Please walk your child all the way to the door. We ask that parents do not enter the classroom at this time, as it makes it difficult for the children to begin to connect to the environment and settle into an interesting activity. Be sure that you get direct recognition from a staff member that we are aware that your child has arrived before you leave.
Children enter the room independently and take care of their own things. Once their coats are put away, children may walk about freely in the classroom to find their first activity of the day.
If your child is crying at drop-off the best way to get her to calm down is for you to say a loving and confident goodbye, turn on your heel and leave. The Guide or the Assistant will be there to comfort her and get her settled in. Children almost always stop crying and calm down once the parent has left. Prolonging a tearful goodbye does just that; prolongs the tears and distress.
For your child’s sake, be on time! It is a lonely feeling to come in after all of one’s friends have settled in to an activity and there is no one available for a conversation. Late children must also enter independently.
We ask that parents do not enter the classroom at this time, as it makes it difficult for the children that are engaged in various activities to stay focused.
Your are welcome to come and observe the class at any time during the day through the reflective glass window located in our office. Please call or email the school to arrange a convenient time.