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Significant Benefits of Being a Parent Volunteer at Your Child's School

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

What do you think is the ideal relationship between parents and schools? Generally speaking, a child spends about 6-7 hours at home and at school during school days. How well does your child transition from home to school and from school to home? How will the parent-school relationship affect the child?

At Arborland, we believe parents are our most important allies; thus, we are committed to consistently creating gathering events and parent volunteer opportunities to strengthen our bond and to enhance students’ learning and development.

When families get involved in a child's education, research shows that there are numerous benefits not just for the children, but also for the parents and the school itself.

Benefit for the Children:

Positive attitude about school involvement

A parent's presence at a school function creates a safe learning environment in a child's eyes, which reduces the common struggle of separation anxiety in young children. Being able to associate a parent's presence in their learning environment helps to boost familiarity and comfort.

Benefit for the Parents:

Increases child-parent communication

A parent's familiarity with their child's learning environment gives them the ability to ask specific questions which would avoid the dreaded one-word answer. Instead of asking, "How was school today?" they'd be able to ask, "What book did Ms. Smith read with the class this week? Did you like it? What was it about?", therefore potentially increasing the quality of communication and giving the parent a better understanding of their child's learning experience.

Benefit for the School/Teacher:

Creates a positive, cooperative and inclusive atmosphere

According to Dr. Maria Montessori, "Our plan for the education of little children (must include) an attractive environment. Into this environment, we must put everything that is good for the mind, along with an understanding and affectionate person."

Volunteering at the child's school not only gives the parent an opportunity to be familiar with their child's environment, but also to develop a bond with their teacher. This bond inevitably creates an attractive and inclusive environment which is beneficial for the child's growing mind.

Interested in Volunteering?

Arborland Montessori has always believed that our parents are our most important allies in developing young minds! Click Here for more information about our volunteer opportunities.

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