Parent Participation

Parent participation is a key component of MCPC. We believe that children’s learning is increased when parents take an active role in the classroom. Parents also learn new strategies and become familiar with their child’s peers while participating as a working parent at MCPC.

The following is a general list of the parent-participation components of MCPC. More details will be given during the open house and tours about these obligations:

  • Parents are assigned a regular day of the week that is their “working parent” day. Families alternate on a weekly basis between a work shift (from 12:30-4:15) and an on-call shift (in which the parent may be called in to work in emergency situations).  
  • Example of a parent participation schedule in the Bridge K Program: 
    Tuesdays is your working day.  
    1st Tuesday: work 
    2nd Tuesday: on call 
    3rd Tuesday: work
    4th Tuesday: On call
  • Parents support the school by holding a “family job” in which they perform a monthly task that contributes to the operation of the program. This task should take approximately 1 hour per month.
  • Working parents attend an orientation meeting prior to the start of school, as well as 5 Monthly General Meetings (7pm-9pm) throughout the year.
  • Parents participate in several fundraising and maintenance activities throughout the school year

MCPC welcomes diversity in race, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Our intimate Bridge K program consists of two teachers, and is limited to 14 children. Children who will be five years old by December 31 are encouraged to apply. (Some exceptions may be made for children born after the new year, at the Director's discretion.)