad to write down any information you need to clarify. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you want. If you have any special needs for your child we would be more than happy discuss this. If you have concerns please don't be shy, let us know. We will not be offended.
OVERVIEW OF ADMISSION FORMS
After the tour we will sit down in the administrative office and go over the often complex documentation you need to need to enroll your child. Many of these documents are required by state law and must completed accurately. Physicians forms for example need a stamp, immunizations have to up date and child abuse reporting forms to be signed as per state law. We will also discuss the process for starting schools, how to adjust and go over a list of materials, clothing and food items you need to bring. We will also go over some of the school rules to help both you and your child adjust to preschool seamlessly effortlessly.