Due to the COVID-19 parent involvement has been suspended in the classroom. The PAC Co-chair will address how best to incorporate parents into the life of the school during the pandemic. The Board of Directors, PAC Co-chair, and the Director are working together to determine how to safely involve the parents in their child's educational experience. Post-pandemic, we offer the following guidance for parental involvement:
As a cooperative preschool, the participation of parents is essential to the classroom experience for young children. Parents are given the specific guidelines of their role in their child's classroom by the teachers. Each teacher works with the parents in a different capacity given the age of their students.
The governing parent body is called the PAC (Parents Advisory Committee). Each family is required to participate in one committee, as well as one designated clean-up day. The PAC supplements and broadens the preschool program through fundraising, technology, newsletters, community outreach, parent education, parent communication, and special events. The PAC meets monthly and consists of all the co-chairs from the different committees, and all parents are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.
Take a look at our committees and see how you might work with MHCP: Fundraising; Gala Event; Gala Raffle; Special Activities; Parent Education; Outreach; Website; and Room Parents. Each committee has two co-chairs that oversee their committee and report at the monthly PAC meetings. The PAC Co-Chairs work closely with the Director to implement new programs and events at the preschool.