Pre-K Program

The Essex North Supervisory Union (ENSU) Pre-K Program supports the healthy development of each child by using a combination of play-based and academic-based curriculum with the Vermont Early Learning Standards. We promote a love of learning and exploration with each child while respecting her/his individuality.

  • Daily Schedule

Drop Off: 7:30 - 8:00 AM
Pick Up: 12:00 PM

Please drop off and pick up at these times, if you will be late or early please inform the Preschool Teacher.

  • 07:30 AM – 08:00 AM: Drop Off and Greetings
  • 08:00 AM – 08:30 AM: Free Play
  • 08:30 AM – 08:40 AM: Morning Meeting
  • 08:40 AM – 09:25 AM: Large Group Time
  • 09:25 AM – 09:40 AM: Circle
  • 09:40 AM – 11:00 AM: Centers Time/Snack
  • 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM: Outdoor/Active Play
  • 11:40 AM – 11:50 AM: End of the Day Circle
  • 11:50 AM – 12:00 PM: Prepare for Dismissal
  • 12:00 PM: Pick-Up

*schedule subject to change

  • Parent Involvement

There are many ways for parents to take part in their child’s preschool program and learning:

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences:  These conferences will be held twice a year and provide a great opportunity for parents and teachers to give input on the progress of each child.  Additional conferences are available upon request.
  • Read the Newsletter and talk with your preschooler about the activities he/she is doing.
  • Help gather and prepare materials for projects and activities, which can be done from your own home.
  • Field trips
  • Behavior Rules and Regulations

We want to create a safe and positive environment for students, staff, and families within our school.  The preschool staff teaches age-appropriate behaviors to preschool students and emphasizes the need for the preschoolers to respect and show kindness towards their peers and teachers.  The preschool staff utilizes many ways to help young preschoolers learn self-regulation, as well as cooperation with peers.

  • Redirection and encouragement
  • Focusing on and reinforcing appropriate behaviors
  • Allowing children to make appropriate choices
  • Encouraging and supporting the children to “use their words”
  • Guiding and assisting children in learning ways to solve conflicts independently and in appropriate ways

On-going aggressive behavior towards peers and teachers will be addressed by a parent and teacher conference.  If behavior persists the principal will become involved and further measures will be taken.

  • Bus Rules

Please call the bus company to see if there is room on the bus for your child.  It is important that you tell the bus driver where your child gets on and off the bus.

Lavallee’s Bus Service 802-822-5267

Students are expected to follow the guidelines listed below when riding on a school’s bus.  Failure to follow these rules could result in a student having his or her bus riding privileges suspended and ultimately revoked.

  • Don’t cross a major road until the bus stops traffic in both directions.
  • Please be waiting for the bus when it arrives to pick you up.
  • Stay seated and keep your books and belongings secure while the bus is in motion.
  • Obey the bus driver at all times.  The driver has absolute control and authority over bus passengers, and drivers will receive full cooperation from the school in matters concerning behavior aboard the buses.  Besides the basic transportation rules, all school rules apply while riding or waiting for the bus.

Preschool Handbook

Learn more about the program by looking through our handbook.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the preschool program, please get in touch with our director:

 

Chelsea Fairhead
802-266-8910 ext. 3147
cfairhead@canaanschools.org

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