Orientation PowerPoint

The Goals of Pre-K
•To provide a rich, childcentered, literacy-focused
learning environment.
•To ensure that all children in
Mecklenburg County enter
kindergarten ready to learn.
•To offer experiences that
ensure children's learning of
the academic, personal and
interpersonal skills essential
to school success.
History of Pre-K Programs
The program offers the following:
•Academic Curriculum
•Certified Teachers
•Parent involvement and
Currently Pre-K is offered in a
variety of settings:
•Bright Beginnings: 48
Elementary Schools (175
•North Carolina Pre-K: Child
care centers (52 Classrooms)
The First Days of School
•The Pre-Kindergarten
Program begins on
August 25-30, 2011, with
home visits.
•Pre-K children begin
school on a staggered
schedule from August
31- September 2, 2011.
•The first full day of Pre-K
is September 6, 2011.
Our School Program
•School hours
•Children need to attend a full
day of school each day.
•Regular attendance is
•Following an absence, the
parent sends a written note
stating the reason for the
•If a child is tardy, they will need
to check in at the office to get a
tardy slip. Parents will walk their
children to class.
•Pre-K follows the CMS calendar,
including bad weather days and
student holidays.
Our Curriculum
•Opening the World of Learning,
O.W.L., is our curriculum.
•The day consists of numerous
activities designed with purposeful
play. Activities include centers,
small group instruction, large
group instruction.
•We will have special
celebrations throughout the year
that relate to the books your child
is reading in class but we do not
put special emphasis on
celebrating holidays.
Pre-Kindergarten Behavior Plan
• The Pre-Kindergarten Program is
based on the belief that children
learn self-discipline and behaviors
that will result in cooperation,
sharing, following directions, listening
and showing respect for themselves
and others.
• In Pre-K classrooms, this is
accomplished by providing activities
that encourage the development of
these skills, and by modeling these
skills for the children.
• Keeping children actively engaged
in learning, combined with consistent
rules and consequences for behavior
helps to prevent discipline problems.
What About Food?
•Children can bring
lunch from home or
purchase lunch from
•If a parent wishes to
celebrate a child’s
birthday, they can send
store- purchased items
that can be given out
during the lunch time.
• Parents are asked to send a complete
change of clothes to school, i.e.,
bottom, top, socks, and underclothes.
• During the year, please provide a
different outfit to reflect the changing
Student Health
• Emergency Procedures and First Aid
• Medication
• Illness or Sickness
•Students who come to school by car must be walked
to the classroom. Parents must make contact with the
teacher or assistant.
•Children will only be released to the parent(s) or
other persons authorized by the parent.
•A designated adult must wait for the child at the bus
stop. If no one is there to receive the child, the driver
will finish the bus route and then take the child back to
the school to wait for their parents.
•The assistant principal can assist you with further bus
transportation questions should you have any
Parent Involvement Requirements
1. Home visits
2. Home Reading - 100
3. Parent Visits – at least 4
per year
4. Parent & Teacher
5. All student information
kept up-to-date
6. Immunization
7. Daily check of child’s
book bag
Other Important Information
• Pre-K After
School Program
Thank you for coming!
We know that your child is
going to have a great year.
We look forward to working
with you to help your child
gain both academic and
social skills that will be vital
to their future.