Welcome to the Coral Reef Academy Family!
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Coral Reef Academy. We have prepared this website to answer commonly asked questions and provide an overview of our program. We hope that it will familiarize you with our educational philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you now have or at any time in the future. Thank you for taking the time to read through this website. Please keep it bookmarked for future reference.
Our center provides a friendly, home like environment, which is an extension of the child's family situation. The center will share with parents the vital role of caring for and educating their children focusing on developing a sense of trust, security and love. The center also provides an environment rich in experiences where nature and natural beauty are respected and admired. Children's appreciation of beauty will be enhanced and developed. If you know what you want we can bring your vision to life. If you need us to come up with ideas, we will create a decorating plan for your approval.
- Infants from 6 weeks to 12 months
- Toddlers from 12 months to 36 months
- Preschool from 36 months through Kindergarten entry
- School Age from Kindergarten through age 12
Coral Reef Academy Offers:
- State-of the-Art-Facility
- Field Trips
- Security Cameras and Monitoring
- Preschool Programs
- Security Coded Entrances
- Curriculum for All Ages
- Nutritional Meals/Snacks
- Two Separate Playgrounds
- Before/After-School Care
- Parent/Child Library
- Transportation To and From Area Schools
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Summer Camp
- Trained, Professional/Certified Staff Members
Parents are the first and most lasting influence upon how a child feels about herself/himself. Child Care is a shared process, and we encourage you to share in the day-to-day activities of the center; meals, field trips and class visits. We would like you to share your ideas, traditions, and even yourself or any other way that you would enjoy. Parents are an important piece of our community and are welcomed into the center and classroom at any time. Parents are welcomed to request a conference at any time; we recommend at least two per year. We also encourage regular communication between parents and teachers or Center Director. We do ask, however, that concerns not be discussed in front of your child.
As your child will be spending a major portion of his/her days at the center, we want to make sure that parents are kept informed of all that is happening both in the classrooms and the center. A monthly newsletter is distributed which includes upcoming activities, and field trips or visitors. Daily Reports will be sent home daily with your child, as it is sometimes hard to speak to each parent daily about their child's day. We hope that these reports will keep you informed of the general issues of your child's day and that you will encourage your child to tell you about his/her day. In general young children often respond to global questions such as "what did you do today?" with "I don't know". Often it is more effective to ask specific questions such as "What did you make in art today?" or "What songs did you sing today?" If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to discuss them with your child's teacher or the Center Director at a time that is convenient for everyone.
We welcome suggestions that you may have at any time. Parents are welcome to visit the center at any time or to accompany us on a field trip for special events.
We hope you will feel comfortable so that you can share important information with us that will help us care for your child the best way possible. Some examples are: If a loved one died, or a pet died, maybe you started off the day with a fight, a pending divorce or separation, maybe someone new moved into the house.
Knowing this kind of information will give the teacher a frame of reference for meeting your child's needs. Important information will help us to be empathetic with your child because we know there is a change they are dealing with. Sometimes children will have behavior issues when they are trying to work through things that they can't verbalize. Everything you share with us is confidential and the information will not leave the center.