How old does my child have to be to attend Redeemer Preschool?
We serve children from two years of age until they enter Kindergarten. Your child must be at least two (24 months) by the beginning of the school year (August 1st). Effective August 1st, 2021, enrollment will require children to be at least 30 months or two and a half years of age.
Does my child have to be potty-trained?
Your child does not need to be toilet trained when they enter the preschool at the age of two or three. However, all children must be toilet trained to be enrolled in the Pre-K classrooms.
What is the teacher-to-child ratio?
There are two qualified teachers in each classroom with 12 to 15 children. Teachers assist classrooms as needed.
When does the school year begin and end?
We are a year-round school. A school year typically starts after our summer break (the second week of August) and ends the third week of July (of the following year).
What are your hours of operation?
Redeemer preschool opens at 7:30 in the morning and closes at 5:50 in the evening. The morning program operates from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pick up time is between 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. Full time student drop off is at 7:30 a.m. Parents of full-day students are required to pick up their child no later than 5:50 p.m.
What kind of curriculum do you provide?
We provide a good balance between a play-based, emergent curriculum and skill building for Kindergarten readiness. Our curriculum is intentionally planned to promote learning goals that include all developmental areas and are specific to individual children’s development and emergent ideas and interests.
What is your core value?
We are committed to caring for young children in a way that respects different cultures, learning styles and needs of the children we serve. We follow an approach that is responsive to children and families, and emphasize a relationship-based program.
What qualifications do your teachers have?
Our teachers meet the requirements set forth by the State of California which include strict requirements in early childhood education, teaching experience, background and health screening. In addition, we require each teacher to be certified in CPR and first aid techniques. One of our most important requirements for teachers is that they have a child-friendly personality, one that both children and parents love. Each teacher is encouraged to continue their education each year by attending workshops and classes to keep up the high standards that we are thriving through.
What is your sick policy?
We want Redeemer to be a safe place for our children. We ask parents to recognize the difference between allergies and a cold. If your child has a fever, he/she must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Keep your child at home if he/she has any kind of contagious disease.
When can I come for a tour of the preschool?
A tour of the school is usually held on the first and third Friday of the month. During the tour, parents will have an opportunity to talk to the director and teachers. Children are welcome to join the tour and must be supervised by their parents.