Parent involvement is an integral part of CCUMCP’s philosophy. By assisting in the classroom, on field trips and with special events, parents play a significant role in their child’s preschool experience. Under the guidance of the teacher and following the guidelines for participation provided at the beginning of the school year, each parent is encouraged to join in the experiences and activities of the children to the extent to which he or she is comfortable.
Parents of children in a two’s class (Buntings, Chickadees, Finches, Sparrows, & Wrens) are required to participate in their child’s classroom three mornings during the school year. Parents of children in a three’s class (Blue Jays, Cardinals, Doves and Robins) are required to participate four mornings throughout the school year. Parents of children in a pre-K class (Eagles, Owls, & Penguins) are required to participate five mornings throughout the school year. Families with more than one child enrolled in the program may reduce their classroom participation by one day for each child. Parents of children in our mid-year two’s class (Hummingbirds) have no participation requirement.
Parents may choose to opt-out of the requirement to participate in their child’s classroom. In order to opt-out of classroom participation parents will sign a form indicating their choice to forgo the requirement and their agreement to pay the following fee structure according to their child’s age:
- $300 for children enrolled in the two-year-old classes
- $400 for children enrolled in the three-year-old classes
- $500 for children enrolled in the Pre-K classes.
Parent participation opt-out fees will be included in the August invoice and will be paid prior to the first day of classes.