Our 2019-2020 Preschool Classes

3-4's Class  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-12:00

(with an option to stay until 2:45 Tuesdays)
Two teachers - Jessica and Joslyn

Two parent helpers daily
16 children (maximum)

Tuition: $132/m

4-5's Class   
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-12:00

(with an option to stay until 2:45 Monday and Wednesdays)
Two teachers - Jessica and Joslyn

Two parent helpers daily
16 children (maximum)

Tuition morning only: $220/m

Tuition for mornings plus M/W afternoons: $337/m


3-4-5's Class 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 12:30-2:45
Two teachers - Jessica and Joslyn

Two parent helpers daily
16 children (maximum)

Tuition: $171/m


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

1-2s 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
  • 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

     30 minutes - Arrive at School - Outside Play and Projects

     15 minutes - Circle Time​

     20 minutes - Snack Time​

     60 - Indoor Play and Project Time​

     10 minutes - Closing Circle​

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


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.

One of our Newsletter articles:
"What Should Preschool look like? What Does Learning Look Like?

Please give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions about the school:

208-342-7479 (but email is best)

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The Cooperative Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background of children or families in its admissions, scholarship or hiring opportunities.