At Early Steps Learning Center we identify with the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and take pride in playing an important role in your child’s development. Our staff and parents work as a team. We fully support an Open Door Policy and welcome parents to visit our Center at any time!
We strongly believe in partnering with parents to provide an unsurpassed nurturing extended family environment through which our children will be ensured of having the greatest opportunities to become responsible members to their own families and leaders in our society.
We understand that communication between parents and teachers is the key to each child’s growth, which is why have adopted a Communications Commitment.
Our Communications Commitment:
- Oral Communication – We appreciate you sharing with us any insight about your child like that could influence his/her experience at the Center. In return, we commit to sharing with you the important highlights of your child’s day.
- Weekly Reports – Outside your child’s classroom you will notice “Classroom News”. These sheets quickly highlight activities, events and routines your child participates in while in our care.
- Curriculum Updates – Also outside your child’s classroom you will see a “Teacher Board”. Your child’s teacher will post Activity or Lesson Plans and Curriculum goals and objectives. Activities are designed to provide your child with opportunities to acquire specific skills, which are developmentally appropriate for each age group.
- Center Newsletter – At the beginning of each month our Administrative team distributes a newsletter to help you stay informed about the Center happenings.
- ProCare Messages – As you scan in and out of our building, you may notice important messages from our Director on the time clock.
- Department Newsletter – The Classroom Lead Teacher also publishes a newsletter to update you on classroom events and information.
- Infant and Toddler Notes– “Do Tell Notes” are daily written reports from Infant and Toddler primary care givers documenting feedings, diapering, sleep, development and milestones.
- Preschool Notes – “Take Home Notes” are written reports from the classroom teacher each Friday with more detail information about your preschooler’s week.
- Conferences – Parent/teacher conferences are regularly scheduled in November and July. Every parent must participate in at least one individual parent-teacher conference. Even more importantly, we encourage parents to take advantage of the opportunities for daily contact with the director and teachers. We welcome your contribution of ideas to enable us to maintain a high-quality program.