Parental Involvement

Parents have always been encouraged to be involved in kindergartens. Without doubt, kindergartens could not function without parent’s participation; nor could they provide care and education for young children.

Traditionally, parent involvement has meant helping during session time, attending working bees and fundraising. While these roles are no less important today, parent involvement is more important than ever before.

The rewards of parent involvement should not be overlooked or underestimated; they are many and varied, including enjoyment and benefits to the children, staff and parents

Parents can become involved with the children in the program by:

  • Playing a musical instrument for movement/singing groups
  • Reading to individual and small groups
  • Supervising an activity (e.g. cooking)
  • Assisting with a range of activities and learning experiences
  • Attending excursions
  • Sharing cultural backgrounds

Parents can become involved with assisting the staff by:

  • Preparing materials (paper, paints, etc)
  • Covering books
  • Cataloguing books for the children
  • Saving waste materials suitable for the children’s activities

Contributions in these areas are always welcome and appreciated.
Everyone benefits!

Anyone who has the privilege of being involved in a kindergarten, to a large or small degree, will realise parent involvement and continued support is crucial.


My child will be attending 3YO kindergarten at DSCMK.  What should I pack in their bag?

Please pack a change of weather appropriate clothes i.e pants, t-shirt and underwear, a drink bottle and a piece of fruit. 

How do I access information regarding what is happening at kindergarten in general?

Information about the kinder program i.e upcoming activities, incursions, excursions can be found in your child’s individual information pocket.  If you need help to locate your child’s information pocket please ask your teacher.  There is also a monthly newsletter distributed via email during term.  From time to time teachers and the committee may send out information to you via email.  If you have an Facebook account you can like our page ‘Dr Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergarten‘ or follow us on Instagram ‘Dr Stanley Kinder‘ for up to date information on social gatherings, working bees and more.

Do I send my child’s enrolment form directly to the kindergarten?

No, please send your child’s enrolment form directly to WPSA – Whitehorse Pre School Association more information can be found under the enrolments section of this website or on WPSA website