Nursery and kindergarten classes in TopKids cater to children ages three to six years old in a fun, interactive environment.
Providing additional services such as extended hours, we provide full-day and half-day daycare options where we focus on keeping your child happy, engaged and secure.
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TopKids provides an environment that encourages holistic growth, development, health and well-being is promoted and each student’s need are taken into consideration. We encourage self-determination and we support our student’s opportunities to participate in any activities.
Starting child care or school is a major life transition for young children. Change, even when it is a positive change can be stressful. In many cases this may be the first time a child is away from the secure and loving arms of their family. Both the child and parents may experience anxiety about the new experience. There are specific measures that parents can take to ease anxiety and make the first days happy ones.
Remember the first days of school or child care, like any major life change is a gradual process. Soon it will become a positive and exciting part of your child’s daily routine.
*Check with the school program for their recommendations requirements.
Some concerns you may have may be a result of unfamiliarity of what occurs in a daycare setting. When making childcare arrangements, be sure the program or provider shares with you relevant policies, rules, and schedules so you are comfortable with what to expect. You may discover that you are questioning yourself about whether your concern is warranted or not.
For open communication, it is helpful to be mindful of the other person’s perspective. When you are preparing to approach a provider there are two key things to keep in mind. 1. This individual has chosen this profession because he or she has a genuine interest and love for caring for children. They are making decisions based on what they feel is best for the children in their care. 2. Daycare providers, caregivers or teachers are much more than babysitters. They are committed professionals. When a provider offers care in her home it could be easy for you to lose sight of the fact that this is a business for her.
Before approaching the provider, be sure you can clearly identify the point of friction and its cause. Are there any underlying issues that are causing you distress? It may also be helpful if you have a concrete solution or resolution in mind to take to the table.
When you start a dialogue about your concern, try to be positive. Be sure to communicate what you value and appreciate about the daycare as well. In order to present your concern in a constructive way with out blaming, you can use a technique called “I” messages. “I” messages are statements that clearly express your concerns or needs in a way that does not put the listener on the defensive.
|Concern||Negative Statement||“I” Messages|
|Julia’s lunchbox is missing||“How come you keep losing Julia’s belongings?”||“I need us to find a way to keep track of Julia’s belongings.”|
|Sam’ s got a scratch on his arm||“What have you done to my son?”||“I noticed a scratch on Sam’s arm. Can you tell me what happened?”|
|You are worried about what the program is serving for lunch||“Your lunches are too fatty for my child.”||“I am concerned about the nutrition in the lunches you serve.”|
Conclude your discussion by working together with the caregiver. Brainstorm a course of action that will meet the concerns and needs of both parties. Together you can forge a partnership that can benefit and support the growth and development your child.