CWC acknowledges that families are students’ first teachers and believes that all students bring valuable knowledge, experiences and resources for learning with them to school. Thus, CWC works hard to ensure that all families feel welcome at school. Opportunities for parent engagement take place at various times and with different emphases so that each parent can participate. Childcare is provided whenever possible. In addition, CWC offers a high quality, and flexible before- and after-school program that is available to all students.