Wonderful Management Team: We recently completed hiring our entire management team. One of our goals, in order to operate more efficiently and to provide great service to our parents, was to hire two Assistant Directors to assist our Director, Abigail Henne. Our Assistant Directors for Operations is Ms. Goodman and our Assistant Director for Academics is Gwendolyn Nolt. This wonderful team will make sure that everything runs efficiently and smoothly. If at any time you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Curriculum Improvement: One of the challenges of educating in the Early Childhood arena is that there are many operational intrusions throughout the day. In an elementary school, children enroll in September, they come in at a fixed time in the morning, have lunch at a set time, don’t need diapers changed, and leave for home at a fixed time in the afternoon. The Early Education setting is the exact opposite. Children enroll at our center, and at others, at any time during the year. Once enrolled, they come to the center at different times in the morning and leave whenever convenient for the parents to pick them up. The younger ones need to have diaper changes and various feedings during the day. These variations prevent teachers from having an effective classroom. However, at The Elevon, we are in the process of creating a novel way of approaching this problem. Our Assistant Director-Academics, Gwen Nolt, is working on how to create a curriculum that will seamlessly integrate with these operational intrusions into teaching so that a high level of consistent instruction can be implemented and executed. We will be working hard on this throughout 2019.
Increasing Service Areas for Our School-Age Program: During early 2019, we will be expanding our school-age Before and After program to other schools (currently under review). We already drop and pick up from Severn Elementary, Quarterfield Elementary, and Oakwood Elementary. We, of course, will always be helping them with their homework. Additionally, weather permitting, they go out and play in our spacious playground. Website Additions: Starting in early 2019, we will be adding a blog to our website. This site will provide a lot of information about the Early Education Industry in general, The Elevon, its operations (what it takes to keep it running), and interesting articles about our curriculum and why we do what we do, and why it is so successful. We are confident that parents and potential parents will find it very informative and stimulating.
Extended Hours Program: We are considering providing extended hours of care for our children. This will be beyond our current closing time and we are still deciding how long to stay open. Mostly, it will depend on how much demand there is. We will be sending a Survey Monkey to all parents to gauge the level of interest and then will keep you informed as we move forward. Please note that, if we move forward with this program, any additional charges will be only for those who utilize the services