Here at the Engadine GSRP we set up 2 Home Visits and 2 Center Visits. The Home visits are held at the beginning of the year and again in March while the Center visits are held in December and May.
For 4 year-olds entering preschool in the Fall the home visits and parent conferences are mandatory. It is a formal line of communication between the teacher, the parents, and the preschoolers where we get to discuss concerns, questions, and the child's progress.
We do not come to your home to judge what we see. The purpose of a home visit at the beginning of the school year is to meet the preschooler and the family. During this meeting the preschoolers get a chance to meet and familiarize themselves with their new teachers. The parents on the other hand are able to ask any questions that they need answered and complete any additional forms during this visit.
Parent conferences are used to further communicate a preschooler's progress during the school year. Parents and teachers get to meet and discuss what is being taught in class and to make goals for their child. We will monitor how the child is progressing towards goals through the year.
Parent conferences are fun, and like home visits they are mandatory for all preschool students.