Grandparents are a unique gift, providing wisdom and perspective wrapped in unconditional love. Grandparents can be the special friends who listen without judgment and speak from the heart.

Whether you regularly drop off or pick up your preschooler, or occasionally visit from out of town, know that your involvement in your young one’s classroom experience is memorable and meaningful.

Aside from the events highlighted below, grandparents are always welcome to coordinate with teachers to come in and read to the class, share a tradition or skill, and see your grandchildren playing, learning and growing!

Grandparents may also choose to join the community for other community-wide events: Pumpkin Party, Winter Celebration, Pajama Picnic, and the annual Tuition Assistance Auction in February (that is, if you haven’t already been enlisted to watch your grandchildren for the evening).

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Family Work Day

Every September, our families come together and volunteer to rake, paint, mulch and plant the school. While our parents and preschoolers are busy at work, grandparents are invited to sip coffee on the front porch and tour their grandchildren’s school.

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Grandparent Scholar Series

Throughout the year we hold teas for grandparents with Head of School, Val Wise, for a lively discussion on child development or a current hot topic.

More details below - stay tuned for 2017-2018 dates & topics!

Gingerbread House Workshop

Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to the Gingerbread House Workshop held in December every year at a NCRC grandparent’s home. Spend the day icing houses, and decorating with handfuls of gum drops, graham crackers, and colorful sprinkles alongside your little one. It is a fun NCRC tradition we'd love to have you attend!

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Fathers, Grandfathers & Fatherly Figures

Throughout the year, breakfasts are held at NCRC to explore the role of father figures in our children's lives. Grandfathers are encouraged to attend these breakfast discussions with their grandchildren.

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Grandparent Scholar Series

Check back soon for information on our Scholar Series for the 2018-2019 school year

Past Topics

  • The Value of Disappointments and Blessings
  • Sharing Memories and Imparting Wisdom
  • Resilience in the Preschool Years
  • Current state of the media & how we get our news (Speaker: Dina Cappiello)
  • Conversation with Rachel Vogelstein, Senior Fellow and Director of Women and Foreign Policy Programs at the Council of Foreign Relations
  • Neuroscience in the Nursery
  • How Boys & Girls are Wired Differently
  • The inequality in the lives of children in the US and around the world (Speaker: Maxine Freund)
  • A Discussion with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
  • A Conversation with Political Strategist, David Plouffe
  • Why It Takes a Village: "Granparenthood" Then and Now

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