AM 2 Preschool

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    Little Dragons Preschool



    Summer 2023


    Dear Chesterfield Little Dragon Families, 


    I hope that you are having a wonderful summer!  My name is Nosheen Rana and I will be your child’s preschool teacher this year! I am very excited to see the returning students and families and to meet the newest Little Dragons and families!  Below I have listed some important dates and information as well as my contact information. I know it is going to be a great and fun filled school year and I will see you in September!


    Important dates:

    • September 6th- First Day of School for Students

    • September 13th – Back to School Night 

               Important Information:

    • School Day Hours– Our AM(2) student day runs from 9:15am to 11:45am. 


    • Arrival and dismissal procedures for students

    • AM class: If you drop off your child in the morning, you may park only on Wright Drive (do NOT park or stop on Saddle Way). Please walk your child into school using the kindergarten doors. The doors are located on Saddle Way, closest to Wright Drive. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:45. Please walk up to the doors to pick up your child. 


    School supplies –The following are the items that your child needs to bring to school:

    • Regular size backpack- Please make sure the bag is big enough to fit a regular sized folder without bending or folding it. 

    • Daily snack. Make sure to send a juice or water with the snack (no candy, glass bottles or soda). We do NOT have a microwave or refrigerator so please use ice packs and send in foods that do not require heating. Also, please do not send in any peanut products. No candy please. 

    • Plastic 2 Pocket folder

    • Family picture (we will put this picture in your child’s cubby)

    • Child's picture(For birthday board)
    • Change of clothes- Please send in a complete change of clothing (please label everything). The clothes will be kept in your child’s cubby.

    • The following items are not required, but requested for donation to the classroom:

      • Tissues

      • Baby wipes (these are great for messy hands!)

      • Sanitizing wipes

    The HighScope Curriculum

    The Little Dragons use the HighScope Curriculum. This is a research based curriculum that is approved by New Jersey and aligned with the 2014 New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards. Children are an active participant in their learning and instruction is guided by children’s interests. The curriculum is designed so that instruction is differentiated for all students; therefore students will learn and develop at their own pace. Children learn by exploring their environment and are encouraged to make choices and solve problems on their own. The curriculum also focuses on having a consistent classroom routine, student-adult interactions, and a learning environment where materials are easily accessible to students. Children are assessed by the adults observing and recording the behaviors and actions of the children. The observation will help guide lesson plans and activities for the students. We also incorporate classroom positive behavioral supports (PBS) as well as individual supports if needed. We encourage and reward appropriate behavior. We use modeling, role play, clear expectations and other strategies to teach and encourage children to demonstrate appropriate behaviors. We try to be proactive and set the children up for success! When needed for individual students, we also incorporate the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Listed below is the High Scope typical day and an explanation of each activity. 

    • The typical day- The following are activities we will do throughout the day:

      • Arrival- Children will arrive and will sign in and then have some time to play and greet each other.

      • Greeting time- During this time the children will come together on the carpet. We will have a greeting activity, music and talk about the day.  

      • Plan-Do-Review- During this time children will plan what they want to do and where they want to play. The children will then carry out their plans during play time. We call this their “work” time. After cleaning up we will come together again to talk about what the children did during play time. We call this “recall.” 

      •  Snack- Students will need to bring in their own snack.

      • Large group- During large group time the students will come to the carpet for a story, special activity, games or other whole class activities. 

      • Small group- During small group time, the children are divided into two small groups. We will introduce many math, science and literacy activities in small groups. 

      • Outside time- Weather permitting, we will have time for the children to play outside. If it is raining or too cold, we will have a gross motor activity in the classroom. 


    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me anytime! 

    My email address is

    You can also call the school at 609-298-6900. 

    Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to a wonderful 2023-2024 school year!



    Mrs. Rana


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