What is Co-oping?
Co-oping: Exchanging work for a reduction in tuition costs for your child.
Co-oping has always been at the forefront of the opportunities that we offer to encourage family involvement. Co-oping allows the parents to be involved in their children’s care on a regular basis. By working in the classroom, family members, immediate and extended, contribute their special skills to our community, opening a completely new range of expertise to the children. Any skill that a parent or extended family member has that will benefit the center is always welcome. Working in the classroom, reading a story to your child and some of her/his friends lets your child know that the Co-op is an extension of their own family home. The co-oping parents’ own parenting skills are enhanced through the observation of the diverse care giving styles of the other parents and staff. By playing and working at the Co-op, parents know their child’s caregivers and daily life. Parents, children and staff all share a sense of ownership and empowerment through participation. Each voice is valued.
Parents receive a tuition credit for co-oping in the center (see Discounts and Credits under Financial section)
Who can co-op?
Parents and extended family members can co-op to reduce tuition costs. Parents and extended family members who work in the center when children are present or attend field trips must register with the Central Background Registry before co-oping.