Congratulations on your decision to join a cooperative preschool! We’re excited you’re here!
Uncertain about what will be expected of you this year? Here’s the run-down:
Helping in the classroom
In the Ruby class, parents will stay each week, alternating between a parent education session one week and helping in the classroom the next week. In all the other classes, parents will work on a rotating basis to ensure a 5:1 ratio of children to adults. Depending on the size of the class, this means between two and four parents will stay in the classroom each class day. Working parents are assigned a station where they will facilitate positive interactions with and among the children, keep everyone safe, and assist with various projects.
Fundraising plays an integral role at the cooperative, helping ensure its sustainability and capacity to function and operate smoothly. Funds raised go towards upkeep and improvements (both in the classroom and on the playground), art supplies, keeping tuition costs relatively low, and compensating our incredible teachers. Tahoma Cooperative provides many opportunities for families to participate in fundraising efforts. You may visit our fundraising page for more information, or reach out to our board vice chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Each family is required to participate in two class cleanings per year, once during the fall semester and again in the spring. Class cleanings are concurrent with our monthly board meetings, on the third Thursday of each month, in the evening.
To help run our school and make it wonderful, we need YOU! Each family in our parent-run school is given a job for the year. You may visit our parent jobs page for more information, or directly reach out to your child’s teacher.
Have fun and make friends!