You are always welcome to visit or call during the day. When you pick up your child, you will take home your child’s diary and any daily reports. Your child's teacher will note how long napped, what portion of lunch was eaten and if pertinent, how the toilet training is proceeding. The teacher describes the daily activities and any special moments of the day.
The continuity of staff will positively affect the day to day interactions between teachers and teachers, teachers and parents and teachers and children. The longer the average tenure, the more consistent the educational content and care.
May I visit my child during his day? (read more)
Absolutely! Feel free to join anytime!
We are committed to the safety and security of the children and teachers. Smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinkler systems are present for emergency use. The entrance door has a magnetic lock which prevents unauthorized access to the school. Access is authorized by one of two methods, the intercom or by a data chip. This system is used by the parents and staff. An intercom system for all visitors requires visitors to receive a face to face greeting before being admitted into the school. The outdoor playgrounds are protected by a double set of fencing and locked gates.
Yes, we think the best academic preparation is to encourage your child's enthusiasm for learning. Teachers who have a keen interest in your child's success create lesson plans based upon developmentally appropriate practice: the building blocks of Creative Curriculum, Pearson Work Sampling and Ounce. By providing individual attention in a small group setting we nurture and educate.
Do children go outside every day? (read more)
Playgrounds are considered an outdoor classroom. In addition to running, jumping and climbing, there are trains planes and aeroplanes amongst other age appropriate outdoor dramatic play equipment. In addition teachers plan nature walks, picnics and other learning opportunities. Weather permitting, children play outside every day! All of our three, age specific playgrounds are equipped with an artificial turf surface/padding and certified as having a minimum of a five foot fall protection. This surface means that your children will not wait days for the mud to dry and can often go out onto the playground in the afternoon of a rainy morning.
Children will be released to an individual other than the enrolling parent or legal guardian only if the Child Release Request Form giving permission to release is completely filled out and signed for that day. Identification will be required of any person picking up a child. If any doubt exists the child will not be released until verification can be obtained.