FAQ

Choosing a preschool is often a difficult decision for parents. Here’s a quick list of questions and answers that will give you more details about Littlelearners preschool facilities and help you choose the right preschool.

  • Normal hours are from 8:30 am-2:30 pm
    Monday to Friday.  

    Due to COVID, the time has been modified to suit the ONLINE class schedule to ensure safety for all.
    Hours are from 8:00am-1:30pm. School office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • We will just need

    A photocopy of the child’s birth certificate
    2 recent photographs of the child.
    Other details of the child have to be filled in the admission form that will be provided.

  • Playgroup(Lower Nursery)  –    From age 1.5 to 2.5 years
    Nursery –                                   From age 2.5 to 3.5 years
    Junior Kindergarten –                From age 3.5 to 4.5 years
    Senior Kindergarten  –               From age 4.5 to 5.5 years

  • We typically determine the placement of your child based on age; however, we consider many other factors upon deciding the make-up of a classroom.  Such factors would include boy to girl ratio, different personalities, age, readiness, social-emotional development, etc…

  • Enrollment is ongoing and a child may enter at any time during the academic year.  Potty training is not a must for preschool. Every Child is unique & they may take their own time becoming potty trained and preschool can also try to help in the process of them becoming more independent and potty trained.We do not have a potty-trained prerequisite for two or three years old

  • The first few days of school are known as “Phase-In.”  During a transition period, children will meet their new teachers and classmates and are gradually familiarized with school and classroom routines.  Parents or guardians will receive a specific schedule for your child's transition.   Children are all unique.
    Never try to sneak out while your child is coming to school.  Always give a kiss or hug and say “goodbye” and most importantly, always say that you’re coming back.  Teachers and counsellors are available to help any child who is having a particularly tough transition and teachers will provide necessary feedback to parents during the process.
    Separation anxiety is a normal developmental stage where children experience anxiety when they are separated from their parents.  Separation is a process.  Some children have no separation anxiety and some children experience anxiety for several weeks.  It is important to comfort the child and let them know it is okay to cry or feel upset.  Teachers manage separation by utilizing proven strategies to lessen the unknown, such as classroom visitation, consistent schedules and routines, bringing familiar items from home, and creating open and honest communication with parents.

  • All of our Prek headteachers have a Masters in Early Childhood Education and are certified in Early Childhood Education.  Headteachers in the infant/toddler rooms may have a degree in Early Childhood Education or in a different field such as Elementary Education, Psychology, Our teachers have the energy, intellect, and charisma that take children on a magical and challenging voyage of discovery.  Our teachers are well-educated and nurturing people who respect the children’s need for security while encouraging autonomy.

  • All classrooms have a qualified early childhood educator leading the class and an experienced assistant teacher.  In addition to these two primary teachers, we have floaters that “float” from the classroom to the classroom when there is a need for additional help.  Classrooms may also have student teachers ratio of 8:1. 

  • Discipline is a process of learning self-control, respect for others, and responsibility. Positive methods of discipline will be practised at all times so children are aware of an acceptable code of conduct at school. Efforts to help students understand behaviours that are allowed, accepted. For any ongoing issues, teachers will communicate with parents so that school and home are working together with a child’s best interests in mind.
    To help children learn to manage their actions and feelings, teachers will model sharing, waiting, taking turns, solving problems, controlling impulses, and expressing ideas through words.

  • Individualized learning in a preschool setting can take on many different forms. First and foremost, it requires patience and dedication from the teacher, as well as top-notch organizational skills. The teacher must have ample time to observe the students in his/her classroom and be able to implement lesson plans that cater to each of her student's needs individually. While lesson planning can still be organized in a general format, it will also be necessary to outline specific goals for each student.