Sunday, February 28, 2010


Our enrollment open house is Thursday March 11 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday March 12 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and see our classrooms, meet the teachers and Director, talk with parents of children currently enrolled. We are accepting enrollment applications for the 2010-2011 school year. We have classes for two year olds, three year olds, and four-five year olds. Toilet trained is not required. For more information on our Co-Op, visit our website:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Miss Sara is leaving

We were so sorry to hear that Miss Sara, our music teacher, will be leaving in March to move to Boulder, Colorado. Though we wish Miss Sara the best, we are going to miss her so much! Sara came to us from New Orleans via the library graduate program at the University of Illinois a year and half ago. Sara has done a fantastic job with music enrichment for our children! Good luck Miss Sara and keep in touch!

Friday, February 12, 2010

What is a parent cooperative preschool?

It's a wonderful learning environment for preschool children! There are different types of parent cooperative preschools. Some are full cooperatives like ours and others are partial cooperatives. Full participating cooperatives are truly parent owned and operated. Parents serve on the governing board, they assist the teachers in the classroom, they plan special events, organize and participate in fundraising activities, and maintain the school environment. Partial participating cooperatives usually have parents on the governing board, parents implement and organize fundraising activities, special events, and maintain the school environment. But the one thing that is lacking in a partial parent cooperative is the parents assisting in the classroom. I believe that the parents in the classroom everyday is what truly makes for a wonderful preschool environment! Parents bring their talents into the classroom which enriches the curriculum! They bring a natural caring and nurturing aspect into the classroom. They get to know their children's playmates and develop long lasting friendships with the other parents in the school. Research has proven the importance of parent involvement in their child's education. At our school parent involvement is an everyday thing! Parents that enroll their children in a cooperative preschool do work hard, but the hard work is all for their children!

Monday, February 8, 2010


February is only one week old, but we've had a lot of fun! A local percussionist and former Coop parent visited the school last week for a percussion demonstration for the children. They loved it! I heard kids drumming on things in the classrooms all week!

Our annual Valentine Disco Dance is this week! It's a fun party with music and dancing and of course, food!

We're all hoping for an early spring, though the groundhog is said to have seen his shadow! But there is nothing that says we can't hope!

In the future the classrooms will be busy learning about outer space, dinosaurs, spring weather, and many more things!

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