Parental Involvement Corner
Parental involvement is at the core of all successful child care centers and we are vey strong supporters of active participation and engagement.
Parent teacher conferences are offered twice per year, for our VPK program there are three conferences offered. These are offered to help the parents understand how their child's development learning is evolving and the following areas are discussed:
How the child is doing in class?
Any concerns observed in the child's development including speech, vision, behavior, etc
Parents also have the opportunity to bring up areas for discussion.
Parents are encouraged to spend a day in their child's classroom. Maybe to come in and read stories to the children, sing or play children's music, help out during the day with art programs, prepare snacks and maybe just hang out with your child.
Open house is held in August parents are notified three weeks in advance. During these sessions the teacher will show your child what they will be working on in the year ahead. This is a nice way for your child and his/her teacher to get to know each other.
We encourage family time and so we have several celebration days: You will see that healthy eating habits are woven into these celebrations, to emphasize that healthy eating practice works outside the regular school week.
Thanksgiving Dinner - All family and friends are encouraged to come in and join us for a family style thankful lunch.
Mother's and Father's Day - Children spend a week working hard and preparing gifts for their mom and dad.,we prepare a special "mommy on the go breakfast bag" and Doughnuts with Coffee for Daddy.
We ALWAYS welcome parents to volunteer, these are guidelines that are required for any parent to volunteer:
Any volunteer must sign an affidavit
Wear comfortable clothing
No open toe shoes, preferably sneakers
No smoking on the premises
Children need to hear positive words (foul language is prohibited)
Eating with children is permitted only at, Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, and the food needs to be the same as the children.