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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 programs are child-centered and developmentally appropriate. They follow the California Preschool Learning Foundations and foster school readiness skills. Credentialed teachers facilitate meaningful, play-based 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 a copy of the child’s Official Immunization Record verifying immunizations are current for school entry. A nonrefundable $60 registration fee is required each year to secure a spot. Please see "Registration" below for specifics regarding our 2019-20 enrollment procedure.

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

2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR (Sept. 2019-May 2020)

SAN LUIS OBISPO 3 YEAR OLDS

Age: Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2019

Days: Tues/Wed/Thu 9:00 am to 12:00, Sept. 3rd – May 28th  (34 weeks)

Location: San Luis Obispo Adult School, Room D4

Volunteering: Parents assist in the classroom one day per week

Staff: Denise Indvik, credentialed Parent Participation teacher

Cost: $135/month or $130/month with autopay for 10 months

SAN LUIS OBISPO 4 YEAR OLDS

Age: Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019

Days: Sept 3rd - Feb 27th, Tues/Wed/Thu., 9:15-12:15,  Mar.3rd – May 29th Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri. 9:15-12:15 (35 weeks.)

Location: San Luis Obispo High School campus in the Preschool Classroom

Volunteering: Parents volunteer in the classroom two (to three) times per month (approximately once every other week, depending on enrollment.)

Staff: Jolie Burrows, credentialed Parent Participation teacher, along with qualified, approved and supervised student interns from the SLOHS Child Development program

Cost: $175/month or $170/month with autopay for 10 months

Extended Day: Afternoon preschool opportunities in the SLO High School lab class that runs Tiny Tiger Preschool (see below for info.)

MORRO BAY 3-4 YEAR OLDS

Age: Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2019

Days: Tues/Wed/Thu 9:00 am to 12:00, Sept. 3rd – May 29th (34 weeks)

Location: Morro Elementary School

Volunteering: Parents assist in the classroom one day per week

Staff: Julie Ashworth, credentialed Parent Participation teacher

Cost: $135/month or $130/month with autopay for 10 months

2019-20 School Calendars

2019-20 SLO-MB Co-op Preschool Calendar

2019-20 SLOHS Co-op Preschool Calendar

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TK: Transitional Kindergarten

If your child's fifth 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 4, 2019. Please follow these links for information about enrollment in the SLCUSD TK Program and to view the SLCUSD TK Flyer.

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Co-op Preschool Registration for the 2019-20 School Year

Please click here to fill out the ONLINE ENROLLMENT REQUEST FORM as the first step in the enrollment process.  At this time we have wait lists for all three preschools.  Submitting this form will put you on the wait list. 

If and when enrollment is confirmed, each individual will be emailed instructions, including online payment of the $60 registration fee, and the 2019-20 registration forms.  (Current forms are available for viewing below, but please don't use these for 2019-20 registration.)

For detailed information about our registration policies and procedures, click the link below:

2019-20 Online Registration Instructions

Please click the link below to complete the:

Online Enrollment Request Form

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CURRENT 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

For information (including days and pricing) about our three co-op preschools for the current 2018-19 school year, please click the link below:

2018 Letter of Intro and Registration Information

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 a copy of the child’s Official Immunization Record verifying immunizations are current for school entry. A nonrefundable $60 registration fee is required each year to secure a spot.  Forms are available to download below, or in our office.

Enrollment Forms for the 2018-19 School Year

PLEASE NOTE: Our registration process will be different for the 2019-20 school year, and begins with a single form: the Online Enrollment Form.   Registration forms will be similar to the 2018-19 forms below, but please don't use these forms for 2019-20 registration.

Refer to the Registration Instructions (download below) for a checklist you may use.  Along with all enrollment forms, include a copy of a TB screening performed within the last 4 years, a copy of your LiveScan receipt, and a copy of your child's immunization records and Report of Health Exam signed by a pediatrician. Email completed forms to parentparticipation@slcusd.org or bring them in to the Adult School office.  Registration packets are also available in our office.

Co-op Preschool Registration Instructions

2018 Letter of Intro and Registration Information

2018 Parent Responsibilities Contract

2018 Tuition Payment Policy

2018 Release Form

2018 Immunization Requirements Guide

2018-19 Confidential Student Health Information

2018-19 Report of Health Examination for School Entry

2018-19 Emergency Card

2018-19 Live Scan Fingerprint Request Form

Application to Volunteer with SLCUSD Co-Op Preschool

2018-19 Calendar SLO-MB Co-Op Preschool

2018-19 Calendar SLOHS Co-Op Preschool

Other Forms

Withdrawal Form

2018-19 Tiny Tigers Afternoon Program Info -Register through SLO High School

Please contact the Adult School office at parentparticipation@slcusd.org or 805-549-1222 to inquire about current openings and wait lists.