For Parents

PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL LIFE
The participation of parents is essential to the quality of our program, as well as to
the sense of community that our children enjoy. As part of a cooperative, the basic
requirements are that each family provide school snack approximately four mornings
a year and act as “parent-of-the-day”; serve on a school committee; and participate
in one maintenance workshop. Board positions are available for those seeking more
involvement.

ACCESS TO THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE
Parents and teachers enjoy an ongoing dialog with each other, and there is always easy access to co-directors Cindy Nibur and Irene Wemer. In addition to two scheduled conferences, there are opportunities for further discussion either informally or by appointment. You are encouraged to ask questions about your child’s day at school, and will receive many spontaneous updates at drop-off and pick-up times. Field trips and class celebrations take place with parental participation. Moreover, our parent-of-the-day program ensures that you can learn about your child’s classroom experience first-hand on the days that you bring in school snack.

COMMUNITY FOR PARENTS
Nursery school isn’t just for children. It’s also a place for parents to share
experiences and ideas with other parents, and form lasting relationships. Potluck
dinners, a Winter Faire, an annual auction and other social occasions provide more
ways for parents to get to know each other. By the time we reach the end-of
year party and four’s graduation, it is our hope that the Co-op has come to feel like a
second home for everyone.