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Rationale

Objectives

Vission - Mission

The School

School Policies

Rationale

In line with PLT College’s mission to develop individuals who are socially responsible, professionally competent and God centered and with the K=12 program of the Department of Education, the institution has put up a preschool to foster the development of self-reliance, sound judgment, social, cognitive, affective, numeracy and language skills of children 3 to 5 years old.

PLT College recognizes the need and importance of preschool children because it is during these critical years that basic character, values, abilities, attitudes, personality, skills and knowledge of the children are formed. These qualities, when properly developed during these formative years will prepare them for life.

The school shall provide a safe environment where children can engage in exploration and empower themselves with their environment. With adult support and teacher’s mentoring and facilitation, the children will develop and acquire knowledge and skills so that in time they become respectful and responsible members of their family and the society.

Objectives

PLT Preschool aims to develop the spiritual, moral, mental and physical capabilities of the child, provide him with experiences and inculcate attitudes and values which are necessary for becoming useful, God fearing and upright citizen. To achieve these objectives, the preschool curriculum shall provide for the:

1. development of basic understanding about self; 2. development of functional literacy in English and Filipino as basic tools for learning; 3. acquisition of basic health knowledge and the information of good habits and practices; 4. inculcation of spiritual and civic values; 5. acquisition of basic knowledge, skills and habits in Mathematics, Science and Arts; 6. development of language and reading skills.

Vission

We envision our institution as a center that nurtures the need of the child as a whole person; an institution that commits to their holistic development, help them grow happy and graceful and unique individuals who are useful in the society they belong, and in the process discover laughter, individuality, positive mental attitude towards a brighter future.

Vission

The school aims to develop the skills, interests and experiences to help them explore their environment safely secured and to complement the efforts of their parents in nurturing their children. We consider it our responsibility to give significant insights into the lives of children and their families.

The School

The School Officials and Staff

The PLT Preschool department is under the following administrative and academic officials:

1. Engr. Purisimo L. Tiam- Founder and President, PLT College Inc

2. Dr. Mercelita V. Orden- School Principal and Vice president for Academic Affairs.

3. Mrs. Maria Nonette O. Tiam- Executive Vice President for Finance

4. Maria Vergilia B. Taguinod- Preschool Teacher

5. Anna Rhea Roxanne Rabara- Preschool Teacher

6. Ms. Ana Aquino – Chief Librarian

Our Classrooms

The physical environment impacts both the behavior and development of the children to the maximum. Adequate physical space affects the children’s level of involvement and their interaction between teachers and peers. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are safe, clean, attractive and spacious so that children are not crowded.

The classrooms meet the standard size with usable spaces which can ensure maximum flexibility.

Classroom lighting is rich and adjustable and varied across the space with a mixture of both natural and artificial light. It has large windows allowing children and adults to view outdoors and provide natural light.

Furniture is arranged so that children can work individually, together in small groups or in large groups with clear pathways to move from one area to another. The room contains movable pieces of furniture and equipment to maximize space flexibility.

Wall spaces are available to display children’s work in the classroom and bulletin boards are provided for school announcements achievements. Shelves accessible to children are available for educational materials to encourage independence and learning.

The playroom is an extension of the classroom which includes developmentally appropriate materials, toys and manipulatives, soft elements, non-allergenic items and non-toxic toys. Our classrooms are designed to modulate interior and exterior noise. We encourage children eating their snacks inside the classroom or in smaller quiet rooms because eating is a learning activity.

Our Administrative and Support Rooms

• Our administrative office is located at the second floor of the main building of PLT College.

• A school library is provided at the preschool to encourage reading and for small group instruction.

• Rest rooms are provided outdoors for parents and staff. Parents’ lounge is also available.

• The school canteen promotes healthy and nutritious snacks and meals which meet dietary requirements. We provide healthy wholesome food to let them understand the value of healthy diet.

Outdoor Play Areas and Facilities

Outdoor play is important to preschool curriculum. Facilities are designed to include adequate outdoor space preferably large motor activities.

• There is an average of 100 square feet per child of outdoor play space using that space at one time.

• Surface areas include soil, sand, grass and large flat even space for wheeled toys and other large muscle activities.

• Equipment is developmentally appropriate. This includes equipment for sliding, climbing, crawling, balancing, running and imaginative play. The playground is barrier-free and sensitive to all disabilities.

• Toilets and drinking water stations are accessible for all outdoor activities.

• Play areas provide a mix of sun and shade with sheltered spaces and waiting areas for parents.

Entrance and Exit Security

To ensure the safety of children and the staff and to meet specific needs, the following have been designed and developed:

Pickup and drop-off areas are safely situated and sufficiently large to provide safe entrances and exits for children and adults.

• Classrooms and other designated areas in school are provided with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system to allow for maximum security and emergency purposes.

• All entrance and exit doors are secured to prevent children from leaving the building and unauthorized individual from entering the premises.

• Security guards are assigned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Health

A safe and healthy environment is essential to all early childhood. The school provides good quality early childhood programs to prevent illness and accidents and prepared to deal with accidents and emergencies.

Facilities for changing children’s soiled clothes are available. Classroom designs are maximized to allow indoor air quality through a mixture of both natural and mechanical means to enhance health of young children.

Parents Teacher’s Association (PTA)

PTA is the school’s partner in the promotion of quality education. It is composed of parents, teachers, staff and guardians. They are part of the school authorities in planning activities beneficial to the children and the school. They help in the implementation of school policies, support and participate in school activities. They share resources and give financial assistance to school projects, fund raising activities and community services.

Volunteers and Student Teachers

The preschool is an ideal place for student teachers to be exposed in child-care. Volunteers from the community are also welcome to be of service to the children and to the school. We welcome them considering certain school rules and policies.

Volunteers and Student Teachers

Nursery -2 hours Monday to Friday

Time Activity

7:30-8:00 Arrival/Flag Ceremony

8:00-8:15 Circle time

8:15-8:45 Lesson proper

8:45- 9:00 Recess and rest time

9:00-9:30 Lesson

9:30-9:45 Socialization

9:45-10:00 Wrap up and dismissal

Kindergarten- 2 ½ hours Monday to Friday

9:15 to 9:30 Arrival/ Warm up activities

9:30-9:45 Circle time/Sharing

9:45-10:15 Lesson 1

10:15 to 10:40 Rest/Socialization/Recess

10:40 to 11:15 Lesson 2

11;15 to 11:30 Play/Large motor/manipulative

11:30 to 12:00 Lesson 3

12:00 Dismissal

Preparatory- 3 hours Monday to Friday

1:15 to 1:30 Arrival/ warm up activities

1:3o to 1:45 Sharing/ Circle time

1:45 to 2:20 Lesson 1

2:20 to 2:30 warm up

2:30 to 3:00 lesson 2

3:00 to 3:20 break time/Socialization

3:20 to 3:50 lesson 2

3:50 to 4:00 play/manipulative/ reading

4:00 to 4:30 lesson 3/ dismissal

SCHOOL POLICIES

I Admission and Enrollment

1. Nursery- Must be at least 3 to 4 years old on or before June of the current year.

2. Kindergarten- Is at least 4 to 5 years old on or before June of the current year.

3. Preparatory- Is at least 5 years old on or before June of the current year.

The following documents are prerequisites for admission:

• Birth Certificate

• 2 ID size (2x2) pictures

• Duly Accomplished Enrollment Form

• Health Records-( List of vaccination and medical certificate, if any)

• Registration/Enrollment Fees

• Diagnostic/Classification Examination

II Examination Policies

1. All levels are required to take the preliminary and periodical examinations

2. There are four preliminary and periodical examinations.

3. Test permits are required for periodical examinations.

4. Worksheets accomplished inside the classroom are considered quizzes.

5. Special tests are given to children who missed any examinations with valid reasons one week upon return to school. The teacher should be advised for the reason of absence.

III Grading System

The school adopts the grading and proficiency level provided by the Department of Education. At the end of each quarter children’s performance shall be described in the report card based on the following levels of proficiency:

o Beginning (B)- The pupil at this level struggles with his/her understanding; prerequisites and fundamental knowledge and or skills have not been acquired or developed adequately to aid understanding.

o Developing (D)- The pupil at this level possesses the minimum knowledge and skills and core understandings, but needs help through the performance of authentic tasks.

o Approaching Proficiency (AP) - The pupil at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings and with little guidance from the teacher and/or with some assistance from peers, can transfer these understandings through authentic performance tasks.

o Proficient (P)- The pupil at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understanding, and can transfer them independently through authentic performance tasks.

o Advanced (A) - The pupil at this level exceeds the core requirements in terms of knowledge, skills and understandings, and can transfer them automatically and flexibly through authentic performance tasks.

o Not yet evident (N)–competency is not yet manifested on certain levels

 

The level of proficiency at which the pupil is performing shall be based on a numerical value which is arrived at after summing-up the results of the pupil’s performance on the various levels of assessment. The numerical values are as follows:

Level of Proficiency Equivalent Numerical Value

Beginning 74% and below

Developing 75-79%

Approaching Proficiency 80-84%

Proficient 85-89%

Advanced 90% above

What shall appear in the report card is not the numerical value, but the equivalent level of proficiency, abbreviated as follows:

N- Not yet evident

B- Beginning

D- Developing

AP-Approaching Proficiency

P- Proficient

A-Advanced

The children will be assessed in six important domains and competencies namely:

1. Social, Emotional and Spiritual values

2. Cognitive Development

3. Communication and Language Development

4. Creative Development (Aesthetic Characteristics)

5. Physical Development-Large motor skills

6. Physical Development- Fine motor skills

and four subject areas which include:

English (Reading and Language)

Mathematics

Science and Health

Filipino

IV On Attendance

The school encourages punctuality and attendance. In this way children are taught of the value of discipline and the interest of learning. We believe in the value of time management, thus the following policies should be observed:

o The children are required to wear their ID’s inside the school premises.

o School opening time is 8:00 in the morning and 1:30 in the afternoon. The children are expected to be in school 15 minutes earlier for preliminary activities such as the flag ceremony and morning/afternoon graces.

o Children are expected to be present in class especially during examination days except for any unavoidable circumstances.

V Safety

1. A first aid kit is available for every classroom at all times. Our teachers are      trained to give first aid in any emergency cases.

2. Fire extinguishers are situated on designated places around the school building and the staff is trained to use them.

3. Fire exits are not blocked and safe from children.

4. Outdoor space is securely fenced.

5. Activities such as cooking, wood work and large motor activities are closely supervised

6. Children are closely supervised at all times and will normally be within sight.

7. The security officer keeps a record of all adult and children present inside the campus. A logbook is maintained as documentation for people who enter and         leave the premises of the school. Children will be fetched only by authorized     adult guardian.

8. Equipment, electric facilities and wires are guarded and secured, dangerous materials, medicines and cleaning materials are kept out of children’s reach.

9. Safety on outings- a written permission must be signed and submitted before the scheduled day of the excursion. On outings, parents and guardians are encouraged to join their children. Risk assessment is always taken consideration and parents are welcome to discuss any concerns regarding the activity and children do not need to participate if parents prefer them not to.

VI Suspension of Classes/Critical Incident policy

In the event of any critical incident, suspension of classes may be due to the following conditions:
 

  • Typhoon signals (Signal number 1 for preschool), extreme heat, flood or severe traffic jam and other unavoidable circumstances 

    School staff is always available and would stay with the children and if children cannot be collected, social services like the police will be informed. School staff may also bring children home to their families after proper coordination with parents is made. 

  • Parents are informed by telephone, text messages and radio communication etc. 

VII Health and Hygiene

           Our school promotes a healthy lifestyle and high standard of hygiene in our day to day work with our children. This is achieved by following certain rules: 

  • Food- The canteen promotes healthy and nutritious snacks and meals which meet dietary requirements. In cooking activities with children, we provide healthy wholesome food to let them understand the value of a healthy diet.
  • Health- Because we value physical activity, we give opportunity for outdoor play in the fresh air throughout the year and see that the pupils are appropriately dressed for the weather 
  • The school is a smoke-free zone and smoking is strictly prohibited inside the school and its premises.
  • Illness- Parents are requested to keep the children at home if they have infection and to inform the school of the nature of their illness. The school makes immediate actions and careful observations of any child who seems unwell. Contact numbers of parents/guardians are made available.  In case of emergency we will presume permission of treatment and perform necessary first aid measure as soon as possible. The school clinic is always available for eventualities. 

VIII Behavior Management 

           The school aims to provide an environment where children learn to respect themselves, other people and their environment. We expect appropriate behavior from within the setting at all times. 

  • Teachers and staff are prepared to handle children’s’ misbehaviors since they are updated with legal bases and recent researches on children’s behavior.
  • The staff, parents, visitors and volunteers are requested to provide positive model of good behavior in treating the children and one another.
  • Positive strategies are used to handle any conflicts and help children find solution which are appropriate for them.
  • We praise desirable behavior such as kindness, respect and willingness to share.
  • We implement acceptable and positive ways to help them see and realize what is wrong and how to cope.
  • PHYSICAL and CORPORAL punishments are discouraged and children are never treated or forced to do something against their will.

IX Equipment, Toys and Practices

           The children are provided equipment and toys with the assistance of adults. To help them develop new skills in their exploration, we provide:

  • Toys and equipment which are appropriate for their stages, and relevant and safe for use.
  • Challenges for developing the child holistically
  • We invite good images of people, both male and female from ethnic groups, community helpers, people with or without disabilities and others who can be role models who can give interest and inspiration to them.
  • Raw materials to encourage creativity and problem-solving
  • Encouragement to children with impairments to develop individual ability and potential to reach learning outcomes.
  • We ensure that toys and equipment are relevant and safe for use.

X Parent Involvement

  • We ensure that parents are informed about their children’s progress.
  • We invite parents to involve themselves in activities where their expertise, skills and knowledge give interest and value to the children.
  • We consult families about meetings and include everyone in venues which are accessible.
  • Parents are informed about the school system and give the parents opportunities for complaints and suggestions especially on the curriculum and their role at home in providing the supplementary needs of the children in their learning outcomes. 

XI On School Uniform 

         The school encourages neatness and proper grooming

  • Both boys and girls are encouraged to wear their complete gala (with vest) uniforms on Mondays, without vests on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and their PE uniforms on Fridays. Wednesday is a dress down day so they can be in their civilian clothes.
  • On cold days, the children are encouraged to wear sweaters or additional clothing to keep them warm.