We offer a variety of ways for families to participate in the growth and improvement of our program. We encourage families to take an active role. Become an advisor:
· Discussion of Program Goals – annual meeting for families to provide input into our plan for the program.
· Parent Advisory Committee – which will include 4-5 parents and meets 4 times a year to review progress toward annual goals.
· Classroom Representative – each classroom will have a representative that serves as a liaison between classroom parents and teachers and help plan family events.
We have several events throughout the year that bring our entire community together. Watch for the announcements in the section "Calendar" -"Family Engagement".
Enjoy and help your child’s class with these special activities:
Our menu of family workshops changes annually. Below is a list of workshops we typically offer. We try to offer these in the early evening. A calendar is posted on the community resources board with upcoming events and workshops as well as in the "Calendar" section under "Family Engagements". We welcome requests for workshop topics.
At Village ECC, we look at the whole child and the skills and strengths they have developed individually. We foster independence, self-help skills, and socio-emotional development. According to National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC), children entering Kindergarten should have some experience with listening to others and taking appropriate turns for expressing ideas and questions; handing materials respectfully and putting them away; and sustaining engagement with an activity or process;.
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According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC), Teachers in high-quality programs build on what your child already knows and can do. They provide materials and experiences that are challenging, but that children can do with a little help. This is called developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Developmentally appropriate practice means
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