Our Philosophy

The Newton Community School District Preschool will provide all children with a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore their interests and abilities, developing their individual strengths.  We believe children will develop confidence, independence, and a lifelong love for learning through quality experiences.  Community resources are also a valuable component in promoting the development of our children.  We welcome families and respect them as advocates and volunteers to enrich the partnership between home and school.

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School Supply List

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Preschool School Supply List for 2022-2023

ALL STUDENTS - Please bring the following items (label supplies with your child’s name):

1    backpack (large enough for a folder)

1    pocket folder

8    EXPO brand fine tip dry erase markers (black)

1    pencil box

1    child-size pair of FISKARS brand scissors

1    2-pack – ELMER’s glue sticks

1    4-pack PLAY-DOH brand play-dough (4 oz. cans)

1    10-count box CRAYOLA brand washable markers

1    16-count box CRAYOLA brand crayons

1    8-color watercolor paint set



Back to School Night - Open House!

A Back to School Night (Open House) for Preschool students and their families will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.  
 


First Day!

Preschool will start Tuesday, August 30, 2022

We believe that learning should be fun as well as educational and purposeful!  Our class schedules and activities address all developmental areas - large motor, fine motor, pre-academic (including literacy, math, social studies and science), language, and social/emotional.  Children are also encouraged to develop independence and self-confidence.



Weekly Schedule - Thomas Jefferson Elementary & Newton YMCA

Our program currently serves 4 year olds during four half-day sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday).  We do not have preschool on Mondays.  

AM Classes (Tue - Fri)

8:15 AM  Drop off begins

8:20 AM  Start time

11:20 AM  Dismissal begins


PM Classes (Tue - Fri)

12:20 PM  Drop off begins

12:25 PM  Start time

3:25 PM Dismissal begins


*YMCA wrap-around students will transition to and from child care and preschool @ 8:15 AM and 11:20 AM if in the morning session, and 12:20 PM & 3:25 PM if in the afternoon session.

Please refer to the Preschool Handbook for arrival and dismissal procedures (pp. 11 - 14)


Weekly Schedule - Peck Childcare Development Center

Our program currently serves 4 year olds during four half-day sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday).  We do not have preschool on Mondays.  

AM Classes (Tue - Fri)

8:15 AM  Transition Begins

8:20 AM  Start time

11:20 AM  Transition Begins

*PECK wrap-around students will transition to and from child care and preschool @ 8:15 AM and 11:20 AM in the morning session.

Please refer to the Preschool Handbook for arrival and dismissal procedures (pp. 11 - 14)



Home Visit Week

Home Visit Week will be held August 23 - 26, 2022 on the following schedule:

Tuesday, August 23 - 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 24 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 25 - 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Friday, August 26 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Preschool Calendar - 2022 2023

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Preschool Handbook - 2022 2023

Link to handbook