Semillitas utilizes the HiMama app as the primary means of parent communication.
Parents receive daily reports via the HiMama app or email informing them of lesson plans, events, and special notes in their child’s classroom. HiMama allows teachers to send pictures and videos privately to the parent.
Infants and Toddler daily sheet provides the parent with feeding times and quantity, diapering/potty times.
It will inform parents if the child is in need of diapers, wipes or a change of clothes.
“HiMama’ is also used as our emergency notification system. Parents will be notified of school closures, emergency evacuations, and health alerts via email and text message.
Parents may also utilize the app to communicate with teachers including medications, pick up times, and absences.
Inclement Weather and Other Emergencies
Semillitas retains the right to close the center due to unforeseen emergency circumstances and inclement weather conditions. School closures and delays typically follows DCPS. Please note that fees are payable regardless of school closures. Parents are notified via ‘HiMama’ with advance notice as possible.
Open Door Policy
The Center has an open-door policy that welcomes parents and guardians to visit their child’s classroom during the day. Prior notice is not necessary however please be aware that an unannounced visit may be disruptive to your child or the classroom. It is always best to talk to your child’s teacher regarding the best time for your visit in order to maximize the positive impact of your visit.
When non-custodial parents, grandparents, and other relatives wish to visit a child in the center, they must have prior authorization from the center’s Directors and custodial parent.
We welcome parent volunteers into the program and have many ways in which you can get involved.
- Share about your career with your child’s class
- Special Guest Story Time
- Fundraising activities, donate materials to the classrooms, etc.
- Share about your cultural traditions and customs.
All volunteers are required to sign in on the volunteer sign in sheet which is located on the parent resource table.
Parents should give the classroom teacher at least 1 week notice when planning a classroom celebration.
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Homemade foods are accepted. W/ full ingredients list
- Commercially prepared, store-bought foods in original packaging or full ingredients list
- No hard candy
- No balloons
- No Candles and matches
Party “goodie” bags may be provided for children to take home.