Programs & Curriculum



FAQs


Study Opportunities

1. Will my child be challenged academically at Eagle Prep? I want to know that s/he is prepared for elementary school.

- Yes. Eagle Prep uses a Biblically sound curriculum, and sets learning targets to meet or exceed Pickerington schools' kindergarten readiness requirements. At Eagle Prep, we think the best academic preparation is to encourage your child's enthusiasm for learning. Teachers who have a keen interest in your child's success create lesson plans based on the Gospel Publishing House Preschool Curriculum. By providing individual attention in a small group setting, Eagle Prep teachers nurture each child's confidence. Learning to ask questions, discovering cause and effect, negotiating fair play and making new friends are some of the academic and spiritual building blocks emphasized at Eagle Prep.

2. Do children go outside every day?

Eagle Prep offers at least two recess periods per day, either outdoors, or in our large muscle room. Eagle Prep play times are considered an extension of the classroom experience. In addition to running, jumping and climbing, teachers plan nature walks, picnics and other learning opportunities. Weather permitting, children play outside every day!

3. How flexible are Eagle Prep programs?

You may choose the schedule that works best for your child. Children can come to Eagle Prep for either a half-day or a full-day, as few as two or as many as five days a week, and we also offer before- and after-school programs.

Staff

4. Why is it so important to have an Education Director on-site?

Our Eagle Prep Director is hands-on: she is available to the faculty, as well as the children and their families, every day. As our Education Director, she is responsible for the curriculum and programming. The Director also enjoys the freedom to observe classrooms, mentor faculty and continually develop a healthy learning environment for your child.

5. How do Eagle Prep teachers prepare for the classroom setting?

All Eagle Prep teachers are specifically trained in key areas of childcare, each possessing certificates in: CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Communicable Disease Detection. Additionally, all Eagle Prep teachers must complete at least 120 hours of State accredited early childhood in-service training, within the first year working for our center.

6. What is your staff to child ratio?

Though class ratios may well be kept smaller, the highest class-time ratios permitted at Eagle Prep are listed below:

  • Preschool (3-5 years): 1 teacher for every 12 children

Safety & Security

7. How will I know what is happening during my child's day?

You are always welcome to visit or call during the day, and when you pick up your child, you will receive a Daily Activity Report. Where appropriate, your child's teacher will note: how long s/he napped, what portion of lunch s/he ate, and how well s/he is doing with potty-training. Your child's teacher will also describe all of the fun activities and special moments of the day.

8. How will I know that my child is safe while I am at work?

Eagle Prep is committed to the safety and security of the children and teachers in our center. Visitors are required to present identification Alternate caregivers, authorized by children's parents, must also present identification .

9. What security measures are taken when releasing children?

Eagle Prep uses a written sign-in/sign-out log. With a parent or guardian's permission only, a child may be released to an alternate caregiver who presents identification, and this must be photo ID).

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Scripture

"Let the little children come to me... for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. " 

Matthew 19:14