Early in the school year, parents and relatives are invited to our informal open house. This is an opportunity for you to view your child's classroom and meet her teacher. You will have a chance to examine the books, materials, and ask questions.
Report cards come out two times a year and conferences are held in January. Each teacher records the progress of her students. A parent-teacher conference can also be arranged at the parent or teacher’s request.
At the end of every school year, a graduation ceremony is held for the junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. All students receive a diploma or certificate of participation. Graduation is a special time for the students and teachers to entertain parents and to display skills learned throughout the year.
We serve breakfast to children arriving before 8:00 a.m., a mid-morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. Our meals and snacks are planned to meet the needs of our students. Occasionally, your child will have the opportunity to cook or otherwise prepare special foods at school for a snack or a meal.
You are more than welcome to send a "special treat” for your child's class on her birthday. Your child's teacher will add special stories and songs to make this a special event for your child. We do not allow lighting candles in the center.
We ask that you leave your child's toys at home or in your car. If an item is brought to school, we cannot be responsible for it. Sharing day is every Friday. Please do not send guns, war toys or other toys of destruction. Instead, send books, records, dolls, etc. Please do not send expensive toys or jewelry.
All parents are required to sign their children in and out on our daily sign-in sheet. It is very important to sign-in so that we know who is here in case of an emergency. Please remember to check your parent file if noted on the sign-in sheet.
All children five and under take an afternoon nap. Every child needs a twin flat sheet, blanket, and a cloth tote bag to store the bedding between naps. Please do not send pillows. We do not have a storage room .All bedding will go home on Fridays to be washed and returned on Monday. Please be sure and label all bedding.
When your child begins in our program, it is extremely important that it be a positive experience. An important goal is to develop self-control within the child. Both strengthening the ego and fostering the beginnings of consciousness do this in part. We believe in 4 basic steps in disciplinary action:
- Warning-the behavior is not appropriate.
- Time Out-three to five minutes of sitting quietly.
- In Office-time out with the Director.
- Call Home-conference with parents.
If the above-mentioned actions fail to work, the center has the right to terminate the services to provide day care for the child.
In order for medication to be given to your child, it must be signed in daily by the parent and given to the teacher in charge. Never expect your child to handle the medication or store it in his cubby. Our staff will keep it in a safe, out of reach place. All medication must remain in its original container indicating the child's name, type, and date of prescribed medication, as well as the amount and time of dosage.
2224 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565
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