The family is an essential part of our community and crucial to our genuine understanding and appreciation of each child. We strive to build home-school partnerships that are collaborative, trusting, and respectful. Parents and staff regularly communicate through frequent interactions, phone conversations, open-houses, parent conferences, parent workshops, written reports, center gatherings, and parent participation. Getting to know about the values and cultures within families helps nurture the home-school relationship and contributes to the child’s self-esteem. Having parents participate in the goal-setting process is an important part of the developing curriculum for the individual child.
Planning curriculum takes into consideration these values and cultures of our families. The curriculum is envisioned as surrounding and infusing the daily activities with opportunities for active exploration and engagement that is based on the families’ culture, beliefs, language and structure.
Recognizing student families have numerous responsibilities while attending school, the Center is here to provide support with the challenge of balancing classes, children’s needs, study, work, and family life.
We assist with information about social services, evaluations and referrals, if indicated, and on-going school admissions. Bi-monthly meetings with an experienced family support specialist are held during college club hours providing additional assistance. Family members are welcome to join anytime. Parenting videos and books are also available.