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
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*