Parent Participation (PPP)
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.