Parent

Involvement

A Parent Involvement Preschool (PIP) is a place for families and teachers to work together, creating a positive, supportive, and enriched educational environment for children.  Children and parents learn new skills, build community and share in their first school experience together.

At Dunbar Memorial Preschool, parents/caregivers are invited to volunteer in the classroom as they wish, but duty days are not required.  Spending time in the classroom provides parents/caregivers the opportunity to observe their child in a school setting and see how they interact and learn.  

Parents are directly involved in the administration of the preschool.  General meetings occur 4 nights per school year and attendance is expected.  Parent education nights follow these general meetings, which provide opportunities for parents to learn and discuss parenting practices.

Parents are involved in three main ways

PARENT JOB

Each family assumes a role to assist in the administration of the school.  Roles range from president to fundraising to doing laundry and require various levels of time and commitment.

VOLUNTARY DUTY DAYS

Parents can assist in the classroom under the direction of the teachers.  This includes helping with activities, celebrating special occasions in the classroom, helping supervise during outside time, etc.

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHTS

Parents are encouraged to attend these events.  Guest speakers, who are experts in their fields, discuss topics relevant to preschool, child development, and parenting.

Some of the benefits include

COMMUNITY

Meeting other families, making new friends and being part of a community

INVOLVEMENT

Direct involvement in your child’s preschool

AFFORDABILITY

Greater affordability than privately owned schools

SHARING

Sharing classroom time with your child and their peers

OPPORTUNITY

Opportunity to increase parenting skills and share information and experiences about child-rearing with other parents.

PRESCHOOL PARENT CALENDAR
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