- To provide a warm safe and exciting environment in
which children can grow at their own pace and feel good about
- To provide a wide variety of activities and materials through which children may experience success and creativity.
- To provide children with appropriate behavioral
limits in a manner that fosters inner control rather than
dependence on an external reward system.
- To develop children's ability to express their feelings of others.
- To develop children's ability to express their feelings openly and to respect the feelings of others.
- To develop a sense of responsibility which enables children to care for themselves, others and their environment.
- To foster creative thinking, problem solving and
independence, by providing a supportive and challenging environment in
which they, as well as adults have some control.
Children are responsible for choosing their own activities as
part of the morning and afternoon routine. Areas to choose from include
art, blocks, books, dress-ups, games, puzzles, sensory table,
manipulatives and science areas. Children are also responsible for
taking care of their equipment and putting away materials. Also
included in the morning and afternoon schedules are special small group
activities such as arts, crafts and science
projects. Large group activities include, stories, songs, finger
plays, music and movement that are interspersed throughout the day.
There is a quiet/ nap time in the early afternoon from approximately
1:00/1:30 to 3:00.
Serendipity's meals are semi-vegetarian. We do serve fish and
poultry. We emphasize foods which are low in sugar and not highly
processed. We serve lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
We are also able to accommodate children with special dietary needs due
to allergy or dietary restrictions. All of our meals are served family
style in the classroom.
We serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack and our
kitchen is approved by the Environmental Health Department. We
participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Parents may bring in a special treat for a child's birthday celebration.
Serendipity Day School announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistance Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Parents are a vital part of Serendipity. Parents are welcome to
visit the program, volunteer in the classroom, stop by for lunch, go
on field trips or be involved in any way they can.
Home visits are done by the teachers in the fall. Parent
conferences are held in the fall and spring at the school. We like to
maintain daily contact with the parents at drop-off and pick-up times
and we are happy to discuss your child with you at any time.
Parents are encouraged to
help out a couple of times a year with school “chores”. We also have
two positions on our Board of Directors that are filled by parents.
Most of all, the children like their parents to take part in their
activities here at Serendipity.