It is very important to us that you feel welcome in our school and that your needs and those of your child are being met in developmentally appropriate ways. To achieve this we partner with families to provide consistency between school and home. When parents have information, a question, or concern, we ask them to share with us directly. We provide lots of opportunities to communicate between home and school. lease understand that due to the nature of our work, childrenâ€™s needs are our first priority. We invite you to call during the day, send non-urgent email, or leave a note in your childâ€™s teacherâ€™s file. We will respond as soon as we are able.
Our staff benefits from understanding parentâ€™s ideas for improving our program. We seek parent feedback with our bi-annual â€œConference Feedbackâ€ form and with our â€œAnnual Program Evaluationâ€ form (the results of which are posted in our bi-monthly newsletter). When an issue arises we ask families to fill out a â€œProblem Solvingâ€ form, which are located on the front door. Please share your ideas and solutions for any problems you experience directly with us in proactive ways. This will support us in continually improving our program.
Our Group Boards are a valuable source of information. Please check these boards frequently and stay current with information specific to your child. Here you will find which learning center your childâ€™s group is currently meeting in for Group Time, the emergent curriculum they are participating in, and ways to support your childâ€™s group.
To support family members in staying well informed, our bi-monthly newsletter is emailed to every family the last week of the preceding month. If you do not use email, paper copies are available by request. In our newsletter, you will find important reminders, information about upcoming calendar events, parenting tips, items we are searching for, and reminders about school policies.
Part of strengthening the bridge between home and school occurs during Parent Teacher Conferences, which are held in the fall and again in the spring. Parent Teacher Conferences are so important that we require parents to attend. Please check your copy of the school calendar to reserve time for these. We provide uninterrupted time for you and your childâ€™s teacher to discuss developmental milestones and experiences and to create goals together for the next six-month period. Please feel free at any time to contact your child's teacher if you have concerns and want to request an additional conference.
Important reminders are posted on the front door, on Group Boards, on the Family Involvement Board, on the Our Community Board, by the sign-in book, and/or are distributed in the Family Files. Be sure to check these spots daily. Articles that support continuing parent education are offered on the inside of our front door monthly. Take advantage of these resources to benefit yourself, your child and your family. As our goal is to support proactive parenting, please stay current with the information provided.