PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE

Parents are the primary teachers in a child’s life. Especially from birth to age six when a child’s brain develops faster than at any other time in his/her life. This is why it’s important for parental involvement with the center is viewed as so important.

“Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models”, Alice Sterling.

In fact, research strongly suggests that children whose parents are involved during the crucial stages of development, stand a better chance of achieving academic success. Being involved in your child’s Early Education experiences at YSBCDC benefit both you and your child. Being involved strengthens parent childe bond and makes the transition between leaving home and attending childcare easier for the child.

 WAYS FOR THE FAMILIES TO BE INVOLVE: 

Making things for the program

• Sharing their culture

• Sharing a talent or a job

• Participating in the class activities or field trips

• Contributing to the curriculum

Our center has children and families from many walks of life and cultures. If you have a cultural celebration or unique recipe you’re willing to share with the children, please let one of the teachers know. Children love to learn about how other families live, they also feel a special pride when their parent(s) become involved in their “Center life”.

 

Parent Teacher Organization

YSBCDC PTO’s mission is to promote open communication and understanding between parents and teachers. Our dedication is to enhance and maximize your child’s early learning years, while helping to achieve their highest potential.

The Parents group meets periodically to share and exchange ideas and to offer feedback to help make the center more responsive to the parents and children’s needs.

 

Parent/Staff Communication

Proper communication between the parents and the teachers at YSBCDC is extremely important. Teachers will be sending home information on a regular basis. Toddler parents will receive daily reports. You are welcome to call to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher--even just to become better acquainted! Concerns about any aspect of the center, or your child's care, may be expressed to the Director of the Center. Each child is provided with a mailbox and/or cubby. Please check these daily for billing, notes, newsletters and daily reports.

Reminders of event can also be found on our Facebook page.

Mandatory conferences with teachers and parents include measuring the progress of children, sharing that information with the parents, and are completed twice a year.

 

Open Door Policy

We have an open door policy for parents; you’re welcome anytime. Please feel free to participate in classroom activities, whether it be story time, meal times, or outdoor play.