Cooperative vs. Traditional Preschool

There is a difference in choosing a cooperative versus a traditional preschool. One main difference is the role you, the parent, play in your child's education, as well as the day-to-day classroom and volunteer activities. Here is a brief comparison of the Co-op vs. Traditional Preschool by Christy Gordon Baty.

Parent Involvement

Because CLC is a Cooperative preschool parent involvement is very important. A cooperative allows you, the parent, to have a closer influence on the development of your child's education.

All of the positions on the Parent council are on a volunteer basis. Some of the positions are elected positions while others are not. One parent per child must participate by being a voting member of the Parent Council.

All Parents/Guardians that work directly with children agree to a background check, including fingerprinting at their expense.

Elected Positions
Fundraising Chair
Liaison to UUCF

Non-Elected Positions
Classroom Aids (required of at least one parent per child at least once a month.)
Fundraising Committee (2-3 members)
Marketing Committee (2-3 members)
Web Master
Housekeeping (4-6 members)
Snack Coordinator
Administrative Director