- A child from the ages of 2 years to under 7 years
- Children that are 3 years of age upon enrollment must be fully toilet trained (must be able to independently show the initiative to use the bathroom on their own, able to dress/undress self, and be able to fully wipe and clean themselves without assistance) They should also be both academically and socially ready for the 3-4 year old program. If we find that the child is not academically and socially ready, they will remain in our “Toddler” program until the staff deems otherwise.
Due to the recent State of Hawaii law requiring a child to turn 5 years of age by July 31st in order to enter Kindergarten, Small World Preschool has enacted age cut-off dates within our establishment.
As such, if your child does not turn 3 years of age by July 31st (upon enrollment that August), he/she will either be placed in our 2 year old program; which will enable uninterrupted child care and transition in to Kindergarten; OR placed with the 3 year old program and eventually end up in our “Junior K” program since they will not turn 5 years of age prior to starting kindergarten.
Note: Private schools have varied age requirements for their Kindergarten entry; you should check with the respective school accordingly if this is an option.
- Every child that is admitted must have a current physical examination and show proof of TB clearance prior to enrollment.
- A pupil’s Form 14 (Health Card) must be filled out thoroughly and submitted to the preschool.
- The physical exam must have been administered within 1 year PRIOR to school admittance, along with a NEGATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT OR NEGATIVE test for TB Infection and proof that the child is free from TB before the child can be allowed to enter the facility.
All other required immunizations — DPT, POLIO, HIB, MMR, HEPATITIS A, HEPATITIS B, PNEUMOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE (PCV) AND VARICELLA — should have been administered in accordance with the stated minimal intervals, or face repeating a dose and/or series.
These policies are stated in accordance with the State Department of Health Admission Requirement Guidelines. Any failure to comply could result in immediate school exclusion and the possible dismissal of the child from the preschool. Please be sure to check with your child’s doctor or refer to the leaflet that was passed along to you along with the health card.
In addition to the Form 14 Health Record, the child’s physician is now required to complete a DHS Form 908; which will include pertinent information about the child’s health status, developmental progress, and any special needs or conditions. This form will be included in your registration packet and you will be asked to give it to your child’s physician at the time of the physical examination. There is also the possibility that the doctor may not be fully aware of these State guidelines, so please be sure to make certain that everything is in compliance prior to admission.
Documented history of chickenpox, signed by a physician may be substituted for the Varicella Vaccine requirement.
All preschool forms (the Parent and Preschool Agreement especially) must be filled out with complete, current, and thorough information. If there are any changes to phone numbers, mailing addresses, places of employment, person(s) authorized to drop-off/pick-up, legal judgements or complications, etc., the parent or guardian shall be obligated to update this information to the preschool immediately (preferably in writing).
It is your responsibility to make certain that the information listed on your child’s forms is kept current, accurate, and valid at all times.
The child and the parent/guardian shall arrange a visit to the facility prior to the first day of school to introduce and acquaint themselves with the staff and facility. There may also be an interview conducted by the staff.
NOTE: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, visits must be pre-arranged, and you must be prepared to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or present us with a negative Covid-19 test taken at least 3-5 days prior to confirmed visit. Tours are also kept to a minimum time allotment.
Because the preschool and facility have limited enrollment capacity, the preschool reserves the right to make admission decisions at its sole discretion.
The parent/guardian shall provide the following supplies for the child upon his/her enrollment:
- A change of clothing, each piece labeled with the child’s name and placed in a Ziploc bag. Children enrolled in our “Toddler” Program shall provide 2 sets of extra clothing.
- A nutritious and well-balanced morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and drink for the child daily. (Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we no longer provide a snack.)
- A clean, lightweight blanket, labeled with the child’s name (full-time students only). No pillows please; as our storage space is limited. Please refrain from sending any sort of sleeping bag.
- Eight (8) rolls of paper towels (COSTCO or BOUNTY brands preferably for absorbency), 2 boxes of tissues (Kleenex), a box of gallon-size Ziploc bags, and 5 Elmer’s glue sticks (disappearing purple for easier visibility)
- Pull-ups and wipes if the child (Toddler Program) is not completely toiled trained. Supply shall be replenished as needed, upon demand. For ease in diaper changing, we ask that girls refrain from wearing tights and boys wear short/pants with an elastic waist.
- A water bottle (NO large HYDRO FLASKS due to safety reasons) to keep in school during the week. Child should bring in on Monday, and take home on Friday.
- Children will no longer be allowed to bring a backpack to school on a daily basis.
- Children enrolled in out “Big Birds”/Pre-K Program will need to bring 2 pink erasers.
- Five (5) disposable face masks to replenish their supply if needed.