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Focused On The Children

I am a 1st grade teacher in Ballston Spa who has contemplated opening my own preschool for many years. I must say, that when we stumbled upon your center, we were not looking for a change, but your center was very impressive to my husband,myself and our most important family member, Nico. If I were to ever run a daycare center or preschool, I am very pleased to say, that I would want it to be just like your! The center is clean, well organized, and most of importantly, focused on the children. The management staff have been truly wonderful and very approachable. My sons teachers are real gems, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. You have an amazing staff in Malta, and I am truly thankful for their efforts with my son.

Vicki S.

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Concentrates On Education

As a new parent to my only child, I was very apprehensive about who will watch my son while I was at work. I met the directors at Maple Leaf Child Care Center and was shown around the facility and immediately felt comfortable with the staff and the care he would receive. I was impressed with the access to my son’s class, the daily reports I receive regarding all his activities for the day, the meal and snack choices, activities, help with transitions throughout toddlerhood, and cleanliness. There is always some type of activity going on that I can participate in. Maple Leaf concentrates on education which I am appreciative of. It’s important to have excellent communication regarding changes, illness, activities, school closings…Maple Leaf does a wonderful job with that as well. My son really enjoys going to Maple Leaf and it’s nice not having to worry about his safety and type of care he will receive. The staff treats him very well and for that I am grateful.

Tammy

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Getting The Most Out of Parent-Teaching Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are usually short meetings, so how do you get the most out of the concise talk?

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Send an e-mail to the teacher at the beginning of the school year highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Partner

Don’t become defense if something “unflattering but true” is said. Show the teacher you are partnering to help your child succeed.

See Their Work

Ask to see your child’s work. This will allow you to see where your child is progressing and where they may need a little extra help.

Ask

Ask the teacher to explain. Anything you are confused about, speak up and ask. Remember, you are doing this to help your child, so do not feel embarrassed.

Talk

Talk to your child about the conference. Let them know what was discussed and tell them you are proud of them doing their best in school.

This article and more can be found at Huffingtonpost.com

 

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Family Oriented

We have grown very fond of Maple Leaf during our 15 month tenure. I’ve always appreciated the comforting words and affection offered in an effort to engage my daughter and make her feel welcome when we started at Maple Leaf. The things she has learned there are quite impressive at barely the age of 3. I’m excited for my son to have the same opportunity on the horizon (he’s 18 months). Many of the teachers go out of their way to extend greetings and make us feel welcome. I love that the parties and the luau are family oriented and parents are welcome to participate and meet other parents. The directors are always receptive to feedback and willing to listen. They address our concerns immediately. It is clear that they wish to provide a safe, nurturing, clean, and fun environment for our kids!

Pam W.

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Great Learning Environment

Kristen and I are working parents. Over the last six years Maple Leaf has given us the opportunity to continue to work with the knowledge and comfort of a great learning environment for our children. Our kids have loved their teachers, and the values they were taught will stay with them forever. The staff at Maple Leaf is the best I have ever known. Thank you Maple Leaf!

Rich & Kristen K.

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Conscious Discipline

logo (1)Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline.

Conscious Discipline is a longtime leader in the integration of classroom management with social-emotional learning, utilizing everyday events as the curriculum and addressing the adult’s emotional intelligence as well as the child’s. (more…)

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Association for Early Learning Leaders

assnbanner2Formerly known as the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the Association for Early Learning Leaders is the nation’s leader among associations serving child care owners, directors, and administrators. The organization’s goal is to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of the people who lead the child care industry by providing membership services and benefits. (more…)

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Committee for Children

CfClogoA nonprofit working globally to promote children’s social and academic success

“We create research-based social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life. We are a nonprofit. And we’re helping create a world in which children can grow up to be peaceful, kind, responsible citizens. (more…)

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