A Cooperative Preschool
As a cooperative preschool our parents and teacher work together to provide a vibrant program for all students. On a rotating basis parents volunteer in the classroom participating in free-play, leading educational activities, encouraging positive interactions, and sharing their love for learning.
Teacher: Ms. Sarah
As a cooperative preschool, parental involvement is an important aspect of our daily class. All parents whose children are enrolled as co-op students will be required to assist at the school. Assist days are dependent upon student enrollment. Generally, parents and guardians can expect to assist about 25% of the time that their child attends school. For example, if a student attends the preschool for three days per week, that parent can expect to assist about three times per month. Parents whose children are enrolled as non co-op students do not have to assist, but will pay the non-co-op tuition rates.
As a non-profit organization, fundraisers are an essential portion of the co-op's operating budget. Current fundraisers include Annual Raffle and Silent Auction, Adult Bowling Night, Wood Sign Painting, and the Annual Fun Run.
Each member is required to fulfill a job for the year. Jobs vary from photography, fundraising, laundry, cleaning and sanitizing toys to shopping, scheduling, and putting together the bulletin board. Each year, parents elect a board to serve as the main directors of the preschool. The board meets to discuss school issues, news, improvements, and also oversees the many areas that work together to make the school function smoothly. As a team, all parents of MCP students work to continually improve the school and its academics.