Before we can even begin to teach your child, certain fundamental rules need to be in place. We need to prepare the environment for you the parent and your child. This preparation is based on these key areas.
DISCIPLINE AND FOCUS
A good preschool experience begins with discipline for parents and kids. It means parents should have the discipline to get up early and bring their child to school on time. Children should not be woken, bundled into the car and delivered at our doorstep without breakfast or a wash. Children who are dropped off at set times and picked up at set times tend to be far better behaved our experience has shown. They reach a comfort zone with the school, with their development and their environment. We understand that busy parents sometimes have unavoidable mishaps and can get late. If you are going to be absent or late call the school and let us know. This helps us plan for the day. Be firm and fair with your children. Give them time to finish an activity. Follow through on any disciplinary action that is required
Parents who are well organized tend to produce well balanced kids. That’s means they are expected to sign in and sign off their child the school every day without fail. It means parents are expected to take their children’s blankets home every Friday, wash it and bring it back the next Monday. Provide an extra set of clothes and shoes in case your child has a toilet accident. Make sure your immunizations are up to date. Ensure that children's vaccinations are up date and they have received proper medical check ups, not just when they are sick.
A healthy child is very important to our school because it affects all children. That means we will carefully observe your child for any signs of illnesses especially long term illnesses or conditions. We will provide advice and suggestions on how you can improve your child's health. State law states we have to check immunization records annually. So keep them up date. But we go beyond this and can provide you will valuable advice on everything from food suggestions to behavioral modification programs. Children go through various emotional stages. Sometimes it due to food allergies or lack of proper nutrition. At other times it could be due to family tragedy. We observe these condition fa faster than many parents. We are highly attuned to a Childs development needs whether physical, mental or emotional needs.
Pack a healthy lunch for your child or get the school Hot Lunch. Peanut butter sandwiches or sweets are not really appropriate. Use 100% juice. Sodas and many drinks have High Fructose Corn syrup which have deadly consequences. Google It and find out why. You don’t have to spend hours cooking a healthy dinner. One trick to actually design a dinner menu for every month. You don't have to stick to it but makes thinking of what to make for dinner that much less stressful, because now you have dinner ideas in mind and when you shop you can buy for the menu you designed.
Minimizing sickness is one of our top priorities. When your child attends school, there is an increased risk of illness. Don’t worry this is normal and will strengthen your child's resistance to disease. Having said that, it is important that parents take an active interest in reducing the chance of their child getting ill. During the months of January, February and March your child has an increased risk of getting ill. Take preventive action. Fresh Lemon juice is an amazingly effective way to reduce colds, sore throats and fever. Give your child an Airborne tablet. Dress them warm in Winter and make sure you supply head gear like proper hats for winter and summer. Disinfect your house and car especially in the winter.
Your child will have accidents at school. We cannot prevent injury, short of keeping them locked-up in class and we are sure you don't want that. Children will explore everything. They will try to break things. Hit each other and even bite. Some children will develop allergies to the trees or plants in our garden. Others might get bitten by an ant and scream murder. Our goal is to minimize risks, so there is no serious permanent injury. You should therefore dress your child in appropriate clothing. Proper clothing and shoes will reduce injury should they fall. For example sandals while comfortable in the summer exposes children to the risk of bites from an ant or injury to their feet. Closed shoes are therefore recommended. Put Sun block on your kids in summer before you leave for school to prevent sunburn.