Along with our amazing teachers and the guidance of Edmonds College, co-op parents run our preschool! While working together, we create a fun and stimulating learning environment for our children. We create friendships that help sustain and support us through the trials of parenting preschoolers. Join our community!
- Work in the classroom once a week as a teacher assistant. Arrive on time and actively participate in the classroom on your assigned weekly workday. In the event of illness or vacation, the member will find a qualified substitute. Members rotate weekly through all of the stations (art, gross-motor, blocks, literacy, etc.). Members actively engage with the students at their station. All stations have an attached cleaning duty such as cleaning up after the art project, vacuuming the classroom, sanitizing the bathrooms, etc. Some of the cleaning duties have to be completed after class.
- Attend monthly member meetings. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of each month, September through May, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The first half of a member meeting is spent discussing SCP business, the second half is the parent education portion lead by our EC instructors. These meetings are mandatory and children may not be present (lap infants are welcome).
- Hold a supplemental family job. Family jobs generally require 15-20 hours of commitment. Examples of jobs include: field trip coordinator, school maintenance team, preschool board position, laundry team, class photographer, events committee, etc.
- Participate in two weekend deep-cleans during the year. Each deep-clean is approximately 2.5 hours and involves cleaning and sanitizing the bathrooms and classroom.
- Provide a snack for your child each school day (3’s and Pre-K only).
- Check email daily for SCP correspondence.
- Pay monthly tuition and fees on time.
- Withdrawing from SCP – give two weeks notice if leaving the program and fully participate in commitments during those two weeks.
Our time at SCP has brought us closer to the community, and it has inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone and help my son get a great start on his education. The parents we have met at SCP have been so friendly, loving, and welcoming. It will be a time we never forget as a family.Liz L., February 2020