General Information for Preschool

PLEASE NOTE COVID-19 ADDENDUM FOR TEMPORARY PROCEDURES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Classroom schedules will vary in times but include: Bible, prayer, reading, math, writing, science, social skills, circle time activities, and fine and gross motor skills. We also incorporate learning into field trips.

Absent

If your child will be absent, please let their teacher know. We love our students and miss them when they are not in class. It also allows us to plan for their absence. 

Illness

  • If your child is sick, please keep them home. This helps keeps the germs from spreading to our other children.
  • If your child develops a temperature of 100* or higher or exhibits vomiting and/or diarrhea during the school day, you will be contacted to come get them. Please make sure to keep your contact information updated with your teacher and the office.
  • Please keep in mind that your child must be temperature free/symptom free (that includes vomiting/diarrhea) for 24 hrs without medication before they will be allowed to return to school. 

Dress Code

  • Children enrolled at TOCS are prohibited from wearing any article of clothing, bringing lunchboxes, toys, or other items bearing insignia or emblems that have a negative effect on children’s behaviors. 
  • Clothing should not be controversial.
  • It is highly recommended that no opened toes shoes are worn. There have been many injuries to little feet wearing open toe shoes. 
  • If your little girl would like to wear a dress please make sure there are leggings or shorts under her dress. 
  • Please make sure there are no onesie type tops. This makes it difficult for the children to go to the restroom. Also, be aware that the TOCS staff is only allowed to prompt and monitor children in the restroom. We allow the students privacy while in the restroom to respect their privacy. So please make sure if wearing jumpers or overalls they are able to manipulate all buckles.

Rest/Nap Time Procedures for All Students

A quiet rest area will be available daily for all children to rest or nap.

Children will be required to stay on their mats/towels/blanket for 25 mins. This quiet time will allow children that would like to nap the opportunity to do so.  However, no child will be forced to nap. 

Children will not be forced to stay at their rest area for an extended period of time. An extended period of time is defined by the state as more than 25 mins. 

Toileting Procedures:

  • 18 month/2 year olds:
    • You will need to provide a minimum of 4 diapers per day along with diaper rash ointment (if needed).
    • As your child begins to potty train during these years you will need to work with the teacher to develop a plan so that we may assist in that process as needed.
  • 3/4 year olds: 
    • Your child must be potty-trained – this includes manipulating clothing as well as wiping and handwashing.
      • The teacher will prompt and assist when needed.
    • The teacher will monitor children’s toileting and be aware of their activities while respecting the privacy needs of the child.
  • 4/5 year olds:
    • Your child must be potty-trained – this includes manipulating clothing as well as wiping and handwashing.
      • The teacher will prompt and assist when needed.
    • The teacher will monitor children’s toileting and be aware of their activities while respecting the privacy needs of the child.

Field Trips

Traditionally, the Pre-K classes go on a fall field trip as well as a spring field trip. Information about these will be provided in advance. 

  • All class trips require that each student will have their own transportation. The school does not have transportation with appropriate seating for this age group. 
  • On field trip days, there will not be Pre-K classes held at the school. You will have to make other arrangements on those days if you are unable to attend the trip. 

Birthdays and Other Parties

We welcome celebrations for your child’s birthday! We do ask that you schedule this with the teacher in advance. Please be aware of any allergies in the classroom and understand that there may be some required accommodations. 

During the school year, we will have parties and celebrations that include but not limited to: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter. 

  • Some parties will include family involvement, while others will be small celebrations in the classrooms. 
  • You will be notified in advance of any parties/celebrations that are being held. Some parties/celebrations will have a food/supply sign up sheet made available to you from the teacher.