What is PP and PI?


Why should I choose a parent participation (PP)?

It’s an great opportunity to be involved in your child’s first school experience.. You see your child at play and can get support from our experienced early childhood educator and other parents. Many life-long friendships have begun at the school for both you and your child though this time at preschool. The first years in the education system are so very important to your child and you will be rewarded in a number of ways through your involvement.

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In effect, parents “own” the preschool. Parents help in the classroom, assume responsibilities in the day-to-day operation of the school, attend monthly education and business meetings and vote on key aspects of operation.

What role will I have as a duty parent?

Parents assist the teacher in preparing the classroom, help children with activities, supervise, prepare snacks and clean up at the end of the day. Parents are there for all the children, not only their child, but on your duty day, you’ll be able to observe your child at play with others and enjoy the school day with them.

How much time is expected of from the school?

Parents help in the classroom two classes a month. They also take on a job in the school such as recycling, laundry parent, outdoor maintenance.  For those families looking for a bit more involvement we do have executive positions to be filled.  Parents must also attend 3 meetings per year (September, January, May).  The first half deals with preschool business and the second half is a parent education seminar on topics related to early childhood and parenting. Meetings are about 2 hours long, beginning at 7:00pm, and held at the preschool.   Alternating months parents will take part in a monthly parent-led education.


Why should I choose parent involvement (PI)?

While it may not be possible to participate in your preschooler’s class, you can still get to be part of your child’s first school experience. You can get support from our experienced early childhood educator and other parents. Many life-long friendships have begun at the school for both you and your child though this time at preschool. The first years in the education system are so very important to your child and you will be rewarded in a number of ways through your involvement.

What does parent involvement mean?

Parents help in the preschool by taking on a job in the school which helps in the running and operating of the preschool. Parents must also attend 3 meetings per year (September, January, May).  The first half deals with preschool business and the second half is a parent education seminar on topics related to early childhood and parenting. Meetings are about 2 hours long, beginning at 7:00pm, and held at the preschool.

Click the picture below to read an article by Kathy Lynn on the value of Parent Participation Preschool.

Kathy Lynn Article