Alaya Community

The parent community is an important aspect of Alaya Preschool. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s classroom with a special activity (music, dance, cooking, etc.), accompanying the class on a field trip, or just connecting with their child’s day. We require participation in Environment Days where the parents and staff have the opportunity to spend a few hours working together on some aspect of improving or maintaining the facility and environment. Parents may choose to pay a Maintenance fee in lieu of participation. We depend on fundraising and on parental support (all contributions are tax deductible) to supplement our basic tuition income. We require that each family volunteer 10 Service Hours of their time each year toward the planning and organization of our annual fundraising activities or other designated projects. Parents may choose to pay a Fundraising fee in lieu of fundraising events.

Parent initiative was a vital element in the creation of the school in 1976 and parental Involvement continues to play a key role in successfully maintaining a healthy, affordable preschool and childcare center.

Parent Environment Day - In the Fall we hold a work day on a Saturday when parents, teachers, and staff contribute 3 hours of their time to work on improving and maintaining the school grounds and facilities. In lieu of participation, parents may choose to pay a maintained fee.

Fundraising- is a way of life at Alaya. Each year we must raise money to supplement our tuition income. Tuition charges cover our basic operational costs. Money from fundraising goes toward necessary building improvements, other designated projects and toward professional development. Our goal is to keep tuition affordable for a diverse range of families and to fairly compensate and provide basic benefits for our professional teaching staff. Our fundraising events continue to be very important in supporting the development of community among our friends.

Service Hours- In addition to the required Fall Environment day hours each family is required to fulfill 10 service hours toward fundraising and/or miscellaneous work at Alaya.