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Parents & Family

Your participation in this program is crucial to our success. Here are just a few suggestions for you to consider!

  • Talk to your child daily about the event of his/her day.
  • Read the weekly lesson plans to be aware of special themes or concepts.
  • Consider having lunch with us here at the center.
  • Make plans to come to parties or other special occasions.
  • Share your talents and time with us! Play the guitar, read a story, help facilitate an art project or cook with the group.
  • Share your family's unique culture with us by sharing music, stories, special foods, etc. with the children.

We encourage as much participation as possible. Please feel free to visit and take part in activities whenever possible  Just let us know what your plans are.

Open Door Policy

We encourage you to visit our center at any time and to participate in any of the special events we plan for the children. Whenever possible, we love when parents share their talents and family culture with our classes. We are here to serve you by providing the best child care possible for the children in our center. If you ever have comments, questions, or suggestions about our center, please do not hesitate to bring them to our attention.

Meal Policy

Children will be served a nutritious lunch, which includes portions of protein, milk, starch, fruit, and vegetables in compliance with state provisions. The center also serves a mid-morning and a mid-afternoon snack. 

Vegetarian options are available, and every effort will be made to work with reported dietary restrictions.

Parents may also opt to send meals from home. A sample menu of the meals served can be found by clicking here.


During the school year, Newcomb celebrates many special days, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day, and Mardi Gras. If your family has additional celebrations you would like to share with the class, please let the teacher know. We especially like it when families share their culture with the class. 

If there are special needs for particular holiday celebrations in school, your child will bring home a note to let you know what is needed. Please do not exchange presents with other children at school. 

Valentine's Day: Valentine's Day cards may be distributed at the school, but please bring blank cards (enough for the class) signed by you or the student. Do not put the names of the recipients on the envelope. 

Birthdays: We also enjoy celebrating children's birthdays! Please feel free to bring something special to school on your child's birthday. However, please let the teacher know well ahead of time which day you would like to do so. (If another child is already celebrating a birthday that day, you will be asked to pick another date.) Specific birthday practices vary slightly, so please be sure to contact your child's teacher for details. Newcomb staff prefers the celebrations to take place during regular snack time. Please do not send party hats, treat bags, balloons, or other favors, as these can become choking hazards. Please save entertainment for out-of-school celebrations.


Newcomb Family Handbook

Click here to view the current handbook.