You are always welcome to come into the children’s classrooms at any time during the
day with or without advanced notice. To enhance the quality of our program, your participation
is tremendously important. We encourage you to become involved in the life of the
Center. Any amount of time you take to participate will show children that you care
about their activities when they are away from you and you value their education.
The following are just some of the ways that you can participate:
Family Visits and Classroom Observations
Please visit with your child anytime such as during a break between classes or spend
a little extra time with your child when you pick up. You may want to share the reading
of a book or the construction of a puzzle; share a talent; play a musical instrument;
prepare a particular food; share a favorite recipe; art; carpentry; tell stories;
share a tradition or celebration your family celebrates; assist children in using
a computer. All of your talents are welcome! Feel free to just come in the classroom
and watch. We get to know each other and the Center becomes a place where families
belong. All children and staff benefit when you volunteer to spend time with children
in the classroom.
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets at least once a semester to provide a venue
for discussion, planning, and leadership within the program. The PAC includes parent
volunteers, staff, students, faculty, and community members. Activities may include
assisting in the development of program policies, discussing the program needs, finding
out about campus and community resources, planning evening and weekend parent events,
and fundraising events. Parents work together to decide how some of the funds will
be spent so the lives of families enrolled can be enriched. The PAC and activities
planned are a great way to meet the staff and other parents and share ideas. By participating
you become an advocate for your child’s education.
Student Parent Association for Children’s Enrichment (SPACE) Club
The SPACE Club is a student/parent-run club that provides additional fundraising and
enrichment opportunities for the children enrolled in the program. Meetings are held
in conjunction with ASSC guidelines. For more information about membership, please
talk to the Child Care Services Coordinator.
Occasionally there are special events associated with the program that require parent
volunteers and/or labor. Advance notice will be provided about these events and we
appreciate you help in making these events a success.