Frequently Asked Questions: Preschool
How do you deal with discipline ie. hitting, biting, pushing?
A zero-tolerance policy is followed in all scenarios involving hitting or biting. Parents of both children are immediately contacted and such behavior is promptly addressed. In instances of mild aggression, the child is put on a 1-2 minute break, and the rule (ex.”no pushing”), is reiterated to the child both at the start of the break and at the end of the break. Parents will be informed any time a child is put on a break. Repeated instances may be escalated to further action.
What does “gentle separation” mean?
While all parties (teachers and parents/caregivers) must share the goal of helping the child achieve independent learning, the parent/caregiver may stay with the child for as long as necessary. The parent plays a passive role in the learning environment and interacts with the child minimally, allowing the teachers to engage the child in class activities and to begin to create a student-teacher bond with the child.
What is independent participation?
Students are expected to participate without their parents/caregivers for the full length of program.
What if my child doesn’t want to participate on any given day?
All children at FasTracKids have two choices: they may choose to participate in the activity at hand, or to watch. Both choices are positive choices
My child is not potty-trained. Do you change diapers?
No, we provide a comfortable facility so that the caregiver or parent can change the child’s diaper.
What if my child has allergies?
Adhering to a nut-free policy, FTKny.com learning centers are sensitive to the needs of children with food allergies, and takes great care in handling such situations. You will have the opportunity to specify your child’s allergies prior to the start of your child’s school year or semester.
What is your drop off/pick up procedure?
Carefully designed drop-off and pick-up procedures assure clear communication between the teachers and the parents. Students are released one-by-one at the end of the school day to the adult specified on the morning sign-in sheet.
How clean is your facility?
We take great pride in providing an exceptionally clean facility for our students. All classroom toys, gym equipment, and every surface in our facility are cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis.