Layton Christian Academy

Preschool 3 and Preschool 4

Welcome to LCA Early Childhood Education

I am pleased to welcome you and your children to Layton Christian Academy’s Early Childhood Education. I pray that you will discover that LCA is a place where your children will grow, learn, and be loved. This upcoming school year will be an exciting time in your children’s lives as they become like little sponges that soak up learning, independence, and social skills. We here at Layton Christian Academy promise to love your children as they grow and learn in a warm and nurturing Christian environment.

 

In our PreK3 program, your children will have daily, hands-on activities that develop academic skills while enhancing social skills. In our PreK4, your children will experience daily, hands-on activities and centers with a curriculum designed to prepare children to launch into learning! We here at LCA are committed to bringing the highest quality of early childhood education and care for your children and your family. We follow the state core curriculum closely and update regularly so that our students will meet the standards and are ready to enter Kindergarten.

 

It is a fact that children who are in Early Childhood Education, experience hands-on activities and develop social skills, test higher on their standardized achievement tests in their high school years. You, as a parent, are making a valuable investment in your child’s life by enrolling your child in Early Childhood Education. Let us here at LCA help double your investment not only academically, but spiritually.

 

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s growth and development!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cheryl Sligar
Early Childhood Education Director

Image of Cheryl Sligar - Head of Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

at Layton Christian Academy

is a special and exciting place!

 

Students will learn:

Phonics
Numbers
Colors
Shapes
Spanish
Sign Language

*With a fun theme each week

It is not unusual for some exceptional LCA students to start reading by themselves, through our PreK program.

Snack Time:

Proper nutrition is important for your child. We keep snacks on hand that are simple and nutritious. There is a snack fee charged each year the cavers your child’s snacks for the entire school year.

Birthdays:

There will be a birthday calendar posted on the Communication Board outside our room every month, indicating the day we will celebrate each child’s birthday. Children with summer birthdays will be mixed in toward the end of the year, so please check every month. The teacher will provide birthday snacks for each child due to many food allergies. You may bring non-food party favors if you would like.

Classroom Visits:

Parents are welcome to visit our classroom at any time, provided your presence in the room does not disrupt their child’s normal behavior. We also ask that younger siblings are not brought when visiting calls, as the room is not age-appropriate for younger children.

Restroom Policy:

  • Students will be taken to the restrooms (downstairs) one hour after class has started.
  • If any child needs to go before or after this time, the aid or teacher will take the child downstairs. If the aid or teacher feels the child needs to go immediately, he/she will be taken next door to Extended Care.
  • In the event of a student having an accident (spoiling clothes) during class, the aid or teacher will take the child directly to the restroom downstairs with a change of clothing from the classroom and a bag for the soiled clothing. The aid or teacher will addict the child if needed with the changing of clothes.
  • The accident will then be documented and kept on file.
  • Should the child continue to soil clothing on more than an accidental basis, the parents will be notified for a conference with the teacher.

 

* Parents with boys – it is very important that you teach your child how to use a public urinal before attending class.

Age:

PreK-3: Three years old on or before September 1

PreK-4: Four years old on or before September 1

 

*Students must also be fully potty-trained

Teacher : Student


1 : 10

Each student will need a full-size backpack with his/her name on it. Please keep a change of clothes (appropriate for weather) in the backpack in a sealed bag.

School Clothes:

Please note that shorts may only be worn during the months of August, September, and May.

 

We recommend that girls wear shorts at all times under dresses. We encourage play clothes to be worn. Clothing should be easy for the child to manage when taking care of bathroom needs. Please do not dress your child in clothes with difficult buckles or zippers, pants with buttons or snaps. Bodysuits, belts, and overalls are discouraged; elastic waist pants are best. Please avoid sandals. A full show without a heel is best. Shirts or dresses with spaghetti straps must have shirts underneath. Please help us make class a positive experience for the children by following these guidelines.

 

We can always use extra clothing to keep at school for those occasional accidents. Any donations are appreciated!

Recess:

During our program, we will have several
15 minute times slots outside,
weather permitting.

These typically happen:

  • - Morning
  • - After Lunch
  • - Afternoon

Discipline:

A child’s self-image is of great importance to us. Consistent discipline administered with love and understanding of the individual child will be enforced at all times. When incidents arise involving conflict, the teacher will speak with the child and try to resolve the conflict. If the situation merits further action, a time-out may be used for no longer than 3-5 minutes. A parent conference will be called to work out the best solution for the child if a situation cannot be resolved.