Through the cooperative efforts of parents and staff working together, we provide a nurturing, safe, and engaging preschool experience for all our children to grow and learn. The involvement parents have in their child’s school has a direct impact on a child’s academic success.
Some benefits of choosing a cooperative preschool include:
·Interaction with other parents who share a commitment to education
·More affordable tuition as parents have direct involvement in the operation of the school
·A sense of community as parents work together with teachers as a team
Learn more about how to get involved as a Co-Op Preschool family.
For over 60 years, The Co-Op Preschool, in partnership with our students’ families, has been helping children build the skills they need to become successful students and responsible community members.
We are a play-based program that fosters a joy of learning and respectful interaction among peers while promoting a cooperative partnership between home and school. Research shows that play and learning go hand in hand, and that a play-rich environment encourages the development of cognitive skills, physical abilities, new vocabulary, social skills and literacy skills. Learn more about our preschool and toddler programs.
A large part of our success comes from the strong relationships between the school and our wonderful families. In order to build the strong sense of community that the Co-Op Preschool is known for and to keep our operating costs and tuition low, each family is required to partner with the Co-Op in the following areas:
Classroom Helper: A parent or caregiver is required to help in their child’s classroom about 4-5 times throughout the school year. If your family cannot meet this requirement, an aide option is available at an additional cost.
Housekeeping: A parent or caregiver is required to attend one of our monthly cleaning sessions each school year. Each session lasts about an hour and the volunteers deep-clean the play areas at the school.
Committee Involvement: Co-Op families are not required to serve on a committee, however, we hope that most will choose to volunteer. There are many events throughout the school year that depend on volunteers to help them run smoothly.
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