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PARENT PAGE

Parents are an integral part of our preschool program. Only by working in close partnership can we provide the most appropriate educational experience for your child. We are dedicated to building a positive relationship with families from our first contact. We ask you to share with us as much information about your family and child as you feel comfortable sharing.

The teachers, director and administrative assistant are always open to hearing from you—your concerns, suggestions and your ideas on how to make our program better.

Parents are always welcome in the preschool classroom. Their support by volunteering to do special projects, give presentations, help with various activities and support our program whenever possible makes our preschool the quality program we all enjoy.

For more information on Policies and Procedures, please see the
Parent Handbook.

TESTIMONIALS

1. "We are very, very pleased with the program. It’s the best. UCUC Preschool has truly blessed our lives."

2. "I love the school and I love that you are doing more electronically. Very helpful and fun to forward to dads, grandparents, etc."

3. "His teacher has an amazing connection with him and with me. I love how she tells me the funny/cool things he has done throughout the day."

4. "I was so comfortable leaving my children with the teachers. I could not imagine better teachers."

5. "I love the open door attitude. I feel I can speak to my child’s teacher anytime. I enjoy the e-mail updates. I have been more than satisfied. We are so happy we found UCUC Preschool."

6. "Our child absolutely loves school. The teachers are very good and make it a great learning experience for our child."

7. "I am so impressed with your program. I like that my son can do art in the shade during outside time."

PARENT RESOURCES

naeyc.org - Info on accreditation and parent-teacher relationships
families.naeyc.com - NAEYC put up this new website just for families
crs.ymca.org - Childcare Resource Service ­ local info on preschool referrals,
                        health issues, legislative issues and community links
positivediscipline.org - Parenting tips and classes
explorationsearlylearning.com - Reference materials and ideas for parents
aap.org - American Academy of Pediatrics - health and nutrition info
healthychildren.org - Health, safety and nutrition

ACCREDITATION

NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children, started its program accreditation system in the early 1980’s to help families find the best care for their young children and to provide the early childhood education field with a credible means by which to identify and meet standards of excellence.

UCUC Preschool first attained accreditation in 1996. The preschool has maintained continuous accreditation since 1996.

In the mid 2000’s, accreditation standards were updated to enhance the quality of the education and well-being of children. NAEYC developed 10 standards that are required for accreditation. These standards are: relationships, curriculum, teaching (relating to instructional approach), families, community relationships, physical environment and leader- ship and management.

For more information on accreditation, please visit the NAEYC website at naeyc.org