Cooperative preschools offer a place of learning for children and their parents! Co-ops have age-based classes that provide children with a quality preschool experience and are administered and maintained by the teacher and parents. Parents (grandparents) assist the professional teacher in the classroom one day a week and each family shares in the business operation of the school making it truly a cooperative experience. A developmentally appropriate curriculum is planned and carried out by the teacher and the children learn social, emotional, and intellectual skills through cooperative and creative play in a hands-on environment. Parent educators give guidance to teachers and help parents build their parenting skills both in class and during the monthly parent meetings.
More information can be found on the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Page: How Co-op Works