There is undoubtedly something special about a parent co-op (or parent participation) preschool. Our children come to play, to learn, and to grow in social skills. It is also a place where parents can learn more about their children and their important role as parents.
In our child-centered environment, your child will grow and develop physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Our focus is on providing a setting where our children can learn the way they learn best, which is through play.
What is a Co-op Preschool?
A parent participation preschool, or co-op preschool, is a non-profit, non-sectarian, democratic organization where each family shares in the planning and operating of the school. Parents participate in the classroom on a rotating basis, serving as assistants to a professional preschool teacher. The efforts of parents and their direct involvement during the school day make parent participation preschools a unique educational experience.
Why Participate in Your Child’s Preschool?
You can be directly involved in your child’s early education and learn alongside them. You can get a much better sense of what your child’s experience is like and learn insights into his or her behavior from observing the other children. You will see how other parents and the professional teachers handle various situations, which can lead to a much greater understanding and enjoyment of your child.
Furthermore, our parents would attest that parent participation provides the best quality educational experience available to your child! Because our child-to-adult ratio is substantially lower than typical preschools or daycare centers, our teachers can be free to focus individual attention on each child’s development, rather than keeping control of a large group.
Most importantly, participating at APPS also allows you to spend extra time bonding with your child and creating priceless memories together.