When can my child start?
Your child may start the day they turn 3 years old! They must be registered at least 2 days before their third birthday.
Contact the Valley View School Office to pick up a registration packet!
What if my child turns 5 during their time in the 4 year old program, will they move up?
No, they will stay in the 4 year old preschool program. The cut off date for all grade levels is September 30.
Whatever age your child is before that date is the class they will be in for the entire academic year.
When is preschool?
--Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
--AM Preschool is from 7:50am-10:30am for 3 year olds
--PM Preschool is from 11:20am-2pm for 4 year olds
Do I need to provide a snack?
Yes, snack time is included in the daily schedule. If your child would like to eat during snack, please provide something to eat and/or drink. Also, please let us know if your child food allergies or sensitivities, please let us know, because Tuesdays and Thursdays fresh fruits and vegetables are available to eat (provided through our dining services program).
What if my child is still in a diaper?
We will support the toilet training efforts that you are currently using at home. Please let us know what motivators or encouragement you are using, how frequently you ask or they ask to go to the bathroom, and specific words or phrases you use with your child
regarding the toilet. Please send in diapers/pull-ups, wipes, and an extra change of clothes for your child. The school is unable to
provide these. Any teacher, paraeducator, or service provider working with your child is able to help in the bathroom.
What communication will I receive about what is happening in the classroom?
A daily note will be sent home including your child’s behavior with their choices, curriculum for that day, and activities.
If there is additional information we have to report about your child’s day, it will be included in writing on the note.
This will be sent in a communication binder and should be checked each night. Families are encouraged to use this binder
to send any notes to school, too. There will also be a weekly newsletter showing what was done in the classroom that week
and to give you an idea of the following week’s activities.
What can I do to help my child at home?
Activities related to what we are doing in the classroom are a great way to help your child keep learning at home.
Look at the newsletter for the letter of the week, the monthly theme, and what we have done in class.
How can I help your class?
Parents may have the chance to volunteer by helping in the classroom with material preparation, learning centers, etc.
These opportunities will be posted with the information of how to get involved in the weekly newsletter when they arise.
Another way to help is donating material or giving contact information for guest speakers in the classroom.
When will we receive updates on our child’s progress?
Parent-teacher conferences are held throughout the year to meet face-to-face with the teacher to discuss your child’s progress. Progress reports go out quarterly. These will have some formal information with assessments for some students, and informal/anecdotal notes for some students.