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Enrollment Policy

Enrollment is open to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. We see children as individuals having differences and being unique. We try to serve all the needs of every child. However, we do have a limited ability to serve those children requiring specific special needs.

Our Enrollment Procedure is as follows:

  1. Make an appointment with the Director or Assistant Director.
  2. Visit the center and pay $50 registration fee.
  3. Complete and return all registration and enrollment forms.
  4. Receive a confirmed starting date.

If an immediate starting date is not available, the paid non-refundable $50 registration fee will hold a spot on the waiting list until an opening becomes available.

The standard forms listed below must be completed to enroll your child at Lake Dillon Preschool:

  1. Enrollment Record
  2. Parent/Lake Dillon Preschool Contract
  3. Authorization Form
  4. Health Form & Immunization Records: Lake Dillon Preschool is required to follow the State of Colorado health department guidelines regarding immunizations. This requires families with children under the age of 2 to update their health forms, including immunizations, at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months and 18 months of age. After one year, families are required by law to update their health forms and immunizations annually. If these requirements are not met after 30 days of enrollment, the child will be excluded from childcare. Thank you for your cooperation.

*Other forms may be developed and required on an as-needed basis.

Each September a $50 annual enrollment fee is due to LDP.

Withdrawing Your Child

To withdraw your child from the center, we ask that you provide us with as much advance notice as possible, and we require at least 2 weeks notice. We do not give a refund for any advance payments. Please provide us with your reason for withdrawing your child if you feel that it will help us improve our services. We will also provide you with an exit survey if you would like to provide further feedback to us.

LDP reserves the right to disenroll any child/family who presents a risk to the health, safety or well-being of other children or staff, or any child/family whose needs cannot be met in our program. Refusal or inability to follow our policies may also result in disenrollment.

If you withdraw your child and then choose to re-enroll, you will be subject to the $50 registration fee.

Scheduling Policy

Schedules will be set up on a permanent basis. Your child will have to be enrolled for the same days each week, either full-time (3 – 5 days a week) or part-time (1 -2 days a week).

  • Sick Days/Cancellations: You will be charged for the same number of days each month, regardless of whether or not your child attends. Switching a sick day or vacation day for a nonscheduled day requires payment of a fee. Depending upon availability, switching a day may be possible for a $15 switch fee, if arranged prior to the adjustment. Switching a day must be done within a 30-day period. You can also add a day if you need care on a day your child is not regularly scheduled to attend. Adding is based on availability. You will be charged for any added days based on the daily rate you pay for your child’s regular schedule. Please understand that LDP has to schedule staff and maintain a successful business budget. Therefore, regretfully, we cannot absorb the cost of switching or adding days.
  • Holidays: LDP will be closed on the following holidays only: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and two days at Christmas. Every month you will be charged the same amount, regardless of how many weeks are in that month, or if there is a holiday or closure. You may switch a holiday with another day for the $15 switch fee based on availability. In the event any of these holidays fall on a Saturday, LDP will be closed the Friday before; if they fall on a Sunday, LDP will be closed the following Monday.
  • LDP will be closed two days a year for staff development/cleaning days. Parents will be given a minimum of 30 days notice so they can make alternative arrangements for childcare.

The dates for 2015 LDP closures are:

  1. New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1st
  2. Spring Professional Development Day – Friday, March 17th
  3. Memorial Day – Monday, May 25th
  4. 4th of July – Friday, July 3rd
  5. Labor Day – Monday, September 7th
  6. Fall Professional Development Day – TBA
  7. Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26th
  8. Christmas – Thursday & Friday, December 24th & 25th
  • Schedule Changes: We need to have a minimum of two (2) weeks’ notice for any schedule changes. Any schedule changes not within the two-week period cannot be guaranteed. We will accommodate these late requests if we can, under the following policy.
  • If you are reducing days and we don’t receive the two-week notice, you will be charged the previous tuition rate for two weeks, after which time your new tuition rate will go into effect.
  • To ensure the best possible experience at Lake Dillon Preschool for your child, it is recommended that your child is not in childcare for more than 50 hours a week.

Arrivals and Departure

Families dropping off and picking up their children must follow these procedures:

  1. LDP is a secure facility and you must have a code to get in through the front door. Please do not disclose your code to anyone – if an emergency contact is picking up your child, there is a doorbell that they can ring and a Director will check ID of such persons entering the building. This code will be changed periodically to ensure security.
  2. You are required by Federal Law to sign your child in and out each day. Please make a habit of doing this prior to collecting your child. Parents also need to understand that LDP will not assume responsibility for children if they have not been signed in when they arrive. Once a child is signed out, they are no longer LDP’s responsibility.
  3. When dropping off your child, it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child is left with a teacher or other staff member. Please note that in the early morning or late evening, your child may be left or picked up in a classroom other than their usual one.
  4. Although we open at 7:00 a.m., we do not have staff in each classroom at that time. We will have at least one staff member on site at 7:00 a.m. Our daily curriculum begins at 9:00 a.m. Please be prompt with arrival, or call if your child is going to be later than 9:30 am. If you are canceling for the day, please call by 10 a.m. to inform the staff. This allows us to provide a space for another family who may be waiting for an opening.
  5. During summer months, please sunscreen your child daily.
  6. LDP is licensed to operate 11 hours a day. Your child must be picked up and out of the building by 6:00 p.m. We recommend arriving no later than 5:55 p.m. in order to collect your child and their belongings by closing time. Children who remain after closing time are subject to unnecessary worry and apprehension over the arrival of their parents. Please avoid this by being prompt. A late fee of $1 per minute per child will be charged to your account.
  7. If a child remains at LDP past 6:15 p.m., we will attempt to contact you and your emergency contact persons. If you and your emergency contact persons are unable to be reached, we will then notify the Summit County Police Department and Social Services after 6:30 p.m.
  8. Your child will be released only to you as parents or to persons for whom we have prior written or verbal authorization. If someone other than a parent will be picking up a child and this person is not included on your approved pick-up list, please put this person’s name and your permission in writing with your signature, then give it to your child’s teacher and one of the Directors. Please let this individual know that they will need a photo ID when picking up your child.
  9. Please check your family file, which is located at the front desk, on a weekly basis. The files are in alphabetical order by last name for the entire school.

It is important that you make yourself aware of LDP happenings. Please read the e-mails, newsletters, bulletin boards, and curriculum calendars. Most importantly, feel free to talk with any of the staff or board members about concerns, comments or suggestions.

Please note that because LDP is open 11 hours a day, and our staff work up to four 10-hour shifts, the staff you see at drop off will often differ from the staff at pick-up, or from day to day.

Children Who Arrive Late

If a child arrives after their class has left the building on a local field trip/walk, that child will be placed in either the next older or younger group of children, depending on ratio requirements. A child may also be supervised by the director in the office or at the front desk if classroom space is not available. The child will rejoin their class upon return.

Television Viewing

Generally, we do not use television or videos as part of our regular curriculum. There may be special learning occasions when a teacher may choose to show something that would follow an interest a child may have. You may also see the viewing of television for a party, special occasion or a rainy day.

Field Trips

We enjoy giving children the opportunity to learn about the community by providing exciting recreational and educational field trips. You will be notified in advance of all large trips; however, occasionally on a nice day, the teachers may decide to take a walk or visit a nearby park unannounced. Responsible adult supervision is provided for these excursions at all times. We have strict field trip procedures that we follow to ensure the safety of your child on these outings. Permission for your child to participate in these field trips is part of your enrollment packet, but you will be required to authorize each large field trip in order to have your child participate. There may be occasions when an additional fee or sack lunch from home may be required. Good walking shoes are recommended for all field trips.

Emergency Procedures

In case of an accident or emergency, we will attempt to contact all parents immediately. It is imperative that we always know how to reach you. If we are unable to contact a child’s parents, the emergency contacts in your child’s records will be called. Every effort will be made to locate parents or emergency contacts before emergency action is taken. However, if it is not possible to locate someone, the parent or guardian will accept the expense of emergency medical treatment or care. We must have up-to-date emergency contact information for your child, including parent contact numbers, emergency contact numbers, and any other pertinent information.

Please be aware that risks exist under any properly supervised care. Parents and children will participate at their own risk and shall not hold Lake Dillon Preschool’s employees or contractors responsible for any injury, loss, damage, or cost of liability resulting from such care.

In the case of an evacuation from the building, the teachers take the Sign-In/-Out sheets with them and do a head count as they exit the building, once they reach the emergency meeting destination and again upon returning to the classroom.

Filing a Complaint

If you have any concerns about Lake Dillon Preschool and wish to file a complaint, please address your complaint in this order:

  1. Director, Assistant Director or Board Member
  2. Social Services (970.668.4100) State Department of Human Services

P.O. Box 869or 1575 Sherman St.

Frisco, CO 80443 Denver, CO 80203

Inclement Weather

If LDP is forced to close for the day due to severe weather, an announcement will be made on Krystal 93.9 FM between 6:00 and 7:30 a.m.

Due to the possibility of a severe blizzard and hazardous travel, our staff will remain on duty as long as necessary to care for your children. If it is necessary for the children to remain overnight, they will be provided with dinner and a bedtime snack. The staff will ensure that the children are made comfortable and ready for bed. They will be given a mat and/or crib blankets. The staff will follow the state guidelines for overnight care as stated in the State rules and regulations, and will keep the children fed, warm and comfortable during their stay. Fees will be assessed on your account accordingly.

Discipline Policy

Children need discipline and limits to help them learn and become self-directed in their behavior. Each child is unique and discipline is handled individually depending on the child and circumstances demanding attention. The following techniques may be used by teachers as disciplinary tools to enhance a child’s knowledge of acceptable behavior: provide alternate choices, assist in problem solving, ignore small disputes, redirect and/or provide “cooling-off periods.” Harsh or corporal punishment is not utilized nor permitted. Consistency is an important part of disciplining; thus, a joint effort is needed between parents and teachers.

Biting

Experts in the field of child development tell us that biting occurs primarily because of a child’s inability to communicate. Many young children are not yet verbal. Children may become frustrated by a new experience, such as another child taking away their toy, or suddenly being around many other children, and may bite as a response.

When a child bites, the following procedures will occur:

  1. The child receiving the bite will be comforted and the bite area cleaned with soap and water to prevent infection. A bite report will be filled out and the victim’s parents will be notified and required to sign that report. The signed report will then be placed in the child’s file, and the parent may have a copy upon request.
  2. The biter will be redirected to a more appropriate activity. The biter’s parents will be notified of the incident, and a bite report will be filled out for the parent to sign. The signed report will be placed in the child’s file and the parent may have a copy upon request. The teacher(s) will then carefully assess the classroom environment to minimize frustration for this biting child. The teacher(s) will also discuss the information with the biter’s parents to determine ways to correct this behavior. This child will then be closely supervised and informed that biting is not okay. All attempts will be made to keep the identity of the biter confidential.
  3. Most children stop biting soon after these actions have been taken. For those children who continue to bite, it may become necessary to remove them from the center, either for a short time or permanently.

*Biting is natural at ages 1 and 2, unusual at age 3, and unacceptable at age 4 and older. However, we recognize that children develop at individual levels and at different ages.

Denied Admission

A child may be denied admission, suspended or expelled under the following circumstances:

  • Failure of child’s parent(s) to abide by the policies and procedures set forth by LDP Board of Directors and stated in the Parent Handbook.
  • Failure of a child’s parent(s) to pay for their childcare on time, in full, each month (unless other payment arrangements have been set up by LDP).
  • Continued disobedience from a child and/or persistent defiance of LDP’s staff.
  • A child whose behavior is determined to be detrimental to the welfare and safety of other children or LDP’s staff.
  • A child who lacks the proper required immunization and health records.
  • A child who does not meet the age requirements.

The staff and board of directors take each of these items very seriously; please contact one of us if you have any questions.

Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

It is our intent to build a partnership with parents to help them provide the most suitable environment possible for children. Toward this goal, we have many resources and referrals available to parents, upon request. It is important for parents to be aware that state laws require that all incidents of suspected child abuse or neglect be reported to the appropriate agency. It is the responsibility of that agency to investigate each reported case.

Payment Policy

Payment for childcare services must be made in advance. You will be billed on a monthly basis and must pay in advance for each month, . Payment is due the first day your child attends for the month. If payment is not made by the fifth (5th) day of the month, a $50 late fee will be automatically charged to your account. If your account is still delinquent at the start of the following week, your child will be unable to attend until the account is brought current. LDP is not required to hold your child’s spot; nonpayment may result in termination.

LDP accepts Visa and MasterCard payments; however, we are responsible for paying credit card fees, so we prefer payment by cash or check. We are able to set up an automatic payment by charging your credit card up to three days prior to the first of the month. Please see the Director or Assistant Director with questions, or to set up a payment plan if necessary.

Delinquent Accounts: If you should disenroll from Lake Dillon Preschool without paying your bill in full, LDP will attempt to contact you once by phone and once by mail. If you do not respond with payment within one month, your account information will be sent to collections, and you will be responsible for the collection agency fees.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please inquire with the Director or Assistant Director about the application process.

Monthly Rate Schedule

Room

Days per Week – Monthly Rate

1

2

3

4

5

Activity Fee

Lambies

6wks – 18 mos, (Non-walkers)

$272

$533

$784

$1,023

$1,191

$5

Munchkins

& Butterflies

1 – 2.5 years (Walkers)

$258

$509

$749

$978

$1,138

$10

Bumblebees

2.5 – 3.5 years

$243

$487

$715

$934

$1,079

$10

Pandas

3.5 – 4.5 years

$238

$476

$699

$913

$1,062

$10

Preschool

4 – 6 years

$233

$464

$683

$893

$1,037

$10

Half Day 8am – 12pm

3 – 6 years

$118

$239

$349

$457

$532

$5

Health Policy

LDP is licensed to provide well childcare. As such, our staff is trained to monitor each child throughout the day for signs of sickness or declining health. In order to maintain a healthy environment, all persons within the center must be healthy. Teachers are expected to alert administrators who, in turn, then contact parents with any health concerns. Your child will be sent home, and must be picked up within one hour of initial parent contact for the following symptoms:

  1. Fever of 100 degrees or above. The temperature is taken under the child’s arm and a degree is added.
  2. Vomiting
  3. Three diarrhea episodes in one day
  4. Symptoms of a communicable disease (i.e. hand-foot-mouth, chicken pox, pink eye, etc.)
  5. Complaints of a sore throat
  6. Concerning discharge from ears, eyes or nose
  7. Unusually fussy, cranky, tired, or generally not-normal behavior that prevents your child from participating in daily activities
  8. Persistent cough
  9. Other health conditions that may determine whether it is appropriate for your child to be at the center (per LDP’s discretion)

Your child must be free of these symptoms for at least 24 hours before returning to LDP (a doctor’s note may be required to re-admit your child).

If any of the above symptoms occur while your child is already at LDP, you will be contacted immediately and be required to pick up your child within one hour

If you are concerned about your child going outside during her/his class’s scheduled outdoor time, s/he should not attend childcare. Exceptions and alternate arrangements cannot be made on an individual basis. Weather permitting, all children age 18 months and older will go outside everyday! Please dress your child appropriately.

Notify the Director immediately if your child has contracted a communicable disease, so that the other parents can be notified. Your child’s name will remain confidential; however, we are required by state childcare regulations to post exposure to these diseases.

A copy of Health Guidelines for Daycares and Schools, provided by the Summit County Nursing Office and the Summit County Board of Health, is available at the front desk if you would like a copy or would like to view it.

Medication

We prefer that parents administer all medication to their children at home. Medication (Including Tylenol and Children’s Ibuprofen) will only be administered to children at LDP under these conditions:

  1. All medication must be in the original container bearing pharmacy label.
  2. Prescription note from the doctor is needed for all medication given.
  3. Parents and physician must sign and complete our Medical Authorization Form.

Nutrition Policy

We are committed to providing a healthy environment for your child, this includes providing nutritious food at snack time, and promoting good eating habits throughout the day. LDP will provide all enrolled children with a daily morning snack, offering a variety of two of the following food groups a day: fruit, vegetable, grain, dairy and protein. We ask that you support our nutrition policy by providing a well-balanced lunch and afternoon snack. The USDA recommends that half of your child’s plate consists of fruit and vegetables; the other half should be grains and protein. Dairy should be low-fat or 1% milk. For more information, please visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

LDP began our “Lunch Bunch” hot meal food program in the fall of 2013. We now provide a nutritious hot lunch every day for an average of 30 children, plus an afternoon snack, at a cost of $3.25 per day for Munchkins and Butterflies, and $3.75 per day for Bumblebees, Pandas and Preschool children. Families who wish to participate are asked to fill out your choices on monthly menus provided, and submit them for billing by the 25th of each month.

Please do not pack gum, candy, soda pop, or sport drinks such as Gatorade. We do not serve these items to children in our care. Children will not be forced to eat, nor punished/rewarded using food or eating times. Eating will be viewed as a social experience, relaxed and conversational. It is important that you advise the staff of any dietary restrictions, food allergies, or medical conditions your child has. At lunchtime we will attempt to encourage your child to eat her/his “GO foods” first, so please help us by packing as many healthy choices as possible, and please restrict “sweet treats”. If you do not provide a nutritious lunch, we are required by the state to do so, and we will charge you the hot lunch rate as listed above for the meal provided.

Potty Training Policy

Our approach towards potty training is one of positive reinforcement and encouragement. Potty training is a learning experience not unlike learning to ride a bike. Children are not punished nor shamed into using the toilet. By age three, most children no longer require diapers and use the toilet regularly. If you wish to bring pull-ups, we ask that you bring the kind with the Velcro sides, for easy removal. Cooperation between parents and teachers is essential for potty training to be a successful, positive learning experience for the child. Please realize that it is not the responsibility of LDP to potty train your child. We will make every possible attempt to support the potty training process but it is our belief that an “accident” is something that happens occasionally. If a child requires a change of clothes multiple times in one day, he or she is not ready to be wearing underwear on a regular basis. Please try to be patient and understand that potty training may be a long and frustrating process.

Classroom Policies

It is important for some children to bring one “transitional” object (snuggly, blanket, and/or a stuffed animal) from home. We recognize and welcome this need. We would prefer that this item be brought out only at naptime. Please be aware that sharing personal toys is difficult for young children, and we cannot take responsibility for any items brought to LDP that get lost or broken. We ask that no guns, swords, or other inappropriate toys or items be brought to LDP, as these toys are often associated with aggressive play. We have plenty of appropriate toys at our center; please do not bring your child’s toys to school.

Please bring the following to Lake Dillon Preschool every day:

  1. A nutritious cold lunch and afternoon snack, labeled with your child’s name, unless s/he is participating in the hot lunch program. Parents may be asked to provide a disposable sack lunch for special occasions. All bottles must be filled, have caps, and be labeled with your child’s name. Formula must be premixed/prepared.
  2. A clearly labeled set of extra clothes (including a shirt, pants, underwear and socks).
  3. Clothing that is appropriate for indoor and outdoor play. We go outdoors each day, even in the winter. Dancing, painting, and toileting are all easier if your child is dressed in easy, comfortable, wear-and-tear clothes. Sneakers or other closed toed shoes are the best protection for your child’s feet. If your child wears open toed shoes, please bring a pair of closed toed shoes for playing outside and going on walks/field trips. In the winter, slippers are acceptable for indoors, but a separate pair of winter boots for outside is required.
  4. Parents of infants, toddlers, and older children still potty training are required to bring diapers (or pull-ups) on a weekly basis and wipes on a monthly basis. If your child attends 3-5 days a week, you are required to bring 2 packages of wipes on a monthly basis.
  5. In the cold weather months (October – April) it is required that all children over 18 months of age have waterproof winter outside play clothes every day! This includes waterproof boots, coat, hat, mittens and snow pants.

Please make sure that all items are labeled.

Picture Policy

On occasion, pictures may be taken by LDP staff, professional photographers, and/or local newspaper personnel. If you do not want pictures of your child taken, you must notify LDP staff in writing. These photos may be used on our website, Facebook page, and/or all of our print advertising.

Transportation Policy

LDP staff often take children on walking or strolling excursions (walks, picnics, trips to the park, and field trips) away from the center, and parents agree to let their children participate in these events without specific prior notice. Parents will be notified prior to any large, extended field trips.  In most cases, LDP will rent a contracted bus for transportation on extended field trips, but occasionally parent-driven vehicles will be used.

In case a vehicle breaks down
LDP parents and teachers must always travel in pairs. There must always be two adults in a vehicle in order to cover ratios in the vehicle and in the event of an emergency. If a vehicle breaks down the other car(s) will stop as well. The vehicle that is working will take its passengers to a safe place to wait with the other teachers/parents, then continue to go back for the other carload of people until everyone is safe and together. Once everyone is safe and together, the staff will start contacting help and the LDP facility.

In the event of an accident, each car will have copies of authorization forms and parental contact numbers. These forms will be used once we reach the emergency facility to inform all parents/guardians.

Visitation Policy

LDP maintains an open-door policy for parents and visitors at any time LDP is in operation. Visitors must sign in and have a picture ID. LDP reserves the right to exclude anyone who, in our estimation, is not entitled to be present, or would be a threat or danger to the children.

Special Needs Children

No child will be refused enrollment due to disability. We are more than happy to work with parents, doctors, therapists and specialists to accommodate a child with special needs. However, we have limited resources and are unable to provide a personal aide for a child. In some cases, LDP may not be the ideal place for a child with special needs, but we will assist parents in finding alternative care.

Advancing Children

The primary occupation of most young children is play. Play is the mechanism through which children learn and form the basis for all future learning; it is a child’s way of making sense of the world and resolving issues in their lives. It is early childhood care and education at its best.

Each child is a precious and unique individual who is highly regarded at LDP. For this reason, children will move on to the next program (classroom) when they are developmentally ready and a spot is available. A child will be recommended for advancement into the next classroom, after visitation and orientation has been offered to the child. In addition, parents will be informed of the move, and an opportunity for a conference is available upon request.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

If a parent or teacher feels that a conference is necessary, it may be set up during naptime or at the end of the day. All necessary teachers from the class will attend as well as the Director or program and curriculum specialist. We would prefer that both parents be involved. The child will be taken care of by another available teacher, and may not attend the conference, unless invited to do so. LDP will conduct conferences twice a year for each child.

Lake Dillon Preschool General Curriculum Policy

The staff at LDP is committed to making your child’s experience as pleasant as possible. Our combined knowledge and age-appropriate education is the basis for our actions and planned curriculum.

We are constantly improving and changing our programs to meet the needs of our children. We hope that you as parents support our efforts and will work with us, as a team, to achieve our goal of a successful, developmentally-appropriate program.

The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood

Creative Curriculum is the nationally recognized standard curriculum, which LDP formally adopted on March 1, 2003. If you have any further questions please go online at Creative Curriculum (include website) or ask LDP’s administrators and teachers.

Our Curriculum Philosophy

The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning is not just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.

In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all of their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling and looking).

In using real materials such as blocks and trying out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes and colors, and they notice relationships between things.

In time, they learn to use one object to stand for another. This is the beginning of symbolic thinking. For example, they might pretend a stick is an airplane or a block is a hamburger. These early symbols – the stick and the block – are similar in shape to the objects they represent. Gradually, children become more and more able to use abstract symbols like words to describe their thoughts and feelings. They learn to “read” pictures that are symbols of real people, places, and things. This exciting development in symbolic thinking takes place during the preschool years as children play.

  • Play provides the foundation for academic or “school” learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters (which are symbols for sounds) and numbers (which are symbols for mathematical concepts). Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young children.

The Goals of Our Curriculum

The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We are teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives. We are allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We are giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:

  • Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
  • Emotional: To help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
  • Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
  • Physical: To help children increase their large- and small-muscle skills, and feel confident about what their bodies can do.

The activities we plan for children, as well as the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and to give your child a successful start in school.

Please see the Director to acquire additional information about this program.