Parent Resources

 

Important Documents

Keep up-to-date with the 2017/18 Preschool Calendar and Dress For Success at Nature Preschool

See our Preschool Parent Handbook.

2016 Curriculum Night PowerPoint Presentation

Also check the Schlitz Audubon Event Calendar for a complete listing of all public programs.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool Weather Policies

How Putting on Your Own Socks Leads to Academic Success (PowerPoint presentation will open)

 

Enrollment Documents

Below are all of the required enrollment documents, which were referenced in the letter to parents/guardians. Please ask your pediatrician to fax us a copy of your child’s immunization record to 414-352-6091.

Everyone must complete both sides of documents #1-7, on the checklist below, which are all inside the 2017/18 Preschool Enrollment Packet. Upon acceptance, this entire packet must be filled out prior to your child attending Preschool at Schlitz Audubon. 

  1. Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool Contact Information Form
  2. Registration Agreement
  3. Child Information Form
  4. Expectations for Adults
  5. Tuition payment (full year, semester or monthly options)
  6. Health History and Emergency Care Plan
  7. Child Health Report (must be signed by your Doctor – a health exam must be done not more than one year prior to, nor 3 months later than, starting Preschool)

Please read numbers 8 and 9 to decide if these forms apply to your family.

  1. Immunization Record – if your child is up to date with their immunizations, please ask your child’s pediatrician to fax their immunization record to 414-352-6091 attention: Laurie L If you have opted out of some or all of the required immunizations please print off this form, check the appropriate boxes, sign and date it.
  2. Authorization to Administer Medication Form must be completed ONLY if you leave any medications with us. Bring this form and the medication in a plastic zip lock bag.

#10 and 11 are for you to keep on-hand.

  1. 2017/18 Dress for Success at Nature Preschool
  2. 2017/18 School Calendar

See our Preschool Handbook.

 

Fall in the Nature Preschool at Schlitz Audubon

 

Articles Regarding Learning in Nature

Pushing and Putdowns in the Preschool Years
Handout from our Pushing and Putdowns Parent Workshop on November 2, 2017.

Get Your Children Good and Dirty
This article, from the Wall Street Journal, discusses the health benefits of letting children play outdoors in the dirt.

Look Up and Listen
An article written by Catherine Koons Hubbard on creating moments of peace and stillness in nature for young children.

The Role of Risk in Play and Learning
An excellent article on the value of risk in outdoor play.

Diving into Mud Season
Former Nature Preschool teacher, Jenn Liebham, wrote this wonderful essay on mud season at Schlitz Audubon, reminding us how much joy can be found by stomping through early spring mud puddles.

Filtering Nature: The Facebook Effect
An essay by Preschool Director, Catherine Koons Hubbard, challenging educators to show the difficult moments at Nature Preschool as well as the idyllic.

Today’s Four-Year-Olds Often ‘Not Physically Ready’ for School, Experts Warn
New research suggests many children entering kindergarten are falling behind in their large motor skills. More outdoor play is one of the best ways to remedy this.