Parent volunteers brighten the Bunny/Koala yard at the Oak Grove site!

Parent volunteers brighten the Bunny/Koala yard at the Oak Grove site!

Parent volunteers cook at our annual Pancake Breakfast.

Parent volunteers cook at our annual Pancake Breakfast.

Parent Participation

Parent participation enriches the CEC community, keeps costs down, and brings parent skills to the CEC that would otherwise be too costly. Completing parent participation hours also helps you meet and connect with other families.

You are invited to complete your family’s parent participation hours by:

Serving on the Fund Development, Online Auction, or Family Music Festival committees (fulfills all hours), or by volunteering for various events through the year.

Helping to keep the CEC beautiful for the children by providing facility maintenance on scheduled Saturday Work Days.

Miscellaneous hours include laundry, washing dishes and toys, helping with office work, book repair, etc.

Getting Started

The Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs require parent participation hours. The number of hours is per family is determined by what program your child is enrolled in and if your schedule is full- or part-time. Families are encouraged to sign up for various opportunties via our Parent Participation page on Signup Genius. Families have the entire program year to complete their hours and are notified of opportunities in the electronic communications or in the rooms. Hours are divided into three categories: Work Day, Fund Development, and Miscellaneous. Read this for more useful information.

The School-Age Program does not require Parent Participation hours. However, we often utilize special skills parents may have to showcase them to the School-Age Program children or in our Summer Exploration Camps.

For more details, please review the Giving Guide and the FAQs.

A parent reads to children in the Preschool Program

A parent reads to children in the Preschool Program

Families prepare for the annual Preschool Yard Camp Out

Families prepare for the annual Preschool Yard Camp Out