family departure

family departure We hope children depart only for kindergarten. But families may withdraw due to a move, changes in their job or financial situation, or because their child would benefit from a different program. Regardless of the reason for departure, let the departing child know they were a valuable part of our program and that […]

family information management

family information management For complete and detailed information about children’s schedules and tuition, please refer to First Circle’s Program Information + Tuition, updated annually. Any parent interested in more specific information should be referred to Administration. Here’s more detail on schedule and tuition information you may be asked about or that directly affects you. tuition […]

family partnership

family partnership The foundation of a successful learning experience for young children is approaching the relationship between our program, educators, and families as a partnership. We strengthen this partnership when we work with parents to develop trust. Key components of our partnership are: respect It’s important to us that our program policies, practices, and communication […]

family on-boarding

family on-boarding New child visits Depending on a child’s temperament and transition style, we usually recommend they have between 1 and 3 transition visits and spend partial day(s) in the classroom prior to the official start date. It helps them get used to the dropoff procedure. For instance, if a child seems anxious at dropoff, […]


enrollment process First Circle has open enrollment year-round. Interested families receive information by phone or email. We collect basic information and schedule a tour of the program with the director. Tours include: a conversation in the office, providing a history and overview of the program and collecting information about the child and family a visit […]

corrective action

corrective action overview To ensure a high standard of childcare and positive work place environment, we have established standards of conduct which are laid out in your job description. We believe employees want to do excellent work and adhere to policy, procedures, and regulations. We also believe employees will quickly correct any problems in their […]

promotion/change in classroom

promotion/change in classroom When a position becomes available at First Circle, we first look to hire from within. To be eligible for promotion, employees must have the qualifications and experience required for the position and positive performance review(s) at least 6 months prior to their application for promotion. When an employee is promoted, they undergo […]

performance reviews

performance reviews We work hard to create a supportive professional atmosphere with open communication. Regular performance reviews help Admin and employees identify performance strengths, and areas needing further development. The review process helps you develop professionally by giving you feedback so you can do your job well. process Reviews are conducted at least annually and […]


observations Center administration observes each employee bi-monthly in their primary classroom. Observations include how educators interact with children and other staff, areas of strength, and areas needing improvement. The administrator observing will meet with the staff members to discuss their observations and next steps.

daily supervision

We want employees to succeed, and we try to provide every opportunity to excel in the classroom. We support your job performance several ways, including mentoring, training, written resources, observations, professional development plans and goals, and performance reviews. daily supervision Employees are supervised daily. Supervision and communication are conducted in a positive, productive manner to […]