Parent Communication

Parent Communication At ECK…

One of our program goals at ECK is to ensure open communication between staff, parents, and children. We know that parents offer information and insight that is irreplaceable in the growth and development of their children. Therefore, it is our goal to keep the lines of communication between parents and teachers completely open. We promote this in variety of ways such as daily reports based on the age and/or need, emails, phone conversations, text messages, messages on family's account and face to face conversations during pick-up / drop-off. We do try to keep in-person talks brief (if our attention is needed for the children or if it’s a private topic that is better saved for another time).

We know that collaboration between staff and parents is in the best interest of the children. Another one of our program goals is to provide care to the families in our areas. We strive to serve families, not just children. We believe in family and it is our desire to form meaningful and lasting relationships with the entire family. We love nothing more than having past ECK kids come back for a visit!

Our Open Door Policy

At ECK, we have an open door policy. This means you, as a parent, are free to visit or join in at any time. We do ask that you be respectful to the emotions of your child and others. This means that if an adult’s presence is causing hardship to your child or another child, to please shorten the visit. During the transition period, your child may not benefit from surprise visits. We encourage parent involvement and participation. We have seasonal fieldtrip volunteer opportunities, special holiday and themed activities that involve families and we can always use help with cleaning / upgrading our school from time to time.

About the Director

Our director / owner is Mrs. Deanne Rostami. She has over 25 years of experience and is the mother of three wonderful girls. She has been married to a wonderful man for twenty-five years and has lived in her home since 1994. She is very passionate about education and learning. She believes in setting a strong foundation for our children to help them to become lifelong learners. She is a certified teacher by profession. She continues to pursue continuing education in various fields of learning. She also considers herself a lifelong learner and continues to research the latest best practices to further enhance the learning experience for all of her students.

Nutrition

We know that good nutrition contributes to effective learning in children. Numerous studies have demonstrated that eating breakfast regularly will boost your child's ability to learn, to think quickly, to pay attention and even to get along with others. One recent study on childhood nutrition found that those who eat breakfast raise their math grades and improve their school attendance records. Children who regularly have breakfast in the morning solve problems more easily and are less likely to be restless or irritable before lunch. Other studies indicate that skipping breakfast has a negative effect on attentiveness, verbal fluency, memory and the brain's ability to make use of new information.

Our child nutrition program includes breakfast, lunch and two snacks – one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Every lunch and snack is nutritionally balanced and meets requirements regarding food components and portion size.

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