It’s a new year!
Welcome to the Fall 2018 School Year! As always, we’re looking forward to giving your little ones the best possible environment to learn and grow.
By now, everyone should have received their welcome letters with classroom assignments and instructions for creating an account through our new, awesomely streamlined Parent Portal, where you’ll be able to access important documents as well as download and complete important forms throughout the year.
Along with a new school year, we’ve also got a new website. We’re going to continue to add to the functionality in the near future and as the year progresses, all in an effort to increase communication and convenience. We’ve heard your requests and have worked on a few things to familiarize yourself with. The first of which is integration with Google Calendars, so you’ll have easy access to Jack & Jill events and important dates. Secondly, we’ve added a section where you can download and view our menus, so you can plan accordingly at home and be ready for the excitement on pizza day. Lastly, there is an Announcements section at the bottom of the homepage that will stay updated with upcoming events and important news.
As our new site continues to develop, feel free to send feature suggestions or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do what we can to make them a reality.
We want all family members to take an active role in their child’s development. Once you become a Jack & Jill family, you will be a part of a collaborative, open environment that takes into account your individual structure at home. Understanding the composition of families, languages spoken, and culture allows our staff to adapt the curriculum and teaching methods used with your child.
What to Expect
Knowing what to expect will make the transition easier for the family. From your first tour until your child’s last day in our classroom, we aim to maintain high levels of communication along the way.
New families participate in a transitional orientation session to answer questions they may have before their first day, allowing for families to acclimate to the classroom.
Once their child starts at Jack & Jill, staff will verbally communicate with parents at daily drop off and pick up times, giving parents insight into what their children have been learning, and a chance to voice any questions or concerns. Daily notes are also shared between staff and parents, highlighting each child’s general care routines, overall temperament, and curriculum activities from the day.
Parent/Teacher conferences are held two times per year to discuss individual child development and to set goals for the upcoming months.
Upon enrollment, parents receive an updated Parent Handbook outlining policies, procedures, notification protocols, medical information requirements, and any additional necessary information. Throughout the year, every family member involved in the child’s care may create an account on our website. Here, you can view a digital copy of the handbook and receive monthly newsletters with curriculum notes, events, and seasonal information.