Moving to the next class usually happens in September, but not always. Moving at another time is based on a combination of the child’s needs, the child’s date of birth, space available in each classroom and parent and teacher input regarding readiness.
Many factors come in to play when determining classroom placement for a child at EMCCC. Those factors include, but are not limited to, the availability of a classroom opportunity to accept a new child, the need to separate certain children, the need to keep certain children together, the behaviors and supervision needs of the children in a classroom, the numbers of boys and girls in a classroom, the point of development and personality of the child, EMCCC staff input, parental input. After carefully weighing all of the elements that come into play regarding each individual child, a final determination is made regarding placement. With all the factors that must to be weighed, it cannot be promised that parental preference of one room over another will be honored, yet we are certain in the end that parents will be delighted with the services they ultimately receive regardless of the room placement.
Once the room placement has been decided and the targeted move in date has been chosen, the teacher will meet with you to discuss how your child will transition from the current classroom to the new one. It is usually done by way of a series of daily visits; gradually increasing in length, over a short period of time in advance of the official move in date. The comfort level of the child will determine the length and intensity of the transition. You will also have the chance to meet with the new teacher and to have all of your questions answered regarding this move. It is our goal to work together to allow for a smooth transition for your child and for you. Parents do not usually have to be present at the Center during the transition process from one room to another.