Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 2: Program Activities for Healthy Development

2.1 Program of Developmental Activities

2.1.4 Program Activities for School-Age Children

2.1.4.6: Communication Between Child Care and School


Facilities that accept school-age children directly from school should arrange a system of communication with the child’s school teacher. Families should be included in this communication loop.
RATIONALE
This communication may be facilitated by phone or email between the child’s teacher and the school-age child care facility. School-age child care programs should include parent/guardian permissions which allow school teachers to communicate relevant information to caregivers/teachers. Parents/guardians should also be notified of any significant event so that a system of communication is established between and among family, school, and caregivers/teachers. The child’s school teacher and a staff member from the facility should meet at least once to exchange telephone numbers and to offer a contact in the event relevant information needs to be shared.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
9.4.1.3 Written Policy on Confidentiality of Records
REFERENCES
  1. National Association of Elementary School Principals, National AfterSchool Association. Leading a new day for learning. http://www.naaweb.org/downloads/Principal Documents/leading_joint_statement-r3_.pdf.