It looks like play but we are learning … to work and play together … to respect the rights of others …to listen as well as speak …to express ourselves creatively …to grow in self control …to grow from dependence to independence …to listen to directions and follow them …to finish what we start …to clean up after work time …to participate in group activities …to enjoy using a variety of materials …to share toys, equipment and experiences …to develop an interest in books …to dramatize stories and experiences …to develop an interest in the world around us …to improve muscular coordination …to stay with plans for a longer period of time …to develop new interests and extend old ones …to understand new words and be able to use them …to BE HAPPY!
If your child will be coming to WBEC for the 2017-2018 school year, we want to welcome you and share a few brief notes. Staff members are not required to be on campus until July 14th. Upon their arrival, they will be doing staff development for the first few days. You should get a call from the teacher to set up a home visit which will take place during the time period between July 20 and July 24. This will be the first communication you can expect from our staff. During the home visit, you will receive a great deal of additional information and have a chance to get to know your child’s teachers. July 25th through July 27th are set aside as Beginner’s Days. Each teacher will divide the class in thirds and each third of the class will come to school on a different day. This allows the teachers and students to get to know each other as the students learn the routines. Please plan to come to the auditorium at 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled Beginner’s Day for a few minutes to meet with the Site Administrator, Mr. Ken Roess, for a brief orientation. All students attend on July 28th and thereafter. Again, the faculty and staff of WBEC welcome you and are excited to partner with you as your child begins their educational journey.
Attention Parents! NC Pre-K openings are available on a first come, first served basis at the Walter Bickett Education Center at 501 Lancaster Ave. School hours are 7 am to 1:30 pm following the UCPS year round schedule. It’s easy to apply now! Complete an NC Pre-K application and return it with the required documents (listed on page two of the application) to the Alliance for Children office. This high quality, state funded program is FREE to students who will be four by August 31 and are income eligible. For Applications, Eligibility Table, Frequently Asked Questions, family resources and more: https://theallianceforchildren.org/nc-pre-k/. Applications are also available at the Alliance for Children office at 105 Cedar Street, Monroe.