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Our Handbook

Longview Chapel Preschool and Parents Day Out Handbook

 

850 SW Longview Road

Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

816-763-8074

longviewchapelcc.org

pdo@longviewchapelcc.org

 

 

Welcome to Longview Chapel Preschool and Parents Day Out!

 

Being a part of Longview Chapel Preschool will be both a unique and exciting experience for your child.  Starting school at any age is an important milestone in your child’s life.  However, feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher whenever you have a question or concern!  Answers to many questions can be found here.  This handbook is a resource for you and your family.
We are very excited to partner with you in the growth and development of your child!
 
Sincerely,
Sara Conley 
Preschool Director

 

 

Arrival/Dismissal

We offer a drop off/pick up line for your convenience. Please make sure someone is there to greet your child.   If you would like to walk your child in and check out the bulletin boards of children's artwork, please feel free to do so.  Just remember, teachers are getting rooms ready for the day, so please don't come in before 8:55 AM.   
If a person comes to pick up your child and their name is not on the pick up list, they will NOT be allowed to take your child until the parent is notified for permission.  Please pick your child up on time.  If you are late in picking up your child, you will be charged a fee of $5.00 per child for every 15 minutes after the end of classtime will be assessed for late pick-ups.  This extra charge will be billed to your account.

Backpacks

Students are requested to bring a backpack daily.  Teachers will not check backpacks for notes or special instructions.  If you have a note, please have it ready to hand to the teacher.  Also, please keep a spare set of clothing in the backpack for "just in case" times.  Please include pants, shirt, undewear, and socks.  If your child is not potty trained, he/she will need to keep diapers, wipes, etc. in his/her backpack.
 

Behavior

We work with parents to provide an environment that is safe for all children.  Working on social development skills is an important part of our curriculum.  We use positive reinforcement to help build a child's self-confidence.  Students are accountable for all behavior choices.  They will have time to reflect on their behavior choices through redirection and discussion.  Students may be temporarily removed from an activity when necessary for safety issues.  Parents will be contacted if a continued problem occurs.

 

Birthdays

Children may bring in store-bought treats to share for their birthday.  If you wish to bring treats, please make arrangements with your child's teacher.  For the safety of all, we are not allowed to distribute homemade or opened packages of food.  Please check for food allergies in your child's room.

 

Book Orders

Please do not send cash.  If you wish to order, make checks payable to Scholastic.  Book orders will be distributed approximately every two months.

 

Celebrations 

We have lots of fun at the Chapel.  We have several gatherings throughout the year where we invite parents to join us.  These events include: Fall Fun Day, Halloween Parade, Christmas Program, Sweetheart Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, Mother's Tea, and Spring Picnic.

Chapel Time

          This is a special time for our students that occurs monthly.  The kids will learn about Jesus and end with a prayer.  

Clothing

Students will work with paint, glue, and markers, so please dress your child in casual clothing.  Please label your child's name on jackets and coats on the inside tag.

 

Communication/Newsletters

Communication between the teacher and parent is very  important.  Please keep us informed of changes of address, phone number, etc.  Weekly emails are sent by your child's teacher and the director.  Monthly calendars will be sent out so that you know what skills your child will be working on and any other upcoming events at school.

 

Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences for children will be scheduled in March for the PreK and 3/4 Year old Class.  Additional conferences may be scheduled as needed.  Progress reports will go home at the end of the year. 

 

Daily Schedule

Every day, children will be immersed in activities that foster growth in all developmental areas.  Students will be involved in:  

  • Circle/Calendar Time - Pledge, sing songs, calendar, letter of the week, and theme review
  • Center Time - Children decide or plan where they will work and what will be done.  Implement their plan in one of these areas: art, blocks, dramatic play, toys/games, math, library/listening, discovery, sensory table, or writing.
  • Clean-Up - Materials are returned back where they belong.
  • Snack Time - Each student will be assigned a day to bring a store-bought snack for the class.
  • Directed Activity - Children are involved in a small lesson that focuses on a specific academic skill.
  • Movement Time - A time to develop large muscle skills
  • Story Time - Everyone loves a good story!

 

Eligibility

Children will be in age appropriate classrooms.  Longview Chapel Parents Day Out and Preschool Program are for children ages 2,3,4, and 5.

Class Requirements Days

Beginners/2 Year Old Class
(Yellow Room)

1 day per week

Turning 2 years old after July 31
OR
2 years old and first time in a Preschool/PDO setting
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

3 Year Old Class
(Yellow Room)

2 days per week

Must be 2 years old by July 31 Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

4 Year Old Class
(Green Room)

3 days per week

Must be 3 years old by July 31

**Must be potty-trained**

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PreK Class
(Blue Room)

3 days per week

Must be 4 years old by July 31

**Must be potty-trained**

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Email

Please feel free to contact us via email at pdo@longviewchapelcc.org.

Emergency Procedures

       If an emergency lock down is announced, staff members will implement the following procedures: 

  • In the event of a fire alarm, students will be taken out the nearest exit.  They will take cover in the proper position. 
  • In the event of a tornado warning, students and staff will move to an area in the basement with no windows visible.
  • Staff will check and lock all doors, including classrooms.
  • Students will be asked to get into lock down position by getting to an area in the room where they can not be seen through any of the windows. 

 

Field Trips

Field trips will be planned for the upcoming year.  These trips are designed to provide the children with hands on and fun learning experiences that go beyond the classroom environment.  Written permission will be sent home prior to each field trip.

Gymnastics/Exercise Class

Ms. Michelle loves teaching Gymnastics and the kids love her weekly class.  It is amazing to watch the kids develop their gross motor skills and learn ways to stay healthy.


Illness

For the protection for your child and others children, parents are asked to not bring a child when the following occurs:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  •  Any symptom of a childhood disease, such as German measles, mumps, chicken pox
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Any skin infection
  • Pink eye, or any other eye infection

All children requesting admittance to Longview Chapel Preschool will be required to present proof of current immunizations.  Proof of immunizations or an exemption (signed by physician or parent), must be on file in our office before the child will be allowed to attend school.  When an outbreak of a disease or exposure occurs for which a student is classified exempt from immunization, that student will be excused from school either for the duration of the incubation for that disease or until immunization is given.

Lunch

          Students bring their lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lunches will not be put in the refrigerator, so please pack accordingly.  

Phone Numbers

Longview Chapel Preschool/Parents Day Out
Preschool Main Phone Number (816) 763-8074
Fax Number (816) 763-6847

 

School Schedule

If the Lee’s Summit School District is closed, we will be too.  In the event of inclement weather, please tune into local news and radio channels for appropriate school closings information.  If the district is closed for a holiday or break we will also be closed.  Our program will run with the Lee’s Summit School District with the exception of the 1st day and the last day of school.

School will begin after Labor Day, September 4, 2018.  Class times are Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-1:00, Wednesday 10:00-1:00. 

Separation Anxiety

For some students, this will be their first experience in a school setting.  Please stay with your child for a few minutes, and if they appear to be adjusting well, tell them good-bye.  If some anxiety begins, tell your child you will stay a few more minutes, and then say your good-byes.  Some children may cry, but staff members will help your child settle down.  Here are some suggestions to help your family through this transition time:

  • Talk with your child about what to expect.  Discuss details about what to expect, including where the school is located, what activities he/she will be engaging in, when mommy or daddy will be back.  When children don't know what is happening, the separation becomes the most difficult.
  • Practice the separation beforehand.  At home, practice separation by using toys, books, or leaving the room where your child is playing and then returning.
  • Keep track of the days remaining before school begins using a calendar and stickers.
  • Bring something in your child's backpack that will calm fears, like a photograph of the family.
  • As tough as it may be, parents must not prolong their good-byes.  Keep it simple and try establishing a ritual, such as two kisses and a hug.  Always tell your child you are leaving.
  • It is important for a parent to inform their child when they'll return.

Toys

    We have plenty of manipulatives and toys for your child.  We ask that your child keeps his/her toys at home.

Tuition

       Tuition is due the first class day of the month and is past due by the 15th of the month.  Fees received after the 15th will be charged a late fee of $20.00.  Fees are paid on a monthly basis as to the number of days in the month.  If your child is absent due to illness, vacation, or school cancellation due to emergency conditions, you will still be required to pay for the day missed.  A 30-day written notice must be given if your child is exiting the program.  You are responsible for the tuition during this time.   

Volunteers

    We have several opportunities for you to be more involved in our classroom, including reading aloud to the class, going on field trips, lending an extra hand during special projects or activities, and doing clerical work, such as cutting paper.  If you are interested in helping, please send an email or a note to school with your child.  Your help is so valuable!  Thank you!