Transitioning to the Program
Families who are interested in the program may come for a visit, guided by the director or her assistant. Before your child begins you will meet with the director for a welcome conference. At that time the child is put in the classroom they will be in and the parents meet with the director so we can learn more about your child and you can ask questions about us. In the fall there is a parent-only orientation meeting to learn about the policies of the center and the goals and activities for your child’s particular classroom. Attendance at this meeting results in a chance to have three free days of tuition. This is a very important meeting so you can learn more about what will be happening each day with your child. About a week later, just before school starts, there will be a family open house. At this time the children are invited to come meet the staff, get acquainted with their classroom, and see other parts of the center.
Throughout the year we have multi-age days. On these days we mix up children from each age group and do fun activities centered around a theme. In this way children get to know the other children and teachers in the center. Then when they move from one age group to another they are already familiar with the room and staff.