History

Established in 1969, we are a not-for-profit, state licensed, cooperative preschool in Loudoun County. We strive to provide your child with a positive preschool experience in an environment where parents and teachers work together to meet each child’s individual needs.

The school is operated on a private, nonsectarian, nonracial basis and at the lowest possible cost consistent with the school’s goals and programs. This provides parents the opportunity to participate with their child in this first major step away from home.

We have a staff of professional teachers with ten students per class with the help of a class parent each day. We offer hands on, theme based preschool activities full of fun and adventure. Each parent can choose from morning or afternoon programs for children ages 2 1/2 -5.

 

What is a Cooperative?

A parent cooperative preschool is organized by a group of families with similar philosophies who hire a trained teacher to provide their children with a quality preschool experience. The preschool is administered and maintained by the parents on a non-profit, non-sectarian basis.

In our cooperative, the parents work as assistant teachers on a rotating basis alongside the professional teachers in the classroom and participate in the educational program of all the children. Your scheduled cooperative day is referred to as your child’s “special day” and typically includes special jobs such as line leader for your child. You will need to provide an approved snack to share with the class along with functioning as an assistant teacher. Each family also shares in the business operation of the school by working on a school committee throughout the year, thus making it truly a cooperative venture. Parents, preschool children and their teachers all go to school together and learn together.

* CPL does offer one non-cooperative spot (for an additional fee) in each classroom to parents who are unable to work in the classroom. A sub will be hired from our staff of experienced parents and teachers to provide the assistant teaching role on your scheduled co-op day. Your child will also retain all the benefits of having a “special day” (such as line leader) in the classroom. “Non-coop” parents continue to provide snack for the class and to support the school thorough committee work.