A child is assigned to a developmentally appropriate classroom and will remain in that classroom for the school year. Classrooms run independent daily schedules depending upon the class size and development of the children. Activities throughout the day will vary in length depending upon the thematic unit. Transition between activities will be safe, predictable and flexible. Staff use visual, verbal, and auditory cues to help support children’s transitions.
An example of a visual cue:
Row of individual picture of activities that may be turned over by a child or Staff to show
What comes next
Use hand gestures i.e. Hand up in the air or two fingers up
An example of a verbal cue:
Teacher verbally reminds children an activity is about to change
If you are wearing a … color, get in line or if your name begins with …
Talk about what comes next
An example of an auditory cue:
Teacher rings chimes to warn children an activity is about to change
Teacher sets a timer to warn children an activity is about to change
Everyone sings a song i.e. cleanup, cleanup, everybody everywhere…
TRANSITION PLAN FOR PROGRAM CHANGE
In the event a child must leave LHBH preschool mid-year, parents should provide staff a one month advanced notice in order to assist the child with transition to his/her new program. Please inquire about LHBH’s withdrawal policy.
LHBH Staff, with parental permission, will be available to collaborate and share information with the new program. LHBH Staff will assist the child with the transition in a manner consistent with the child’s ability to understand, i.e. discussion, good-bye song, verbal cues, pictures, etc.