Preschool shopping for your child is an intimidating process. We at Ivy League Preschool want to make your experience pleasant and your decision an easy one. You are entrusting your child in our care. We will exhibit warmth, love, and create an atmosphere where your child will thrive with excitement. Coming to our school will meet all of your expectations.
Rachel Elfenbein is the Ivy League Pre-School Director and she is on site daily.
Your child’s teacher will have all of your phone numbers and emails. This is on a sheet that the parent fills out upon entering school. It is called “All About Me”. The office also has all contact numbers and emails on the child’s application and on our computer enrollment cards. The teachers also use the "ClassDojo" app to send updates, pictures, and reminders throughout the day.
If you have an issue within your child’s classroom, please contact your child’s teacher. If you have an issue that needs the director’s attention, please call the office (732-446-0401). If your child is absent, we ask that you call the office so that we may tell the teacher.
The school will only dismiss your child to a person on your “All About Me” sheet. Your child will only be dismissed to a person that is NOT on your sheet if you call and give us permission. That person needs to show the teacher a picture identification. A driver’s license is needed for that. No child will be dismissed without the proper protocol.
The school will always be in contact with the families! Each teacher sends home a weekly letter stating what the class will be doing that week in class. The director will send reminders, upadates, etc via email.
The assistant teacher will be the teacher should the teacher need to take time off. The school will employ a substitute teacher for the assistant teacher.
Should a child be disruptive and/or hurt another child, this will not be tolerated. The child will be spoken to along with both parents at the end of the class session. If this practice continues, then the director will be involved along with the teacher and the parents. We will try to work things out. Child safety is our major concern. A Boo-Boo report will go home in both children’s backpacks explaining what happened in class. Our goal is to have a happy and safe environment.
A teacher will ask a child to come to a sit and think chair. The teacher and student(s) will go over the behavior that caused the child to sit. Then, after a few minutes the child will be allowed to return to the classroom’s activities.
Our teachers talk to our parents all year long. Formal conferences will be in February. These are scheduled by the parents signing up for them.
We always try to have the students become self-sufficient. Doing jobs is an excellent way to learn responsibility and to take turns.
Each day that your child is here, the class has 25 minutes of gym time. This can be indoors in our climate controlled Field House or outside on one of our three playgrounds. The children have an organized playtime where they have relay races and play games. Then, they are allowed to ride bikes, climb on our toys, and have large muscle playtime.
Our students always wash hands upon arrival. The students also wash before lunch and after while using the bathroom. Our teachers do the same. We are very concerned about proper hygiene. All rooms have hand sanitizer for the class and teachers to use in addition to proper hand washing.
We take sanitation and health very seriously. We pride ourselves on a very SAFE environment. Toys are always cleaned and sprayed with a disinfectant. When the students are on the playground or in the Field House, our maintenance staff will be found spraying the classroom (all the touch points, tables, chairs, etc) with a wide spread disinfectant. If a specific class is having children that are ill, then toys and the room will be sprayed down and deep cleaned throughout the school day. We pride ourselves in a clean and safe facility.