Parent Participation (PPP)

PIC family at the annual Children's Book Festival

All in person PPP opportunities have been suspended during COVID-19. There are other ways to get involved. Please be in touch with your child(ren)s teacher to explore ways you can be involved while we are staying safe.

Research shows that parent involvement in a child's education is one of the key indicators of success in school.

All families who enroll a child at PIC agree to make an investment of time in their child's learning experience and the work that we do. PIC’s uniquely participatory approach involves parents in most phases of the center’s work – from volunteering in the classroom to serving on the Board of Directors.

Parent Participation Program

The Parent Participation Program (PPP) has been a part of PIC since its very beginning and families participate in a variety of activities at the Center: gardening, making small or large repairs, serving as a Room Parent, reading to children or teaching about a cultural event, cleaning, hosting a potluck, writing grant proposals, serving on the Board or one of its committees, chaperoning a class trip … the possibilities are endless!

Requests for assistance are sent to families as an email, announced in newsletters, and posted on the website. Parents are encouraged to talk to a teacher or administrator if they see a task that needs doing or have an idea for a special project. Everyone at PIC plays a role in keeping the program strong and running smoothly.

PPP Annual Requirement

  Dual-parent household Single-parent household
Early Learning 12 hours 6 hours
After School 5 hours 3 hours


Families that choose not to participate pay $15 per hour to fulfill the annual requirement.