I am VERY connected with my parents via day-to-day drop off's & pick up's, emails, newsletters, texts, etc. I am able to confront an "issue" or "worry" right away because of the smaller class. I am not "bombarded" before and after school, and can speak with each parent either briefly or in depth (if needed). There is no parent volunteer requirement, again because of the small class; however, I have an open door policy with my parents and we are always happy to see them!:) I strongly believe in & encourage parents to work with their children outside of school. There is no organized "homework" (they'll have PLENTY of that soon enough:). What I do is drop small ideas/suggestions in our newsletters on how they can be working with their little one outside of school. For example, during "traffic safety week"... 'parents, point out various signs around town and have your prekinder guess what they say/mean...'. or, during letter "A" week, 'parents, when you are reading to your child at night, see if they can find any "a's" in your book!'