We know that family engagement during your child’s early learning years supports school readiness and academic success.
So we invite parents to volunteer in the classroom whenever possible; from guest readers, chaperoning on field trips or holiday classroom events, we offer many opportunities to get involved in your child’s education. Our staff along with our Parent Association coordinates events throughout the school year to give every family an opportunity to meet and feel part of our school family.
We value our parent feedback about our school, parents are given the opportunity to submit comments and suggestions, by completing a program evaluation each year.
Parent suggestions and feedback enable us to improve our program each year and meet the individual needs of our students and families. We also have a suggestion box in the main office year round and an open door to the administrative offices.
It is essential for parents to support the learning that happens in a preschool setting at home as well. Parents who are in tune with what is happening in their child’s preschool classroom are better able to establish a connection between what is learned at school and what takes place in the home. This connection is a key component of a child’s development and supporting further learning.
Our teachers send weekly e-mails to the parents with photos and a written description of what activities were done that week. Parents can send e-mails directly to their child’s classroom teacher or can call the school and speak to her anytime during the children’s nap time or from 3:15-4:00.
Teachers also meet with each child’s parents three times a year for a conference. In October, the Ages and Stages Questionnaire is reviewed with each parent and recommendations for further screenings are given if needed. In December and in May teachers meet with each parent and go over each child’s COR (Child Observation Record), portfolio and VPK assessment if applicable.