Purple Circle believes that families are the child’s first teachers, and thus vital partners in early childhood education. Teachers encourage family participation in the on-going development of their child. Families participate in each classroom, leading special activities, organizing or accompanying school trips, or crafting new toys and facilities (children’s portfolio boxes, a loft, shelves).
The center is a membership cooperative, which means that families must assist in the overall operation of the school, which includes: school repairs, fundraising, recruitment drives, professional services and Board membership. There is at least one required general meeting of the whole family community each year, an open house, our annual rooftop gala fundraiser and many other social events. Families are encouraged to attend our school’s monthly Board Meetings.
Our emphasis on community not only strengthens the bonds between our children, but gives families a network of support and friendships that can last a lifetime.