A parent is given the opportunity to serve as parent of the day once each month. The warm atmosphere in the classroom is enhanced by the participation of the parents. By joining their child in his/her first school experience, parents gain valuable insight into the development and interactions of their children. Children look forward to having their parents present. Workshops are offered to increase parental understanding of child development and teaching materials. In addition, a monthly curriculum newsletter is sent to parents, providing a important link between school and home.

The parents provide some administration of the school. Operating through the parent-teacher association, parents are an integral part of the school’s operations. The school is enhanced because of the willingness of the parent body to undertake some tasks inherent in the smooth functioning of the school. Parents find their participation enriched by the friendships they establish. For many, the school has become an “extended family” – a place where they are always welcome.