Welcome Current White Center Parents
You are an important part of your child’s preschool and we want you to have all the information you need!
White Center Co-op Preschool is YOUR school as much as it is your child’s school!
Why is parent involvement so important to us?
(Besides being a fun place to hang out, meet your child’s friends, make friends of your own…)
There are decades of research showing the positive effect of parents being active participants in their child’s education:
- The earlier in a child’s educational process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effects. Cotton, K., Wikelund, K., Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, School Improvement Research Series in Parent Involvement in Education.
- Family participation in education was twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. Walberg (1984) in his review of 29 studies of school–parent programs.
- The most consistent predictors of children’s academic achievement and social adjustment are parent expectations of the child’s academic attainment and satisfaction with their child’s education at school. Reynolds, et, al.,
How is “parent involvement” defined?
Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University has developed a framework for defining different types of parent involvement.
Your Co-op Preschool includes them all:
Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Inclusion in Decision Making, Learning at Home, Collaborating with the Community
Your child will thank you….some day….
Easy ways to raise funds
Order a T-shirt for you AND your child today!
Every purchase raises money for our preschool.
Current White Center Parents, spread the word!
Visit Bookshop.org to buy books and support White Center Cooperative Preschools
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Earn money for White Center Cooperative when you use your loyalty card.
Sign into your Fred Meyer account go to https://www.fredmeyer.com/account/communityrewards/ to enroll.