Our school is a community that relies on the skills and efforts of our families. Our General Parent Committee meets regularly to discuss ideas and suggestions for preschool improvement and submits reports to the CommuniKids Preschool Directors. The General Parent Committee is the organizing body for several subcommittees, including the Playground Committee, Social Committee, Welcome Committee, and Green Committee.
CommuniKids Preschool will send regular communication home to parents over the school year. Our administration will send an electronic newsletter once a month and email reminders for important events and information. Teachers will send regular communications reporting on your childâ€™s progress, and there will be two parent-teacher conferences per school year. We maintain an open-door policy. Parents are encouraged and welcome to drop in to observe classes at any time. We also invite parents to participate in their childrenâ€™s classes by giving presentations, reading, and attending celebrations.
We also depend on parents and family members to chaperone our field trips and to be present for special events. We happily welcome those who have special talents or abilities to visit us at school and share with the CommuniKids Preschool community.â€ƒ
Many of our students come from English-speaking homes. This is not a hindrance to their progress. If English is your home language, you can reinforce what is being learned at CommuniKids by looking for books and music in Spanish. Many local DC area libraries have excellent collections of childrenâ€™s materials in Spanish and French. If you or someone at home speaks Spanish (even if not fluently), use that language with your children even if only for a portion of your day. Every moment of exposure will help to strengthen their language skills.