Frequently Asked Questions
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Here are some of our frequently asked questions and answers about our toddler daycare program or pre-K program:
At what age does the LEAP Program start?
Do children need to be toilet trained to attend LEAP?
Does LEAP provide snacks or lunch?
Due to the high number of allergies as well as personal preferences, parents provide snacks and lunch items for their child(ren). We are happy to provide examples and suggestions for snacks and lunch ideas! LEAP provides ongoing parent education and resources on developing healthy eating habits and nutrition.
How do parents receive information about their child's LEAP School experience?
How does LEAP manage children's allergies and health issues?
Safety is number one!
Is it possible to add on Early Drop Off or Afternoons?
What are the child/teacher ratios and class sizes at LEAP?
We maintain a very high teacher/child ratio in all classrooms. Our Toddler II groups have 9 children with two full-time teachers and a third teacher for extra support as needed. In our Lower Preschool groupings, the classrooms are 9 students with a Lead Teacher and floating Support Teacher. In our Upper Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms, we have groups of 10 or 12 children with a Lead Teacher and Support Teacher.
We keep our class sizes small in order to be able to individualize attention, which allows each child the flexibility to develop at his/her own pace. Small class sizes are vital to a successful early childhood experience and teachers are able to teach, not just manage behavior. With the small class sizes, teachers are able to take full ownership of each child and meet the goals and objectives outlined in our curriculum guide in all developmental areas.
What are the opportunities for parent involvement?
We are grateful to have such a supportive parent community. It is our mission to create a true partnership with our parents and to facilitate ways for parents to get to know each other. We do not have any requirements for parent involvement, but there are many opportunities for parent involvement: parent coffees/workshops, assisting in the classroom, fund-raisers, community service activities, class parties, and school-wide events.
What are the qualifications of LEAP Teachers?
Happy, well cared for teachers make for the best teachers. The LEAP School believes in supporting teachers and providing wellness to each member of our community. In turn, the teachers are best able to provide that same level of care and dedication to his/her students and parents.
What is a typical day like at the LEAP School?
The LEAP School maintains a balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities throughout the day. The daily schedule is consistent and predictable for all classrooms. The following is a broad example of a typical day at LEAP:
- Morning Drop-off and Table Top Activities for Choice Time
- Circle Time
- Activity/Project Time/Specialist Time
- Snack Time
- Gross Motor Time Indoors and Outdoors
- Lunch Time
- Story Time
- End of Morning Transition
- Afternoon Arts and Active Play Program begins after the morning transition