At Kidd Street Preschool we begin potty-training when the student is ready, usually around the child’s second birthday. Teachers work to make children comfortable with the idea of going potty by introducing them to the bathroom and giving them positive reinforcement as the child shows interest and begins using the potty. Children learn self-help skills that are incorporated with our preschool curriculum.
Our potty-training class uses the Creative Curriculum model. This curriculum gives children the opportunity to learn in developmentally appropriate learning centers. Children are allowed to choose activities to explore and question theories they create. Our learning centers include an art center, a science and sensory center, a dramatic play center, a language and literacy center, a manipulative/math center and a building center.
Our center runs a thematic based program, with themes running two weeks each. Each theme’s lesson plan will be posted. The lesson plan includes the goals and objectives for that theme as well as the activities that teachers have planned. Your child’s teacher will also post objective sheets next to activities in the classroom so you can see what skill or lesson your child is learning from each specific activity.
Each student will also receive a daily report which allows the parents to see how the child ate, slept and behaved that day at school. This daily report helps parents and teachers to work together to insure the child has a positive, learning experience at Kidd Street Preschool.