Parent Communication At Little Acorns
One of our program goals at Little Acorns is to ensure open communication between staff, parents, and children. We know that parents offer information and insight that is irreplaceable in the growth and development of their children. Therefore, it is our goal to keep the lines of communication between parents and teachers completely open. We promote this in variety of ways which are described in detail below. We know that a collaboration between staff and parents is in the best interest of the children. Another one of our program goals is to provide care to the families in our areas. We strive to serve families, not just children. Because we believe in family and know that children are inseparable from their families, it is our desire to form meaningful and lasting relationships with the entire family.
Our Open Door Policy
At Little Acorns, we have an open door policy. This means you, as a parent, are free to visit or join in at any time. We encourage parent involvement and participation and have many fieldtrip volunteer opportunities.
Each child has a personal mailbox for parents to check for any new or important information. These mailboxes are located outside of each classroom.
We document each child’s day with an electronic app called "Daily Connect", which includes eating, diapering, nap time, and some of the highlights of their day. Each day, each classroom posts a “Today We…” note on the parent communication board. This notes lists all the activities that were done during that day.
Parent Communication Books
In each room, there is a parent communication book which is available for parents to jot down notes concerning any important information which they would like the teachers to specifically remember or address.