The Child Care Consortium, in conjunction with area schools, has specified indicators of School Readiness through our goals. It is our commitment and passion that children and families in LaPorte County will be prepared for the academic rigor of district schools and that each child will be instilled with a genuine love for learning throughout their lives.
We believe that field trips are an essential and enjoyable way to enhance your child’s education. In general, field trips are related to the classroom themes indicated on the weekly lesson plans. We may require assistance from parent volunteers. Though parents’ consent during enrollment to allowing children to attend field trips, an additional form will be sent home requiring a second signature for each field trip. Please fill the form out and send it back in a timely manner. Alternate arrangements will be made for children who are unable to attend.
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held three times during the school year (see calendar). Parents will be invited into the classroom to speak with teachers about their child’s progress, get activity ideas to support them at home, and give the teachers suggestion for guiding them in the classroom.
Outdoor play is an essential part of children’s healthy development and is a key objective in our school readiness and curriculum goals. Teachers are required to provide children outdoor play time every day when it is not raining and the temperature is above 25 degrees, Fahrenheit. A child will only be excused from outdoor play with a doctor’s note clearly stating why the child cannot go outside.
Home visits are an opportunity for you and your child’s teacher to get to know one another. It will also be a time to share a variety of information concerning school readiness, health, family engagement, and to get input from you about our program. Teacher Home Visits will be completed twice a year. The first home visit will take place before the school year starts. The second home visit will be completed at the end of the school year.