What is a cooperative preschool?
A cooperative preschool (Co-op) is one which the parent and child both “attend.” When you enroll your child in our preschool, you enroll yourself
as a member. Participating in the Strongsville Co-Op preschool allows you
to observe the growth and development of your child in a school setting.
You have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of your child’s
Parent participation is required in the classroom (usually one day per month), and as a member of the governing board or on a standing committee.
Standing committees allow the members to share in the smooth
operation of the preschool.
Parents with younger siblings of their preschoolers have an informal babysitting exchange so they participate on their classroom helper days.
Parent helpers in the classroom assist the teachers with the day’s lessons, prepare snacks for the children, and contribute to the daily operations of the class. Parents also get to accompany their children on field trips to local attractions, typically two to four times per year.
Additionally, parents are responsible for attending general meetings of the preschool (generally, two per year), paying tuition promptly, and participating in cleaning parties (usually once per year).
Children and parents at the Strongsville Co-Op work together to grow, learn, and enjoy the preschool experience!