Five Reasons You Should Consider a Cooperative Preschool for your Child
Build A Community for your Family
Co-op schools are very family-oriented, and that extends beyond after-school hours and vacations and into your child’s school years. Co-op preschool bonds last a lifetime.
Provide Continuity and Reassurance
Co-ops are community and family-oriented and reassure both children and parents as they take the early step out of the home and into the world together. Parental involvement in the school makes the experience easier and the environment more nurturing for all the children in the school.
Children have varying temperaments, behavior, and needs. You will learn (or be reminded of) valuable lessons about childhood by interacting with other people’s children as well as your own. In addition, your child will benefit from observing you interact with other children and from their interaction with numerous caring adults in a safe and stimulating atmosphere.
Act as a Stress Valve and Support Group
A co-op offers a supportive community for parents of all types – stay-at-home, working parents, single parents, parents of children with special needs, parents with special needs, and families in crisis. All of them will experience feelings of isolation or desperation (or lack of perspective and humor) at some point during their children’s preschool years.
Lower Financial Cost and Affordability
Because parents are responsible for most of the work required to operate co-ops, they cost a fraction of what other preschools do. Scholarships are also available.