ABOUT EAST UNION EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER PROGRAM

 

The East Union Early Childhood Center provides full and part time programming for children ages two and a half to five years.  The preschool day is from 8:00 a.m. to  3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Wrap Around available 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to  6:00 p.m.  It is the preschool staff’s responsibility to provide a safe, nurturing, and responsive setting for children and their families.  The preschool staff is committed to supporting each child’s development by helping children live and work cooperatively, by promoting their self-esteem, and by providing support for their families.  Parent/family involvement, health and safety, human services, and developmentally appropriate programming are some of the services that East Union Community School District will strive to provide to children in our communities.  This preschool program follows a hands-on, developmental approach to active learning.  An environment rich in materials and experiences enables children to learn at their own developmental age level.

 

OUR TYPICAL ROUTINE

You can expect that your child's day will include the following activities at a regularly scheduled time: Centers/Work Time, Meals and Snacks, Large Group, Small Group, Recess or Gross Motor Activities, Brushing Teeth, Story Time, P.E. and Music.

 

ATTENDANCE

Your child’s attendance in preschool is very important to the child and to us as early childhood educators.  Please be prompt so that your child has the opportunity to participate in the entire daily routine.  If your child is unable to attend preschool on a particular day, please call the East Union Early Childhood Center and leave a message for your child’s teacher at the Early Childhood office (641)347-5790.

 

If your child misses multiple days of school without an excused absence, the teaching staff will attempt to contact you to determine the reason for the absence.  This contact could include a telephone call or letter.  

 

SHORTENED SCHOOL DAYS (Shared Visions only)

A limited number of EARLY OUT school days are scheduled each school year to allow time for teacher training, planning, and staff in-service.  This is a good time to take care of some of your child’s out of school needs (medical and dental appointments).  Information regarding EARLY OUT school days will be sent home in your child’s Blue Folder.  Wrap Around will be available until 6:00 p.m. on these days.