Parents as Partners

parentsChildren, parents, administration and classroom staff all blend together to form the West Hills Learning Center community. Within our community parents have many roles and responsibilities, including educating themselves about their children’s development, learning about the Center’s policies, attending parent/family events, and participating in volunteer opportunities. It is by working and sharing together that we create a secure and enriched learning environment for the children in our community to thrive. Here are few of the many opportunities for parents to become involved in the activities of the school. Many of these special events invite participation of all ages from the youngest toddler to the oldest family member.

curriculumChildren’s Celebrations (guests invited):

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Spring Programs
  • Independence Day Parade
  • El Dia Del Nino (Children’s Day)


  • Classroom Observations
  • Fall and Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Student Portfolios and Developmental Records
  • Class newsletters and “Early Years” publication
  • Parent Education Evenings

parents-playFamily Social Events:

  • Fall and Spring Open House
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Summer Carnival/Silent Auction
  • End-of-Year Family Picnic
  • Multnomah Days Parade

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Sharing a Talent or Profession
  • Classroom Special Projects
  • Gardening/Planting Projects
  • Creative Arts
  • Reading to the children