We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day! Our first full week went beautifully! The children have settled in nicely and we are enjoying our new classes.
Our licensing representative arrived on Wednesday for our unannounced annual inspection. We received a perfect inspection, which is amazing since over 100 licensing changes just went into effect, plus the move. Kudos to our wonderful teachers and staff for a job VERY well done!
Items you need to know for the coming week:
- Please stop by the preschool office and sign your child’s enrollment form! Thank you, if you have already done so.
- Invoices were sent on Friday, September 1.
- Pizza Mondays begin on September 11. Would you like to sign up? Use this link: PIZZA MONDAY LATE REGISTRATION.
- Would you like to treat a teacher to Pizza Mondays? Please email the preschool office. Any amount is welcome.
- We will begin Chapel this week for Stacy, Erin and Janis’ classes. Parents, you will receive Chapel Notes regarding the experience later that afternoon.
- The preschool doors will be repainted at the end of the week, due to an issue. We will be monitoring the paint fumes around campus accordingly.
- The School Picnic will be September 15 at noon on the Capitol Grounds, (not the 8th!)
- Katrina is looking for someone to assemble her easel. Please email the preschool office for more information.
- If you would like to participate, read more in the FUMC FLOOD BUCKETS post on the church’s website.
- Happy Birthday to Ms. Janie on September 8!
Safety Reminder: Please do not leave infants/children unattended in vehicles when you enter the building. The downtown area poses risks and we highly encourage you to ask another parent to monitor a child in a car for you. Thank you for your cooperation.
Director’s Blog: We Believe.
Parents often catch glimpses of our time spent with children at arrival and departure. There are so many conscious decisions that take place by the teachers and staff, regarding seemingly trivial notions. As a school, we place children’s experiences at the center of our focus. This results in an authentic experience for the child, based on a foundation of nurturing, challenging, supporting, stimulating and creativity in the classroom. Authenticity is the key to so many facets of the FUMP program, and the children thrive accordingly.
For more explanation and examples, please take a moment to read our “We Believe” statements. This was written by our staff to define our purpose, goals, and intentions. As a parent, you will see evidence of these statements threaded throughout our program. We hope this sheds even more light on the uniqueness of our program at FUMP and how it benefits your child’s development. [Read More….]
Teacher Column: Ms. Rosa – Infant Lead Teacher
With the start of a new year, my first focus is always in creating healthy attachments with my new students. We start by building on trust and connections. As a new person in your child’s life, my goal is to build trust by meeting their basic needs. We make sure we respond to their cues in a timely and appropriate manner and interact during our caregiving routines. We help children get used to their environment by finding the routine that works best for them. Through the consistency of the routine we provide a feeling of security. After establishing a sense of trust through our routine and interaction we begin to form connections. My favorite ways to develop connections is by sharing gentle touches like hugs, back rubs, and carrying. We also will sing song and find ways to make the children laugh. Talking back and forth with children and making eye contact help support healthy connections. Through these special bonds we can further our exploration as a class and as individuals. I am looking forward to watching your little ones grow!