St. Andrew Learning Center welcomes custodial parents and guardians to visit and observe your child’s participation at any time your child is in our program. Each family at St. Andrew Learning Center is a valued part of our curriculum, and we seek to include your family’s cultural background, traditions, beliefs and interests as part of the learning process each year. If you have an interest in sharing your family’s cultural and traditions with us, please speak with your child’s teacher about the best way to incorporate these into our classroom activities.
We are excited about offering a program that includes a significant portion of volunteer involvement. Adult volunteers in the classroom help to develop intergenerational sense of community that surrounds our children and youth. Adult volunteers from the St. Andrew congregation or family members are invited to participate. Volunteers make our program special by creating intergenerational relationships that allow children and youth to experience the larger community. Caring for community and neighbors is a spiritual commitment of St. Andrew's congregation.
We offer volunteer opportunities to come into the classrooms and share special projects, read stories to children, rub backs at naptime, and lend an extra pair of hands. We also offer out of classroom activities, such as preparing snacks, washing dishes, preparing materials for teachers, making or repairing furniture and equipment, serving as office assistants to the director, planning events, consulting, and training. Some of this work can be done at home.
All volunteers who work regularly with children and youth will have undergone a background check. If volunteers come into the program for special projects and will only be volunteering short term while another staff or approved volunteer is present, he or she might not be enrolled in the Central Background Registry. Volunteers, whether regular or occasional, will never be left alone with children but will always be supervised by qualified staff.
Parents/guardians and family members are also partners in the enrichment and learning process. Any time you spend with us will make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please arrange with the director a time to sit down together and talk about your volunteer possibilities.