Parent Education Resources
Metzger Community Preschool is here to help parents take an active role in their child's education and development. Our teacher is here to engage our children's minds and prepare them for their educational careers. As a community, we are here to give you tips and tricks to enhance your child's experience in our school and at home. Here is what we have to offer:
Parent Education Night
We hold three General Meetings throughout the school year where we opening the channels of communication between our teacher, our parents and parent education resources.
We invite guest speakers with expertise in child development, parent/child communication and parent coaching. Our General Meetings are another way to connect with other families in our school and ask general questions to our teacher and board members.
The Parent Child Preschools Organization or PCPO is a non-profit organization comprised of many cooperative preschools in Oregon and Washington.
As a member of PCPO, our school has access to a support group of other cooperative preschools within our community. PCPO provides training and support/networking opportunities for its members and our Board.
PCPO holds an annual conference for its members. Learn more about it here.
Here are helpful links to assist in your child's development at home:
This is the tried-and-true recipe we've used in our classroom for years:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tbsp cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 tbsp oil
Mix dry ingredients. Mix water, oil, and food coloring and bring to a boil. Add dry ingredients to wet and immediately put on waxed paper. Knead well. Store in an airtight container.
Each spring the students plant pumpkins in our school garden, and come fall, the pumpkins are harvested, roasted and used in the classroom to make pumpkin pancakes. Below is the recipe we use in our classroom.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted butter
Combine all ingredients and stir well
Makes 8 to 10