Preschool and Kindergarten

At Aristotle Preschool and Kindergarten we consider the children with every action we take. 

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Teachers facilitate an environment where learning is fun and an  exciting process for all children. 
Our holistic approach addresses the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical needs of the whole child.

We believe in growing "Hearts, Minds, and Souls."   

Hours of Operation:
9 am - 1 pm for Preschool (3 year olds) Through
Kindergarten (5 year olds by December 5th)

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School in Review 2013-2014

2013-2014 School Year!

Preparing for Back to SchoolDo you remember your first day of Kindergarten?
You probably were nervous and excited.
You might have felt lonely and lost when your mom or dad left.
Even when returning to a familiar setting after summer vacation, children usually feel a bit intimidated. They may have a new teacher, there are new kids in the group,
and maybe that special friend is gone. To a child, it’s a big deal!

As teachers, want to do everything we can to make your child’s beginning as happy as possible. Look for your school’s parent packet that is filled with specifics. If you haven’t already, visit your child’s school. Come in before the child’s first day. Usually a visit when the program is not in session is less overwhelming. This allows your child to get acquainted with the surroundings and is able to get the feel of the place.

Before school starts, you may want to read with your child a few books that have a starting school theme. Such stories can help your child get in touch with her feelings about going into a new place and separating from you. Reading also gives your child an opportunity to talk about his or her feelings or ask questions about what to expect.

Prior to school starting it’s a good idea to go over the school’s daily schedule with your child. Share with your child some of the activities they’ll be exploring during the course of the day. Some children feel less alone and are comforted when they bring something familiar from home, such a small stuffed animal, or a family photo.

And on the first day, be sure to arrive in plenty of time. In fact, if your child tends to have a tough time in new groups, make a point of coming early the first few days so the teachers can help them get involved in something fun, perhaps with one or two
other children, before the crowd arrives.

Finally, when it’s time to leave, don’t slip out when your child isn’t looking. Children need to know when you’re going and be able to say goodbye. Don’t worry. We’ll take it from there.

                                                                                                    For your children,
Mrs. Rita Petratos