Greeting Children

All Children and parents should be greeted upon their arrival and acknowledged when they leave. Each classroom staff will decide how this will be handled. A friendly greeting and a welcoming smile can make a big difference in a child and parent’s day. At no time should a child and parent arrive without someone acknowledging their presence. Staff members, including  students, should make an effort to help the child become engaged in the classroom routine before the parent leaves.

Parents may have important information about a child’s day that should be communicated to staff members who work later in the day. Please write the information down and make sure it is passed on to appropriate others.

At times, parents may wish to have an in-depth discussion regarding their child during arrival and departure. Please be mindful that your primary responsibility at this time is to be with the children. Let parents know that what they want to discuss is important to you and ask if you can set up a separate meeting time or arrange to call them during your planning time.

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