Focused on Families

Focus on FamiliesFamilies are a very important aspect of School for Young Children programs. The National Association for the Education of Young Children states that in order "to maximize the quality of a child's experiences in a program, administrative and teaching staff need to develop on-going positive relationships with family members." We embrace this concept.

The School for Young Children welcomes families in the classroom and values the resources that families have to offer. Teachers skillfully balance the child's development of independence and the benefits of family involvement.

Parent Advisory CommitteeThe Parent Advisory Committee's (PAC) role is to help build a sense of community among families and staff through activities and ongoing school-wide communication. With the help of family volunteers, PAC provides support for school programs and activities.

There are several committees that make up PAC. Each is important in the overall goal of supporting The School's programs and PAC's mission of building community. Each committee has a coordinator and volunteers that meet as needed to plan and run their activities. All families are welcome to participate.

Events and ActivitiesMany events and activities occur during the school year offering a wide variety of opportunities for families to support the school and to foster new relationships.

A number of small group committees help to plan and organize these events and activities, each group contributing to the overall mission of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) of fostering a sense of community.

Family ToursFamilies are welcome and encouraged to tour The School for Young Children. Tours provide valuable information about The School's philosophy, routines and environment.

Tours typically occur in the morning with opportunities to view classrooms and observe interaction between teachers and children. To inquire about scheduled tours, contact our office.