Preschool is a critical time for growth and learning, not just for children but also for their parents and caregivers.
We understand that a child’s experience in preschool is only as positive as the fulsome partnership between their parents and caregivers and their school. That is why we offer a range of parent education initiatives designed to support and empower families on this incredible path.
Seminars & Workshops
Knowledge is power, and we are committed to empowering parents with a wealth of resources to support their children. Our parent seminars and workshops cover a range of topics relevant to early childhood development, parenting techniques, and navigating the preschool years. Led by experts in the field, our engaging sessions equip parents with practical strategies and resources to support their child's learning and well-being.
Twice per year, in the fall and spring, we invite parents to attend our Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences offer a valuable opportunity for you to meet with your child's teacher and gain insights into their progress, development, and achievements. As an added bonus, you'll have the chance to observe your child in their classroom before the meeting, giving you a glimpse into their daily preschool experience.
Parent Curriculum Nights
We host Parent Curriculum Nights twice per year, where parents can immerse themselves in the philosophy and teaching practices of our school. Parents are invited to sit in their child's classroom and experience just how special it feels to be a student at WMS. This informative event provides a deeper understanding of the educational journey your child is on, allowing you to actively participate in their growth and development.
Access to School Leadership
We believe in open lines of communication and accessibility. WMS parents have the opportunity to connect with our esteemed school leadership, including the Head of School and our dedicated Site Directors. Whether you have questions, concerns, or simply want to share your thoughts, our Leadership Team is here to listen and engage with you. Learn more about our exceptional leaders by visiting the Leadership Page.
Mug & Muffin Gatherings
Warm mugs of coffee, fresh muffins, and lively discussions about the joys and challenges of parenting. Our monthly Mug & Muffin gatherings provide an opportunity for parents to come together with our educational leaders. These intimate gatherings delve into topics that are top of mind, providing a supportive and engaging space to share insights, seek advice, and build connections within the school community.
“As newcomers to the WMS community, we immediately felt like we were in good hands, in a supportive environment. Not only did our child grow in so many ways, but, as parents, we learned skills and strategies that make us feel more comfortable handling some of the tricky stuff. We made friends, and had fun learning, too!”
At The Washington Market School, we firmly believe that parents are an integral part of our school community. We encourage and welcome parent involvement in various school events and activities, both inside and outside the classroom. Join us in creating a vibrant and enriching environment for our little ones.