I signed my son up for preschool for the first time for this fall and I have zero experience with this, so I am just curious. How involved are parents expected to be at your school? I expected to attend special occasions like Mother's Day, help out every so often, bring in a snack on his birthday, help enforce lessons at home, etc., but after attending the first parent meeting and getting our list of expectations, it seems like our program is asking a lot.
It is a new program taking place at a church. There are 6 kids in the class. One teacher for 6 kids is a legal ratio in our state, but the church has a rule that there must be at least 2 adults present, so there is to be a parent helper each day, and we will all be assigned our days on the class calendar. Class meets twice a week, so with only 6 kids in the class, each month at least two of the six moms will have to be class helper twice. Plus the special events like Mother's Day, Father's Day, and at least 4 field trips where the parents are required to transport and accompany their child.
I am fortunate that I work from home and can rearrange my schedule, but I will have to find a babysitter for my 18 month old on my helper days. I don't know how a working parent would ever be able to fulfill so many class helper obligations throughout the whole school year, though. Is this the norm?