Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions about PCK Preschool & Junior Kindergarten. We hope this is super helpful! If you are unable to find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What safety measures are in place at PCK Preschool?
Safety is of utmost importance to us! We maintain a secured perimeter at all time. Our outside door is locked at all times and visitors must ring the bell attached to a security camera to gain access to the building. Once the visitor has entered the Preschool Entryway, they must check in with a PCK staff member before they can come into the school. At least one teacher in each classroom is First Aid & CPR trained. We practice safety drills each month. Our classes are below state ratio and students are within sight and sound of an adult at all times. Staff are trained to follow Standard Response Protocols in case of emergency.
How would you describe the Core Knowledge curriculum?
At PCK, we believe that knowledge is built on knowledge. Our preschool classes begin building each child’s educational foundation using the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence. The Sequence covers nine domains including physical development, work habits & autonomy, mathematical reasoning, scientific reasoning, visual arts, music appreciation and much more! We have also adopted Spalding Phonics. Preschoolers learn the sounds of the alphabet throughout the school year.
When students continue at PCK from Preschool to Junior Kindergarten, the educational pathway is clear. Students transition from the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence to Core Knowledge Language Arts. This program is implemented at PCK from Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade. Junior Kindergarten teachers apply Spalding Phonics to cover all of the sounds of the alphabet. Once this is accomplished, the class moves into leveled reading groups. Our whole school follows an accelerated mathematics path. Junior Kindergarten teachers educate students using Building Blocks for Pre-K, published through McGraw-Hill.
For more information, please consult the websites below:
Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and Core Knowledge Language Arts
Building Blocks for Pre-K - Be sure to watch the videos included in this link
My Child’s Day
What will my child’s day look like?
Your child’s day will be filled with learning, fun and exploration! Our classes are small and our teachers attentive. Each school year, classroom teachers create a beautiful blend of teacher-directed and child-directed learning. You are welcome to visit any time! Please contact us at email@example.com to set up a tour.
Do I provide my child’s food?
We are keenly aware of food allergies and therefore ask parents to provide their own child’s snack.
PCK Preschool through 8th grade
Does attending PCK Junior Kindergarten increase my child’s chances of getting into the PCK?
The PCK Operating Council approved on 9/7/2011 the following change to the PCK K-8 Waiting List policy – All students enrolled in the PCK Junior Kindergarten program who, because of their Waiting List position, are unable to secure placement in the PCK Kindergarten program for the next school year will be invited to participate in a lottery drawing to fill eighteen (18) of the seventy-two (72) available Kindergarten spots. The lottery takes place in the month of January during the student’s junior kindergarten year.
Be sure to get on our waiting list and indicate that you are interested in learning more about our preschool.