Family Information

Family engagement and participation is essential to the success of the Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center.


Two hours per family, per month, is the recommended guideline. Fee-paying families will receive a dollar per day discount on their monthly bill for the oldest child if two hours of participation per family have been completed by the end of the month that service occurs. Donations are credited as service hours at an equivalence of the current hourly minimum wage ($ at minimum wage = 1 hour of service). Family participation hours can be fulfilled in a variety of ways:

  • Volunteering time in the classroom by sharing special talents or interests.
  • Performing upkeep on center equipment or grounds.
  • Assisting with fundraisers or classroom projects.
  • Participating in the Parent Advisory Council or subcommittee.
  • Donating needed supplies.


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Forms & Policies

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Engagement Opportunities

Parent Group

Parent Group meetings are designed to be informal and will address parenting issues, concerns, and problems. Our staff will discuss parenting topics, provide information about child development, and introduce skills and techniques to help parents as they navigate the difficult task of parenting. Attendance at Parent Group counts as time for parent engagement.

Parent Advisory Council

The Children’s Center Parent Advisory Council (PAC) serves as an advisory body to the ASI Children’s Center director, the ASI executive director, the ASI Board of Directors, and the university president. The advisory council meets on a regular basis and provides recommendations on a number of center matters including budget administration, fundraising, long-range planning, and policy development.

Evenings in the Classroom

Evenings in the Classroom are a quarterly opportunity for parents to meet together with the teachers in their child’s classroom to reflect on the activities of the past quarter, look ahead into what is anticipated for the upcoming quarter, and have discussions regarding the interests and learning that the children are currently having.

Evenings in the Classroom

Evenings in the Classroom are an opportunity for parents to meet with each other and heir child’s teachers. During this time, intention is placed on reflect on the work of the children in relation to development and the interests of the children. Collaboratively, parents engage in dialogue and participate in experiences that support what is anticipated for the upcoming quarters.

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

In order to keep communities safe, our local energy company may need to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To learn more about the response from ASI managed facilities and programs, visit the informational page here.