What is a cooperative school?
A cooperative school is a school where parents/caregivers have an opportunity to share their child's first school experience, by being part of that experience. You will have an assigned day to work, with an assigned job.
Do I do the same job all the time?
No, the jobs are rotated on a weekly basis.
What are the jobs?
There is a detailed card describing the duties of each job for you to use during your work day. Here are the main jobs:
Dramatic Play & Block Room
Does my child need to be potty trained?
No, your child does not need to be potty trained.
Can I trade jobs/work days with others?
Yes, you can trade jobs or days.
How often do I work?
The parent/caregiver will work during your child's class, once per week.
What if I cannot work on my assigned day?
If you cannot work on your assigned day, you need to notify the school, and find a replacement. You can swap your days or pay for a substitute from the sub list.
What are the parent's responsibilities/commitments to the school?
The parent/caregiver must:
Work in your child's classroom one day a week
Serve on a committee
Do ten volunteer hours per year (in addition to the classroom jobs)
Must attend the orientation
Must attend two parent education meetings
Can I sign up even if the school year already started?
Yes, as long as there is room we can accommodate your child.