Classrooms

Little Quest Adventurers Tiny Quest Explorers
Age 4 & 5 years old 3 years and older
Date Mon/Wed/Fri
9:30am to 2:30pm
Tue/Thu
9:30am to 2:30pm
Cost $290/month
$50 one-time enrollment fee
$200/month
$50 one-time enrollment fee

Student/Teacher Ratio

1:6

Care Quest offers small group instruction to your child.  There are 2 teachers and a maximum of 12 students.  With small group instruction, the instruction can be tailored to your child’s needs.

Our Typical Day

Free Time
As children arrive each day and place their backpacks and coats in their cubbies, they will then proceed to wash their hands.  Once their hands are washed, children are free to play with the available toys around the room.  Free play is good for social skills and imaginations to bloom.

Circle Time
Circle time is a time to bring the children together and begin their day.  During circle time, children will learn the Pledge of Allegiance, days of the week, months of the year, calendar, conscience discipline, letters, numbers, and other various concepts.

Snack Time
Care Quest provides a nutritional snack each day with water.  Alternate snacks can be provided for allergies.   Please let the director know if there are allergies.

Table Time
Table time is where children are broken into smaller groups and will use a variety of hands-on activities to work on various concepts introduced during circle time.

Lunch Time
Each child will bring a lunch from home each day at Care Quest.  Please have food cut and placed in a lunch box with an ice pack ready to eat.  Care Quest does provide milk and water.

Center Time
Children are broken into small groups and will rotate to different developmentally appropriate centers to reinforce the skills learned throughout the time at Care Quest (both new skills and old).  This hands-on learning will help teach the children things like one-to-one correspondence, cutting skills, matching, opposites, and many other skills.

Rest Time
Each day at Care Quest, there is a quiet rest time at the end of the day.  We ask that the children rest, but are not required to sleep.  Rest time is for 30-60 minutes each day.  After 30 minutes, the children that are still awake will be taken outside by one of the teachers.  The children that are sleeping will continue to rest.  Parents are to send in a small pillow and blanket in a large Ziplock bag and a nap mat.  The pillow and blanket will be sent home every 2 weeks to be washed and returned the next school day.  Children may bring a stuffed animal to snuggle with.

Outdoor play
Kids love to play outside.  There will be multiple times throughout the day, as long as the weather permits, where the children will get to let their imaginations go, have a chance to learn sharing, use large motor skills, and get in some physical fitness.

Story Time
During the day, the children will gather on the rug numerous times to listen to stories.  The children will begin to learn comprehension, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, and character traits as they enjoy a variety of different types of stories.

Spiritual Growth
Children will grow with God as they learn about different characters, themes, and verses from the Bible each week.  In addition, various Bible songs and prayers will be taught.

Mystery Bags
Mystery Bags will be sent home each day with a different child from each class.  The child is to choose an item from home that he or she would like to share with the class.  Once the item has been chosen, 3 clues need to be written down as to what the item is.  At school, the class will try to guess with the item is based on the clues.  Once the item has been guessed, the item will be shared.

Stretch N Grow
Each week, Coach Sacha comes for 30 minutes to work on large motor skills, physical fitness, and nutrition with the children in the Little Quest Adventurers class.  Tennis shoes are required each week to participate.

Curriculum

Frog Street Press
Frog Street Pre-K is a comprehensive, research-based program that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines.  The program is engaging for both teacher and children.

The cornerstones of the program are:

  • An extensive integration of theme, disciplines, and domains
  • Social and emotional development (it includes Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline)
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Joyful approach to learning

Extras

Field Trips
Throughout the year, there will be various field trips.  Some will be walking field trips where students walk to different places here in Tonganoxie, like the fire station.  Others will be away, like at the pumpkin patch, and your child will need to be transported.  Unfortunately, Care Quest doesn’t have the means to transport the children.

Programs
Every April, the children of Care Quest perform some songs at the 2 different church services at TUMC.  The children learn the songs throughout the year and enjoy showing them off.

In May, the kids heading to Kindergarten will participate in Graduation where they’ll sing a couple songs and receive diplomas and awards.

Documents

Contact

Cydney Fernandez

Director of Care Quest

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