LITTLE BRITCHES has an Open Door policy with all parents of enrolled children. Parents are not only welcomed, but also highly encouraged to volunteer in their child’s classroom.
All visitors are required to sign in at the front desk before proceeding to the classroom.
The Standards of Conduct and Visitor Policies apply to all volunteers at all times.
Siblings of children in the program may not attend when a parent is volunteering in the classroom.
Parents may be asked to help with certain tasks such as cutting out items for the classrooms, sharing information about their job or hobby or culture, chaperoning on field trips, donating items, and reading to a group of children.
Take Home Activities
Although LITTLE BRITCHES does not assign “homework,” we do send home suggested activities to enhance the learning taking place in the classroom.
All parents/family are invited to attend scheduled formal parent/teacher conferences to review child’s progress, needs and set goals for the child. Conferences are scheduled two times during the year. Other conferences are scheduled as needed or as requested by parent or teacher.
We ask that parents who are dropping off children in the classroom not engage the teacher in extended conversation; this makes it difficult on the child and on the teacher. You may discuss classroom concerns with the Director at any time. We encourage your questions and welcome your input regarding your child and our program.
LITTLE BRITCHES is interested in your feedback. Parent surveys are distributed around the first of the year. Your responses help determine whether we are meeting the needs of our families.
Parent Bill of Rights
We believe that parents have rights and that their concerns are important.
• Parents can expect that their child is safe at the center, both physically and emotionally.
• Parents can expect that all children are treated fairly regardless of race, creed, national origin, economic status, gender, or age and that each child is treated as an individual.
• Parents can expect that the staff is experienced and trained in child development.
• Parents can expect that any cruel behavior among the children or between children and staff is not tolerated.
• Parents have the right to be treated with courtesy by all members of the staff.
• Parents have the right to participate in meaningful parent-teacher conferences to discuss their child’s progress and welfare.
• Parents have the right to visit their child’s class.
• Parents have the right ask a staff member about a concern.
March – International Pot-Luck Dinner September- Spaghetti Dinner
April/May- Spring Pictures November- Thanksgiving Feast
May/June- VPK Graduation December- Holiday Program (VPK)
LITTLE BRITCHES is proud of who we are and what we do. We hope you are proud to have your child enrolled with us. A Tuition Credit Certificate is given to any parent who refers a new full-time child into the center. To qualify for the credit, the new child must enroll full-time and stay at least three weeks. The initial contact with the new child’s family must have been made off premises of LITTLE BRITCHES property. The Tuition Credit Certificate of fifty-dollars ($50.00) is given to you after the third week. Credit for children enrolling in non-full time positions are given a credit of 33% of the rate for a week, and the child must stay enrolled for at least three weeks. The new parent should inform the center’s Director that they were referred by you upon their initial visit. Referral credit is not given for staff children. If your child no longer attends, you will receive a Carrabas gift certificate of earned value.