Why our program is great for parents:
Close parental involvement: Parents are always welcome in the classroom. This gives each child the comfort and security of knowing their own parent can be there with them. It also gives children exposure to a wide range of caring adults in a safe environment, allowing them to develop skills at interacting with other adults. As a side benefit, we know children learn language more quickly when exposed to a variety of adult speakers.
Parent Education: Experienced professional educators offer information that is current and research-based but also relevant to the day-to-day reality of parenting little ones. Topics are tailored to the age and needs of the families, but may include: daily routines, discipline, child development, enhancing early learning, nutrition, potty training, emotional intelligence, and self-care for parents.
Individualized Advice: Parent educators and children’s teachers have the opportunity to get to know each child as an individual, and also get to know parents well. This allows them to answer questions in a highly personalized way. They can also refer on for additional services when needed.
Parent Involvement: Participating in your child’s classroom from day one encourages you to think of yourself as an active participant in your child’s learning and as an advocate for them in future classrooms. You’ll know the other children and can help your child learn about them and connect with them. You’ll know what happened in class, so you can later reinforce the learning. Seeing classroom activities may give you new ideas for what you can do at home to enhance your child’s development. Having the opportunity to observe other children each week helps give you a deeper understanding of child development, and seeing parents respond to their children shows you options for parenting style.
Peer Support and Long-Term Relationships: Parents meet with other parents over the course of many months, which allows for long-term connections. Working together on projects strengthens those bonds, as does the peer support gained when parents discuss and share the joys and challenges of caring for kids. Many instructors also encourage students to get together outside of class, to build friendships and community.
Come join us!
Learn more about our programs on this website, or by coming to an open house or for a class visit. We would love to welcome your family into our community!