Frequently Asked Questions
Do children go outside every day?
Do children have time in the library?
When are applications due?
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis starting each September for the following September. Individual information sessions are available by appointment. Class assignments begin in January for the following September. You may downloaded the application here.
What if my child has allergies?
Each child’s allergy information and needs are addressed individually, with ongoing and open communication between families, the director, and classroom teachers. All Village School students are educated in an age-appropriate manner of the dangers of food allergies which makes avoiding dangerous foods a group effort rather than an individual problem.
How do you decide which classroom my child will be in?
My child is already reading. Will s/he be challenged?
This presentation highlights the transition that the children at the Village School make throughout their preschool years and how the program is carefully differentiated to meet the individual needs of each child. We pride ourselves in our thoughtful, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is in accordance with the NAEYC standards for early education.
How will I know how my child is doing?
What is the Extended Day program?
Families can sign up for the Monday and Wednesday extended days on a regular, full-year basis or more spontaneously from week to week. The Tuesday/Thursday extended day program is available only for the children in the 5 morning pre-K program and is designed as an extension of that class’ curriculum. This allows children to enjoy their own classroom and their own classmates and teacher to further the social and cognitive connections. Since children participate in this program for the full year, it is a wonderful way to build kindergarten readiness. The fee for Extended Day is $40 per session.
The Village School now offers Lunch Bunch Monday-Thursday (11:30-12:30). Sign-ups are posted each month in the hallway. Please pack a nut-free lunch and your child will have this opportunity when you choose. The fee for Lunch Bunch is $15 per session.
What does it mean to be “accredited by the NAEYC”?
Find out more about NAEYC and its standards at www.naeyc.org
How can a parent become more involved at the Village School?
There are a number of ways that parents can become involved at the school.
If interested, one could volunteer as a class parent (sign ups are held in the beginning of the school year). The class parents coordinate different tasks through out the school year, including activities with the students such as guest speakers and/or volunteering within the community, teacher gifts and events, and other special plans.
A parent could also volunteer as a member of the Village School board. This group works collaboratively with the Director to oversea planning and management of the school. Please reach out to Laurie Coughlin, or the board co-chairs if interested in being nominated.
Please reference the Parent Handbook for additional information about the Board of Trustees and detailed Village School policies and procedures.