Welcome to Lafayette Academy Preschool! We are a high quality early childhood preschool in Floyds Knobs, Indiana serving children from ages 3-5. We have 10 class options led by certified teachers with a full time assistant in each room. We are a Christ centered preschool and read Bible stories and pray with our students daily. We offer extended afternoons allowing your preschooler to stay for two additional hours. Please browse our site to learn more about us. Please call to see if we have any openings or visit us during open house night!
Frequently asked questions:
1. What does a typical day look like?
Students will enter preschool during a 10 minute window where the door is unlocked and held open (if a parent is late they may ring the doorbell). Students walk to their classroom, hang their school bag and coat on their hook and find their name on the table. At the tables they will begin their table top center. This activity may be a building activity such as magna tiles, a fine motor activity such as Play-doh or a literacy or math station. Once everyone arrives, stations are put up and students go to "carpet time." During carpet time the teacher will lead the class in songs, dance and movement and stories correlating with the week's theme. Letters, sounds, numbers, counting, shapes, sight words and many more academic skills will be introduced and practiced based on our curriculum. The rest of the day continues with crafts and/or process art activities, science and stem activities, academic goals and lots of free play. Our play stations and centers include many changing materials including building with blocks, magna tiles, legos, magnets etc..., dollhouse and dramatic play, science centers, kitchen, art centers, train table, vehicles, and much more. We feel strongly about a good balance of free play and strong academics allowing our students to get what they need developmentally and still be academically prepared for kindergarten. We also have snack each day, visit the outdoor playground and sensory path and work our minds and bodies in our "green room" going through our minds in motion maze.
2. What is Lunch Bunch and Bridge?
Students will stay after their morning class for a 2 hour extension on their day. They will bring their lunch from home and enjoy having lunchtime with their friends. The theme of the week will continue with another art activity, more outside and/or Green room time and additional songs and stories. Kinder Prep kids will also enjoy additional games and centers revolving around the week's academic goals. Lunch bunch and bridge allow your child to get used to a longer day and provide more social and academic time. They also love staying and having lunch with their friends.
3. Does my child need to be potty trained?
Yes we ask that students be potty trained before starting. Keep in mind there is a lot of time between now and August. With a little intentionality, consistency and patience it is possible. All of teachers are moms and we have been there! We do not miss the potty training days but have faith you and your child will get through this. :) We understand accidents can happen in preschool so don't stress if your child has an accident. It can happen. Again we are all Moms and we get it. Here is a helpful article that has many strategies our own teachers used with their children.
4. What if I don't get the class I sign up for?
There is a lot of time between now and August and a lot can change over the summer. If you don't get a class time that fits your needs you will go on our waitlist. We will call you if a spot opens up and see if you're still interested. If you don't get in a class at all, we are happy to refund you your registration fee or apply it to the following year.
5. When can I sign up?
If you are brand new to our school, registration forms and the $60 registration fee can be dropped off beginning Jan. 21st at 9:00 am. We will take registration in the order they are received. Please note your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of a class. Forms can also be mailed to our school address.
6. When does school begin?
The 2021-2022 school year will begin August 9th. Once we begin, we normally follow the calendar of NAFC Schools regarding breaks.
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3620 Paoli Pike, Suite 5, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Our students get to work their minds and body in our very own Minds-in-Motion room! Our trained teachers have implemented the research based maze for students to enjoy daily. We also have an outdoor sensory path and outdoor playground.