"Communication between parent and provider is one of the most important elements of making a smooth transition to day care and maintaining that comfort level. We strive to communicate by means of email, written notes, verbal communication, monthly newsletters and a clean, fresh updated web site so you feel more informed as to what your child is doing during the day.
Circle of Friends Daycare provides gentle, loving full-time care in an artistic environment to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers centrally located in Marlborough. We take a developmentally appropriate approach to learning, and strive to help children discover their own potential strengths and learning ability.
We believe in the power of touch. There is nothing quite like a hug when you've bumped your knee or being held when you are feeling a little sad.
Our views on behavior modification are as follows. Depending upon the age of the child of course, we attempt to talk calmly at their height level for them to understand that the behavior they have displayed is not one that is accepted and why. For instance, lets say they were throwing toys in the day room. We would explain that that action could hurt someone. We use diversion techniques, and we have lots of other activities they may enjoy. We use time-outs last and only for as long as they are old. We never place a child in a corner, alone in another room, etc. but rather they are with us but sitting down instead of playing. Should a child's behavior become an ongoing issue we will discuss with the family what course of action we may take. We DO NOT hit, spank, yell or grab children in any harmful way.
We believe children should have every opportunity to develop in a loving atmosphere. We know parents work hard to give their children this privilege and we honor that commitment. Our environment is one that is relaxed, casual, calm, open to new and improved ideas and ever changing to adapt to the needs of our diverse circle of friends.
Excerpted from the preschool's website