over 2 years ago
The parent will be contacted with information about which bus and times for arrival and return from the preschool. It is very important that any changes be communicated to the child’s teacher so arrangements can be made well in advance.
Eastmont Bus Garage – 884-4621
Parent-provided Transportation - Parents who pay tuition for their children and those parents of Special Education children who want to bring their student to preschool and pick them up, must provide their own transportation. Parents who provide their own transportation should enter the EHS bus ramp from Iowa St. and exit onto 3rd St. N.E. Children should be dropped off with waiting preschool staff (look for staff in safety vests) at the preschool classrooms near the bus ramp.
Children should not arrive at preschool more than 5 minutes before the start of each session and need to be picked up promptly at the end of each session. If someone other than the parent is dropping the child off or picking them up, that person’s name should be given to the teacher and a large name card with the child’s first name placed in the front window of the vehicle, so preschool personnel will know which child belongs in which car.
Drop-off and pick-up times for 3 year old classes
Early 3 Classes 7:55-8:40
AM classes: 8:40 AM and 10:40 AM
Midday class: 10:40 AM and 12:25 PM
PM classes: 12:25 PM and 2:25 PM (Drop off off of Iowa St. and pick up off of 5th St.)
Drop-off and pick-up times for 4 year old classes
AM Classes: 8:25 AM and 10:55 AM
PM Classes: 12:25 PM and 2:55 PM
The following links include maps for pick-up and drop-off.
Because the loading area is also used by district school buses, it is imperative that no preschool driver enters the loading area until the above times. If you arrive earlier, you may park in the main parking lot off 3rd street until the designated time.
We have been asked to keep N. Iowa Street clear, so parents may not line up there to wait to enter the loading area. Teachers will exit the building at the south entrance by the crosswalk. The preschool bus and parents will pull up all the way to the crosswalk, which allows more cars to turn into the area from N. Iowa.
Please do not pull ahead of the crosswalk to buckle your child. Drivers will be patient as parents buckle children and merge into the driving lane. Do not pull ahead of a buckling parent. Slow, predictable, and careful movement around students is our goal.If a parent needs to visit with preschool personnel, please park in designated visitors parking area at the front of the high school. Do not hold up the drop-off/ pick-up line to visit at length with teachers or school personnel.
over 2 years ago
The Wee Wildcat Preschool program offers a variety of learning experiences which provide for the unique needs and abilities of our preschool and high school students. Our integrated program strives to promote a positive image of self and others. Multi-sensory play activities allow the children to learn about themselves and their environment at their own developmental level and within an appropriate preschool climate.
The program philosophy consists of the following basic premises:
1. Young children learn by doing. Children learn about the physical and social worlds through playful interaction with objects and people. Play requires students to engage in tasks that develop thinking, language, small muscle, large muscle, problem-solving, social and pre-academic skills.
2. For children to understand and remember what they have learned, the information must be meaningful to the child. Children are provided concrete learning activities with materials and people relevant to their own experiences.
3. The process, or how a child learns, is as important as the product, or what the child learns.
4. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and discovery. Children choose many of their own activities from the variety of learning areas provided. Children are encouraged to make choices and then act upon those choices, with the preschool workers facilitating their learning.
5. No two children are at exactly the same developmental level. Different levels of ability and development are expected and accepted.
The curriculum taught is Open-Court PRE-K which coincides with the Eastmont School District K-8 curriculum.
Early Childhood Programs
over 2 years ago
By Staci Williamson
Wee Wildcat Preschool - Two Classrooms - The Wee Wildcat preschool is located at Eastmont High School and is available for typical developing children as well as for children who are experiencing developmental issues and delays. High school students from the Child Development classes assist in providing services to preschoolers. Classes are offered both in the morning and afternoon, with 3 year olds attending for 2 hours-15 minutes on Monday and Tuesday and 4/5 year olds attending for 2 hours -15 minutes on Wednesday through Friday.
Parents of typically developing children may request a spot in preschool BEGINNING THE 1ST MONDAY IN MARCH and pay a monthly tuition amount.
After that date, children can be placed on the waiting list. Preschool curriculum is closely tied to reading and mathematics curriculum taught at Eastmont School District elementary schools. (888-1280, For More Information)
Head Start - East Wenatchee residents who request and qualify for Head Start attend preschool classes at Sunset Ridge Apartments or the Head Start center in Wenatchee. (Sunset Ridge 884-7057, Wenatchee 663-5179). Please see the local Headstart websitewww.cdcsa.com/site/default.aspx
Early Head Start Services are available for families of children under the age of three. Early Head Start offers full day services to families with child care subsidies or a Home Base program. Please call (509) 663-5179 to see if you qualify. Children who qualify for Early Head Start services may be referred to a Family Resource Coordinator for services for children, birth to age 3 (Sunset Ridge - 884-7057,Wenatchee - 663-5179)
EPIC- ECEAP/Migrant Head Start Programs - EPIC provides services to migrant and low income families. The EPIC center is located on Rock Island Road just east of Mary street. EPIC provides Summer, Fall and Winter preschool programs as well as childcare for families who work in agriculture. Children who are in need of specialized services are referred through family advocates. EPIC provides on-going parental support through regularly scheduled family activities at their site. (884-2435)
Individual Services - Some preschool students may qualify for communication, OT or PT services and are not in need of a preschool program. Those students are often served in Eastmont School District Elementary schools to help them improve speech, fine or gross motor skills.
over 2 years ago
By Staci Williamson
The interventions in this section address development problems in the areas of:
Cognitive development (intelligence and understanding)
Physical development (fine and gross motor skills