Little Creek

License #15067 

LITTLE CREEK TRANSITION INFORMATION

What do I need to know & what will my child need to bring, who do I contact if I have a question and where do I go to find out more information?

 

Transitioning into the Infant Program

What to Know:

  • Communication: You will be able to receive updates on your child’s day through KidReports, an awesome app that we use to share pictures, events, and information while your child is at school. Every Friday, we send out a weekly “blurb” with highlights of the fun learning that takes place throughout the week. We also share a monthly newsletter and academic calendar, which can be found on the RCS website under “Little Creek.” This information and more can be found on our Parent Board, located just outside our classroom

  • Snacks: Typically our older infants get a morning and afternoon snack that is provided by the parents.  We ask each family to help supply puffs/ cheerios for the children to enjoy mid-morning and after naptime in the afternoon

  • Schedule: A typical day’s schedule consists of a morning and afternoon walk, lesson plans that include developmentally age appropriate activities for sensory discovery, art, language and cognitive development, physical development, math, science, social studies, and social/emotional development and lots of fun and laughter

  • Curriculum: Our curriculum, Healthy Beginnings and Creative Curriculum, is blended with the “Radcliffe Way” to provide a unique learning experience utilizing hands-on exploration.

  • Classroom Policies: Upon arrival, we ask that you take your shoes off before entering our room since little hands crawl around on our floor.  Also, your child should be signed in and out daily on the clipboard outside of our classroom

 

What To Bring: (LABEL EVERYTHING)

  • Crib sheet

  • Wearable blanket (sleep sack) for the crib (Blankets are not permitted in the cribs!) and a lightweight blanket for the stroller

  • Diapers and wipes

  • Bibs and burp cloths

  • Two Extra changes of clothes

  • Pacifier (if needed) and clip

  • Lovey or favorite stuffed toy

  • Diaper rash cream with Medication Authorization Form

  • Sunscreen with Medication Authorization Form

  • All bottles must be pre-made with breastmilk, formula, juice or water for the day

  • Snack (morning and afternoon) and lunch for the day (if the child is eating table foods, please make sure the food is cut into developmentally appropriate bite size pieces)

  • Feeding schedule

  • Health and Emergency Forms 

  • Updated shot records (for returning families)

 

Who to Contact:

 

Transitioning from the Infant Room to the Toddler Room

What to know

  • Welcome to the Toddler Room! Your little one is growing so fast and they’re only going to keep growing! We’re sure you’re wondering what life in the toddler room will be like, so we have come up with a few things to let you know about!

  • Classroom policies: The toddler room has a  “No Shoe Policy”. Please be sure to remove your shoes along with your child’s shoes before entering the classroom each day. Our toddlers take only one nap each day. They usually begin around 12:45 and start to wake up around 2:45. In the morning for drop off to go smoothly it is best to drop off quickly under 10min.

  • Snacks and Meals-Toddlers have 2 snacks during the day- 1 in the am(9:00) and 1 in the pm(3:00). They eat lunch 11:45. Your toddler’s food should be cut into developmentally appropriate bite size pieces.Commercially prepackaged, pre-measured powder formula with bottled water or liquid formula needs to be in screw top containers or Breast milk and or formula in labeled bottles with individual nipples for each serving or Commercially prepackaged, pre-measured powder formula with bottled water or liquid formula in screw top containers. Bottles and nipples are needed for each food serving- Example: 3 servings = 3 bottles/liners and  3 nipples. Commercially prepared baby food or parent packed nutritious meals/snacks for children less than 2 years of age. Non-disposable utensils for each meal and snack. Sippy cups labeled- enough for each serving. (i.e. 2 servings of milk requires 2 sippy cups and 2 servings of juice require 2 sippy cups and 2 servings of water requires 2 sippy cups= 6 sippy cups). Drinks cannot be re-refrigerated in the drinking container. Contamination occurs after 1 hour. Parents will need to provide daily non-disposable serving utensils for each snack or meal for children less than two years of age.  All leftover, perishable food/formula will be disposed of before children leave the center each day. Only non-perishable, unopened commercially packaged food will be allowed to leave the center in the child’s lunch container. Food will be disposed of after each meal unless parent submits written request to see leftover food at dismissal. At that time the food will be discarded according to policy. (All opened food is considered contaminated after 1 hour.)Feeding schedule

  • Communication- You will be able to receive updates on your child’s day through KidReports.  We send out a weekly “blurb” with highlights of the fun learning that takes place throughout the week as well as a special picture that is included. The toddler class also shares a monthly newsletter and academic calendar, which can be found on the RCS website under “Little Creek.”

  • What to bring: Please be sure to label everything Crib sheet, Sleep Sack (no heavy quilts or crib bumpers),2 sets of extra clothes (labeled), Diapers, Wipes, Medications and ointments as indicated on approved medication authorization form, Bibs and a Pacifier (if needed). Please be sure to bring all Health & Emergency forms filled out. You can print them from herehttp://www.radcliffecreekschool.org/#!little-creek-student-forms/c220e

  • And lastly, all updated shot records (for returning families).

  • Who to contact: If you have any questions, please contact us by email or text

 

Transitioning from the Toddler Room to the Two’s

What to Know

  • Communication: You will be able to receive updates on your child’s day through KidReports, that allows you to see pictures, and information about your child while at school. At the end of every week, we will send out a weekly blurb to touch base on the different learning activities the class participated in that week. The weekly blurb also lists special dates for community events, and activities that we host at Little Creek. We also share a monthly newsletter and academic calendar, which can be found on the RCS website under “Little Creek.” This information and more can be found on our Parent Board, located just inside our classroom.

  • Snack: Our class has an AM Snack and PM Snack, which are both provided from home. We ask that you choose healthy items.

  • Schedule: The typical schedule for our classroom consists of table toys (manipulatives), circle time, morning snack, diaper change, art that is theme-based, learning centers, outside play,  diaper changes, lunch, nap, and our pm snack. Our daily schedule is posted on the Parent Board and also in a visual interactive form for the children to follow throughout the day.

  • Curriculum: Our curriculum is called the Creative Curriculum and Healthy Beginnings blended with the “Radcliffe Way” to provide a unique learning experience full of hands-on exploration. The Creative Curriculum and Healthy Beginnings allow us to create lessons for the children to build social and emotional skills, along with challenging each child differently in fine motor, physical, and cognitive development.

  • Classroom Policies: Upon arrival, we ask that you take your child to use the bathroom/diaper change and wash their hands, place their labeled snack/lunch bags and drink cups in the respective bins, and say your goodbyes so that your child can start their day of fun!

 

What to Bring:

  • A drink cup with water.

  • A backpack or diaper bag

  • A change of clothing to keep in your child’s cubby (i.e. socks, underwear, pants, shirt, etc.)

  • Full Day Children:

    • AM/PM Snack and Lunch. Refrigerated items must be in a sealed bag such as a ziploc labeled with your child’s name.

    • Nap bedding. This typically consists of a crib sheet and a blanket. A mat will be provided and labeled with your child’s name.

    • A mesh bag to hold your child’s nap bedding. These can be purchased at the dollar store!

    • Make sure everything is labeled with your child’s name!

 

If you need to contact a teacher, you can reach us at the following:

 


Transitioning from the Two’s to the Three’s

What to Know:

  • Communication: You will be able to receive updates on your child’s day through KidReports, an awesome app that we use to share pictures, events, and information while your child is at school. Every Friday, we send out a weekly “blurb” with highlights of the fun learning that takes place throughout the week. We also share a monthly newsletter and academic calendar, which can be found on the RCS website under “Little Creek.” This information and more can be found on our Parent Board, located just inside our classroom.

  • Snack: Morning snack is provided by our wonderful parents! Each day, a snack will be assigned to one child’s family and they will provide enough snack for the entire class that day. We work hard to ensure that a healthy snack is provided for each child and we also encourage children to try new foods that they may be shy of or unfamiliar with! A schedule of assigned snack days will be sent out and posted on our parent board.  

  • Schedule: A typical day’s schedule consists of free play, a brief morning meeting, snack, learning centers, outside play, a special project or activity that is usually theme-based, closing circle, lunch, and nap. Our daily schedule is posted on our Parent Board and is also in the form of a simple visual schedule for the children to follow throughout the day.

  • Curriculum: Our curriculum, The InvestiGator Club, is blended with the “Radcliffe Way” to provide a unique learning experience full of hands-on exploration, characters who inspire social-emotional development, and endless opportunities for self-discovery and skill building. Lessons will incorporate a letter, color, number, and shape of the week with an emphasis placed on letter-sound relationships.

  • Classroom Policies: Upon arrival, we ask that you take your child to use the bathroom and wash their hands, place their labeled lunch bags and drink cups in the respective tubs, and say your goodbyes so that your child can start their day of fun! This Stop-Kiss-and-Go policy helps to minimize stressful and emotional dropoffs in the morning.

 

What to Bring:

  • A drink cup with water.

  • A backpack or other tote bag.

  • A change of clothing to keep in your child’s cubby (i.e. socks, underwear, pants, shirt, etc.)

  • Full Day Children:

    • Lunch. Refrigerated items must be in a sealed bag such as a ziploc labeled with your child’s name.

    • Nap bedding. This typically consists of a crib sheet and a blanket. A mat will be provided and labeled with your child’s name.

    • A mesh bag to hold your child’s nap bedding. These can be purchased at the dollar store!

  • Make sure everything is labeled with your child’s name. When in doubt, label it!

 

Who to Contact:

Braley McSorley

Jen Horsey

 

Transitioning from the Three’s to Pre-K

  • Curriculum: Through many different themes and our curriculum “The Investigator’s Club”, children in our four-year-old, pre-kindergarten classroom prepare to enter, and succeed, in Kindergarten the following year. During each theme, the classroom's books, projects, games, and activities tie into the unit. Teachers also cover math, writing, phonemic awareness, science, and social studies in a variety of methods throughout the year. In the fall, we begin “The letter sound of the week” and have show and tell each week to correspond with the week’s letter. Students also begin work on simple sight words with our “Morning Message.” Living and physical science are part of the curriculum and specials programs during the week include music, library, art, P.E., and Spanish.

  • Schedule: A typical day’s schedule consists of free play, a brief morning meeting, snack, learning centers, outside play, a special project or activity that is usually theme-based, closing circle, lunch, and nap. Our daily schedule is posted on our Parent Board and is also in the form of a simple visual schedule for the children to follow throughout the day.

  • Classroom Policies: Before entering the classroom in the morning, we ask that you first take your child to go to the bathroom and  wash hands. You will find a sign-in clipboard on the tables in the morning, it is very important to sign your child in/out each day when dropping off and picking up. Your child will also sign his/herself in on a dry erase sign-in poster outside of our classroom, below our parent board. We ask that you help your child to do this every morning to reinforce handwriting skills and routine. Children may bring one stuffed plush toy to sleep with during rest time, or one theme/letter related toy on their show and tell day, but otherwise we ask that home toys do not come to school to avoid conflicts.

  • What your child needs for class: On the first day of school and each day thereafter, please make sure that your child has a few very important items; child-sized bedding (such as a small pillow, a crib sheet and a blanket) for nap time, a mesh laundry bag to store your child’s bedding, a cup/ water bottle filled with water, a change of clothing (including socks, underwear, pants and shirt), a lunch (Please label everything with your child’s name and place in a freezer size zip lock bag) and a supply box filled with the following supplies: 4 oz. bottle glue, a pack of 24 crayons, a pack of 8 washable markers and a single pair of blunt tip scissors.

  • Snack policy - Morning snacks will be provided by an assigned family each day. Please see our snack calendar, which is posted on our Parent Bulletin Board, for your designated snack day. After-care snacks will be provided by Little Creek.

  • For more information, please contact the Pre-K Teachers


​​Call us:

(410) 778-8150

​Find us: 

201 Talbot Blvd. Chestertown, MD 21620

 

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