Why should we participate in a Co-op?

A co-op preschool provides many opportunities for parents who want to be involved in their child's education. Some of the benefits include:

  • Getting to know your own child better. As you work in the classroom you will be able to see how your child interacts with other children and teachers.
  • Getting to know your child's friends and their parents.
  • Forming bonds of friendship that last many years.
  • Playing in the sand table. (Honestly, what adult doesn't want to do that?)
  • Learning more about how to interact with your child. Children whose parents play with them have many advantages, but play does not come naturally to all adults. At Sunny Days, you will get to see how other adults (including our very experienced teachers) play, and communicate with preschoolers.
  • Lower tuition. Your tuition dollars go directly to teacher salary, materials and supplies, not to administrative costs. Because members volunteer their time and talents, and because the church allows us use of the facility free of charge, we are able to run one of the best programs in the area with low overhead. Those savings get passed on to you.

What will I have to do?

Our co-op members are committed to creating a classroom environment that is safe, stimulating, and FUN! Members agree to:

  • Assist the teacher in the classroom when scheduled (usually less than once a month, depending on the size of the class).
  • Accept responsibility for a Parent Job – anything from Play Dough Coordinator to Board President.
  • Participate in fundraising – our fundraising efforts continue until our annual goal is achieved. While tuition covers the cost of paying the teacher, extra money buys craft materials, replaces worn out toys, and allows for more and varied field trips.
  • Share your talents! Co-op success depends on everyone’s cooperation.

The success of Sunny Days depends entirely on the commitment of the parents to make it work. Each individual makes a big difference!