Our 2022-2023 Preschool Classes

Contact Stacy at director@cooperativepreschool.org to learn more or set up a tour.

The following is our schedule for the 22-23 school year.

All blocks are mixed age. Families can choose more than one block to meet their needs (as available). Children who come in a morning block and a corresponding afternoon block eat lunch at school.

COVID policies determined based on the situation in our community. We will make decisions about protocols (including mask wearing) in August.

 

BLUE BLOCK  Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30-12:00

(with an option to stay until 3:30 Thursdays)
Two teachers 

One to two parent helpers daily
14-16 children

Tuition is a yearly fee broken into 9 monthly payments: $163/m


YELLOW BLOCK   
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00-12:00

Two teachers

One to two parent helpers daily
14 -16 children

Tuition is a yearly fee broken into 9 monthly payments: $293/m

 

GREEN BLOCK
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 12:45-3:30
Two teachers

One to two parent helpers daily
14-16  

Tuition is a yearly fee broken into 9 monthly payments: $268/m

PURPLE BLOCK Add on Thursdays 

Thursdays 12:45-3:30
Two teachers

14-16 children

Tuition is a yearly fee broken into 9 monthly payments: $89/m

2-3s class information listed on Parent/Child classes page


Program Goals for preschool children at The Cooperative Preschool
​Take risks and try new things – cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively
  • To create, invent, think, solve problems in all areas of the classroom

  • Share ideas, theories and perspectives through a variety of symbolic languages

  • Learn to respect themselves and others as individuals and value diversity of thought, culture and personality

  • Continue to develop a variety of skills to support growth and development across the curriculum

  • Ability to play, work, and learn with a variety of personalities and form meaningful relationships

  • Be persistent and be intentional

  • To be curious, love learning and enjoy being a part of a community



Typical Schedule

     45-75 minutes - Arrive at School - Outside Play and Projects

     15-20 minutes - Circle Time​

      45-75 - Indoor Play and Project Time​

     10 minutes - Closing Circle​

      5 minutes - Closing Circle (Parents, Teachers and Children) and Goodbye​

(snack during play and project time - when children are hungry - children bring their own healthy snacks)

(this is a loose schedule as we move with the children. Sometimes projects go back outside as interest dictates.)

    

Play in the Preschool Classroom

We allow two large blocks of time when children have choices about what interests them, who they want to play with and where they want to be. This time allows the children to be in control of themselves and their choices. Some children will paint, work in the sensory table, build a castle, fly to mars in their space ship, write a letter, listen to some music, chat with a friend or read a book. Another child may spend most of the hour planning a tea party, inviting friends, setting the table, negotiation roles, planning their event and cooking the food. Another child might spend the majority of their time working with a teacher in the science area researching, drawing and talking about whales. We value this time so much because the children have the opportunity to structure their own time and activities, and create their own educational experiences. While respecting their choices and interests, we encourage the children to try new areas, to hear what others are interested in and working on and to share their ideas with the community. We learn a lot about who they are and how they interact. We learn how we can best support and extend their interests, questions and curiosities.

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One of our Newsletter articles:
"What Should Preschool look like? What Does Learning Look Like?
boys dressed in masks showing off their artwork
girl playing a xylophone
children reading with a teacher
two girls playing dress up