Dear UNOW Children and Families,
We warmly welcome you to the University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW)!
You have chosen to enroll your child in a long standing quality program, located on Princeton University’s campus and in the Princeton community for nearly 50 years. We are very happy to have your child(ren) enrolled in our program and are looking forward to making this an enjoyable learning experience.
The heart of our program is building and supporting relationships. We want to get to know you and your child. We want to know your thoughts and wishes for them in their critical early years of development. Many parents wonder if their children will make friends, if UNOW’s staff will respect their family’s culture and dual language development, and if their children will learn, grow and thrive. These and so many other questions resonate daily in the life of a classroom. Our administration and staff are dedicated to developing responsive communication with you. When we say we are here for you, to support you in this wonderful journey of the early years of child development, we mean it with the utmost sincerity. We take our partnership with you seriously.
This handbook has been written to help you understand the policies and procedures, as well as privileges and opportunities, of the UNOW Program. If you require this information in a language other than English, please speak to an administrator. If you have questions, please talk to a member of the classroom teaching staff or an administrator for clarification. We are here as a support to you and your family.
The information contained in this handbook is intended to help us work in partnership with families; it does not create any contractual rights or obligations for staff or families. Because UNOW is subject to various external legal and regulatory agencies and information in this handbook may be subject to change. When changes occur, every effort will be made to keep families well informed.
Information is shared with families through the handbook, UNOW website, electronic and hard copy mail and newsletters. Someone is always available to respond to your questions, concerns and comments. It is important to us that you always feel welcome and that we are partners with you in supporting your children’s growth and development.
UNOW Director, Administration and Staff
“They are absolutely brilliant at what they do.”
—2018 Annual Family Survey Response