Preschool offers children their first opportunity for important, continuous relationships outside of home and family with other children their own age and with adults other than their parents. It offers a variety of early social contacts, a sense of belonging to a group, a sharing of experiences and a chance to be self-sufficient and independent. Preschool provides an environment that meets the needs of the child at his/her particular stage of development.
A cooperative preschool is a group of families organized to provide their children with the finest of preschool experiences. A cooperative preschool offers a developmental program for groups of children ages three to five. Each child must be toilet trained. A cooperative preschool is a non-profit educational and developmental program for young children administered and maintained by the parents and licensed by the State of Michigan.
Yes! The preschool addresses all areas of the child's development, laying the foundation for later academic achievement:
The class format is similar for each group: Class begins with “circle time” when the group comes together on the carpet for greeting, attendance, songs and the calendar. The teacher explains the planned activities for the day. The children then have self-selection time when they take part in the day’s activities. These activities may include painting, play dough, arts & crafts, puzzles, or writing. At the end of self-selection time, the class cleans up, comes together on the carpet for a story, and then has snack. After snack, the class participates in group activities such as music, dance and other gross motor activities. This is usually followed by free time outside or in the play area.
Support during the joyous, yet sometimes trying time of being a parent
When your child is enrolled in the preschool, you will become a member of the co-op. You will be expected to attend two general meetings of the co-op. At these meetings, you will sign up for workdays when you will assist in the classroom. On average, you will work two to four days per month. In addition, you will be expected to serve on a committee (such as maintenance, graduation, bulletin boards, etc.) or to serve on the Board. Parents are also asked to contribute their time, talents and ideas to maintain and improve the growth and success of the preschool.
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