WELCOME!

A Letter From The Owner

Dear Families,
As the owner of these amazing schools, I welcome all of you to Home Away From Home Learning Center
Preschools. I am not only a mother of two amazing boys, but I am also someone who has a multitude of
experience owning more than 13 of my own childcare centers since 2001. As a mother, I understand
that choosing a childcare center is one of the most importance decisions you will ever make and that is
why we allow you to watch your child flourish, via Watch Me Grow. WMG is a secure webcam system
that offers you peace of mind. It allows you to watch your child all day long, from anywhere in the
world, at any time.

Our mission at HAFH is to provide a warm, nurturing, safe environment that welcomes all children and
families. Preschool is an exciting time filled with lots of wonder, exploration, self-confidence, selfexpression,
independence, and the love of learning. We guide children as they learn to work together and negotiate new relationships,
which foster an appreciation of differences in personalities and cultures. I also believe in parent’s involvement and that it
takes the home and school working together to raise a well-rounded child.

Here at HAFH we offer a stimulating and hands on environment for your child to learn through
investigation and discovery. Our Program is based on the Creative Curriculum along with our own
personal HAFH add-on approach. Our school promotes children to learn by process, experimenting and
thinking outside of the box. We encourage them to be independent, which will embody confidence that
will form wonder, curiosity through our play-based rich curriculum. We believe that children are builders
of their own learning experience. The teacher’s role is to guide, observe, facilitate, support, and inspire
the children.

Our centers have been carefully designed with spacious colorful classrooms, that allow the flow of each
child to work individually or in small groups. Our centers have invested and are equipped with the best
State-of-the-Art TeachSmart Hatch Interactive display whiteboards, that serves as a launchpad to
increase peer-to-peer dialogue and engagement, as well as thoughtful, teacher-led activities. With easy-to-schedule
activities, teachers can plan for the entire school year at once and launch the plan one day
at a time for a guaranteed successful school readiness year. This along with our beautiful manicured
playgrounds equipped with not only perma grass surfaces for safety, but also top-notch playground
equipment for children to play on and explore their gross motor skills or just have plain fun is what
learning is all about.

Our staff and I pledge to provide a safe and secure environment for all children attending our school. I
want your child to realize that learning is a natural process and that the key to a happy and productive
life is found within a successful education.
My staff is more than qualified and can help with any questions or concerns you may have. To better
serve you, the chain of command should always be as follows:
1st your school Director
2nd your school Assistant Director or administration team

If you feel your concerns haven’t been properly addressed, then please reach out to our Regional
Manager, Mrs. Vanessa Quintero at vanessahafh@gamil.com and she will be sure to help you in any
way possible.

If at time you feel that our staff is not meeting your expectations, I can be reached via e-mail at
larissasilva@bellsouth.net. I find email to be the easiest way to respond to any parent concerns in a
timely manner. I am easily accessible within reason, to all parents and you will find that I am very hands
on and extremely involved in the growth and well-being of my schools and your children.
I am so happy you chose us and I welcome you to the HAFH family and look forward to partnering with
you and helping with your child’s transition from the world of home to the world of preschool.
Please remember that arriving on time and daily attendance is very important and we hope to see your
child in school every day. If a difficult situation arises, please know that I will always do my best to
resolve any situation with your child’s best interest at heart.

Sincerely,
Larissa Silva, Owner

**Please remember to follow all of our rules and regulations, as this is essential to a productive school year!