I'm a mom and an elementary teacher and I have a question for you. When you volunteer in your child's classroom, do you take your "younger than school age" children along with you? If so, why do you do that? If not, why don't you.
I don't have any school aged children, however, my friend has 3 in school and a 2 year old. I usually baby sit the 2 year old when she is volunteering because the point of it is to work with the students, not the 2 year old.
I don't my dd is 4 and in preschool. When I do volunteer I want to be able to focus on & with my dd. Ds is 2 and I know he won't sit still for very long. The teacher never said I couldn't bring ds I jus choose not to because I think more would get done with him not there
I don't have one at home. But if I did it would depend on the age of the child. If the child was 4 and wasn't in preschool at that time of the day, yes I would. I would never bring a young child with me that would disrupt the class.
I haven't Volunteered yet. My DD is 3 and in Head Start. My Son is 2 and he don't like to listen a lot and likes to get into things. I think it would be very hard to bring him and the Teachers might not like it because he wont listen.
I actually home school but, I can't imagine doing that. It seems to me that would be a giant distration to the class. Perhaps if you are going to help with an outdoor carnival or event but not helping in the class room on an average day.
I would bring my son because he was well behaved, as were most of the sibs. But there were those whose little darlings ran around creating havoc. The mess/trouble they caused wasn't worth the little help those moms were able to give.