Gorham Cooperative Preschool has proudly served the Gorham Community and its families since 1968
What are parent responsibilities in a cooperative preschool?
The unique nature of a cooperative preschool allows parents to develop relationships with the teachers, students, and one another. Working together to provide the best possible school environment is a shared goal.
The following are some of the parent responsibilities that are part of the cooperative preschool experience:
Elect an Executive Board.
Participate as Parent Helper on assigned day or choose to pay an Opt-Out fee as part of tuition (See below for more information).
Attend Parent Meetings. Members are the governing body of our school. There are typically 3 Parent Meetings a school year.
Hold a minimum of one position as either an Executive Board member or a Committee Member.
Participate in school fundraisers.
What is a Parent Helper?
One of the responsibilities of the cooperative experience is the opportunity to be a Parent Helper in your child's classroom. The Parent Helper interacts and helps throughout the classroom. This could include helping with crafts, reading books to children, playing games with children, or escorting children to wash their hands. Assisting and being with your child in class is one of the joys and privileges of being in a cooperative preschool.
We understand that every family is different and some families may not be able to participate as Parent Helpers. We offer a Parent Helper Opt-Out fee as part of tuition for those families who would like to attend the preschool but not participate in the Parent Helper experience.
What committees can I serve at Gorham Cooperative Preschool?