Families as Partners
Creative Beginnings is committed to providing the highest quality child care and early education, and to ensure that parents and families are valued and respected. We value parental suggestions and thoughts and encourage parents and families to share new ideas and concerns. We look forward to getting to know every family enrolled and to offering every child the best high quality program in an environment that is safe, clean, healthy, caring, nurturing and child friendly.
Families and Parents in the Classroom
We have an open door policy at Creative Beginnings and we value home-school connections by encouraging parents and families to stop in and spend time during the day to be a part of their child's experience. One of the benefits of parent participation in the classroom is for children to have the opportunity to see their parents supporting the goals and procedures of the classroom.. Classroom visits also provide an opportunity for parents to observe their child in a group setting and for adults to share their own unique skills and abilities to enrich the curriculum and experience for all children. Some of the ways parents and families can help out in the classroom include: participating in a class project, reading to the children, assisting on field trips, helping with class parties or center wide special events and sharing your special talents or interests with your classroom..
Creative Beginnings has a long tradition of establishing a good rapport with parents through many forms of communication. Parents and staff share information on a daily basis through direct conversation, occasional phone calls, fliers on the parent information board and notes home. We create monthly classroom calendars which include announcements, important upcoming events, activities for the children and general information. Family conferences are routinely scheduled in January and May for all Pre-k children and additional conferences can be arranged according to the needs of the families and staff. Conferences for all other children enrolled are scheduled as needed and daily oral reports are shared with families at drop off and pick up times. Written daily reports are given to families of infants and waddlers each day.