If you’re interested in a learning environment that provides a hands-on experience in which children are allowed to develop at their own pace in a non-competitive atmosphere, there’s no better place to start than a Montessori daycare.
Studies have shown that children attending Montessori programs tend to develop better literacy, numeracy, and executive function skills, along with better social skills, among other positive outcomes.
As a parent, you naturally want the best for your children, and that starts with being involved in every stage of development. While Montessori teachers are prepared to help your children grow and progress in the daycare setting, there are several ways you can get involved. Here are a few volunteer options you may want to explore.
1. Be a Brand Ambassador for Admissions Events
It’s not hard to understand why many parent volunteers want to participate in the classroom setting. Not only do they get to be near their child and witness stages of growth, development, and achievement, but they become an integral part of the learning environment for an entire group of kids.
However, volunteering at a daycare could take many forms. For example, you can share your personal experience with other families interested in primary and elementary programs.
Prospective families will have many questions about how the program works and the benefits their child will enjoy by attending a Montessori school. By attending admissions events and speaking with interested families, you serve as a trusted source of information, and you can help them make the right choice for their children.
2. Become a First Friend for Incoming Families
In addition to helping families decide whether the Montessori program is right for their kids, you could volunteer to work with families who have decided to start the Montessori program. Entering a new environment can be stressful and confusing. You probably went through something similar when your child joined daycare.
If you want to help other families feel welcome in the Montessori daycare setting, you can volunteer to become a first friend. This means reaching out and serving as a resource for incoming families, not only helping to address their questions and concerns but ensuring that they settle in and feel comfortable and welcome.
3. Classroom Assistance and Event Planning
If you feel your strengths lie in organization and helping children engage with daily activities, you may be best suited to volunteer efforts in the classroom or even outside the classroom setting. As a daycare assistant, you might help gather and organize materials for activities or lessons.
You might help inspire curiosity, creativity, and even a love of learning and STEM subjects in young children, paving the way for future successes as they start their academic careers. You could also help with creating or maintaining stimulating outdoor play environments.
As an alternative, you may become involved in event planning. The important thing is to consider your strengths and understand how you can best contribute to a learning environment that supports all children.
4. Offer to Help Wherever You’re Needed Most
Chances are your child’s daycare could use many different types of assistance from volunteers, and if you’re flexible, you could end up serving in a range of roles. Offering to help where you’re needed most, instead of holding out for a specific task, could result in exciting challenges and rewards.
Become a Volunteer Today
If you’re looking for the best ways to help at your child’s Montessori Daycare, contact us today to learn more about volunteer opportunities.