Building a strong community between parents, teachers and students is a key component to our preschool programs. We strive to foster a close-knit sense of community by creating an inclusive culture that celebrates our community's rich diversity, as well as provides opportunities for community outreach and awareness.
At Quarry Lane, we believe that ongoing, accessible and secure communication between parents and our teachers/administration staff is essential for the success of our students and our school. The Quarry Lane Preschool utilizes the Tadpoles system to maintain safe and secure communication with our families. Through the Tadpoles system, parents can receive daily updates, photos, videos and alerts.
Developmental evaluations are given to children in the young preschool through pre-kindergarten program. Parent/Teacher conferences are offered throughout year. The director, teacher, or parent may arrange a special conference at any time. Students are evaluated in the following areas:
- Language and literacy skills
- Math readiness
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
- Speech and fluency
- Self-help skills
- Reading readiness
- Social and emotional growth
- Kindergarten readiness
- Portfolio pieces (samples of work)
Building Community & Awareness
Throughout the year, our preschool campuses reach out to our neighboring community through charitable events. Every fall, each campus hosts a food drive through the Alameda County Food Bank. During the winter holiday season, we offer opportunities for our community to sponsor local families in need. These heartwarming activities open the door for students to learn the concept of compassion and giving.
In addition, students may participate in annual events such as the Hop-a-thon or a Trike-a-thon to raise, not only funds, but also awareness about causes such as muscular dystrophy and the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. These are just a few of the ways we strive to build an atmosphere to fosters kindness, compassion and community service.