As A Child’s Nature tries to be the children’s home away from home, parents are an essential part of the life of the center. Parents and grandparents are welcome to visit at anytime. For example, a breastfeeding mother may come into the infant class daily to nurse her baby. In addition to brief moments at pick up or drop off time or sending emails, parents can arrange to meet with teachers to talk about their child.
There are many ways for parents to be involved in the school life of their child. Once each month on a Wednesday from 5:30–7:30pm, we hold a Family Soup Night where families and staff can share a simple meal together. These Soup Nights are combined with festival celebrations for the whole family or with parent education in which case child care is provided.
There are also ample opportunities and need for volunteering. As a non-profit organization, we are dependant on outside financial support through fundraising and an Annual Campaign. Each year, we participate in Saturday fundraisers, Peak Into Peterborough in October, the Pine Hill Holiday Faire in December, a Spring Faire in April, and Peterborough’s Children in the Arts in May.
Please share your talents and time through volunteering.