It is so important that children experience continuity with their caregivers. For this reason, our Center operates in such a way that a child will have the same primary caregivers from the infant room up through the 1’s and 2’s classroom. These children are called the Beginners. In the same way, a child will have the same teacher/caregivers during Preschool, which are the years for 3’s and 4’s. Instead of the child moving to a different classroom each year, the child and their caregiver/teacher will move together.
Movement will occur just as it does in the school system, with the move up date being August 1 of each year. Each group of children/caregivers will be identified by the year they will enter Kindergarten.
Children who are 4 and will turn 5 between August 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 will be in the K19 class (4’s – VPK)
Children who are 3 and will turn 4 between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 will be in the K20 class (3’s)
Children who are 2 and will turn 3 between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 will be in the K21 class (2’s)
Children who are 1 and will turn 2 between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 will be in the K22 class (1’s)
Children who are at least 6 weeks old and will be 1 by August 31, 2019 will be in the K23 class (Infants)
The teaching team of 2 primary caregivers will stay together with their class for 3 years in Beginners (Infants, 1’s, 2’s) and 2 years in Preschool (3’s and 4’s). When a team’s class moves on to Preschool, the team starts with the next group of infants.
This would be an example:
||K21 becomes K24
||K22 becomes K25
||K24 team becomes K26