Recientemente comenzamos a usar Brightwheel, una herramienta para la gestión del aula, la comunicación, las fotos, los videos, el pago de facturas en línea y mucho más. Brightwheel es el líder de la industria en educación temprana, ha demostrado que ahorra tiempo al personal, lo que permite pasar mucho más tiempo con los estudiantes y, al mismo tiempo, ofrece una experiencia mucho mejor para los padres.
Se requiere que los padres utilicen esta plataforma para el registro de entrada y salida de los estudiantes, la comunicación y la facturación. Brightwheel está disponible en la web usando un navegador de escritorio (facturación, informes financieros y comunicación) y a través de una aplicación móvil (para registro de entrada/salida de estudiantes, comunicación y facturación).
Many of our Enrichment Specialists have completed or are pursuing degrees in Education or other Child Related fields. All Staff are required to participate in ongoing Continuing Education throughout the year. Although the minimum requirement of licensing is 16 clock hours per year, all M & M Team Members are required to complete at least 24 clock hours annually within the following Core Knowledge Areas:
Teaching and Learning
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Observation, Documentation and Assessment
Family and Community Engagement
Interactions and Guidance
Our Site Leaders are there to provide support to our staff, the students in our program and to their parents. On a daily basis, they monitor Enrichment Specialist classrooms to ensure that our specialists are meeting or exceeding our quality expectations. The Site Leaders work closely with the enrichment specialists to establish that they have quality lesson plans which include a variety of educational and social activities. The Site Leader also maintains the flow of communication between M & M Extra Care and the school sites, speaking to teachers and other school staff about how we can work together to best support the students in our care.
Site Leaders also work with the students to help them remember the moral focus and help encourage positive behavior choices.
Additionally, Site Leaders are present to provide support and resources for our M & M Parents, working with them to guarantee that their student is given the opportunities and activities to keep them engaged and involved during the before and after-school care program.
It is imperative that our specialists play an active role in lesson planning to provide a diverse and enriching experience in before and after-school care. Time is provided for the Enrichment Specialists to prepare for their day with supplies and planning for at least 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the students are present.
We expect our Specialists to develop relationships with their students and their families, to promote a safe and nurturing environment and to foster a supportive partnership with the parents or guardians in the role of caring for each student.
As a Licensed Childcare Program, all staff must complete comprehensive background checks, which include fingerprinting, FBI, CPS, DHS and State Police record searches. The State of Michigan administers and provides the systems for these checks.