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Preschool

Patty Briese
Pomeroy Extended Day & Preschool Site Director
(408) 423-3816/3817
pbriese@scusd.net

Our Program

Mission Statement

Our program is dedicated to excellence by providing an optimum learning environment based on the developmentally age appropriate curriculum. We provide a safe nurturing environment which repects family diversity and uniqueness.

 
Parent Involvement
Our center has an open door policy, parents are welcome to visit at any time. Through our Parent Advisory Committee we encourage parent family input and involvement. Parent conferences are held twice a year and parent teacher communication is encouraged on a regular basis.
 
Assessment
All students are assessed twice a year using an extensive observational tool called Desired Results Development Profile. This allows staff to plan activities to meet the identified individual needs of each child. Parents are asked to complete an annual survey evaluating the classroom environment. Action plans are developed to improve over all program quality.
 
 
We offer a full day and part time schedules year round. Breakfast and snack are served daily.  
 
We hope you make the decision to enroll in our program... below you will find a list of items require before your child can start the program.
 
1. Registration Fee
2. Completed enrollment packet
3. Immunization records
4. Physicians report and TB test
5. Blanket, pillow, sheet, change of clothes and lunch
6. Your child must be fully potty trained
 

Our Philosophy

We follow the High/Scope Philosophy.

You might hear the following phrases when you walk into our classroom:
 
Plan-do-review: This three part sequence is unique to the High/Scope approach. It includes a 5–10 minute period of time during which children plan what they want to do during work time (the area to visit, materials to use, and friends to play with); a 45–60 minute work time for carrying out their plans; and another 5–10 minute period of time with a teacher and other children for reviewing what they have done and recalling what they have learned. In between do and review, children clean up by putting away their materials or storing unfinished projects. Generally, the older the children, the longer and more detailed their planning and review times become. Children are very active and purposeful during do time because they are pursuing activities that interest them. They may follow their initial plans, but often, as they become engaged, their plans shift or may even change completely.
 
Small Group Time: During small group time, 8-12 children meet with an adult to experiment with materials and solve problems. Although adults choose a small group activity to emphasize one or more particular key experiences, children are free to use the materials in any way they want during this time. The length of small group varies with the age, interests, and attention span of the children. At the end of the period, children help with cleanup.
 
Large-group time: Builds a sense of community. Up to 20 children and 2 teachers come together for movement and music activities, storytelling, and other shared experiences. Children have many opportunities to make choices and play the role of leader.
 
Key Indicators: The key indicators are creative representation of language and literacy, initiative and social relations, movement, music, classification, seriation, numbers, space and time.
 
Eating and resting times: Meals and snacks allow children to enjoy eating healthy food in a supportive social setting. Rest is for quiet, solitary activities. Since both activities happen at home as well as school, we try to respect family customs at these times as much as possible. Our main goal is to create a shared and secure sense of community within the program.

Our Daily Routine

 

Pomeroy District Preschool

Daily Routine

 

7:00 Center Opens

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:10 Clean up

9:10-9:30 Circle Time

9:30-10:00 Small Group

10:00-11:15 Plan Do Review

11:15-11:45 Outside

11:45-12:00 Large Group

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-12:45 Prepare for Nap

12:45-3:00 Nap Time

3:00-3:30 Small Group

3:30-4:00 Snack

4:00-4:30 Outside

4:30-5:45 Plan Do Review

5:45-6:00 Clean up- Center closes

 

Our Monthly Rates

3 & 4 YEAR OLDS • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

 5 Days — $696.00 

 3 Days — $479.00 

 2 Days — $348.00

 

3 & 4 YEAR OLDS • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM 

 4-5 Days — $979.00 

 Sibling Discount — $891.00 

 3 Days — $718.00 

 2 Days — $566.00 

 

SUMMER ACTIVITY FEE $35 PER CHILD

Helpful Resources

Extended Day

  Wait List Form

 

Preschool

  Wait List Form


Please find below some helpful links for parents, describing the preschool curriculum, philopsophy, and assessment:

 

High/Scope Educational Research Foundation

High/Scope Educational Research Foundation High/Scope Educational Research Foundation High/Scope is a "nonprofit research, development, training, and public advocacy organization, which has developed specific principles for teachers.

www.highscope.org

 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an "organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education. 
www.naeyc.org