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Parent Communication

Open communication between parents and teacher benefits parents, teacher, and children, and is one of the most important components of quality care and education.

Communicating with Amy & Kids Co.

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I value regular communication with parents! Since my first priority is to see to the children’s needs, the best way for me to communicate during care hours are through email, text and Daily Connect messages. These can all be set aside to attend to a child, while phone conversations are difficult to carry on through interruptions.

Please feel free to share as much information about your child and family as you are comfortable with. Information about your child/ren, family structure, religious and cultural backgrounds, etc is helpful in providing the best care possible.

I respect the privacy of all the families enrolled in my program and keep all information about children and their families strictly confidential. If you need information about another family please contact them directly.

Parents of enrolled children are always welcome to visit (unless restricted by a court order). For safety's sake, all other visitors should make an appointment to visit.

I welcome your ideas and suggestions all year round. Periodically you will be asked share your thoughts on the program's strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement through a short survey.

Parent Communication from Amy & Kids Co.

Because effective communication is so important, a variety of formal and informal strategies are used to keep you up to date with everything you want to know about the program and your child.

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  • Drop-off and Pick up times are perfect for touching base and communicating in person. Take a moment to check out the children's art dispays and any notices posted near the cubbies, including licensing documents.
  • Daily Connect is a mobile app that replaces old-fashioned paper daily sheets, and available via free online account and smartphone app. Updates on your childs daily experiences are posted throughout the day and a summary emailed to you after pick-up.
  • Social Media has become an integral part of everyday lives and a major means of communication for many people, myself included. Connect with us on your favorite social networking sites.
  • Our Newsletter is shared privately with enrolled parents via email or Daily Connect. It contains information about our learning, important dates, ways to be involved, and other interesting news.
    A public version is available in the Parent Corner or via the Newsletter subscription form at the bottom of this page.
  • The Family Handbook provides an overview of the program, policies, and an insight into your child’s day. Families will receive a copy upon enrollment; please read it carefully and keep it handy for future reference.

Emergency Communication with Parents

In case of emergency, I will text, email, and/or message you via Daily Connect. Please add my cell number to your contacts so I can reach you if necessary.

If your family experiences an emergency that affects your child's care the following day, please text me as soon as you can; I will see your test first thing in the morning. If the emergency requires immediate attention, calling twice within three minutes will bypass the "Do Not Disturb" setting on my phone.

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Open Communication

"Amy is conscious to provide open and constant communication with parents... developmental milestones, behavioral concerns, funny stories..." ~ Sam & Sara

Mobile App

Get real-time photos or videos, updates on your child's day, reminders, messages, newsletter, and more with the Daily Connect app. It's free for parents!

Parent Partnership

Children feel secure when the important people in their lives show respect and support for each other, and form a strong partnership to work together.

Parent Corner

The Parent Corner helps you stay up-to-date with everything that's happening in our program. Our Wish List and social media links are there too!