Welcome to the preschool webpage!
“Play is the highest form of research.”
WE ARE HAVING PRESCHOOL THIS YEAR!
THE START DATE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO SEPTEMBER 28TH.
A virtual open house for preschool will take place in mid-September (date and time TBA).
ChildFind for incoming new preschool students will be done individually (masks are required) in September in order to accomodate current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. New preschool students can register any time by using the online link for new student registration or filling out a paper packet available in the front office. After you complete the online packet or return the completed paper packet to the front office please email me to sign up for a time to have your child screened. Screening takes approximately 45-60 minutes and will be done one family at a time. At the time of screening, I will do my best to answer questions about the school year and precautions we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as provide more preschool materials such as the ECEAP application form, a payment contract, and the preschool handbook. I would also love to know more about your child and any concerns or questions you may have about preschool.
Palouse is an incredible community with a great school system. We are dedicated to having students in the classroom learning and socializing with as close to a "normal" school year as possible. I have been reviewing the reopening guidelines with the administration to keep your child safe while still providing the social and educational opportunities that are so crucial for 3-5 year olds. As we get closer to the start of school, I will share both what the school is doing and what I am doing in the classroom so you are fully informed about the environment your child will spend time in. With that said, we may be in a situation this year where we are forced to do remote learning for an unspecified amount of time. If this occurs, I will provide educational packets and support every week until students are allowed back in the classroom. Packets will contain math, reading, writing, science, and art activities in a hard copy form to make sure that all students have access to learning materials on a weekly basis. I will be available daily for support via phone and email. Individual and small group video conference for both socialization and learning will also be options.
I would love feedback from preschool families about what you would like to see happen for the 2020/2021 preschool year. Please don't hesitate to send me an email with your ideas, hopes, concerns, and questions. I very much want to meet the needs of families and students and would appreciate hearing about your thoughts on schooling during all the restrictions and concerns about COVID-19.
It is an honor to teach your precious child and I am looking forward to seeing returning students and meeting new students this fall.
K. Sequoia Ladd
Palouse Preschool Teacher
You can reach me Monday through Thursday via email at
or you can leave a message at the school
Palouse School District #301