Supporting positive and responsive interactions among children, parents, childcare providers and staff

We acknowledge and embrace diversity and believe“partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children” (ELECT).  Early Childhood Educators hold value in establishing positive and responsive relationships with children and their families.  All staff are qualified and take pride in establishing a warm, nurturing home away from home community for the children.  All families are welcome into our environment,  educators take to engage in conversations regarding the children’s health and well-being on a regular basis.  Its is important to us that every child is represented in our community, families are represented in our environment through books, and family boards.  Family engagement is encouraged, parents are encouraged to visit and share special skills with us to incorporate into our program.   We strive to establish a peaceful classroom community that revolves around acceptance, kindness and community.  

We reach out to families through daily conversations, private phone calls, and daily updates through our digital apps program.  We build bridges to help children transition to and from our program to home.  Every year we host a family Open House meet and greet orientation, these events provides families and their children with opportunities to access information regarding child development, nutrition, explore the classroom and our natural surroundings.  At the Open House children, families and Early Childhood Educators form connections, and engage in learning together.  We offer families valuable strategies, tools and resources to help their children succeed in their transitional preschool period.

Procedures:

Every year the newly elected members of the Board of Directors provide strategies on how to further engage families in the program.  Program statements and family engagement practices are reviewed annually with staff.  All staff is required to review behaviour management practices and procedures annually.