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Frequently Asked Questions

TMA's Preschool offers care from 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. The school day is 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Our lead teachers receive students in their classroom at 8:00 a.m. Dismissal begins at 2:45 p.m. and our students transition to aftercare at 3:00 p.m.

All students have access to Before Care and After Care at no charge. Before Care is from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. After Care is from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

All students are required to wear the TMA Preschool t-shirt and black or khaki bottoms. Closed toe shoes that fasten are required.

Occasionally we have special days that require specific clothing. In these circumstances, teachers will give advance notice and clearly
communicate to parents. 

The Master’s Academy seeks to provide daily rest time for all students. Individual mats, labeled with children’s names, are set up in the classroom. Children are asked to lie quietly and teachers offer back rubs and play music to help children relax. All children are given an opportunity to sleep. Parents provide a crib sheet (recommended) or blanket and pillow. If children do not sleep after a while, they may look at books or draw quietly on their rest mats. Children may bring a stuffed animal from home if they wish. Afterwards, children are provided with a snack, art activity or continuation of morning project and outdoor playground time.

The school will provide a morning and afternoon snack. We try to provide a variety of options, taking food allergies into consideration. Parents are asked to provide a lunch for their child, either from home or purchased through our dining service. School lunch can be ordered by Sunday night of the week before through RenWeb, our student information system. We are unable to heat up any food. 

  • 18 months - 6:1
  • K2 - 7:1
  • K3 - 15:1
  • K4 - 20:1

A school calendar of preschool events will be sent home on a monthly basis. Daily communication is provided through an app called Brightwheel which informs parents of diaper changes, nap times, potty details, pictures of your child’s fun in learning that day and messages from the teacher. Each teacher will communicate with families in a variety of ways including Brightwheel, email, Renweb, and by phone when helpful. Please email your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. Communication is the key to successful teacher and parent partnerships. When issues of conflict arise we ask parents and teachers to speak directly with one another. If additional support is needed, the Director may be asked to assist.

“The preschool years are full of growth, wonder and discovery! It is a joy to watch these precious children learn and I treasure my time with each one of them!”
- Heather Gentile (K4 Teacher)