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Cooperative Preschool Program

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Cooperative Preschool for 3 and 4 Year Olds

The Co-op Preschool is for children ages three through kindergarten entry who are ready for preschool with and without a parent present. Our year-long programs are rich in play and developmentally appropriate. We follow the California Preschool Learning Foundations to foster school readiness skills. Credentialed teachers facilitate meaningful, engaging curriculum designed to nurture the whole child, including social, emotional, language, and academic development. Our curriculum is woven into our day and includes music, dramatic play, storytelling, art, math, science, and pre-literacy activities.

To be eligible for the Cooperative Preschool, your child must meet the age requirement and be toilet-trained. Parent volunteers must provide documentation of fingerprint clearance and a tuberculosis screening, and the child’s immunizations must meet the immunization requirements for school entry (see below).   A nonrefundable $75 registration fee is required each year to secure a spot.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY

Three different preschool options are available, offering a variety of schedules, ages, volunteer requirements, and locations.

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2021-22 School Year

Registration is now open for our 2021-2022 School Year! To request enrollment, submit the request form below.

ONLINE ENROLLMENT REQUEST

All enrollment requests must be submitted online and are automatically time stamped. We can not enroll by phone. The Online Enrollment Request Form is the first step in the registration process, but does not guarantee a spot in a class.

Priority for enrollment will be determined first by the following criteria, and second by timestamp.

  1. Returning Cooperative Preschool children (and siblings, if concurrently enrolled in the co-op preschool);
  2. Families enrolled in Parent Participation (anytime since Fall 2018) and living in San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD);
  3. Families living in SLCUSD;
  4. Families living outside of SLCUSD enrolled in Parent Participation (anytime since Fall 2018).
Preschool students playing on the playground in shiny capes.
Preschool student creating a structure with alphabet blocks.
Preschool students looking at books.
Preschool students raking on the playground.