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 A nonrefundable $75 registration fee is required each year to secure a spot.
Three different preschool options are available, offering a variety of schedules, ages, volunteer requirements, and locations.
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 (any time 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 (any time since Fall 2018)
If a class has more enrollment requests (of criteria 1-2) than available spots by March 12th, the class will go to a lottery. All currently enrolled co-op families (criteria 1) who submit an enrollment request form by this date will retain a spot.
If and when enrollment is confirmed, applicants will be notified by email, with a link to the $75 non-refundable registration deposit, due immediately and payable online. Fillable registration forms will also be included, with a due date to return them via email. (Please note, this process will involve scheduling appointments for fingerprinting and TB clearances, and a pediatric exam for school entry. Immunizations must be up to date.) Those not offered enrollment will automatically be placed on our waitlist.
SAN LUIS OBISPO 3 YEAR OLDS
Age Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021.
Days 2 Days a Week: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00, September 7th-June 2nd (34 weeks.)
Location San Luis Obispo Adult School, room D4
Volunteering Parents volunteer in the classroom one day per week.
Staff Lisa LaFaille, credentialed Parent Participation teacher
Cost $126/month or $121/month with autopay for 10 months. First payment is due Aug. 1st.
SAN LUIS OBISPO 4 YEAR OLDS
Age Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021. (If your child's 5th birthday falls between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2021, please see below to enroll in our district TK program.)
Days 3 Days a Week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00, September 8th- June 3rd (34 weeks.)
Location San Luis Obispo Adult School, room D4
Volunteering Parents volunteer in the classroom two to three times per month.
Staff Jolie Burrows, credentialed Parent Participation teacher.
Cost $174/month or $169/month with autopay for 10 months. First payment is due Aug. 1st.
MORRO BAY 3-4 YEAR OLDS
Age Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2020. (If your child's 5th birthday falls between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2021, please see below to enroll in our district TK program.)
Days 3 Days a Week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00, September 7th- June 2nd (34 weeks.)
Location Morro Elementary School, Room 17.
Volunteering Parents assist in the classroom one day per week.
Staff Julie Ashworth, credentialed Parent Participation teacher
Cost $187/month or $182/month with autopay for 10 months. First payment is due Aug. 1st.
If your child's 5th birthday falls between September 2nd and December 2nd 2021, your child is eligible to attend our school district's Transitional Kindergarten Program, and not eligible for our program. We highly encourage you to explore our district's TK program, held at several elementary school locations. Applications for Transitional Kindergarten are available at all SLCUSD elementary school offices and online. Enrollment is now open.
Click the following link for more information about the SLCUSD TK Program.
Peer Model opportunity in Inclusive Special Ed Preschool: SLCUSD is pleased to offer an Inclusive Special Education Preschool class at C.L. Smith Elementary School. Our district is looking for preschool students with age appropriate social, speech and language skills, combined with a willingness to participate in a variety of preschool activities to learn and grow as peer models alongside preschoolers with more specialized needs.
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