Who: 3, 4, and 5 year olds (not eligible for kindergarten)
When: Monday-Friday a.m. or p.m.
Where: Northside Elementary School
Ladders to Learning is designed to help children succeed in school. Every child is given the opportunity to gain competence, confidence, and self-worth. Together with the child's parents, the Ladders' staff will strive to:
*Offer hands-on play experiences
*Increase communication skills
*Instill the love of books and reading
*Improve motor skills
*Develop readiness for school
Administration and Staff
Program Administrator: Mr. Alex Kashner
Teachers: Mrs. Denise Teague
Teacher Assistants: Mrs. Julie Durian(AM)
Mrs. Kari Rink (PM)
Parent Coordinator: Mrs. Barb Fehlman
The Ladders to Learning Program strongly encourages and benefits from parent involvement. Listed is a sampling of the ways that parents can participate in the educational process:
*Field trip chaperones
*Sharing special hobbies, talents, or interest areas
*Family Fun Nights
*Parent-teacher conferences and Home Visits
Admission to the Ladders to Learning Preschool is based upon the scores from screening results in the following areas:
*Vision and Hearing
*Speech and Language
*Cognitive, Gross Motor and Fine Motor skills
*Parent Interview Questionnaire
Ladders to Learning will screen for the 2014 -2015 school year on March 17th, 18th, & 19th. Please call Northside Elementary at 945-0602, for an appointment starting February 1st.. Students being screened must be 3 by Sept. 1st, and not eligible for kindergarten.
Ladders to Learning follows the Geneseo School Calendar. It is important that all families provide phone numbers, addresses, babysitting and transportation schedules. If any change should occur or need to be made, a note explaining those changes must be sent. A phone call to the classroom or school office may be made for last minute changes.
Regular attendance is important for your child's development and is expected when your child is enrolled in Ladders to Learning. If your child does not feel well, or has been running a fever, please keep him/her home. Illnesses and absences should be reported to the Northside School Attendance line at 945-0194. In the case of your child's absence it is your responsibility to also notify Pink's Bus Service at 944-6417.
If your child is a bus rider it is your responsibility to walk your child out to the bus each day. You must also meet the bus when your child returns home. If you are not there to meet the bus, your child will be taken back to school. This is for your child's safety and violation of this policy on a regular basis is grounds for dismissal from the program. It is also a good idea to review the bus safety rules with your child regularly.
Ladders meets every day Monday-Friday
AM Session: 8:15-11:10
PM Session: 12:15-3:10