Parent Resources

Our community is driven by the work of dedicated parent-volunteers. We depend upon each family contributing to Washington Park Early Learning Center to maintain the quality of our programs, facilities, and community. It’s a spirit of cooperation that we as parents model for our children. Thank you for becoming part of our school!

Parent Responsibilities

Beyond drop-off, pick-up, and packing a lunch, WPELC parents have additional responsibilities for our cooperative preschool. Please review these below:

School Newsletter

During the school year, WPELC sends out a weekly email newsletter. Please read this to learn what’s happening in your child’s school. If you are a parent of an enrolled child and are not receiving the school newsletter, please email

WPELC Board Meetings

We invite all parents to attend any WPELC Board Meeting. Our school is run cooperatively by parents, and we encourage your ownership. The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the evening. Please email to let us know you’re coming and get time and location details.

The Board of Directors handbook describes the functions and responsibilities of the Board of Directors:

School Calendar

Make sure to put all school calendar dates on your personal calendar. Know when school holidays are, parent/teacher conferences, and school playdates.