Ashworth Learning Center FAQ
We hope to build a solid home & school partnership with you and want you to know that we are here for you and your child. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask, but we hope this video will answer most of your questions as we all prepare for the upcoming grand opening.
Mark your calendars for our Open House / Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30-7:00 PM. We would love for you to drop by so that we can meet your child and you can bring any supplies at that time as well. Make sure to label all supplies with your child’s name.
Opening day is Monday, August 9th and the center will be open each day from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
We have an incredibly trained and experienced staff who are ready to welcome your child to our Ashworth Learning Center!
As you prepare to drop off your kids each morning, you may park on the south side of the building at the Learning Center main door. please know that we will not be able to accept your child before 7 AM. Also, you must accompany your child into the center and check them in at check in station before walking them to their room. Please make sure your child is well and has not had fever, vomiting, or diarrhea within the last 24 hrs. Plz call if your child will not be attending that day, as it affects lunch counts, class ratios, etc.
Each class will follow a daily schedule and we will be teaching and following our FrogStreet curriculum that aligns with the Iowa Teaching Standards in order to completely prepare your child for Kindergarten. We believe learning begins at birth so our curriculum spans all ages and will begin in our infant classroom. However, we know our infants class will be on a more needs based schedule where the other classes will be more consistently structured. Classroom time will consist of a large group morning routine, small group times with the teacher, center times with peers, outdoor play time, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack times. Academically they will have math, phonics/reading, science, art, music, and discovery all as part of their daily learning.
We will encourage a time of rest each day but if your child doesn’t nap during the day, that’s OK. They will have quiet time while the others nap. If you child is between the ages of 1-5, they can bring a blanket. However, no pillows or stuffed animals can be brought in. We will send blankets home on Friday for washing purposes.
Pick up times will be much the same as drop off. You will be asked to come into the building and check out your child at the kiosk before getting your child from their classroom. We do have a late fee if picking up late, so make sure to check the parent handbook for that fee. If someone other than you or your spouse is picking up, plz contact us and make sure to have that person on the pick up list.
Calendar / Food
Our center calendar and menu will be posted by the door and will also be posted online.
If your child is not eating table food yet, you will need to provide food each day for your child. Please use Brightwheel messaging to contact the center director or your child’s teacher with feeding instructions for your child.
If you child is having a birthday, you are more than welcome to provide a birthday snack for their class that day. Please communicate with you child’s teacher beforehand.
If your child has an allergy and needs a diet modification, please visit with the center director and we will be happy to assist you with that.
Brightwheel is our communication tool to help families and teachers better communicate and in a very timely manner. Please make sure both parents have this app so we have more than one way to contact you should we need to. Also, billing is done through Brightwheel to make things easier for you.
Please check your Brightwheel account this week and make sure you have all the additional forms filled out, along with your child’s physical and immunization record uploaded (or bring in copy to center director) before your child’s first day.
Parents are always welcome to drop it at Ashworth Learning Center!
We know this is your child’s home away from home and we can’t wait to welcome them!