We recognize that raising a child is a full-time job that does not end with the school day. One of our goals is to create a bridge between home and school in order to cultivate a consistent and encouraging environment for learning. However, we cannot do this without your input and support. Teamwork between our staff and parents is absolutely essential. By participating in daily correspondence, reading the monthly calendar and daily postings, scheduling conferences, and attending field trips, you can stay current with your child’s development and play an active role in their daily routine. Furthermore, you are welcome to visit the center at anytime and share concerns or ideas that you may have. “Together we can create a wonderful and rich educational experience that your “Little Miracle” will carry with them into Kindergarten and beyond.
Toilet Training Policy
Staff Members at Little Miracles:
- Treat each child as an individual who will develop at his/her own rate.
- Are calm, patient, and show a matter of fact attitude when toilet training.
- Clearly communicate the behavior that is expected of the child.
- Anticipate gradual, rather than instant success.
- Do not employ negative discipline (punishment, scolding, or shaming).
- Observe each child to determine readiness.
- Encourage and praise each child to determine readiness.
- Encourage and praise each child for success and understanding of accidents.
- Switch from diapers to under wear when the child is ready.
- Encourage the child’s ability to learn.
Finding qualified, experienced and reliable daycare providers for your Middlesex children can take a lot of patience and hard work, but more importantly, it requires that you, the parent, know which questions to ask and what to look for when visiting daycare facilities. Your child's wellbeing is too important to make a decision on which daycare provider to choose without the proper information. Here are a few tips to help you in your decision. Please do not hesitate to contact Little Miracles Child Care And Educational Center if you would like more information.
How can I tell if the Middlesex daycare provider I am interested in is good or bad?
A good daycare provider should care about your child's development as much as his or her safety and comfort while in their care. There are important components to consider to establish the daycare provider's commitment to the children they look after:
- Whether or not the provider has an age-appropriate teaching curriculum
- Children to daycare provider ratio
- Frequency and quality of reports / communication with parents
- Health, nutrition and safety
What questions should I ask when visiting Middlesex daycare providers?
You should always visit daycare providers armed with a list of questions. Here are the most important things you should know:
- Whether or not the daycare center's staff has first aid and child CPR certifications
- What learning activities and games are on the schedule (i.e. what your child will be doing all day)
- How the daycare providers handle matters of discipline and conflict resolution
- Whether or not the daycare center welcomes unexpected visits and observation
- How the daycare providers handle your child's special needs (allergies, fears, physical limitations etc.)
How can I make sure that the answers to my questions are true?
Unless you stay with your child at the daycare every day, there is no way to be absolutely sure that the Middlesex daycare provider you have chosen does everything they say they will. There is however a few things you can do that will go a long way towards convincing you that they have answered your questions truthfully:
- Ask for references, and check every one of them. A legitimate and qualified daycare provider will have references ready for you, and should willingly give you at least three different references.
- Ask to observe daycare activities. Again, legitimate daycare centers will be more than happy to let you observe their daily routines, and will welcome your unexpected visits at any time of the day.
When you have made your choice and enrolled your child, it is important to monitor his or her reaction closely to ensure that he or she is both comfortable with the center and daycare providers, and as a way to confirm that you have made the right choice. Ask your child questions about his or her day, and be aware of mood changes or a change in behavior.
Please feel free to contact us or visit our Middlesex daycare center for more information.