Frequently Asked Questions
Our Preschool curriculum is designed for ages 3 and 4. Our Pre-K curriculum is for children ages 4 and 5. The classes are fun and engaging, and our students love them. Children thrive when there is structure and predictability and virtual learning can accommodate a wide range of learning styles.
Once children have taken the initial ABCmouse assessments in Literacy and Math, scores are immediately sent to the parents, providing additional digital lessons to complete to strengthen skills needed. Teachers can monitor digital activities completed through the ABCmouse classroom account. Students are rewarded when they meet their weekly goals.
Tuition is paid per month and per student, and each student is registered separately. Each child will also have their own ABCmouse account, under one parent login.
Students can use an internet-enabled desktop, laptop, or tablet. Some families opt to use a smart TV for a larger screen.
Each class has at parent lesson guides and Home Extensions for offline learning between or after classes. These may include are handwriting, labs, or math worksheets for printing.
Most other materials needed for these activities are common household items. A list of materials is shared at the beginning of each week.
After attending the 30 min live classes each day, students should spend up to 15 minutes completing assigned activities on ABCmouse.com. This will help reinforce daily lessons and skills taught. Children should complete 1 suggested offline activity each day (15 min) and play outside twice a day for at least 30 minutes each. Play is one of the most important things your child can do at this age. We suggest a mix of playing games, pretend, using manipulatives, physical and creative play each day! We recommend no more than two hours of screen time each day.
At least 1 hour each day. We ask for families to help their child with joining the 30 min live lessons and with the STEAM projects. We also encourage families to read with their children each day and talk about what they are learning. Our lessons focus on providing a schedule that is flexible but meets children’s needs for routine and play. Our suggested offline activities are planned so that parents can choose to work one on one with their child or let them independently complete activities, providing parents with the time they need to work around the house. It is important for families to support their children while learning from home so that they can be successful and ready for kindergarten!
Yes, the teacher can ask questions and students can respond in multiple ways using the chat box feature (parents will type in the questions/response), emotion emojis, and by clicking on the picture quizzes from our interactive whiteboard to answer questions during instruction. Immediate feedback is sent and given to the teacher and students. Children can also upload photos of their projects completed for us to share during the live class.
For the safety and privacy of the children and families at home, we don’t use camera or audio access, but the children are still able to participate using the features mentioned.
All virtual teachers are DCF certified and previous early childhood classroom teachers.