What Did You Do at School Today?

It is difficult for small children to recall and describe what they did during the program day. Children are active and busy for the entire time, but they sometimes lack the words to tell others about their activities—or by the time you pick them up, they have moved on to other things.

Parents, of course, want to know about their child’s day. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when asking your child about his or her activities.

• Keep informed of the class’s planned events so you can ask specific questions. For example, “Did you get to go on the nature walk today, or was it too rainy?”

• With most children, avoid general questions like, “What happened at school today?”

• Avoid questions that produce one-word answers.

• Ask specific questions such as:

—“Whose ‘sharing time’ was it today? Tell me about what she/he shared.”
—“What was in the art center today?”
—“Tell me about this drawing in your backpack.”

Sometimes telling the child a little something about your own day starts the ball rolling. The child may get the idea of sharing news and feelings about his or her day.

Source: Family-Friendly Communication for Early Childhood Programs; Deborah Diffily and Kathy Morrison, Editors; Copyright © 1996 by the National Education for the Education of Young Children

Gift Idea!

Are you looking for a unique gift idea this holiday season? Consider supporting the playground project, and leaving a message in stone for future generations of Community Preschool.

Place your order for a customized commemorative brick now, and it will be created and placed on the playground this coming summer. The deadline for ordering is May 2015, so celebrate the holiday with this lasting gift now.

To order your brick, please complete both sides of this Brick Order Form, include your payment, and return both to Community Preschool in person or by mail. Or if you’d like to pay via PayPal, click the Donate button at the bottom of this page, and then either e-mail, mail, or hand-deliver the completed form.

To see more information about the playground project, click here.

Holiday Parties

The children are practicing holiday songs for our annual holiday party and sing-a-long. Invite your family and friends to come and share the fun.

The event will be held in the gym on Thursday, December 18 and Friday, December 19 beginning at 10:30 a.m. We’ll begin with a sing-a-long concert, and then enjoy treats. The featured guest, Santa, will visit with the children in the room next to Mrs. Martinez’s classroom.

Attend Friday’s party if your child attends school on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Attend Thursday’s party if your child attends school on Tuesday or Thursday. Afternoon class, please arrive at 10:20 a.m. and meet in Mrs. Martinez’s classroom.

Watch for a sign-up sheet on your child’s classroom door to choose what to bring to the event. Please remember that snacks should comply with the school guidelines: all items must be store purchased and nut-free. If you are scheduled for parent-helping that day, please bring milk or juice to share.

Students will wait on stage after the sing-a-long for a family member to pick them up.

The Parent Helper: December

December has arrived, and with it the magic of holiday events at Community Preschool.

Please read through the newsletter and make note of important upcoming dates and news such as:

  • Holiday Parties
  • Giving Tree
  • Holiday Food Drive
  • Vision Screenings
  • Moms Night
  • Playground Committee Meeting

Click the image to the left to open the newsletter.

Register for Classes

We have openings in Ms. Jodie’s 3s classes. 

  • Ms. Jodie’s Monday/Wednesday 3s (9:00–11:30 a.m.)
  • Ms. Jodie’s Tuesday/Thursday 3s (9:00–11:30 a.m.)

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please download the Registration Packet and contact the class coordinator, Jessica.

Jessica K. 2s and 3s Coordinator Click to email

We’d love to have you and your child as part of our community!


A good preschool meets the educational and developmental needs of the children it serves. At Community Preschool, children are given the opportunity to play alone and in groups. There is active play balanced by quiet activities both indoors and out. We encourage creative expression through language, movement, listening, and discussion. We also encourage children to learn through sensory experiences and play materials with different textures.