During March and April we will be doing evaluations on individual children to help us asses any areas we should be working on with a little more vigor. Small motor, large motor, and balancing abilities are just a few important areas we would like to go over. Sometimes we catch a seemingly small glitch in your child's mastery over these skills, and most of the time we can correct this error and steer your child toward speedier development. If there are any areas of concern with your child that you are already aware of, please feel free to call or stop in and discuss the issue with the lead teacher. Open communication is always to the advantage of your child.
Please remember to label all items you bring in for your child. As always, we'd like to remind you to bring in snow pants and boots, and, again, do not forget to label each individual piece of clothing. You would be shocked at how many items we see that are absolutely indistinguishable from one another.
And, as this is usually the time of year when children get sickest, we'd like to remind you of our drug policy and procedure.
When filling out medication forms, there must be a new form for each medication, with detailed information including the name of the drug, the name of the prescribing doctor (if applicable), date filled, dosage instructions, and whatever other relevant information we might find useful. Prescription medicine must always be in the original container. And please remember to give your child his or her first dose of a new medicine at home. The risk of an allergic reaction is always there, and I'm sure you would rather have your child at home with you if, knock on wood, something like that were to occur.
ABOUT THE WEATHER...
We know this cold, brutal winter has been a particular hard one to endure for our children. Not being able to go out and get fresh air has also increased the chances of getting sick, aside from just plain making our winters a lot less exciting. In our classroom, we have nonetheless managed to get in some gross motor exercise, by playing with the rocking boat, London Bridge, or musical chairs, channeling through tunnels, doing yoga, and a variety of other bad weather fun.
Still, we will all be happy when spring weather is finally here!
Our goal in the transition room is to create a happy, healthy, and safe environment for the children as well as for the parents and the staff. We hope you will find these qualities in our center to be what you expect. We want you feel comfortable; after all, you have to feel secure enough so you can trust us with the care of your child. As always, please feel free to call anytime when you feel the need to talk about anything related to our center or your child, whether it be positive or negative.