Montgomery Public Schools Pre-K Program is committed to providing a safe and caring, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children. Our goal is to provide a high quality educational experience which promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development at higher levels.
Purpose: To provide high quality developmentally appropriate activities to increase school readiness in a safe and nurturing environment.
Vision: To foster a partnership with families and the community that will enhance the abilities and skills of the whole child in becoming a lifelong learner.
Belief: High quality preschool experiences provide children with the foundation for on-going learning and supports children and families to become responsible partners as they develop lifelong skills.
Goals: To enhance skills in personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social-emotional development, technology, creative arts, physical development and health
Develop a professional learning community to include parents, teachers, principals, MPS departments, and community organizations.
PARTNERSHIP THROUGH COLLABORATION
·Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) - Title I
·Office of School Readiness (OSR)
·Success by Six
·Montgomery Education Foundation
PRESCHOOL FUNDING SOURCE & LOCATIONS
·Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) - Title I (District Level) McKee Pre-K Center, Carver Elementary, King Elementary, and Southlawn Elementary
·MPS IDEA - Children's Center
·Office of School Readiness – Pintala Elementary and McKee Pre-K Center
·Head Start – Catoma Elementary, Dozier Elementary, E.D. Nixon Elementary, T.S. Morris Elementary and McKee Pre-K Center
·Success By Six- Davis Elementary and King Elementary
·Alabama Developmental Standards for Preschool Children
·First Class Alabama Voluntary Pre-K Program Operating Guidelines
·Research-Based Curriculum - Houghton Mifflin
·Professional Development Opportunities
·Mentoring Assistance (Montgomery Education Foundation )
The Montgomery Public Schools – Our goal is to better prepare young children for school. Registration will be conducted at Pre-K School sites. Limited slots are available for preschool. Letters will be mailed to parents notifying them if their child has been accepted. Parents should return acceptance letters to the preschool site by the deadline specified on the letter.
Registration Period Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 25, 2013 (Pre-K Sites)
To begin the registration process, the following documents are required.
·The child must be four (4) years old on or before September 1
·Alabama Blue Immunization Certificate (current shot record)
·Social Security Card (original)
·Proof of Residence (current utility bill with the parent’s name; electric, gas, or water)
·Parent and/or Guardian Picture ID
After the registration process has been completed, all students will be screened for eligibility to attend the Pre-K program.
Letters will be mailed to McKee Pre-K, Carver Pre-K, Southlawn Pre-K, Martin Luther King Pre-K and Pintlala Pre-K applicants notifying them of their status on June 3, 2013. Parents should return acceptance letters to the schools by June 17, 2013.
Note: Montgomery Public Schools will not provide transportation.
TITLE I PRE-K SITES
MCKEE PRE-K CENTER (Pre-K School Site) Cluster Title I Schools Brewbaker Primary Crump Elementary Dannelly Elementary Davis Elementary Dozier Elementary Fitzpatrick Elementary Flowers Elementary Floyd Elementary Highland Avenue Elementary Johnson Elementary Morningview Elementary Vaughn Road Elementary Wares Ferry Elementary CARVER ELEMENTARY (Pre-K School Site)
Title I Cluster Schools Chisholm Elementary Highland Gardens Elementary Nixon Elementary MARTIN LUTHER KING ELEMENTARY (Pre-K School Site)
7:45 - 8:15 Arrival, Morning Activities (Juice/Snack), Announcements/Helpers 8:15 - 8:25 Bathroom 8:25 - 8:35 Greetings/Songs/Community Building 8:35 - 8:40 Phonological Awareness 8:40 - 9:05 Letter Time: Alphabet Activities 9:05 - 9:10 Travel to PE 9:10 - 9:40 PE 9:40 - 9:45 Travel from PE 9:45 - 9:55 Bathroom 9:55 - 10:05 Show and Tell 10:05 - 10:15 Story Time (Monday: Computer) (Tuesday: Library) 10:30 - 10:45 Bathroom/Wash Hands/Travel to lunch 10:45 - 11:15 Lunch 11:15 - 11:30 Bathroom/travel from lunch 11:30 - 11:40 Read Aloud 11:40 - 12:00 Theme Development/Art/ABC and Math Games/ Oral Language and Development/Small Groups 12:00 - 12:20 Recess/Movement Activities/Read Aloud 12:20 - 12:30 Bathroom/prepare for rest 12:30 - 1:30 Rest Time 1:30 - 2:30 Centers 2:30 - 2:45 Snack Time/Dismissal
Family Involvement and Communication:
The following are examples of meaningful opportunities for families to be engaged in their child’s education:
1.Home visits, including home visitation programs such as HIPPY, Parents as Teachers;
2.Formal and informal parent/teacher conferences;
3.Classroom visits and options for parents and families to participate in classroom activities;
5.Family involvement in decision making about their child and about their child’s early childhood program;
6.Opportunities to engage families outside of the regular service day; and
We ask all parents to commit to 12 hours of service in the pre-k class.
September- Welcome to School October- Construction Zone November- My Family, My Community December- Seasons All Around January- Animals Everywhere February- My Five Senses March- In the City, In the Country April- Growing and Changing May- Ready for Kindergarten
Tara L. Carr firstname.lastname@example.org Educational Specialist Pre-K Director McKee Pre- K Center 4015 McInnis Road Montgomery, AL 36116 334-223-6801 or 334-284-7266 Fax