Co-Op Model & Participation
HOW A COOPERATIVE WORKS
A parent cooperative preschool is organized by a group of families with similar philosophies who hire trained teachers to provide their children with a quality preschool experience. The preschool is administered and maintained by the parents. The parents assist the professional teachers in the classroom on a rotating basis and participate in the educational program of all the children. Each family shares in the business operation of the school, thus making it truly a cooperative venture. Parents, preschool children and their teachers all go to school together and learn together.
Each family participates in the following:
To foster the collaborative nature of the Co-op, each family has one adult work in the classroom one day per week. Work schedule preference is given by enrollment date.
Community meetings are a fun way for us to grow as a community and build skills as parents and collaborative educators. One or more parent/guardian will join the monthly meeting for approximately two hours for community building and education.