Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the components of the program?

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    Age-appropriate science, social studies, art, music, technology experiences with attention given to the whole-child, including his/her social, emotional, and physical/motor development

     

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  • Are the programs full-day or half-day?

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    Most Prekindergarten classes are 2 hours and 35 minutes long. Full-day Prekindergarten programs are offered in some elementary school locations. 

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  • How can I help my child be successful in Prekindergarten?

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    Prekindergarten is a 5-day a week program. To have a sucessful Prekindergarten experience, children need to attend school on a regular basis. Children should also be self-sufficient in the use of the bathroom. The teacher and instructional assistant are not responsible for helping children in the bathroom. Please purchase clothing your child can manage independently. Additional information is found here on toilet training. 

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  • How many students are in a Prekindergartgen class?

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    There will be an average of 20 children in each class. The ratio of adults to children is 2 adults to 20 children. There will be a teacher and an instructional assistant in each class. 

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  • Is there a scheduled nap time during Prekindergarten?

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    The structure of Prekindergarten schedule does not include naptime. It is important for your child to get a good night's sleep and arrive to school on time. In the Move, Move, Move Learning Block students engage in health and structured movement activities that incorporate problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration. These movement exercises prepare the brain to improve communication from one part of the brain to another and prepare the brain for new information. 

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  • Will my child ride a bus to Prekindergarten?

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    Your child would be eligible for bus transportation if he or she attends his or her desginated homeschool for Prekindergarten. Bus routes are used to determine assignments to morning or afternoon half-day sessions. If your child is a bus rider, you should receive a nametag for your child at parent/teacher conference. Make sure the bus number and bus stop are clearly written. For your child's safety, it is important that she or he wear the tag. This helps the bus driver ensure your child reaches the correct bus stop. We ask the parent arrange for someone to meet the student at the bus stop each day. Bus information will be found on aacps.org. 

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  • What meals are provided at school?

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    Full-day Prekindergarten will have breakfast and lunch at school. If your child will be buying lunch, you may wish to preview the menu choices with him or her.

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  • When are conferences held for Prekindergarten ?

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    The Prekindergarten school year begins with parent/teacher conferences in early September before the start of the school year. Conferences may also be held in October, December, and March. Spring conferences are held for all students in Prekindergarten in May. 

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