Linn County, Benton County
Live & Learn with Your Preschooler – Parent Cooperative Preschools
In a Parent Cooperative Preschool, parents/caregivers join the teacher in providing a best practice play-based learning environment for children ages 3–5. Children attend preschool for two-and-a-half hour sessions, three days per week, with parents taking turns assisting the teacher. Parents attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents.
Who can attend?
Parents/caregivers and their 3- to 5-year olds. To start in the Parent Cooperative Preschools, children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of Fall Term of the current school year to enroll.
Kindergarten eligible children are not eligible for enrollment.
What do we talk about?
- Creating a learning environment to support all children
- Laying the foundation for school readiness
- Supporting a strong, healthy relationship with your child
- Identifying positive guidance strategies