For Our Parents

YOUR children are why we are here! A strong partnership with parents, caregivers, and other professionals serving our students is crucial to helping our Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center students grow and flourish.

Partnering with parents is a vital component of our program at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center. Interaction between our parents and teachers is encouraged, and conferences are scheduled twice annually to allow parents to learn about specific milestones their children have achieved and to identify areas that are developing.

Working together as a team, we can provide consistent, nurturing, developmentally appropriate care for children.

Join The Center’s Parents Group and Become a Volunteer

We know as parents you want to be involved in every aspect of your child’s life – from classroom to playground, activities to achievements – and we want our families to be involved with us! That is why we have created The Center’s Parent Group Volunteer Program to help support our events and programs.

With your participation, we can offer more extracurricular activities, events, and programs while keeping tuition fees affordable. From the very beginning The Center has relied on the generosity of others, whether through volunteering or donations, in order to give every child the best care and education possible.

The Parents Group is here to support, nurture, and improve The Center’s community. The more involved we are as parents the better our children’s experience will be during their time at The Center.

Join our mailing list to receive emails about The Center’s Parents Group and volunteer opportunities, or look for the letters in your child’s classroom mailbox.

Parenting in the 21st Century

Being a parent today means being confronted with different challenges than parents faced when you were growing up. The world is moving at lightning speed. Where can you turn to for information, advice and methods for parenting in this environment?

Originally called Parent Outreach Meetings(POMs), the series was started by The Center in 2014 to help parents navigate the most important job of their lives. Topics were developed in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center and SUNY Old Westbury.

Meetings take place regularly throughout the year and feature presentations by experts as well as discussions among presenters and attendees on a variety of important topics. This year the program has expanded and is presented by The Center in partnership with East End Pediatrics and the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation.

Presentations are made in English on Monday evenings,  Spanish on Wednesday evenings. All meetings are open to the entire community. RSVP is requested but not required. RSVP

Meeting Dates & Topics: All meetings are at 6:00 PM at The Center, #2 Gingerbread Lane Ext. Free childcare is available.

November 18 & 20, 2019
Observing, Listening, Wondering, and Responding as Teachers and Parents

December 16 & 18, 2019 – RESCHEDULED
Helping Children Through Difficult Moments: Healthy Social-Emotional Development and Resilience

January 13 & 15, 2020
Helping Children Through Difficult Moments: Healthy Social-Emotional Development and Resilience

February 10 & 12, 2020
Language Development: Individual Differences and Technology

March 16 & 18, 2020
The Importance of Teaching Kindness, Empathy and Acceptance

April 20 & 22, 2020
Health, Nutrition and Early Childhood Development

May 18 & 20, 2020
Expressing Optimism and Gratitude: Increasing Overall Well-being

Date TBD – Helping Children Through Life’s Transitions

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