Letter to Parents
Dear Parents (s)/Guardian(s)
- Welcome to the Palo Verde College Child Development Center. Our qualified staff is looking forward to working closely with you and your child during the next school year. This Parent Handbook has been prepared with the intent that it will help to better familiarize you with the operation of our program and at the same time answer some of the questions you may have not thought to ask.
- The Palo Verde College Child Development Center is a non-profit organization, operated on a non- discriminatory basis, and gives equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, color, creed, religion, origin, or ancestry.
- Our program welcomes the enrollment of children with disabilities. The program understands the requirement of the American With Disabilities Act (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations for such children and implements those accommodations.
- The Palo Verde College Child Development Center is sponsored through the Palo Verde Community College District in cooperation with the California Department of Education.
- Parents are encouraged to visit the facility at any time without advance notice during the normal operating hours of the facility (Monday through Friday- 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m.). The site is located at 557 North Lovekin in Blythe California.
- The program refrains from religious instruction or worship
- It is our hope to serve you by providing rewarding and enriching Preschool services for your child/children.
PROGRAM GOALS & PHILOSOPHY
- Our program has created an environment that has the children and their parents identified as the focus. Our philosophy is to support families in the fostering of their child's development and to try and assist families to attain their personal goals.
- The program offers a developmentally appropriate educational curriculum that meets the needs of the "whole child." We provide a safe, healthy learning environment that will advance your child's physical and intellectual competence, communication and creativity.
- Our classrooms are broken up into sections, such as a kitchen, science area, manipulative, reading, space with blocks computers, and other toys, or other areas. Teachers encourage the kids to play, facilitating social skills along the way. Even though it seems like they are just playing, they are learning valuable skills, including important social skills and cooperation with others. We also have planned activities that prepare kids for a kindergarten setting. Classroom activities include the learning of letters and sounds, distinguishing shapes and colors, numbers, writing their names and other skills.
- We believe that each family brings to the program values, language, diversity, and traditional customs and therefore, recognizes the importance of forming a partnership with the parents to create a positive experience for all children. We find Parent participation an important part of our program and encourage daily parent participation.
POLICY ON CONFIDENTIALITY
All PVC CDC staff is required to sign a statement indicating that they are aware of their responsibility regarding the confidentiality of records including:
- Family Eligibility, Children records and/or any other information regarding specific families and children.
- Release of information may only occur upon receipt of a written consent from the family.