Fathers Club

TECEC Fathers Club

Welcome to the Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center , or TECEC! The TECEC Fathers Club was formed in 2007 by a very dedicated group of dads. Some of the contributions we have made include raising funds for a school defibrillator, coordinate the Preschool Olympics, and purchased a TECEC school sign.

The Fathers Club has many goals:

  • Offer support to teachers, staff, students, and PTO in whatever form we can
  • Hold fundraisers to benefit the school
  • Solicit donations from local businesses and civic groups
  • Run the TECEC Olympics.
  • Hold social events for the Dads – hey, we need a night off sometimes too!

All fathers with a child or children in TECEC, including Head Start, are welcome. There are no membership dues, we receive no funds from the school system, and rely entirely on donations and fundraisers.

Meetings are generally held the second Thursday of each month and reminder notices go out with children the week before the meeting. Please join us as it is an excellent opportunity to get to know the other families in TECEC, and give something back to the school.

Fathers Club Committee

TECEC Father’s Club: TECEC.FathersClub@gmail.com

President– Will Henry
Vice President- Dave Van Cott
 Bill Clauss
: Mike Staffaroni
Web Master –


  • Preside at all regular and Executive Board Meetings
  • Call the meetings to order and formally close them
  • Keep meetings on track
  • Preview any PTO materials before their distribution
  • Prepare an agenda with the help of the Committee members for each regular meeting
  • Appoint chairpersons to all standing and special committees
  • Try to encourage parent involvement in committees and their chairs


  • Record and keep a copy of the minutes of all meetings
  • Provide the President a copy of the minutes after each meeting for his/her review
  • Maintain a copy of the bylaws and amendments to follow
  • Keep a list of unfinished business and a copy of the agenda
  • Keep a list of committee chairs and co-chairs
  • Keep a copy of the calendar of events
  • Try to encourage parent involvement in committees and their chairs
  • Shall process and track all membership applications


  • Receive all moneys of TECEC PTO
  • Keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures
  • Pay out funds only as authorized by the organization
  • Present a statement of accounts at every meeting
  • Maintain and balance bank account
  • Make a full report at the Annual Meeting in June
  • Try to encourage parent involvement in committees and their chairs

Parent-Teacher Liaison

  • Communicates TECEC PTO activities to the parents at TECEC

Events Coordinator

  • Coordinates all playdates
  • Leads all TECEC PTO events
  • Assures that board members assist and participate in TECEC PTO events

Funds Requests:

  • All requests for PTO funds must directly benefit the educational and/or developmental needs of the preschool children.
  • All requests for funds must be submitted on the PTO Expense Form found in the PTO mailbox. The requests will be reviewed at the next officer’s meeting or general PTO meeting.
  • Officers have the right to approve or refuse the request.
  • The form will be returned upon review. If the item is not approved for purchase and further discussion is warranted, the PTO officers will meet with the Team Leader, PTO liasion and teacher making the request for further discussion.