As we approach the start of the new school year, we begin to approach a time of year that brings many new transitions for your children. Some children will be transitioning out of Little Chicks Learning Academy and into a new school setting. Some children will be moving classrooms and gaining new friends. We want to make sure that we, as a center, are doing our very best to support your child through all these transitions.
If your family is leaving LCLA we would love to provide some information on how to make the most successful transition to your new school setting. It is very important that you advocate for your child during this transition, being very clear with new teachers and staff about your child’s individual needs. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to make arrangements to visit your child’s new school setting, to meet the staff and to let your child see their new environment.
Most licensed child care settings in Wisconsin use the same forms we do at LCLA. If you need a copy of your child’s LCLA file, please let us know in advance. We’re happy to provide that to you. This is especially important if your child has a medical or developmental special need that requires individual accommodations. Local school districts usually have their registration take place via their website, but also may need extra documentation of the assessments done while your child was enrolled with us. Please request these in advance, as needed.
If you would like your child’s LCLA teacher to communicate directly with your child’s new classroom teacher about any specific health or developmental need, we are happy to do this as well. Please discuss this with your individual classroom teacher. A release form will be required. We will then begin an individualized transition checklist for your child to make sure that all information is transferred from one agency to another.
Within our classrooms we will be spending time talking to your children about their upcoming changes and transitions, as always. If there is anything else we can do to help support your individual child during this time, we would love to help you do that.
Thank you so much!