Goal: To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
At my center, I do my part to maintain a well-run purposeful program, Responsive to participant needs. On their first day in our program, I make every effort to me4et and greet our clients, the parents as well as the children. I ask the parents if they need any special requirements, accommodations, or modifications to better service their children. Before the child enters the classroom, I make sure they know they are included. I post a welcome sign for each new child and their cubby is already labeled so they know where to store their belongings. Once the child has entered the classroom, I take another child and introduce them and then we all take a tour of the classroom. This gives us a time to get to know each other, I can find out their likes and dislikes, observe their interactions with other children, and begin to plan their development.
Up-to-date records are kept on each child. These include medical records, contact information, and basic needs of the children. I keep emergency telephone numbers such as medical center, poison control, fire and police department, and child protective service numbers located by center telephone, in addition to being visible on the wall. Each quarter we update our family contact information to make sure numbers have not changed.
In order to keep parents informed, daily reports are provided to the parents of each child. I do developmental assessments three times a year on each child in my class. A parent conference is held at this time to let the parents know about the progress of their child, and their learning experience. When children are transitioning into a new classroom, a letter is given to each parent letting them know about their next age group and about the teacher. A promotion party is held so the families and children get to meet and greet the teacher and children and get familiar...