Notes, artwork, newsletters, etc., will be left in your child's mailbox in their classroom. Please check your mailbox daily. A prompt response to office communications is requested. If you do not see your child's teacher upon arrival or departure and would like to speak to them, please leave a message in their mailbox, along with home numbers and the best time to contact you. Every effort will be made to respond promptly.
Parent conferences are held at least twice yearly for all children in our program. In addition to regular conferences, parents and teachers can request a special conference at any time. Parents and teachers will review the child's progress, learning strategy, interests, and any challenges or difficulties the child may be experiencing either inside or outside of the classroom. During the conference, parents and teachers will collaborate to develop an individualized approach to further the child's development.
Our center has an open-door policy. We invite parents to come into the classroom at any time to observe their child and volunteer - we just ask that the parents do not visit during nap time so that all children can rest without disturbance.
FIELD TRIPS / EXCURSIONS
Field trips are a part of our curriculum. Children will only be permitted to go on a field trip with a signed permission slip that is returned to the teacher by the specified deadline. Parents will receive timely notification of upcoming field trips - they happen monthly and will be focused on that month's classroom "theme." All parents and family members are encouraged to attend all field trips.
AITC closes at 6 p.m. Any parent who arrives after 6 p.m. will be charged $2.00 per minute up to 7:00 p.m. At 7 p.m., Chicago Police Department may be notified that a child has been left at the center. Our center reserves the right to take the child(ren) to the nearest police station if center staff cannot reach a parent or designee. Outside authorities, such as DCFS, will also be notified.
We recognize that you share confidential and private information with AITC as you participate in our program. All forms and information we collect are considered confidential. They can only be viewed by appropriate staff and designated external consultants and reviewers, including our funders and legal, regulatory bodies. These records are secured in locked file cabinets and in our management information system on the computer. Persons will NOT be given access to the information without your written consent unless it becomes necessary to ensure your or your child's safety and welfare.
Life happens. Your child may be having a bad day, the alarm clock didn't sound, or your boss needs you to stay late...While we know how these moments can disrupt your day, AITC places reasonable policies to provide a safe, harmonious, and organized environment for our students, faculty, and staff.
360 FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
We can't stress enough the importance of your involvement and partnership with AITC. We want you in the room and in the conversation!
Group parent workshops are held regularly and planned as a collaborative effort between parents and staff. Topics vary depending on interest and suggestions. Advance notice is given, and childcare is always provided for these meetings.
One of the many benefits of being part of our AITC family is access to premier parenting classes that offer guidance, tools, intention, and the chance to deepen friendships.
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