Classroom Placement

Children are placed in a classroom based on their chronological age as of September 1. They will remain in that classroom from the start of the school year until the end of the school year.

Potty Training Policy

Learning to use the toilet is a huge milestone in a child’s life. To help reach this milestone successfully, there are a few points that families need to consider before and during the potty training process. Listed below is a readiness checklist and guidelines to follow when teaching a child to use the toilet properly.

When will I know my child is ready to potty train? Your child should:

  • Be able to follow simple instructions

  • Remain dry for at least 2 hours at a time throughout the day

  • Have regular and predictable bowel movements (child may have bowel movements once a day or every 2-3 days)

  • Does not like to be in a soiled/wet diaper

  • Has an interest in the potty

  • Requests to wear big-kid underwear

  • Can walk to and from the bathroom, and can pull their pants up/down with little-to-no assistance

If your child can accomplish most of these tasks, then your child is likely ready to start the potty training process. If your child does not possess any of the tasks listed above, or has a fear of using the potty, then your child may need some more time until a majority of those skills are checked off. If a child starts potty training before they are ready, then the process will probably be frustrating and may even delay the process. Waiting for a child to have a majority of the checklist complete would result in an easier, smoother and successful potty training process.

Rancho Christian Preschool will practice the following sanitation and safety guidelines:

  • Child-sized toilets and sinks are provided.

  • The toilet and equipment will be cleaned with soap and water and sanitized with a bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach/1 gallon of water) when the toilet seat/surrounding area is visibly dirty, and at least once a day.

  • Wet or soiled clothing will be placed in a sealed, plastic bag and sent home (we will not rinse the soiled clothing as this will contaminate hands/other surfaces).

  • Each child should have complete sets of extra clothing (a minimum of 2 for 1/2 day students, or 4 for full day students) and a pair of shoes that will remain inside their cubby.

  • Children will be taught and encouraged to wipe front to back.

  • Children will wash their hands after using the potty or having their clothes changed.

  • Teachers will wash their hands after assisting a child with using the potty, cleaning the toilet/surrounding areas and/or handling contaminated items.

  • We do not allow the use of diapers for potty training, children must wear underwear or pull-ups.

  • Children need to wear clothing that is easy to pull on/off by themselves (i.e. pants with elastic waistbands, skirts/dresses, etc.).

  • We do not allow pacifiers or sippy cups at the preschool.

Parents are responsible for furnishing the following items:

  • Wipes

  • Plenty of extra underwear/pull-ups

  • Extra change of clothing (2 sets for children who attend 1/2 day and 4 sets for children who attend full day)

  • Extra pair of shoes

  • 2 crib sheets and blankets (full day children only)

  • Label all of your child’s belongings

Child to Teacher Ratio

Our classrooms are designed to have 18 children with a Lead Teacher and a Classroom Assistant. If enrollment in an individual classroom does not reach 18 children, then the child to teacher ratio will be 1 teacher to 12 children, with the exception of the Little Tots classroom (Ages 2-3); the ratio will be 1 teacher to 9 children.