Welcome to Pocket of Preschool Academy! We are so excited you may be joining our family! We will love and respect your child. We will help them grow and develop emotionally, socially, physically, and academically!
If you have any questions
about our handbook, our classroom, or our policies, please ask. To download out Pocket of Preschool Academy Handbook, click HERE.
experiences. We firmly believe that children learn by doing, getting messy,
investigating their questions, and problem solving with their friends. They
learn by playing games, using their imaginations, expressing their emotions,
creating, and exploring the world around them.
activities and explorations that meet the needs of individual students. We
question and extend their thinking and play to help them learn and grow. We
provide high quality education and care for every student who comes in our
classroom. We intentionally plan and organize the classroom so students have
the opportunity to develop in the areas of social emotional, language and
literacy, math, science, creative arts, fine motor, and gross motor.
the dispositions and skills to become lifelong learners and be successful in
kindergarten and life (both socially and academically).
child must meet the following criteria:
years old by August 1
of current required immunizations
all forms and pay registration fee
8:15 am – noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the school year.
Howell. Please see our calendar for exact dates.
weather closing and delays.
licensed sometime this spring by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior
Services Child Care Division. The preschool will continue to have inspections
and they will be available online.
all have criminal and child protection services background checks. Jackie and
any employees have current First Aid and CPR certifications as well.
theme based curriculum. It is designed to facilitate learning through hands-on
activities both teacher-led and student-led. We offer lessons and activities in
the areas of language and literacy, math, science, creative arts, gross and
fine motor, and social skills (character education). It is based on current
research, state and national standards, common core, and aligned with the
in the fall and spring. It is a time we can talk about your child in all areas
of development, review their student portfolio, and set goals for your child.
Pocket of Preschool Academy. She earned her Bachelors and Master of Education
from Maryville University. She is licensed to teach birth to sixth grade by the
state of Missouri. She taught full day preschool in Rockwood for over 11 years.
Many of her theme units, games, and lesson plans are utilized by teachers all
over the country. She is also a member of NAEYC (a professional early
childhood educator organization) and teaches a variety of professional
development trainings to other teachers in the area. As part of licensing, she
is required to attend at least 15 hours of teacher training every year.
to ensure your child’s success in preschool.
If you ever have any questions, concerns, or other important information
that you believe I should know, please do not hesitate to contact me.
update you on what new exciting topics we are learning about and other things
happening in preschool. The newsletter will include important dates, upcoming
activities and events, a summary of previous learning, previewing new centers
and studies. I will email the newsletter every Monday to all the families. I
will also post the newsletters on the family board.
Preschool has developed an Emergency Response Plan. Please know that Pocket of
Preschool Academy will make every attempt to notify you, so it is vital you
keep your emergency contact information up to date. If you would like a copy,
safe at school every day. We do this by
making sure that our children are prepared for a variety of emergencies. We will practice fire drills,
tornado drills, and earthquake drills.
emergency backpack. It contains water, prepackaged snacks, gloves, wipes,
flashlights, small first aid kit, hand sanitizer, a copy of our Emergency
Response Plan, each child’s contact and emergency information, and any life
saving medication (epi pens, inhalers).
and drink each day. The snack menu is posted in the classroom.
special diet, please provide us with a doctor’s note or plan.
At Pocket of Preschool Academy we are
committed to proving a safe environment for learning. Universal support
strategies are available to all students to support their social emotional
development by teaching expected behaviors (ex: visual supports, reteaching,
class meetings, etc.) and teaching various social skills (sharing, taking
turns, problem solving) all year long. We try our best to provide a consistent,
challenging learning environment with physical activity which will prevent
boredom and promote good behavior.
If a behavior issue arises, teachers may
use a precorrection, verbal redirection, state the expected behavior, give
behavior choices, provide a visual support, and/or go to the safe spot. The
safe place is a quiet, cozy place in the classroom a child can go when they are
feeling upset, sad, or just want to be alone. The safe place also has a Calm
Down Kit. It is a bucket with items and visual supports to help a child calm
down (sensory bottle, squeeze fidget, deep breath chart). The photo on the
right is our Calm Down Kit, brag tags, book, and chart.
We use Green and Red Choices to teach students appropriate “green behaviors”. You can see it in action on the website HERE. It is my goal for students to be happy, confident learners who can problem solve and work collaboratively with others. Being able to make good (aka green) choices when they are alone and interacting with others is a big part of that. The photo on the left is of our Green and Red Choices poster, book, shout out notes, and coloring book.
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Check out our classroom!
our classroom has 5 centers: Library, art, pretend, blocks, and discovery.
Thank you for considering Pocket of Preschool Academy! We are so excited you may be joining our family! We will love and respect your child. We will help them grow and develop emotionally, socially, physically, and academically!
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