Preschool Day

As educators, it is our goal to support the whole child by providing learning opportunities in all areas of development including social-emotional skills and academic foundations. Children develop an excitement for learning through a play-based, multi-sensory approach and meaningful interactions with others.

 

We strive to provide a fun, safe, and exciting culture that encourages students to take risks, problem-solve, and move toward independence.

 

SESSIONS

Sidney City Schools preschool at Whittier Early Childhood Center runs a morning and afternoon session Monday through Thursday and follows the district calendar for conferences, breaks, and holidays. Snacks will be provided as a part of the program.

 

Morning Session - 9:00am - 11:45am

Afternoon Session - 1:00pm - 3:45pm

Because the afternoon session releases at the same time as Emerson and Longfellow Primary Schools, children who attend preschool during the afternoon session may be released to parents/guardians early at 3:30 pm to allow for pick up at the other schools. If you need to utilize this option, please communicate this with the teacher. 

 

ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES

Although attendance is not required in a preschool program, we believe the child will benefit most when attendance is regular. If/When your child is absent, please call the school prior to the start of class and indicate the reason for the absence. If the school is not notified of your child’s absence, we attempt to call you each time s/he is absent. Please help us by calling in when your child is going to be absent.

 

School hours are important! Please be on time and follow the Five-Minute Guideline; i.e., bring your child within five (5) minutes of the class start time and pick up within five (5) minutes of the class ending time. This is crucial for the effective classroom management and courtesy to the other students in the program. Please discuss with your child’s teacher any concerns you may have regarding times. Because the afternoon session releases at the same time as Emerson and Longfellow Primary Schools, children who attend preschool during the afternoon session may be released to parents/guardians early at 3:30 pm to allow for pick up at the other schools. If you need to utilize this option, please communicate this with the teacher. 

 

Please call if your child will be absent or late - 937-497-2275