Oregon Immunization Info:
We know how important it is for you to feel connected to your child's educational journey throughout the day! Therefore, we use a software called brightwheel, which is one of the top childcare apps in the industry! Parents/caregivers can log into the app throughout the day to see fun pictures and videos for those special moments throughout the day. brightwheel also displays what educational curriculum we cover, food that was served and any other important information. This is also how you can learn about important updates and communicate to your child's teacher.
As an extra layer of security, each parent or emergency contact you list on the registration paperwork, will have a unique four digit PIN assigned, along with their picture displayed. This is how your child will be logged in and out of the school ech day.
Developmental Testing: ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) ASQSE (Social Emotional)
ASQ (to be completed before your child's first day of class) with the parent: https://asqoregon.com/
We use the ASQ and ASQSE as tools to track the development of each child in their gross motor, fine motor, language, problem solving, self-help, emotional, and interpersonal skills. Before your child’s first day you are required to go to https://asqoregon.com/ and fill out the ASQ questionnaire for your child. It is free and pretty self explanatory, but if you would like to schedule a time with our Lead Teacher to discuss, we would be happy to assist. We then do the ASQ & ASQSE every 6 months keeping a portfolio to show your child’s progress which is very helpful for the transition to Kindergarten. Go to http://www.asqoregon.com/whatisasq.php?lang=en for specific information and to do the ASQ & ASQSE.
Much of our curriculum is based around Starfall Pre-K Curriculum. Starfall uses nursery rhymes and books to teach all the developmental areas through experiences and creation. Please take a moment to see the units and fun lesson plans that are used in our classroom at: http://more.starfall.com/downloads/Starfall-Pre-K-Glance.php. The learning can continue at home at www.starfall.com for free.
Behavior strategies and General Development
For more information on positive behavior strategies and general development visit these links (sites are non profit, non commercial, articles written by professionals in the field of early education – for parents) :
For children birth through age 2yrs
For children 2 years through 5 yrs
- Center on Social Emotional Foundations, Vanderbilt University Family Tools
- Positive Behavior Strategies,Behavior Support, Challenging behavior (prevention and techniques)
- Positive solutions for families (pdf)
For children of all ages
The following are links to early development information many parents are interested in:
- This is the national, Zero to Three site. See the Topics list http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=par_parents
- This site from Michigan's early intervention system has wonderful parent friendly information on each stage of development up to age 5 yrs http://www.resa.net/earlychildhood/forparents/wonderyears/
- To encourage your child’s progress, an easy and fun first step may be to download the Learning Activities (http://asqoregon.com/asq/LearningActivities/48-54month.pdf and http://asqoregon.com/asq/LearningActivities/54-60month.pdf) and provide opportunities to help him/her practice these skills.
Information about the ASQ:SE can also be found at this information site operated by the publisher: http://agesandstages.com