QACP requires a cooperative effort. Parents are involved in their child’s eduction both inside and outside the classroom.
In class: Every member works one day a week in the classroom on a scheduled workday. In the 2s, 3s, and PreK classes, if the member is unable to attend, they arrange a substitute (partner, nanny, grandparent, other cooperative parent). Additionally, parents rotate providing snack responsibilities.
Outside of class: One or more parents from each family attend a monthly parent meeting (Aug-May) to discuss class business with their preschool teacher and class parents, and to meet with their parent educator.
All-school clean up: At the end of the school year, all members pitch in for a thorough classroom cleaning and a festive end-of-year picnic at a local park to kick off summer.
Jobs: It takes a village to run a cooperative preschool so each member signs up for a school job to support the school’s operational needs. Jobs include admissions, scheduling, fundraising, class coordination and more. Expect to devote around 20 hours over the course of the school year to your coop job.
Fundraising: Ensuring our school’s financial stability is a crucial part of our job as QACP members. But don’t worry, at the Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool we put the “fun” in fundraising. with our annual silent and live auction. Each year we host fundraising events which can include an auction, trivia night, a percentage night at a local restaurant or ice creamery — highlights of our QACP experience where you can socialize with friends, bid on exciting items, and support our beloved school. You will also have the opportunity to buy QACP t-shirts, placemats and other items throughout the year.