Teachers will send home newsletters to keep you informed of learning milestones and the exciting learning taking place in the classroom. You are always welcome to visit the classroom. Please refrain from communicating with your child’s classroom staff using forms of social media including but not limited to Facebook. This is to protect the safety of all children. Parent meetings are held throughout the year to share important information and learning. The topics are parent generated and cover a wide variety of topics. We encourage you to participate in as many as you can. You are also invited to become a member of the Policy Council which meets monthly to improve our program. All parents and community members are encouraged to attend the monthly Family Advisory Council Meetings where strategies and tips are shared each month on parenting, life skills, and more! Each child is assigned a Family Developmental Partner (FDP) that will act as your liaison and assist with individual and child needs throughout the year. We encourage you to build a solid relationship with your FDP as they can be a tremendous resource for you and your child. Please provide input on lesson plans and upcoming projects in your child's classroom. We know that you are your child's first and most influential teacher. WE VALUE YOU!
CONFERENCES AND HOME VISITS
Parent conferences and home visits are held throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress and are informal in nature. These opportunities offer you time to participate in the decision making about your child’s education. Our staff will work to find times that are convenient for you and your family. If you have concerns at any time in regards to your child or the program itself, you are encouraged to talk with your child’s teacher. Your concerns, input, and questions are always welcome.
In addition to parent conferences, your Family Developmental Partners will conduct home visits to connect with parents in order to discuss goals you may have individually, or for your family. Parents are valued and are continually engaged in the preschool experience.
All parents are encouraged to volunteer in their child’s classroom. All parents who volunteer are REQUIRED to complete the required MCS Annual Volunteer Training course and complete a criminal background check (every 3 years). The training will be held in the fall of each school year as well as by calling (304)436-8441 Ext 250 to make an appointment to be trained individually. A background check is also required for all volunteers. The cost of the finger print scan will be paid for all parents.