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FAQ

The Answers You Need

What are the class times?

2020/2021 School Year:​

  • Class A AM (4 year olds) M/W/F 8:45 am ‒ 11:15 am

  • Class C AM (3 year olds) T/TH 8:45 am ‒ 11:15 am

  • Class B PM (4 year olds) M/W/F 12:30-3:00 pm

  • Class D PM (3 year olds) T/TH 12:30-3:00 pm

  • Class B & D Flex  PM(3/4 year olds Combined) M/T/W/TH/F  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What is a typical day routine?

8:45-9:05          Welcome 

12:30-12:50         Let us Read our Little Book Together

                          Greeting Song

                          Attendance

                          Letter/Colour/Shape

9:05-9:20          Music or movement

12:50-1:05           Show and Tell

9:20-10:10           Craft, Free Play & Calendar

1:05-1:55

10:10-10:40          Handwashing & Snack Time

1:55-2:25            Wrting/Counting/Reading/Puzzles

10:40-10:55         Weather

2:25- 2:40          Confident Communicators 

                          Story

10:55-11:15           Phonics Fun

2:40-3:00           Rhyme Time

                          Mindfullness

                          Good Bye

Do children need to be toilet trained?

  • Yes. Toilet trained means that the child is able to communicate to others when he/she needs to go to the bathroom (no pull-ups or diapers). However, accidents are understandable once in a while.

What is your discipline or guidance policy?

The Preschool maintains a positive approach in problem solving.

  • A. Set Clear Expectations: 
    - The teachers will develop and share with the chidren positive expectations that are age and developmentally appropriate, ensuring the safety of all children, adults and materials in the program.

  • B. Redirection:
    - If the teachers see a potential problem they will try engaging one or more of the children in another activity.

  • C. Giving Choices:
    - When difficulties arise children will be given choices for alternative activities.

  • D. Problem Solving:
    - The teachers will apply problem solving approaches, which
    encourage children to resolve conflicts with others.

  • E. Time Outs:
    - If the actions of a child put themselves or others at risk of injury the child will leave the play area with an adult for a short time to calm down. When the child is ready he/she will return to play.

What is required by parents?

  • There are no in-class parent duties required. 

  • Fundraising is required in order to cover the operational costs of the preschool.

  • A sign up sheet is available during the month of September for any parent who wishes to volunteer for a listed duty (craft preparation, laundry, Scholastic Book orders, play dough preparation).

  • A sign up sheet is available each month starting in October for parents to fill in if they would like to volunteer in the classroom.

  • Parent involvement is an essential component to a successful preschool program and the teachers encourage your participation.

What amount of fundraising is expected?

  • Fundraising is a key component to the success of the preschool. Each parent is expected to participate in fundraising activities. Details of these activities will be outlined throughout the year.

  • Every second year we hold a casino that requires each family to volunteer. The next casino date will be in the 2020/2021 school year.

How many cleaning bees are required per parent per school year?

  • No Cleaning Bees! We have hired a professional company to come and clean once a month as required by the licencing board. This change has been a very positive one for our parents.

What are the chances of my child attending the preschool?

The preschool determines enrolment through the following process:

  1. Alumni students have first choice

  2. Siblings of alumni students have second choice

  3. The remaining spaces are divided as follows:

  • 1/2 of the spaces are designated to Brookview Community League residents

  • 1/2 of the spaces are designate to non-Brookview Community League residents.

Do you take field trips?

  • No. We do not go on out of school trips. However have a "special themed day" once per month and we have "in house" guests at various times throughout the year.

What is your teacher/child ratio?Question

  • Each class has 2 teachers present. Class A has space for 18 students and therefore the ratio is 9:1. Classes B/C have space for 15 students and therefore the ratio is 7.5:1.

Is there a difference between the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class?

  • The programs run very closely to each other in both the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class. The 4 year old classes have a strong focus of independence and preparing students for kindergarten.

Are snacks provided by the school?

  • No. Each student is responsible to bring his or her own nutritious, "nut-free" snack including a drink in a re-sealable container.