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408 East Main Street, Dallastown, Pennsylvania 17313, United States
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Caterpillar Lane Preschool

Welcome to Caterpillar Lane Preschool in Dallastown

Caterpillar Lane Preschool in Dallastown, Curriculum

Happy Hearts

Healthy Bodies

Growing Minds

A Note From Mrs. Laura Regarding Classroom Management

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Caterpillar Lane! I’d like to introduce you to my classroom behavior management plan. Classroom management is an important element of a positive, nurturing learning environment. Clear, developmentally appropriate rules have been created to help students understand what is expected of them in the classroom so they can successfully navigate the school day. These rules will be reviewed on a regular basis and posted in a prominent area to remind students of expectations and to guide their behavior. When classroom rules are respected your little one can focus on what really matters, having fun and learning! 


Here are our class guidelines:

  1. We are kind. 
  2. We use our words. 
  3. We solve problems. 
  4. We have helping hands. 

To monitor behavior, we will be using a fluid behavior chart. Like the class rules, this chart too serves as a salient, visual reminder for self-regulation. Here’s how it works. Each child will have a name tag that can move up and down the chart throughout the day and everyone begins the day on the Green Square: Ready to Learn section of the chart. One poor choice does not make a “bad” day, but rather, children can change their position on the chart at any time based on positive or poor behavior choices. Most importantly, this communicates to your little one that their choices do not define them. Poor choices do not make “bad” children, but rather people can make poor choices, and then they can recover from them with a little work. Your child’s position at the end of the day will be recorded in your child’s brightwheel account, the app we use to keep track of your child’s meals, snacks, nap, personal accomplishments and more. Brightwheel can be accessed via PC, tablet or smartphone. This app includes a school calendar and a “message teacher” tool that you can use to reach out to me at any time. Directions for access as well as user names and passwords will be provided in a separate handout to follow. 


The idea behind the behavior chart is to promote a growth mindset; the belief that abilities and performance are not fixed traits but instead a product of hard work and persistence. A growth mindset lets your little one know they are in control of their behavior and their learning. It communicates that through perseverance and effort, they can shape their minds and their behaviors to achieve whatever they want. We all have tough days, cranky days, the occasional Monday blues, and sometimes we don’t make the best choices. The important thing is that your child understands that they can take control of their behavior and bounce-back from those choices. In fact, they can recover from any setback, behavioral, academic or personal because they are resilient. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Laura Walker

AKA Mrs. “Won,” Mrs. “Lala,” Mrs. “Sada,” Mrs. “Wah”
 

Daily Schedule

Caterpillar Lane daycare in Dallastown daily schedule  incorporates curriculum in  mathematics, literacy, social and emotional development,  science, the arts and approaches to learning.  


Children follow familiar routines  and rituals for daily activities and transitions to promote a sense of security and  well being.  


Children are  provided with  a nutritious breakfast, lunch and two snacks  daily. 


Schedule times may vary depending on the needs of the class and the needs of each child on any particular day. For more information please send an email or feel free to pick up the phone and call!


Link to Mrs. Laura's Preschool Literacy eBinder

Follow the link below to get a sneak peek of Mrs. Laura's preschool literacy instruction eBinder, written and developed  for our  program. 

What is brightwheel

Want a window into your child’s day? A real-time feed of their school activities? Photos delivered straight to your mobile phone?


Meet brightwheel, a free and easy-to-use mobile app that helps schools and teachers stay better connected with families.


What is brightwheel?

Teachers use brightwheel for recording and tracking daily events and activities in the classroom and managing administrative tasks. As a parent, you’ll get private, real-time updates on your child delivered to your mobile device throughout the day.


  • Daily Updates. A real-time feed of activities throughout the day. 
  • Photos. Watch your child’s day unfold with snapshots delivered right to your mobile device. 
  • Stay Connected. Stay in touch with your teacher and strengthen school learning with activities at home. Get notifications for photos, notes, & check-ins. 
  • Digital Check-in. Easy digital sign-in with your personal Check-in code. ALSO: Check-in with your own device by scanning an image at your location!
  • Messaging. Leave notes for your teacher when your child is sick or running late. 
  • Calendar. Quickly view upcoming events and important dates at your child’s school. 

Why use brightwheel?
Parents report that the peace of mind brightwheel delivers is invaluable! We know it’s tough being away from your little one all day, especially in these early years. With brightwheel you’ll feel connected and engaged with your child’s development on a whole new level.