Early Childhood Placement Guidelines

Little Rays: students who are 3 years old or a young 4 year old, and fully potty trained.

Pre –K : students who are 4 years old or a young 5 year. Students should turn 4 by September 30th of the current school year.

Parents will set up a time after registration paperwork has been turned in for their child’s assessment. The child will spend 15-20 minutes in the classroom with the teacher and her aide. After assessmnets, your child will be placed in the class that best meets their needs and abilities. The determination of placement will be based on the following:

Fine & gross motor skills

Attention Span

Level of cooperation with adults and peers

Date of birth

Capability of working independently on a given task

Ability to follow directions

Oral & written language skills (when appropriate)

Age –appropriate academic skills

Level of social skills

*Due to limited space in our preschool, priority will be given to Catholic families (first to SJA parishioners) and siblings*




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