Posts tagged child care

Learning, Exploring and Working Cooperatively with Each Other.

What a school year it has been. WE started out with 15 boys and less then 5 girls. It was hard to get the kiddos to walk inside much less try to sit at the table. And now the growth in these kiddos, each year it always amazes me. The THREE’S are enjoying extended conversations at circle time, taking turns and playing board games until the game is completed.

Participating at the art table is another area now explored. Story time, predicating the outcome of the stories we read, they have done a wonderful job learning, exploring and working cooperatively with each other.

They all are effective learners. Continue to work and expose your kiddos to learning lessons through the summer months. The learning lessons never stop. These little ones are so inquisitive. It is because of your support and love that they continue to blossom. Well done FAMILIES!! Have a wonderful, restful, renewing summer. Thank you for this opportunity to work with you and your kiddos.

Always, Teacher Brigidan

Pre K Graduation followed by Picnic for all

Pre K Graduation

Saturday, June 12
At Millbrae Nursery School
For the Pre-K families at 11am

If you would like to photograph your child wearing a Cap and Gown, please see sign-up sheet posted in class.

Limited appointments available between 9-10:30 am, 2 kiddos every 15 minutes.



At 1pm, all families are invited to the End of Year Picnic

Come join us at 1pm for our end of year picnic.

We will BBQ burgers and hot dogs and families will bring items for the potluck.

Please see sign-up sheet in your classroom for side dishes you can bring.

Silent Auction on April 24th at Leonardos

The Silent Auction will be held on April 24th at 6:00pm at Leonardos in Millbrae. Remember to bring friends and family, it is a fun event for everyone.

We are low on donations, and hope you or businesses you patronize can still donate, but the donation deadline is approaching – please make sure your donation is received before or on 4/15 (the Thursday after Spring Break). You can download and print our fundraising solicitation letter to help.

Entry ticket for the silent auction and raffle tickets ($1 per ticket) for class-made items go on sale starting 4/12. Advance tickets are $15 per person, at the door the price is $20. This includes appetizers, soda or water. Beer and Wine are available at an extra charge.

Babysitting is available at the Millbrae Nursery School and free to the first 5 families from each class who purchase tickets in advance. Otherwise $20 per child or 3 children for $50.

Saturday, Sunday, or Thursday before the auction is basket making: we package / organize the smaller donations into baskets. As soon as the date is finalized I will update the blog and also put it on the calendar. Childcare is available during the basket making. Even if you have not signed up to help, consider doing so, it is a fun event, and you get to look at all the great stuff we are auctioning off ahead of time. I also hope to get a list of the bigger auction items with photos on the blog at least a few days before the event.

Millbrae Nursery School Sibling Policy

Millbrae Nursery School has the best sibling policy of all preschools in San Mateo County, siblings can be brought to parent’s workdays with very few exception. Read the entire policy that is  also found in the handbook here:

Siblings under two (2) years of age will be allowed at no charge when the following guidelines are met:

  1. The attendance of the child has been arranged with the teacher or Admissions Coordinator prior to the parent’s workday.
  2. Only one (1) child under the age of two(2) will be allowed per class session.
  3. For the safety of all children, the sibling must be supervised by his or her parent while the parent accomplishes their assigned workday duties.
  4. The State adult:child ratio must be maintained.

Siblings two (2) years or over will be allowed when the following guidelines are met:

  1. The attendance of the child has been arranged with the Director prior to his or her attendance.
  2. The child must be between the ages of two (2) and six (6).
  3. The child will be billed at the drop in extended care rate.
  4. The child’s care and safety will be the responsibility of Millbrae Nursery School.

PAID WORKDAY

If you are doing a workday for pay you will only be able to bring one (1) child who is currently enrolled in the school program with you on that workday. NO siblings less than 2 years or over 7 years will be allowed to accompany you on a paid workday.

Why We Like Our New School.

Leilani has been attending Millbrae Nursery School since July, and all of us love it.

Although our previous preschool was very expensive and prestigious, Leilani had cried often about not wanting to go, now it is the opposite, I have a hard time getting her home.

The playground is awesome. Indoors, additionally to the educational toys there are dolls, plastic dinosaurs and animals as well as trains; There is dressup and pretend play, free play, creative play, and after having had Leilani in a school for a year that did not have any of these makes me really appreciate the difference. Leilani loves the loft area, a special area that gets opened occasionally, they climb up on the ladder, and play with the “special” toys that are up there.

The teachers are all super nice. They know all the names of kids and family, and they work with kids socially and teach them not to only play with their friends and within their cliques, but also play with others. I am so impressed how they work with behaviorally challenged kids and integrate them within a short time, I could not believe the change in behavior I have seen in at least 2 kids within a short time.

Leilani made huge progress, her communication and conversation skills I find impressive, she shows much more empathy and is able to listen longer (unless of course we preach or lecture her…). She writes her name in upper and lower case letters, and now starts reading the regular way. She does beautiful artwork, drawing, painting, that was an area she had regressed so much in within the previous year, and I am so happy that she developed that interest again.

I was a little scared of the co-op experience at first, but it is a real community, and very enjoyable, and educational for the parents. Leilani loves my workday, then I am teacher Sonja, and I often get to do art projects with the kids, that’s a lot of fun for me almost as much as for the kids.

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