Frequently Asked Questions

What is the teacher to student ratio?
Our ratio is typically 2 teachers for 12 students. On the occasion we may have up to 2 siblings join us for a ration of 2 to 14.

What do you serve for snack and lunch?
Morning snacks usually consist of crackers, fruit/vegetables and water. Lunch includes a balanced meal (meat/egg, vegetables, rice/noodle/pasta), milk and fruit. Typical entrée items include: fried rice, soup noodles, spaghetti, beef stew, fried noodles, etc. Children are encouraged to finish their meals.

Does my child have to be potty trained to attend Little Lighthouse?
Yes, all children are required to be potty trained.

I am interested in enrolling my child at Little Lighthouse, how do I proceed?
Parents are encouraged to visit the preschool before making a decision and may contact us at  littlelighthouseps@yahoo.com to set up an appointment. Once you decide the school is the right fit for your family, please fill out the registration form (under the enrollment tab on our website @ www.littlelighthouseps.com and mail it in along with $75 non-refundable registration fee. If there are no openings at the time, your child will be placed on a wait list and will be contacted when an opening becomes available.

My child has been accepted to Little Lighthouse, what additional information do I need to provide to the school?
Once accepted, you will need to submit an initialed copy of the Policy Document, the state required forms and your child's original immunization record (which will be returned to you). All forms can be found on our website under the enrollment tab. Your child's file needs to be complete by the first day of school.

What should my child bring to school?
All children are required to bring an extra set of clothing to be kept at school. Children are also encouraged to be dressed in play clothes and wear closed toe shoes (for safety) and bring a sun hat for outside play. Children may bring one item for Show-and-Tell on Thursdays/Fridays but are asked to keep toys at home other times.

What time does school start?
The school opens at 8:30a.m. Children are encouraged to arrive for free play between 8:30 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. Our circle time starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. To ensure each student receive the maximum benefit from our curriculum it is imperative that everyone arrives before 9:30a.m. Chronic tardiness significantly impacts the academic success of the student and is extremely disruptive to the class.

What is your charge for late pick-ups?
The charge for late pick-up (after 1:00 p.m.) is $1.00 per minute. This is to encourage parents to be prompt and minimize problems that may arise when teachers are unable to stay due to personal or family commitments. Fees collected will be contributed towards the school's sponsor child fund.

Do you celebrate a child's birthday?
Yes, parents may bring a small treat (e.g. cupcakes with little or no frosting) and/or a small gift to share with the class to celebrate a student's birthday.

 

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