• Frequently Asked Questions
    Why should I join AECPTA? What does this PTA do?
    The short answer is fun and friendship, with a focus!
    Because we are organized through the PTA, we go beyond basic playdates and add an emphasis on promoting the welfare of young children through parent education programs, community service, and organized family activities. Our goal is to provide a strong support network for parents and families with children ages 0-5.
    Where does the money from the dues go?
    A portion goes towards administrative expenses. Since we are not affiliated with any particular school, the rest of it goes right back to our members! We use the remainder of the dues to fund the activities outlined on our Member Benefits page.
    Do I need to live in Allen to join? Does my child have to attend a preschool?
    No! We have members from Allen, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, Lucas, Parker, and Murphy. We are not associated with a specific preschool and have families that attend different preschools or no preschool at all.
    Is this group only for moms?
    No, our group is comprised of all types of family members. AECPTA considers each membership a “family” membership, meaning that one person signs up and everyone in their household is welcome to member events. Dads and grandparent caregivers are always welcome to be members.
    Are there meeting requirements I have to meet?
    You can come to as many or as few things as you would like! We encourage you to use AECPTA in whatever way works best for you and your family. Our calendar is filled with a variety of activities spanning different days and times. Our monthly Membership Meetings are used to conduct business and each has a presenter. They are always interesting, but you are not required to go.
    Are there ways I can volunteer? Do I have to volunteer?
    Like all PTA groups, we have ample opportunities to volunteer. From ongoing board and committee positions to one-time events, there are always ways to lend a hand. However, volunteering is not mandatory! You will never be required to volunteer, nor will you be made to feel bad if you don’t. We are a very accepting group and understand that our members have varying ways in which they participate in AECPTA.
Last Modified on July 31, 2017