Shoregate Methodist Preschool
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What curriculum is used?
Our curriculum is based on units of study. Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music and crafts will all revolve around the unit. Our goals and daily lesson plans are developed to include the Early Learning Standards of the State of Ohio.
How many children in a classroom?
3yr. old classes 2 Teachers/up to 16 students
4yr. old classes 2 Teachers/up to 22 students
Pre-K 2 Teachers/up to 22 students
When will I know my child’s classroom and teacher?
You will be contacted by your child’s teacher sometime after August 20. At that time you will be given your classroom assignment.
When will school begin and end?
If your child is attending school M. W, F or is in Pre-K, then he/she will begin school on the Wednesday after Labor Day.
If your child is attending school T, then he/she will begin school the Thursday after Labor Day.
School will end the week before Memorial Day.
You will be provided with a calendar that will list all days off.
What does my child’s first day of school look like?
On your child’s first day of school you will stay with him/her. It will be a shortened session and you will be attending with half the class. This will provide your child the opportunity to become familiar with the classroom and his/her teacher with the comfort of you nearby. You will also receive important paperwork from your child’s teacher that will need to be completed at that time. Your teacher will assign the time you attend. If your child is in Pre-K or a four year old class, you will attend with your child for only one session and a “normal” classroom session will occur on the next scheduled class day. If your child is in a three-year-old class you will attend with your child during their first two class days and your three-year-old will attend by themselves on the third “normal” class day.
How do I communicate with my teacher or the office?
All teachers will provide an e-mail for communication purposes. Often teachers will send photos and daily news through e-mail. Messages may also be left on the office phone for your teacher. A printed monthly calendar will be sent home with your child that will highlight the units of study, color days, days of the week and other important dates to remember. The calendar and other important information (payment reminders, supplies needs, etc.) will also be on the website. Phone calls are the best way to communicate with the office.
How do I pay tuition?
Tuition payments may be made by check or money order. We will accept credit card payments after June 1, 2021. There is an extra charge of $2.50 for credit card payments.
When do I pay tuition?
Tuition payments are due on the first of the month and considered late after the fifth of the month. A late charge will be applied if your payment is not received by the fifth.
Why do I make payments before my child begins school?
Your child will be in school for nine months and you will make a total of nine payments. You will not make a payment in April or May.
Enrollment Forms and Medicals
What forms need to be completed before my child can attend preschool?
You will need to complete and return the 1.)Child Enrollment and Health Information Form and the 2.) Family and Person History Form to the office within two weeks of registration. A staff member will also need to see a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
Your child’s medical form will need to:
Be signed by your doctor and dated with your child’s last well-child visit.
Be on file in the office one month after your child’s first day of school
Be updated annually (your teacher will remind you and provide you with a new form)
If your child’s medical form expires he/she will not be able to attend until a new one is provided
Does my child need to be potty trained?
Yes, all children should be potty-trained before beginning school. Please talk to the office if you are concerned.
Who will be required to wear a mask?
At this time, children are not required to wear a mask. If the parent would like their child to wear a mask, we will work with them to help keep it in place. All staff will be required to wear a mask.