The Family Connection
Parent participation is both a right and an expectation. Many avenues for such participation are made available. The Family Connection is a great way for the parents of the CDC to stay involved with the teachers, other parents, and the school.
The school-wide parent/teacher organization is composed of parent representativeness from each classroom and the faculty. Specific purposes, as outlined in the by-laws are:
- Offer multiple avenues for families to participate in the life of the school
- Support the development of relationships among families and between families and teachers
- Advise the school on policies related to families and children
- Support the Center in securing resources for the children's program
All members of the Child Development Center community are voting members of the Family Connection. In addition, each classroom community designates room representatives fall semester of each year.
Officers are elected annually at the April meeting. Officers carry out their designated responsibilities and oversee the work of the Standing Committees as needed. The Minutes of the current year's meetings are included in the three ring binder found in the CDC parent lounge.
Community Outreach Committee
Helps the CDC become more viable to the community. They will publish a center-wide newsletter on a periodic basis, contributes to the CDC's website, and identifies ways to enhance home-school communication.
Will help with the planning and implementation of the new playground equipment and design.
Coordinates all fundraising activities. Money is raised for CDC enhancements to benefit the entire school community.
Family Events Committee
Plans and sponsors social events for CDC families. Free 'Family Fun Nights' have featured movies, carnival activities, and crafts.