Parents

Parent involvement is incredibly important at FACE Children's Center. Please refer to the following areas to learn more about parent involvement and helpful tips to help you prepare for your child's school day.

Birthday Policy

Our teachers will make your child's birthday a special day at school. Please do not send in any food or other treats to the center.

When planning a home birthday party, please use your child's class list to contact other families.

Conferences

Each year, a family conference is scheduled between January and April. The partnership between family and school is strengthened when we take a moment to make a plan for your child's development.

Teachers will be available for individual conferences at parental request. Please call your child's teacher to arrange a convenient time for a conference.

Call in hours for teachers are 1:15pm to 2:00pm daily.

Input

Parents are encouraged to voice any questions, suggestions, and concerns. We urge parents to participate in the development of FACE policies and programs.

What Your Child Needs For School

Children should be dressed in comfortable play clothes. Children should not wear clothing that restricts them from participating in activities.

Every Day (everything is stored in the backpack, please take it home on weekends)
  • A small blanket for nap time
  • A small sheet or pillow
  • A change of clothes/ comfortable foot wear (sneakers are best) extra sweater or sweat shirt
During the Winter Months
  • Heavy coat and snow pants
  • Hat mittens (choose mittens that your child can put on with ease)
  • Snow boots (winter boots may not be worn inside, please bring sneakers)
During the Summer Months
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sneakers or water shoes, a hat or sunglasses

Helping Your Child Say "Good-bye"

Learning to deal with separation is an important step in a child's development and a normal thing for parents. Leaving a child behind at school can be very trying for parents. But please don't despair! This is a normal phase of development. Be supportive and encouraging to your child. You can help your child by following these guidelines.

  • 1. Have a cheerful, positive attitude when you drop off your child.
  • 2. Read books about other children going to school. These stories will help make your child more comfortable.
  • 3. Encourage your child to talk about school at home. For example, "What do you like to do best at school?"
  • 4. Go over the school rituals at home and help your child get mentally prepared.
  • 5. Most important of all, you as a parent should manage your feelings. Sometimes parents worry more than their child about the transition to school. It is important not to transmit these feelings to your child.

Parent Visititation Policy

FACE Children's Center supports and encourages the active involvement of parents and guardians in their children's learning and welcomes their visits to their children's classrooms. To help FACE Children's Center promote the health, safety, and well-being of all students, staff members must know who is in the center at all times.

All FACE Children's Center visitors are requested to obtain visitation permission from the Director (excludes pick-up and drop-off situations). Visitors must enter the Center through the main entrance near the playground and report promptly to the Director. Visitors may be asked by the Director to wear nametags. Visitors are not allowed to enter the center and go directly to any classroom or any other area of the building.

FACE Children's Center reserves the right to limit the number of visits and duration of visits made by any visitor to the FACE premises, including the playground and classrooms.

Visitors who enter the Center and fail to adhere to the posted "Visitor's Policy" may be asked to leave the premises. Thank you for cooperation in this matter.


Policies

FACE Children's Center strives to create a safe, healthy, and happy environment for your child. Please refer to our policies and procedures included below to learn more.

Discipline

The discipline and guidance process of FACE Children's Center is consistent and is based on an understanding of the individual needs and development of the child. We encourage self control and use positive techniques such as recognizing children's appropriate behaviors, having reasonable and positive expectations and setting clear and consistent limits. The goals of our policy are to maximize growth and development of the children and to protect the group and the individuals within it.

Using positive approaches will not eliminate hassles, but it can show children that conflicts can be handled in helpful ways. Our teachers are encouraged to solve problems with the children together. Children need to air their feelings before they can be expected to help resolve an issue or accept a teacher's decision. Our teachers will appreciate good behavior, efforts, and improvements with verbal praise - lots of it.

Physical punishment in all forms is harmful to children. This includes hitting, hair pulling, pinching, belting, spanking, and beating. The teachers never use physical punishment, screaming or demeaning behavior.

Re-direct - It's not enough simply to tell children what they can't do. They also need to know what they can do. For example, "The chair is not for jumping, but you may jump on the floor."

Distraction - This is also a good tool to use with young children. If a child is misbehaving, we try to get the child to join in another activity. An example would be if the child is throwing sand in the air, we try to get the child interested in running in the playground.

Children will learn the natural consequences of their actions. Because young children do not usually associate consequences to their actions, the teacher will clarify for the children the natural consequences of their behavior.

Our teachers will always set clear limits and are prepared to repeat the limit several times. Children cannot be expected to jump on command or to remember a rule the first time it is given. We make realistic requests, and make sure that our requirements fit the age and capabilities of the child.

There are times when a child needs to leave an activity or the group because of misbehavior. Teachers want to talk things over with the child to have a clear understanding of just what has happened. This two way conversation is an important step in the process of a child understanding his or her behavior.

Please refer to the specifics of our policy below and learn more about our efforts.

Our Policy at FACE Children's Center
  • 1. Corporal punishment shall not be used, including spanking.
  • 2. No child shall be subjected to cruel or severe punishment, humiliation,verbal abuse or physical abuse.
  • 3. No child shall be denied food as a form of punishment or forced to eat food against their will. Food will not be used as a consequence of behavior.
  • 4. No child shall be punished for soiling, wetting, or not using the toilet. No child will be denied out door play.
More about Policies