A quality preschool experience begins with a caring center community.
We want every child and family to know that they are welcome and part of our community. Our open door policy permits parents to visit in our classrooms at any time and encourages parents to be active participants in our program. Parents are always invited to enjoy class activities and center celebrations such as holiday parties and prekindergarten graduations. Since we are a small program, we have many opportunities for teachers and parents to build reciprocal relationships in order for us all to work together to meet our children’s educational needs. Our teacher-child ratios are purposefully very low (1:5 for toddlers; 1:8 for preschoolers) to facilitate relationships with children and families and for teachers to be able provide individual and small group teaching interactions with children.
Children thrive and learn best when they have positive relationships with their teachers and know that they are respected and valued as individuals.
Our teachers are dedicated to teaching, nurturing and responding to children’s developmental and educational needs. We use positive guidance techniques based on the best practices in the early childhood field to help children learn self-control and how to interact with others. We encourage and support children as they make preschool friends and as they learn how to function in a classroom community. Our low ratios provide for individual and small group teaching interactions that enhance children’s learning and development in all areas.
Strong connections between parents and teachers pave the way for communication and understanding.
Communication with parents is a high priority in our program. Parents have opportunities to talk with their child’s teacher everyday as well as receive information from a variety of sources such as newsletters, phone calls, bulletin boards, postings and emails. We offer parent-teacher conferences three times per year and more often if desired by parents. These meetings are occasions in which parents can find out more about their child’s unique experience in our program, discuss their child’s developmental progress, provide us with their knowledge and perspective about their child and share their ideas about our program. We value input from parents.