Early Childhood Education programs at WestCOP are a shared process, whereby we encourage parents and family members to get involved and be engaged as much as possible. The family worker, director, and/or teachers can assist you in choosing volunteer activities.
Open Door Policy:
At WestCOP we have an Open Door Policy. Enrolled parents are welcome to visit the centers and their child’s classroom. Family engagement is encouraged at all centers and parents are invited to participate on several levels. Please speak to your child’s teachers on the various ways you can be involved that work with your schedule.
Each year parents assist with field trips, special projects, and classroom activities. Parents also help on playgrounds, act as mentors to new families, and offer special expertise to projects. Parents can contribute to all aspects of the Early Childhood Education program through their participation in the Parent Committees.
A parent with a particular talent or skill that is appropriate to share with the children is welcome to do so by prior arrangement with center staff. Volunteer opportunities may include:
- Help plan special events (i.e. holiday party, international dinner)
- Cook/bake with the children
- Help prepare art projects
- Classroom participation
- Help supervise field trips
- Clerical assistance
- Read to children
- Special projects