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Families play an integral role in the development of the programs of Altadena Christian Children's Center. Our programs are family centered because we believe that families know their children best. We want to develop a healthy partnership with families regarding the care and education of their child so that we are working together to create the best experience for each child. This partnership requires effective communication and opportunities for involvement.
Regular communication through verbal exchanges, written tools such as daily notes on each child and weekly curriculum newsletters is key to a good partnership. We want to share information from home to school and school to home about your child's experiences and growth.
In addition, our work with the children in our programs is not complete without the active participation of the families. In fact, the most recent research about children’s success in education seems to indicate that one of the best predictors of academic success is the involvement of a child’s family in their educational experience.
While your participation definitely enhances your child’s experiences, it also enriches the quality of our programs for all the children. Each ACCC family brings unique gifts and talents to the ACCC community. And, as a community -children, staff, families- we all benefit from the involvement of each and every family. With the support of parents we can offer special activities for children, raise funds for new equipment and learn about interesting topics!
As stated in the admission agreement, ACCC requires all families to perform a total of 30 hours of creditable work during the year. We will endeavor to make available a variety of tasks through which this obligation may be met including membership on the Board of Directors, participation in Parent Advisory League activities, helping in the classroom, etc., etc., etc.! Tell us how you would like to be involved and we will try to make it happen!
Page updated Dec. 13, 2006