The preschool day begins with playtime, then off to classes! Two and three year olds rotate through little class periods that are team-taught by four teachers for each age group. Teacher to student ratio in the 2’s is 1:5, the 3’s is 1:7 and in pre-k is 1:8. Age appropriate lessons are taught daily in the subjects of language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and music & movement. Their learning takes place in a warm, safe, and comfortable environment, with lots of hands-on experiences that are fun for them.
The Pre-K children attend a variety of 25-minute classes after playtime in the morning. They begin their class-time with a “morning meeting” to give the children a chance to share with the larger group (all of the 4-year-olds), and to talk about activities and adventures planned for the day. Pre-K students have small group instruction in math, reading, language arts, science, social studies, music, and art.
All Runnels Preschool students receive individual study time one-on-one with a teacher in the subjects of mathematics and reading. Children progress through the program at different rates. We allow their interest, ability, and maturity to take the lead. Our teachers provide daily instruction, encouragement, and a positive experience in “Individual Lesson Time.
Admission to Runnels Preschool is based only on the availability of space in the program. (The admission procedure at the kindergarten level and higher includes an entrance exam and submission of records from previously attended schools.) Continuing enrollment throughout the Runnels system is based on satisfactory academic progress and acceptable social development of the student, on the parents’ fulfillment of financial obligations to the school, and on the school’s continuing ability to meet the needs of the student. In matters of judgment on these issues, final responsibility rests with the principal. Runnels School admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.