We believe that good communication between parents/caregivers and teachers is essential for the success of our students and our preschool. Good parent/teacher communication will ensure that we are able to identify and meet the needs of our students and the expectations of their families.
In addition to the ongoing dialogue between parents/caregivers and teachers regarding daily preschool happenings, we will also utilize various other forms of communication to keep our families informed about individual, class, and preschool news. The following are some of the ways in which we will communicate events, progress, and general news about our students and our preschool:
- Weekly eNewsletters: These will keep families informed about their child’s classroom activities, events, milestones, classroom needs, and other important information.
- Email: Preschool staff will use email to relay information to parents about issues such as school closings, reminders for field trips, preschool news, and announcements for special activities. Parents/caregivers may email the preschool director at any time with questions or concerns.
- Telephone: All teachers and staff are available to speak with parents/caregivers by telephone when needed. Families will be provided with all relevant preschool phone numbers.
- Class Rosters: Each family will receive a class roster with the names and contact information of preschool students and their families.
- Conferences: Parents/caregivers may sign up for one-on-one conferences with their child’s teachers to discuss developmental progress and set individual goals.
- Meetings: Parents/caregivers may also schedule a meeting with their child’s teachers and/or the preschool director at any time during the school year.
- Preschool Events: Field trips, family activities, and special events will also provide parents/caregivers with the opportunity to engage in further dialogue with their child’s teachers.
- Questions, Suggestions, and Concerns: We encourage parents/caregivers to discuss any questions or concerns they may have with their child’s teachers and the preschool director. We do ask that discussion of more detailed matters be reserved for after preschool hours, so that the teachers may ensure the safety of the children during class time and offer their full attention to parent/guardian concerns. We encourage parents/caregivers to share any relevant information concerning their child that will help teachers to better meet that child’s needs, such as major changes in a family situation or recent changes in the child’s health, behavior, or disposition.