The Parent Orientation is an annual mandatory meeting for all parents who have children attending our program. This is an opportunity to learn about the program philosophy, program goals and objectives, program policies and procedures, meet the staff, and tour the classrooms. This meeting is for adults only. Parent Orientation meetings are scheduled in August before the Fall semester for new and returning parents. An additional, Parent Orientation is scheduled in January for new families enrolling for Spring semester.
The Standing Committee for the Children’s Center provides policy guidance to the Children’s Center. It was created to create and review policies and procedures that influence operations. The Standing Committee is composed of (9) voting members, including three members of the Associated Students, Inc. (Executive Vice Present, Executive Director, and Student at Large); member of the Child Development Department faculty; and (3) CSUDH Student Parents (one rep from each classroom; (1) CSUDH Student Parent Alumni; and (1) Teacher. The Program Director and Administrative Assistant serve as (non-voting members). At least two meetings are held per academic year: Fall semester and Spring semester.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is an ad hoc committee of the Standing Committee. The PAC is comprised of currently enrolled parents who are involved in planning and implementing activities for the Children’s Center. The PAC works closely with the staff in planning, organizing family involvement activities and fundraising events. Meetings are scheduled 6 times per academic year.
Conferences with your child’s teacher is one way information is shared about your child. Each year we have at least (3) formal parents – teacher conferences, the first occurs after your child is formally enrolled and before their first day in the classroom; and two follow in the Fall and Spring of the academic school year.
Each academic school year the Children’s Center sponsors at least (4) Parent Education workshops on topics from information we gathered from families at enrollment.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the program 12 hours per semester. These hours can be fulfilled by attending meetings, educational workshops, engagement activities, and/or work days.