Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a flexible schedule where we can choose which days/hours our child attends?

We offer morning Preschool (2s, 3s) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. as well as childcare from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. We do offer flexible schedules ranging from two days a week (Tuesday-Thursday), three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and five days a week (Monday-Friday). Our Pre-K program offers the following options:

 

*Traditional morning Pre-K: 8:30 a.m. to Noon, M – F or M-W-F

*Full-day Instruction Pre-K: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. instructional day, M – F or M-W-F

*Extended Day Pre-K:  7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. includes Full-day instruction Pre-K, M – F or M-W-F

*Combination Schedule:  A combination of morning and full day Pre-K with extended care options

 

We are happy to work with families to meet their educational and childcare needs, please contact the office at (410) 647-2178 to discuss schedule choices.

 

What is your student to teacher ratio?

Our student to teacher ratio meets or exceeds MSDE, Maryland EXCELS and state licensing requirements.  The ratio depends on which class you are enrolled in, but all classes have at least one Degreed Lead Teacher and a Teacher Assistant. Class sizes vary depending on enrollment, but our unique small group rotations allow for high quality teacher-child interactions. 

 

What qualifications do your teachers have?

All lead teachers have Bachelor Degrees in Early Childhood Education or a related field.  All teachers and teacher assistants maintain our high level of quality through yearly continuing education training classes.  All teachers are also trained in CPR and First Aide. 

 

Where can I find your tuition rates?

Due to many flexible schedule choices and classes, please call the office for tuition rates.

 

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Your child does not need to be potty trained to enroll at Wee Lad and Lassie. Our teachers are well-versed in helping with this area of development and will work with you to start or complete the process.

 

What type of child thrives in your program?

All children typically thrive in our program.  Our commitment to meeting each child’s individual needs accommodates many different learning styles and children temperaments.  The small group rotation learning environment allows for high quality teacher child interactions to meet all children’s social, emotional and academic needs. 

 

What is your philosophy on discipline?

Discipline means teaching appropriate behavior. Our discipline goals include teaching respect of self, others, and property, self-control, problem solving skills, and understanding feelings (others and own) and how to express them in appropriate ways. 

Wee Lad & Lassie uses praise and positive reinforcement as their most effective methods of behavioral management of children.  When children receive positive, understanding and respectful interaction with adults they develop a healthy self-concept, problem solving abilities and self-regulation skills.

 

How much recess time do the children have?

Wee Lad and Lassie has earned the Health and Wellness certification from of Let’s Move! Childcare. We believe in helping children develop healthy habits for life. When children are physically active on a daily basis, they are more effective learners. Our daily schedule includes multiple times for outdoor play. follows the philosophy. View sample daily schedules on the Program description pages to see how a typical day looks.

 

Can you accommodate children with food allergies and asthma?

Yes, we specialize in the care of children with food allergies and asthma.  We are a peanut/tree nut free facility. Wee Lad and Lassie has earned the Asthma Friendly Childcare Certification from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

 

What enrichment classes do you offer?

Our Preschool program includes a weekly Jumpbunch, Sports and Fitness class for kids.  Students also have a weekly Spanish class which exposes them to the Spanish language through an age appropriate method and creative curriculum. For our older students (3’s and Pre-K), we also offer weekly technology time enhancing our curriculum through the use of developmentally appropriate iPad applications to support our curriculum. 

 

Do you offer care for children under the age of two?

At Wee Lad and Lassie, our youngest class is for children two years of age. Our sister school in Severna Park, A Child's Garden, offers a Young Twos class for ages 18 months old and up. Please visit their website at www.achildsgarden2.com or contact them at (410) 647-2300 for more information. 

Our Commitment to Excellence

Program accreditation standards represent the highest quality and reflect research-based best practices in early childhood education.

 

In 2015, Wee Lad & Lassie became one of the only Early Childhood Programs in Anne Arundel County to be awarded the highest rating (check level 5) under the Maryland EXCELS program based upon nationally recognized quality standards and best practices.

 

In 2005, we joined the very few independent preschool programs to be accredited by the Maryland Department of Education Early Childhood Accreditation Project. This means our management, staff and curricula meet the highest standards in Maryland.

Wee Lad & Lassie Early Learning Center. 1281 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Arnold, MD 21012

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