Our teachers will be having parent-teacher conferences this week and will have the opportunity to meet with each of our CPNS families. This conference gives our teachers an opportunity to get to know our families better to support their child’s development during their years with us at CPNS. In addition to our teachers’ observations of children in a classroom environment, the support of our Learning Consultant, Lori Kleppe, we have added a developmental screening questionnaire. With incentive funding from GROW NJ Kids, we have been able to offer this new screening process called Ages & Stages or ASQ-3. Establishing a comprehensive screening, such as ASQ-3, enables our families to get more involved in their child’s preschool experience. Many of our families took advantage of this new screening opportunity and our teachers look forward to the additional support in accessing each child’s developmental level.
CPNS will be closed on Wednesday, October 25 so our teachers can participate in their own professional development. We have a representative from Montclair University’s Center for Autism (part of the GROW NJ Kids training professionals) providing a program called Pyramid Model. This program will help our teachers meet the social and emotional needs of all of our children. Several of us took advantage of this training this past summer and knew it would something that would benefit all of our teachers.
We have a few openings left in our classes and enrichment programs beginning in September. All registration forms can be found on our website. Feel free to call Janice at (609)655-8663 or email her at CPNSchool@comcast.net for more information. Don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors about our developmentally appropriate academic Christian preschool. We don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity to give their children the strongest foundation for their child’s academic success.