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Cooperative Preschool - COOP

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   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.

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CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR 

Because of district and county health and safety protocols due to Covid-19,  we have delayed our preschool start date to align with district protocol.*   Currently registered families will receive email notifications as to a safety guidelines and a predicted potential start date.

*Monthly tuition will be adjusted accordingly, based on the number of days school will be in session.  Please note tuition prices below are an example of a normal year, and current year tuitions may be slightly higher.  This is due to tuition being averaged per month, and in a normal year there are fewer school days in the fall than in the spring. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO 3 YEAR OLDS

Age Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2020.

Days Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 

Location San Luis Obispo Adult School, room D4

Volunteering Parents volunteer in the classroom one day per week.

Staff Denise Indvik, credentialed Parent Participation teacher

*Cost $180/month or $175/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, 2020.

Days Tue/Wed/Thur. 9:15-12:15

Location San Luis Obispo High School campus in the Tiny Tigers classroom

Volunteering Parents volunteer in the classroom two to three times per month.

Staff Jolie Burrows, credentialed Parent Participation teacher, along with approved student interns from the SLOHS child development program.

*Cost $210/month or $205/month with autopay for 10 months. First payment is due Aug. 1st.

After-Care An afternoon preschool program is available through SLOHS Tiny Tigers.

MORRO BAY 3-4 YEAR OLDS

Age Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2020, through kindergarten entry.

Days Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00

Location Morro Elementary School, Room 17.

Volunteering Parents assist in the classroom one day per week.

Staff Julie Ashworth, credentialed Parent Participation teacher

*Cost $180/month or $175/month with autopay for 10 months. First payment is due Aug. 1st.

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2020-21 School Calendars

Calendars below are examples of a "normal" school year.  Registered families will receive email updates regarding revised school dates for our current school year. 

2020-21 Calendar 3-4 YO SLO & MB Co-op Preschool

2020-21 Calendar 4 YO SLOHS Co-op Preschool

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TK: Transitional Kindergarten

If your child's 5th birthday falls between September 2nd and December 2nd, your child is eligible to attend our school district's Transitional Kindergarten Program. Applications for Transitional Kindergarten are available at all of our elementary school offices. Open enrollment begins March 2, 2020. 

Find more information about the SLCUSD TK Program and view the SLCUSD TK Flyer.

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2021-22 School Year 

Registration will open March 1st, and our 2021-22 Online Enrollment Request form will be available then.  All enrollment requests should be submitted online and will be time stamped.  We can not enroll by phone.  Please check back to this page for details.  

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)

March 1st at Noon: Open Enrollment Begins  The Online Enrollment Request Form will be available on our website, ParentParticipation.org. The Online Enrollment Request Form is the first step in the registration process, but does not guarantee a spot in a class. Forms are submitted online and automatically time stamped.

If a class has more enrollment requests (of criteria 1-2) than available spots by a predetermined date, 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. 

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FORMS, FLYERS & ADDITIONAL INFO

Withdrawal Form

San Luis Coastal Unified School District Preschool Options