Daily Activities and Schedules
What days and times are available?
Our center is open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. To meet your family needs we offer full day, full week and part week schedules. We have early drop off between 6:45-7:00 for an additional fee.
What is my child's daily schedule?
Your child's daily schedule is posted on the Family Bulletin Board in or outside the classroom.
Are meals provided?
We provide nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack each day for your child. There is no additional charge for meals. A menu is provided to you each week.
Are nap times provided?
All children from Ones to Pre-Kindergarten have one scheduled nap time per day. Infants take as many naps as they need throughout the day.
Do you have an outdoor playground?
We have an inviting playground area that is unique to our center and separated into three areas - one for our Younger Learners, children up to 2, and two for preschool and school age children. The playground offers slides, climbing toys, ride-on toys, and a variety of outdoor toys.
Are there separate rooms for each age group?
Children are separated into classrooms according to age: Infants are 6 weeks to 12 months, One's are 12 months to 24 months, Two's are 24 months to 36 months, Preschoolers are 3 year olds, Pre-K are 4-5 years old and School Age is Kindergarten through fifth grade.
Is there a curriculum that is written for my child?
Yes for all ages, programs and classrooms. Whether your child is enrolled full- or part-time, our renowned curriculum encourages self-directed learning, critical thinking, problem solving and socialization. Our Center Administrators directly oversee the classroom Lead Teachers guiding, training and ensuring that the curriculum is actively implemented and that your child is benefiting from our program. The lesson plans are posted on the Family Bulletin Board in- or outside each classroom. Visit the Programs heading on this website to learn more about your child's curriculum.
Can I visit the facility without an appointment?
Current parents are welcome to visit our center at any time. Prospective families interested in taking a tour are encouraged to contact the center to set up a time.
Is there communication about what my child did during the day?
Each child goes home with a daily communication sheet which records daily activities, personal grooming and nap time schedules.
Safety and Illness
Is there a safety plan in place in case of an emergency?
Each room has a layout of the building that shows where you are and how to get out in case of an emergency. We practice a fire drill monthly with the staff and children.
What is your medication and sick policy?
Our sick policy is written with the best interest of all children - sick and healthy. Vomiting, diarrhea, a nose with yellow and green mucus, eyes with redness and/or yellow or green mucus and a fever are all signs that your child may perhaps be sick and possibly contagious. We cannot stress the importance of keeping your child home when ill. If your child is sent home with any of the above mentioned illnesses, your child must be symptom free for 24 hours and a doctor's note may be required to return stating your child is not contagious.
Our center is licensed to dispense medication. The administration of medications requires a completed form signed by the parent and the physician. Additionally, we require the parent's consent for all creams and ointments you provide for your child.
What do I do if my child becomes sick while at school?
If a child becomes ill at the center, we will make him or her as comfortable as we can until the parent, guardian or emergency contact person is contacted and is able to pick up the child. We request that your child be picked up in a timely matter.
Are immunizations and physicals required?
Yes. We require all children to have an updated physical prior to their start date and updated annually. All children's immunizations must follow an immunization schedule put forth by the NC Department of Health. If a parent chooses not to have his or her child immunized, they must have the immunization release form signed and dated by the child's physician. A monthly notice will be sent home if your child is in need of an updated physical and/or immunizations
Staff Training and Facility Licensing
What is the caregiver to child ratio?
Each age group has a specific ratio that meets the requirements for a licensed facility in North Carolina.
What are the teacher to child ratio?
6 weeks to 12 months - 1 : 5
1 year old - 1 : 6
2 year old - 1 : 9
3 year old - 1 : 10
4 year old - 1 : 13
5 year old - 1 : 13
NCVPK Program - 1 : 9
School Age - 1 :10
Are teachers trained in First Aid and CPR?
This is a requirement of all our staff members.
Do you have a list of references that I can call?
We have a list of parents who you can contact for a reference. Please call us for contact names and phone numbers.
How do I register my child?
Once you have decided on Community Preschool as the childcare center that best fits your needs and the needs of your child or children, you simply need to complete the Enrollment Agreement, the Enrollment Forms, obtain an updated physical and immunization record from your child's physician and submit the paperwork with the registration fee and deposit
Learn More About Community Preschool at Lakewood
If you would like to learn more about Community Preschool at Lakewood please call 919-489-9700 or email us at email@example.com. We will be happy to discuss all of your day care and preschool needs.