On behalf of the Interlake 2013 Fundraising Committee, we want to say thank you to everyone for a fun and eventful auction! It was no small feat and the event was a smashing success! Check out our fundraising page for details.
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Welcome to Interlake Child Care and Learning Center. Interlake provides full and part-time care for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers. Founded in 1982, Interlake is a NAEYC accredited, 501(c)3 non-profit center, governed by a Board of Directors comprised of current and former parents. Every dime we raise and receive is applied toward our mission of helping you raise your children to be responsible, creative, compassionate human beings.
Interlake provides a warm and caring environment that celebrates diversity and allows children maximum freedom of choice while ensuring their physical and psychological safety. Our website provides some background information on Interlake as well as details on programs offered, rates and hours of operation. You can also request a tour or view our waiting list policy by completing one of these forms.
Looking to get involved with the Interlake Community? Take a peek at our various committees and jump right in!
Community Building Committee:
The mission of the Community Building Committee is to build on the “extended family” approach at Interlake by identifying areas to support and involve current families, alumni families, staff, teachers, and external community members. We encourage parents to become part of the Interlake community through parent education seminars, summer camp-outs, evening socials, picnics, committee-sponsored events, and many more fun activities. The committee meets about once a month and discusses activities that we support, as well as ideas for fun ways to build community amongst current and former families, teachers, and the children. Current activities that the Community Building Committee supports include Interlake’s Annual Harvest Festival, Staff Appreciation – including the always popular “Staff Treats” – family get-togethers, the provision of food and refreshments for our quarterly work parties, and the Parent Mentor program (to give additional support to parents new to Interlake). The committee has a lot of fun, and would love to bring in more family members!
Tuition alone doesn’t fund our vision. Each year we raise funds for staff bonuses and building improvements; we also have an ambitious goal to enhance and enlarge our building and outdoor areas in the next few years. During the 2012-2013 school year, we were able to fund a generous end-of-year staff bonus, improvements to our classroom lighting, and several updates to our already outstanding outdoor classrooms, including a grassy westside corridor for sensory and quiet play and new planter boxes. The remainder will be spent for other building improvements throughout the next fiscal year. The need for fundraising is not voluntary, but essential. If you have interest or experience in fundraising, we would love to have you be a part of our committee. If you are the type of person who wants to join a committee where your efforts can make a big difference, then this is the place for you. Help us work on our fundraising strategy, plan our annual auction, create a database, or thank donors – enthusiasm and ideas go a long way to help us enact our vision for Interlake!
Interlake keeps its building in decent shape partially through the efforts of a group of people known as the Facilities Committee. The most important job of this committee is to organize the Work Parties that occur four Saturdays a year from 9-3 (see our calendar for specific dates). Great food, camaraderie, and free child care are provided! It’s a great way to get involved. Are you handy, have you got a green thumb, or are you a good organizer? We’d love to have you join the Facilities Committee. We’re always eager to have help to coordinate Work Parties as well. We plan projects large and small, and identify how we can improve the building and outdoor play and garden spaces. We have been able to accomplish so much during work parties. Some of our recent projects include: replacing the Toddler changing room/bathroom floor; climber repairs; Infant cart parking cover; classroom painting projects; lots of yard work; and cleaning. Individuals can also work on facilities projects at times other than work parties. See a need, something that can work better, look better or add another dimension to our dynamic classrooms? Speak up, show up and make a difference!
Join our newest parent committee and help Interlake keep up with the times technologically! Recent projects have included creating new email lists and upgrading the computers in the staff room and office. Opportunities for parent involvement abound, including database management, software donation procurement, website management, general tech support, and planning ways to use technology to enhance family and staff communication. Come share your skills, experience, and expertise with your child’s school – our gratitude will know no bounds!