Program Structure & Staff
Contact Preschool Director, Helen Hinton.
Teachers plan their curriculum following the guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development.
In addition to the regular class activities, special programs including music and movement classes and weekly chapel are offered for each age level. Chapel is conducted by our church staff to introduce the children to simple stories of Jesus and the Bible.
Two of the daily activities are morning snack and playground times. Parents are scheduled on a rotating basis to bring in morning snacks. Playground activity is scheduled daily for the children to experience free play and fresh air (weather permitting). The class schedule varies for each age and is posted in the classroom.
Soapstone Preschool Staff
We are dedicated to making our Preschool an enriching workplace and are proud that our staff has a very low turn rate. Our teachers have been with Soapstone Preschool for an average of 10 years.
CPR training is provided for all staff members. Staff members are required to take yearly classes related to preschool education.
Closings and Makeup Days
Preschool will follow the closings and delays determined by the Wake County School System with an occasional exception. Please listen to the radio (101.5 FM) or television (WRAL) for Wake County School closings.
Days missed due to inclement weather may be rescheduled. Soapstone Preschool has the option of not making up 3 days per year. Determination of Closings and Delays Preschool will follow the closings and delays determined by the Wake County School System.
Wake County School Closed: Preschool will be closed if the Wake County School System closes schools.
1 hour delay by Wake County: Preschool will be delayed 1 hour if the Wake County School System delays school by 1 hour. Preschool will close at normal time.
2 & 3 hour delay by Wake County: Preschool will open at 10:45 and dismiss at 12:45 if the Wake County School System delays school by 2 hours.
If it is a Lunch Bunch day, preschool will dismiss at regular time which is 1:15.
Early dismissal by Wake County
If Wake County schools dismiss 1 or 2 or 3 hours early, Preschool will close at normal time. Lunch Bunch will not be held.
4 hours early dismissal by Wake County: Preschool will close at 11:15.
If the children attend Preschool for any portion of a day, that day will be counted as a full day of preschool.