The Parent Committee is a
group of parents who assist the staff at Children's TLC with program planning, policy changes, organization of workshops, social activities, and group fundraisers.
This organization is open to all parents of children at Children's TLC.
Parents may choose to participate, as they desire. A member of the group serves as the
Parent Liaison on the Children's TLC Board of Directors. A member also represents Children's TLC on the Head Start Policy Council at The Family Conservancy.
TLC offers a number of workshops to family members on topics
including: positive parenting, discipline and behavior, easy IEP and
transition process, learning responsibility, childcare issues,
community resources, sign language, toys around the house and
transitions at ages 3 & 5. Focus groups on specific topics are formed as needed to address
one-time issues. Information about upcoming workshops is published in
the monthly school bulletin.
TLC has many ways to communicate with families. These include monthly
bulletins and calendars of activities, semi-annual parent conferences and home visits,
daily progress notes, quarterly updates of goals and objectives,
and agency newsletters. Additional opportunities for communication are
scheduled as needed. Observation rooms for each classroom are available
for parents and to watch our teachers and therapists working with their
child. Parents and other service providers are encouraged and welcome
to use our observation rooms as often as possible.
gather to celebrate the December holidays with staff from Children's
TLC. This is a fun evening filled with entertainment by the children,
holiday foods, meeting new and old friends and seasonal merriment.
annual Back to School open house kicks off the new school year. Families are
invited to come to the Campus, meet their children's teacher and
therapists and visit the classrooms. This is an opportunity to meet
other parents in an informal setting. Classroom
teams describe class activities and discuss upcoming learning