Parkwood Weekday Early Education Center has an Open Door policy for all parents of enrolled children. Parents are not only welcomed, but also highly encouraged to volunteer in our school.
All visitors are required to sign in at the classroom.
Siblings of children in the program may not attend when a parent is volunteering in the classroom.
Parents may be asked to help with certain tasks such as cutting out items for the classrooms, sharing information about their job or hobby or culture, donating items, and reading to a group of children.
Working parents have opportunities to be involved. Parents may serve on our Parent Advisory Council to help guarantee a setting designed to reflect the needs of today’s families. The council is made up of parents of diverse backgrounds and talents. Together with the director and staff, they work together to offer support for fund raising events and provide social interaction among the school’s parents.
Before we open the doors each morning our staff begins the day praying for our students and families. Please let us know if you have a special need that you would like us to pray for. We consider it a privilege to pray for you.
Ways Parents Can Help
Be positive as you talk to your child about school. Prepare him/her in advance that you will leave and that you will return.
Help your child to attend regularly. Teach your child self-reliance by encouraging him/her to do some things for themselves. Allow them plenty of time to accomplish the task. Teach them to put on, take off, and hang up their clothes, put away their toys, eat regularly and properly. Establish regular toilet and sleeping habits.
Read to, talk with and listen to your child. Teach your child his/her full name, age, names of parents, address and telephone number. This will depend on the age of the child.
Take an interest in your child’s school experience. Help develop a wholesome, friendly attitude toward his/her teacher.
Do not judge the value of your child’s school experience by the number of pieces of paper brought home each day. The important thing is not what goes home in their hands but what goes home in their hearts.
Confer with the teacher about your child, but refrain from discussing the child in his/her presence. Work with the teacher concerning any problems that may arise. Report any upsetting experiences, which you think, may help the teacher understand your child better.
Communicate assurance of love to your child regardless of his/her pace of learning. Help your child understand that his/her teacher will not ask him/her to do anything that will hurt them or that is wrong. Also reinforce these principles.
Take time to listen to what your child has to say. Love and attention early in life are the keys to developing a child’s self worth.