Below are some of the most common questions parents have about the Louise and Brett Samsky Preschool and Georgia Pre-K classroom. We hope to answer all your pressing questions and give you a better understanding of our program.
Does the school provide meals or snacks?
- No. Families are responsible for providing all food for lunch and snacks and should be sent with your child daily. Classrooms do not have refrigerators or microwaves.
Does my child have to be toilet trained to attend?
- In the Early Preschool and Preschool, no. We meet children where they are and work with families to create and implement a plan to promote independent toileting once children are ready. In order to transition to our Georgia Lottery Funded Pre-K, however, independent toileting is expected.
Do I provide my own diapers and wipes for my child?
- Yes. You will need to provide diapers and wipes for your child.
What are the student-to-teacher ratios for your classrooms?
- Early Preschool classroom (2-year-olds): about four students to one teacher (maximum class size: 12 students)
- Preschool classroom (3-year-olds): about five students to one teacher (maximum class size: 16 students)
- Pre-K classroom (4-year-olds): about six students to one teacher (maximum class size: 18 students)
What qualifications do your teachers have?
- Our teachers hold various degrees and certificates in early childhood education and are highly experienced preschool teachers.
What are the Louise and Brett Samsky Preschool's credentials?
- Louise and Brett Samsky Preschool is licensed as a Child Care Learning Center by Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL; CCLC-47864).
What does the research component of Louise and Brett Samsky Preschool look like?
- We frequently observe students and teachers during regular classroom activities, either in person or by recording classroom videos. Periodically, we retrain our teachers to use new materials, activities or student supports. Students complete assessments throughout the year to measure learning and development.
What does it mean for my child to be in a classroom with children with autism?
- All children with autism admitted to our program are ready to learn and contribute to the learning of their friends. Having a classmate with autism is a wonderful opportunity for young children.
- Your child will learn that all children think, play, and communicate differently—and recognize the joy that comes from celebrating our differences.
- Your child will learn to approach peers with empathy and care and experience the confidence that comes from making a difference in another person’s life.
- Your child will benefit from teachers who embrace the idea that all children have their own unique way of learning, and who incorporate children’s interests, individualize hands-on activities and make learning meaningful.
How do I schedule a tour?
- We’re excited that you’re interested in our preschool. Email our team or call 404-785-6511 to schedule a tour.
We hope you think our Louise and Brett Samsky Preschool is the right school for your young child. We’d love to support your family’s early education goals.