Choosing a Cooperative Preschool

A cooperative preschool is a program that is operated by a group of parents who take an active interest in their children's first educational experience. Parents help the teacher in the classroom, are given opportunities for education, and are involved in decision-making.

Benefits of a cooperative preschool:

  • Above average adult:child ratio in the classroom (4:1). There are 3 parents in each class in addition to the 1 teacher every day.

  • A wider world to explore and enjoy.

  • Expressive materials, games, and art activities.

  • Become a part of a supportive community of like-minded parents.

  • Children play and learn to respect others while building a positive attitude towards school.

Oswego Playschool families agree to:

  • Parent help in the classroom two to three times each month.

  • Hold a Parent Job in support of the school.

  • Participate in fundraising activities.

  • Participate in three scheduled work parties during the school year.

  • Attend mandatory general meetings (three per year).