In our cooperative, parents of children in our morning and extended day classes are assigned to help in our classrooms on a rotating basis (mornings only). This involvement helps to keep our curriculum fresh and our tuition affordable.
Benefits of Assisting
FUMCN is grateful for parent involvement. Assisting is a great way to:
- be part of your child’s first formal learning experience
- see your child interact with peers and other adults
- generate new ideas about educational activities to do at home
- keep preschool costs affordable
- meet other families with 3/4/5 year olds from the Ann Arbor area
One parent per family (mornings and extended days only) can expect to assist two mornings per month, on average. Parents and teachers will have a short meeting at the start of each day to discuss the day’s play-based activities and answer any questions.
Assist schedule assignments are given a few weeks before the semester starts. You will be asked for your availability before the master schedule is generated. You may state when you can and cannot assist, and then the scheduler will do his/her best to accommodate you. Our scheduling software makes it easy to check your assist schedule online or request swaps!
A member of each family will select preferences for and be assigned to a TEAM. Time commitment and availability, skill sets, experience, and interests are all factors we consider when assigning TEAM responsibilities.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any concerns or questions about the assist process or parent commitment.
For more information on FUMCN’s policies and procedures, refer to the General Information section of the FUMCN Handbook.