The role of the teacher is to provide a stimulating environment in which children can learn crucial skills, build self-esteem through varied and age-appropriate play experiences, interact with other children and adults, and develop a deep love for learning. The staff members of each class meet weekly to determine specific aspects of the curriculum and to discuss issues, concerns and observations of the children. All of our teachers work together with the parents to ensure the safety and well-being of each child.
Each member is assigned to work in the classroom on a rotating basis. Parents act as Teacher's Aides, helping children with art projects, inside and outside activities, and maintaining general order and cleanliness during class. The "Snack Parent" is additionally responsible for preparing the morning snack and supplementing it with fresh fruits or vegetables.
Each class has a member who acts as a liaison between their class and the Board of Directors. Part of their responsibilities include arranging volunteer help for class parties, scheduling "Mom's Night Out" and "Dad's Night Out" and assisting the Staff with classroom help (such as taking candid photos of the children at school). The Class Rep is also responsible for creating the "working-parent" schedule (distributed electronically in advance). Each parent is responsible for submitting their monthly work requests to the Class Rep by the 5th of the preceding month. Parents will receive their working schedules by the 15th of that same preceding month
We owe our success not only to our experienced and dedicated staff, but also to our amazing parents' special talents and the preschool depends on their help for everything from laundering towels and costumes to running our fundraisers. When you join WPNS, the Vice President of the Board will contact you to coordinate an appropriate committee assignment.
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To fulfill our co-op responsibilities, we all must:
*Bylaws, Rules and Procedures:
Governance of the WPNS community is administered through the comprehensive Bylaws and Standing Rules. A copy of the Bylaws is available electronically and is given to each family at the time of enrollment.