At Children’s World, we rely on our parents, teachers and administrative staff, and the community to help our school and our children shine. We look to parents and staff to participate in events, educational opportunities, and classroom support roles throughout the year. With this, we ask that parents volunteer 10 hours of service to Children’s World each school year. This is a commitment that our families make for each of their children in attendance, and we try to provide many different forms and avenues for participation. Volunteer service can be fulfilled by participating in classroom events, sharing a special project or story that your family loves, assisting teachers with material prep, building and ground maintenance, and other various classroom support.
While we greatly appreciate having parents connect with our school in their volunteer hours, we also understand that some families have busy schedules. Because of this, families can choose to substitute volunteer hours with donation. You are welcome to donate supplies to your children’s classrooms accompanied with a receipt at an exchange of $10 for each hour. Families can mix and match donations and volunteer time as well. For example, $40 worth of supplies and 6 hour of service.
The volunteer hours/donations that we ask of our families are based on the child’s attendance schedule
- Attends 5 days: 1o hours or $100
- Attends 3 or 2 days: 7 hours or $75
These hours/donations will be recorded during the traditional school year (August-May). We ask that all hours or donations be completed by May.
Each classroom will have a running list of volunteer opportunities as well as supplies that families can donate. The Lead Teacher of your child’s class will help you keep track of your volunteer service and your donations throughout the year.
We are grateful to each families’ dedication to our school and to their child’s education, and we hope that you will enjoy connecting with your child’s classroom and being directly involved in their education.
Lunch & Snack
Starting in our Baby Toddler Program through to out Pre-K program, we ask that each child bring their own lunch. State licensing requires that each child who is bringing their lunch must have their lunch box labeled with the child’s name, as well as the date. We suggest that you use a name tag or permanent marker to label you child’s name. For labeling the date, we’ve found that masking tape and permanent marker offer a quick non-permanent solution. State licensing also asks that parents do not use plastic bags for a substitute lunch box as they can be a hazard, and to not use a paper bag as it is not a assured way of containing a child’s lunch (ripping, etc). All foods that need temperature control require an insulated lunch bag and a cool pack.
In the Infant program, parents are asked to bring in bottles or solid foods depending on their child’s eating stage. We have a fridge and freezer as well as dry cupboards as storing options for your child’s meals. We ask that parents take back all used bottles and personal dishware at the end of the day to clean and refill.
In each classroom (with the exception of our Infant Program), we have a monthly snack calendar. Each day has a few food items listed. We ask that each parent sign up for one day a month to provide these snack items to the classroom. These food items come together to provide a healthy variety of snacks for our students throughout the month.