No School Friday, December 8th
No School Friday, December 8th
Our goal is for your child’s first school experience to be one filled with love, laughter, and learning. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing your child with high quality early childhood education in a safe, nurturing environment.
We are extremely fortunate to be able to bring the word of God into our teaching. The love of Christ and His teachings are woven into everything we do.
We hope that this year is just the beginning of many spent here at OLPH.
We look forward to blessed school year!
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Part Day Preschool
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Full Day Preschool
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day choices are as follows:
Monday through Friday
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Tuesday and Thursday
**Holidays we will be closed for: Labor Day, Parent/Teacher Conferences (November),Thanksgiving Break, Christmas break, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day, President’s Day, Easter Break
**Early Dismissal Days: There are days in which the entire preschool will dismiss early at 11:45. These days are December 20 and January 31.
Please see school calendar for updated holidays and early dismissals.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Preschool is an early childhood education program, which is designed to nurture the development of the whole child.
Preparing young children for their future school experiences, means providing them with learning opportunities in all areas of development including: cognition, socialization, listening and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, and preacademics.
All children develop differently and at their own pace, so it is our responsibility to provide your child with the tools that he/she needs to be successful. Learning goals for each child are based on assessment of individual needs and interests.
Splash into Pre-K is a researched based curriculum for young learners that promotes the idea that learning is fun!
The lessons in this curriculum include intentional play and high-interest activities that engage students while meeting their learning goals. This curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Head Start, and Race to the Top Early Learning.
Religion curriculum is updated on a yearly basis. Students will learn basic Catholic prayers and traditions that are appropriate to their developmental age. Our teachers guide our students to follow the teachings of Jesus to love one another and treat everyone with kindness.
Our preschool serves children who are 2-5 years of age. Children do not need to be toilet trained, but those who are not will remain in the Little dOLPHins class until they are. In order for a child to be considered for admission, an application for enrollment must be completed, followed by an interview with the Preschool Director to determine appropriate class assignment.
Upon enrollment, you must file with us the following necessary forms: Emergency Information Form, Child’s Permission, Health History, Physicians Form, Immunization Record, Consent for Medical Treatment, Field Trip Permission Form, Parent’s Rights Form, Personal Rights Form, Child Abuse Form, and Admission Agreement Form
Parents or guardians of any child enrolled in OLPH Preschool or making application for enrollment must notify the Director of any medical condition requiring special attention or consideration.
No deductions or refunds will be made for absences. The tuition contract guarantees a place for your child and is the basis for staff salaries and expenses. Please call the Preschool office if your child will be absent.
Delivery and Pick up of Children
It is very important for you to accompany your children when they arrive at the preschool. The reasons for this are:
Authorization to Pick-Up Your Child
If someone other than the parent is dropping off or picking up your child, that person must be listed on your child’s emergency form. We will release your child only to authorized persons. Identification may be requested if the person is not known by our teachers and staff. They must also follow the same procedures of signing in and signing out.
A uniform is required in preschool, but does not need to be purchased through the school uniform company. Guidelines for the uniform are as follows:
Boys: navy, light blue, white or yellow polo shirt, navy pants/shorts, white crew socks, closed toe shoes (tennis shoes are best), any color jacket.
Girls: navy, light blue, white or yellow polo shirt, navy pants/shorts/dress or skirt, white crew socks, closed toe shoes (tennis shoes are best), any color jacket.
We realize circumstances can cause you to run late from time to time, but you must try to pick up your children by the end of your child’s class. A phone call will let us know if you are running late. A late pickup fee of $10.00 is charged for any portion of the first 15 minutes and $2.00 for each additional minute.
Please, for the health of your child and others, do not send your child to school when he/she is ill. The staff will assess the health of each child daily. Children with signs of contagious infections will not be allowed to stay at school. They must stay home until they are free of any of the symptoms below for 24 hours.
If your child will not be attending school for any reason, call 327-7741 ext. 213 by 8:00 a.m. so the teacher can be informed. No credit can be given for sick days.
If your child becomes ill while at school and you are called, please cooperate by picking him/her up promptly. If your child has a temperature of 101 degrees or more, we are mandated by the State of California to call you and have you remove the child from the facility.
A “Permission to Administer Medication” form must be completed by the parent/guardian each time medication is to be administered at school. Medication will be administered only from the container it was purchased in according to the directions on the label. Only prescription medication will be administered at school unless pre-approved by the Director. Medication will be stored in a locked container.
Discipline is considered to be a form of guidance rather than a form of punishment. Our school is designed to be safe and to encourage positive socially age appropriate behavior from your children. The staff is trained to effectively use positive discipline approaches such as redirection, role modeling, and time-out.
For the safety of the children and staff any continuous negative behavior by a child such as biting, hitting, or profane language will be evaluated. There will be a week probation period to determine whether the child is suited for our program. If the disturbance is very serious and/or a threat to other children or staff, then he/she will be asked to leave immediately.
Withdrawal from the School
If it becomes necessary to withdraw your child from our school, we request you notify the preschool office immediately. We will refund any unused portion of your tuition payments providing we receive 14 days written notice of your intent to withdraw your child.
The nutritional needs of young children are unique due to the relatively high demands of their growth. We are mindful of the nutritional value of the food we serve.
Some nutrition guidelines we follow include: serving natural sugars which can be found in fresh fruits; whole grain products like whole wheat muffins, crackers and cereal; fresh vegetables and cheeses.
We will provide nutritious mid-morning snacks/mid-afternoon snack for children in daycare. You may pack a lunch for your child or have lunch prepared by our school lunch provider. The school lunch is an extra charge per meal. Summer School students will need to pack a lunch as our cafeteria is closed for the summer.