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Parent Commitment

One parent from each family is required to:

  • Work one morning a week at the preschool (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Attend the weekly Wednesday evening parenting class 7-9pm

  • Participate on a curriculum committee (averaging 1 hour of work per week)

  • Work one additional morning or oaks event per year for an extracurricular day. 

  • Work one Environment Workshop day per year (about 3 hours)

  • Help with The Oaks Annual Auction

Evening with Adults

Parent education classes take place on Wednesday evenings at The Oaks. Class begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Light snacks and refreshments are available starting at 6:30pm.

These classes provide parents the opportunity to learn new parenting skills, deepen their understanding of child development, and connect socially with other adults. The evening classes address issues and concerns common to families with young children.

A wide variety of topics are addressed, including:

  • positive guidance

  • child development

  • fostering creativity

  • music

  • separation

  • death & loss

  • potty training

  • sleep

  • kindergarten readiness

  • other parenting issues of interest to the community.

Parents are welcome to come early to gather with committee members, schedule a conference with the director, to enjoy a snack, and visit with the community before class begins.

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