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.

Current Programs Available

We offer a mixed-age preschool program serving 3 and 4 year old children and their families. We offer a high quality developmental and educational program in a cooperative setting. Our curriculum is derived from the natural world and introduces pre- and early- reading and math skills.

Preschool Curriculum for 2012-2013 School Year

We offer the following schedules:

  • Monday–Friday
    9:00 am–12:00 pm (5 day); two optional Lunch Bunch days
  • Monday–Wednesday
    9:00 am–12:00 pm (3 day); one optional Lunch Bunch
  • Thursday–Friday
    9:00 am–12:00 pm (2 day); one optional Lunch Bunch

Organic Snack provided by member families in turn.

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

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Marketing Chair
  • Secretary

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
  • Snack Coordinator
  • Administrative Director