Parent Involvement

When parents and caregivers are partners in their day-to-day activities, children thrive. Our staff works in collaboration with parents so that we may offer each other support and insight into the lives of the children they care for and about.

Because a child’s identity is rooted in his/her family, there is a level of security that comes with knowing parents trust teachers, and a mutual respect exists.

Some of the ways Lakeview parents are involved include:

Parents are encouraged to participate in and attend center activities and special events. Many parents will chaperone field trips and participate in committees, such as graduation, book fair or teacher appreciation week.
Each day, Lakeview children are each having a unique experience, so we keep parents informed of their child’s daily activities, addressing each child’s interests, skills and needs.
Our open-door policy means parents and authorized relatives are welcome to visit at any time without an appointment. Many parents who work nearby drop in to have lunch with their little ones.
Enrollment conferences provide an avenue to learn about a child’s wants, needs and stage of development so an appropriate educational program can be planned. Twice a year, parents are offered an opportunity to have a formal conference with their child’s teacher to delve deeper into the child’s needs. Parents may also request a conference to discuss their child’s progress at any time.
Parent surveys help Lakeview gather information about how well the program is meeting the families’ needs and areas we can work to improve the family experience.


All four Lakeview Child Centers are accredited by NAEYC.

Let’s Move! Childcare

Lakeview Child Center is proud to participate in this comprehensive initiative, launched by Former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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