What is a Cooperative Preschool?
A “cooperative” preschool is owned and run by the parents. Each year, a board of directors comprised of current parents is formed to handle the administrative duties. The director and teachers are paid professional staff.
What are the parent responsibilities?
Parents are required to attend ALL general meetings, orientations and conferences during the school year, as well as volunteer in the classroom once every 6-8 weeks. Parents also serve on the board or a fundraising committee. Parents have the option to volunteer more or less based on availability, but parent participation is vital to the school’s success.
How much does it cost?*
PVP strives to make preschool education affordable. The 2015-2016 school year tuition is as follows:
$170/$220** per month for the 2-day class (Tues/Thur)
$220/$270** per month for the 3-day class (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Other fees include a non-refundable registration fee of $75 ($65 for returning families) as well as an annual supply fee of $100. Tuition for the last month of the school year (May) is also due at the time of registration.
*All fees are subject to change.
**Co-op buy-out option price. This option is offered for parents whose schedules do not allow them to volunteer in the PVP classroom on a regular basis.
How do I register?
To inquire about enrollment, please contact our Membership Chairperson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. View and download our registration application.