QACP requires a cooperative effort. Parents and/or caregivers are involved in their child’s education both inside and outside the classroom.
In class: Every member works one day a week in the classroom on a scheduled workday. In the Twos and Threes/Fives 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. One caregiver for each enrolled child must enroll with NSC for the Parent Education course.
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 co-op job.
Fundraising: Ensuring our school’s financial stability is a crucial part of our job as QACP members. Each family is required to make a $120 fundraising contribution per school year. You will also have the opportunity to buy QACP t-shirts, placemats and other items throughout the year.
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