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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Cooperative Preschool - COOP


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.

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


Age: Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2018

Days: Tues/Wed/Thu  9:00 am to 12:00, Sept. 4th – June 6th (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:  $130/month or $125/month with autopay for 10 months


Age: Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2018

Days: Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri  9:15-12:15, Sept. 4th – June 6th (36 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: $190/month or $185/month with autopay for 10 months

Extended Day: Afternoon care is available through SLOHS Tiny Tigers


Age: Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2018

Days: Tues/Wed/Thu  9:00 am to 12:00, Sept. 4th – June 6th (34 weeks)

Location: Morro Elementary School

Volunteering:  Parents assist in the classroom one day per week

Staff: Julie Ashworth, credentialed Parent Participation teacher

Cost:  $130/month or $125/month with autopay for 10 months

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.

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.  Please follow this link for information about the SLCUSD TK Program.

We look forward to your participation in one of our Cooperative Preschools.  Feel free to contact us at (805) 549-1222 or visit the Adult School at 1500 Lizzie St., Room H2, SLO.

Enrollment Forms for the 2018-19 School Year

Please 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 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

Tiny Tigers Afternoon Program Info -Register through SLO High School

2018-19 Openings and Wait Lists

Currently we have openings in our 4 year old program at SLO High.  There are wait lists for our 3 year old program at the SLO Adult School, and for the 3-4 year old program in Morro Bay.

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

2019-20 Enrollment

Enrollment information will be posted by February 1, 2019.  The online registration process will begin Friday, February 8th at noon.  Registration request forms will be available on this site, and should be submitted online.