Nellie's Wonderland Educational Center

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Volunteering Opportunities

All volunteer time will be maintained and recorded. Any parent and family volunteers who exceed 16 hours per week at the school will be required to have fingerprints taken and undergo a background check in accordance with Community Care Licensing. Fingerprints will be taken at the volunteer’s expense. Once the volunteer’s fingerprints have cleared, he/she will be notified that they may start their volunteer services. In addition, volunteers must provide a current TB test.

Please understand that children need some time to adjust to the classroom routine. The preschool staff encourages parents to wait a month before visiting or volunteering in the classroom.

When you are in the classroom as a volunteer, you must adhere to the following policies:

  • All volunteers are required to sign in/out through the front office.
  • Volunteers must maintain confidentiality regarding students and families. We ask that you do not discuss or share information about individual students or their families while volunteering in the classroom.
  • We use positive discipline techniques in our classrooms. Ask the teacher to explain this policy. (Please read the complete policy statement in the discipline section of this Parent Handbook.)
  • Our dress code requires that you dress neatly. We must always look clean and modest, and dress comfortably to work and play with children.
  • We always have an eye for safety and never leave children unattended. Watch for anything that could be a danger to children.
  • Please plan ahead to schedule your classroom volunteer time so the teacher can organize an activity for your supervision.

Volunteers in the classroom may be asked to:

  • Work with children
  • Help children glue, paint, etc.
  • Prepare activities (mix paint, etc.)
  • Help prepare or clean-up after meals
  • Read to a child or group of children
  • Participate in songs, finger-plays, etc.